Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the spot, Tuesday, as the guests built up an early 2-0 lead at the Vicente Calderon, and after the second it was clear Atletico’s number was up, and Madrid were able to coast to the straightforward victory.
Following are player ratings and analysis for all the Madrid players.
|Real Madrid Player Ratings|
Casillas: Hasn’t conceded in more than 800 minutes but was beaten when Raul Garcia’s shot rang off his left-hand post.
Carvajal: Very much the first-choice right-back for manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Varane: Looking solid in his return from injury.
Ramos: Has so far won all of his aerial battles.
Arbeloa: Looks uncomfortable at left-back and picked up a yellow card for a challenge on Manquillo.
Illarramendi: Completed each and every one of his passes during the first half.
Alonso: Touched the ball 44 times in an effective 45 minutes.
Modric: Has so far completed 94% of his passes.
Bale: Earned Madrid’s second penalty but has so far touched the ball just 25 times.
Isco: Not all that involved in the “false 9” role.
Ronaldo: Two goals and an eye-popping distribution rate of 96%.
Casillas: His record-breaking clean sheet streak continues, but will it be enough to see him handle a Primera Division match?
Carvajal: Another exceptional outing from the 22-year-old, on both sides of the ball.
Varane: An important 90 minutes under his belt as he continues his comeback from an extended injury absence.
Ramos: Was withdrawn at the break in favour of Nacho.
Arbeloa: The sooner one of Coentrao and Marcelo is healthy, the better.
Illarramendi: One of his better games in Madrid shirt saw the former Real Sociedad midfielder complete 94% of his passes.
Alonso: Five tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
Modric: Didn’t need to come up with the impact performance that has so often been required of him this season.
Bale: Only 53 touches and two shots in the entire match—he needs to do better.
Isco: More touches than Bale, and better defensively as well.
Ronaldo: Was withdrawn for Jese with 15 minutes remaining.
Nacho: Allowed Sergio Ramos a 45-minute rest after coming on for a solid half-game cameo.
Casemiro: Made a good interception on Adrian, but his distribution was poor.
Jese: Only 11 touches in a brief showing.
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