Real Madrid vs. Sevilla: Live Player Ratings for Real
Los Blancos raced into three goal lead, with a Gareth Bale brace and a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly killing off the game in the first half.
The visitors came back before the break though, Ivan Rakitic and Carlos Bacca the scorers.
More goals followed after the break.
Ronaldo completed his hat-trick, Karim Benzema helped himself to two and Rakitic scored a screamer before missing a penalty for Sevilla.
Here are the Madrid player ratings.
|Player||Half time||Full Time|
|Substitutes||Half time||Full Time|
|Angel di Maria||DNP||5|
First half analysis
Diego Lopez: Probably nothing he could have done about either goal.
Alvaro Arbeloa: Didn't do a lot wrong, but will have been disappointed he couldn't prevent the Vitolo run which led to Carlos Bacca's goal.
Sergio Ramos: Gave away the penalty, earned a booking and didn't have a great deal of fun.
Raphael Varane: More minutes in the bank for the Frenchman, although not as sharp as he can be.
Marcelo: Decent going forward, but lost Diogo in the build up to the penalty which brought Sevilla back into the game.
Asier Illarramendi: Good in possession, neat and tidy, but yet to stamp his mark on the midfield as he should.
Sami Khedira: Quiet, did little wrong.
Gareth Bale: Slow, possibly nervous, start, but once he scored the opening goal he became much more confidence. His second goal was a tad lucky.
Isco: Should have scored inside the first few minutes, firing wide when released by Benzema.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Started quickly, possibly trying to prove a point to Sepp Blatter, and scored Madrid's third from the spot.
Karim Benzema: Chief creator, setting up Bale's goal, two more chances for the Welshman and and Isco's early effort. Looked lively and deserved a goal.
Second half analysis
Diego Lopez: Although he conceded three, the former Sevilla stopper made two fantastic saves to prevent it from being even more.
Alvaro Arbeloa: Did little to suggest he's a better option than Dani Carvajal. It will be interesting to see how that battle develops.
Sergio Ramos: Supposedly him and Varane are Madrid's No. 1 pairing at the back, well they'll have to improve on this showing.
Raphael Varane: See Ramos. At least it's another 90 minutes in the bank for Varane.
Marcelo: Great going forward, as ever, but allowed Sevilla far too much space to attack down the right at times.
Asier Illarramendi: Couldn't manage to provide the control Ancelotti was looking for in the middle and was eventually replaced by the returning
Sami Khedira: Positioning was bit awkward at times, leaving his defence exposed.
Gareth Bale: A home debut to remember: two goals, two assists.
Isco: Not a bad return to the first team for Isco, but he was completely over-shadowed by the exploits of the three men who joined him in Los Blancos' front four.
Cristiano Ronaldo: He just loves playing against Sevilla, picked up a hat-trick, could have head four, as he moved ahead of Ferenc Puskas in Madrid's scoring chart.
Karim Benzema: That was the performance Benzema needed. After being the provider in the first half, he scored the brace he merited in the second period.
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