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Ronaldo did not hit his top level but still managed to notch two goals.
Di Maria (off for Alonso), 6: Yet to reach the heights of last season, the Argentine made a decent start before gifting the ball to Oscar for Valladolid's first goal. However, he soon made up for it by forcing an own goal from Marc Valiente and went on to deliver a solid performance, including setting up Ronaldo's 32nd-minute goal, before being substituted for Xabi Alonso. Typically industrious.
Alonso (on for Di Maria), 5: With not much time to make a difference after replacing Angel Di Maria, the midfield maestro steadied Madrid with his hard-but-composed play without really breaking a sweat.
Modric, 8: The Croatian playmaker was wrongly labelled as Madrid's worst buy of the summer by the Spanish public, and today's performance showed exactly why. A frustrating first half—mainly due to most of his teammates having not woken up properly yet—was put behind him with a stellar second half. Modric controlled the pace with all the composure we have come to expect from him.
Khedira, 6: He had a bad first half, leaving too much space for the Valladolid midfielders, and he was often caught on the turn by the pace of the opposing forwards. A second-half improvement saw the German international marking much tighter, which in turn allowed his partner Modric more freedom to play the ball around.
Kaka (off for Ozil), 6: The Brazilian is after a new contract, and he was certainly trying to illustrate why he deserves one. A goal helped his case, but while he did get himself about and put several good balls through, it wasn't enough. He was replaced by Mesut Ozil.
Ozil (on for Kaka), 7: For the 20 or so minutes that Ozil was on the pitch, he did more than enough. The German international had an immediate impact, taking the corner from which Ronaldo scored his 199th Real Madrid goal, and kept the Valladolid defence on their toes with his quick, darting runs.
Ronaldo, 6: The fact that he got nowhere near his full capabilities yet scored twice shows just how good this guy really is. He barely featured for the first half-hour before flicking in Di Maria's cross on 32 minutes, and he scored again from a Mesut Ozil corner for his 199th Real Madrid goal. He was unlucky not to complete the hat-trick with a looping free kick that crashed into the bar.