Declan Rice (CM) – 8.5/10 – This was the performance of an elite controller. Rice was supreme on Monday night, particularly in the opening period. The midfielder escaped pressure superbly in the build-up, while his pass selection and execution were spot-on throughout. His contributions in the final third were also useful.
Martin Odegaard (CM) – 6.5/10 – So cool from the spot. Odegaard flickered his brilliance at times, but it took a little while for the skipper’s influence to show.
Kai Havertz (CM) – 5/10 – The contest bypassed the German international, but I commend his work rate in the closing stages.
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