FC Copenhagen vs. Real Madrid: Live Player Ratings for Real

Dan Sheridan@@dansheridanContributor IDecember 10, 2013

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 05:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid in action during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Juventus and Real Madrid at Juventus Arena on November 5, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 victory over FC Copenhagen on Tuesday thanks to goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The win was Spaniards' fifth in the Champions League this term, with Carlo Ancelotti's men rarely troubled in the Danish capital.

They even had the luxury of missing a late penalty when Ronaldo's spot-kick was saved.

Read on for player ratings and analysis for all of Real Madrid's players.

Real Madrid
Iker Casillas78
Alvaro Arbeloa67
Xabi Alonso76
Luka Modric98
Gareth Bale76
Cristiano Ronaldo78
Karim Benzema76
Angel Di MariaN/A7
Asier IllarramendiN/A6



ISTANBUL, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 17:  Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF in action during the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Madrid CF and Galatasaray AS held on September 17, 2013 at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Pho
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Half-time analysis

After a difficult start in the Danish capital, Real Madrid grew in confidence as the first half wore on and a good spell of possession led to their opener.

Marcelo twice fed Karim Benzema, who tested the home goalkeeper on both occasions, but it was Modric who broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion.

FC Copenhagen failed to clear from a Real Madrid corner and the midfield maestro turned his marker inside out on the edge of the box before unleashing a curling, right-footed drive into the roof of the net.

Ronaldo and Gareth Bale had further chances to add to that lead, but it remains 1-0 at the break.


Iker Casillas: Strong early on in the face of some useful crossing from the home side and rightly adjudged to have been fouled as FC Copenhagen had a goal ruled out.

Pepe: A solid shift despite some aggressive play from the home team.

Marcelo: Involved in much of Real Madrid's attacking play, the full-back has been instrumental.

Alvaro Arbeloa: A comfortable half for the right-back, who has got forward well.

Nacho: Looked shaky early on as the home side pressed but grew into the game as the minutes ticked by.

Xabi Alonso: A typically assured performance from the midfielder on his 200th appearance for Real. 

Luka Modric: Provided the moment of the first half with a beautiful finish to put his side 1-0 up.

Isco: A relatively quiet half from the youngster, who has struggled with the home side's physical approach.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Grew into the game as the half wore on and was unlucky with a bobbling volley not long before the break.

Gareth Bale: Some glimpses of pace and trickery from the Welshman without any real influence so far.

Karim Benzema: Has had a sight of goal on a few occasions and is a good bet to get on the scoresheet in the second half.


Full-time analysis

FC Copenhagen were given a mountain to climb at the start of the second-half, and thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not long after the restart, the visitors ran out comfortable winners.

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 30: Marcelo of Real Madrid CF (R) competes for the ball with Diogo Figueiras (L) of Sevilla FC during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Phot
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Marcelo's arrowed ball into the box found Pepe, who neatly headed into the path of Ronaldo to net from close range.

From then on, it was a case of how many goals the visitors wanted to score, and they had clear cut chances to add to their tally.

Gareth Bale missed an easy headed chance before Ronaldo fluffed his lines from the penalty spot after being fouled by Thomas Delaney.


Iker Casillas: The Real stopper turned in another determined shift after the break and dealt with everything Copenhagen threw at him.

Pepe: Got forward to great effect and played a huge part in his side's second goal.

Marcelo: Following an impressive first-half, the Brazilian continued to shine after the break and was a contender for man-of-the-match.

Alvaro Arbeloa: Another unhurried half for the former Liverpool man.

Nacho: Played out of position for the majority of the game but rarely looked troubled.

Xabi Alonso: Not his usual self after the break, and looked glad to be replaced by Asier Illarramendi. 

Luka Modric: A nasty-looking knock brought his night to an end and he was replaced by Casemiro.

Isco: Never really found his feet in what was a competitive fixture, and made way for Angel Di Maria.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Scored his inevitable goal with simplistic ease but will be disappointed he didn't add to it—especially from the penalty spot.

Gareth Bale: After an in-and-out first-half, the former Tottenham man really should have found the net after the break and missed a glorious headed chance.

Karim Benzema: After a number of half chances before the break, the Frenchman faded and never really posed a threat. 


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