Getafe vs. Real Madrid: Live Player Ratings for Los Blancos

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterFebruary 16, 2014

SEVILLE, SPAIN - JANUARY 18: Angel Di Maria (R) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammate Luka Modric (L) during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on January 18, 2014 in Seville, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid travel the short distance to Getafe on Sunday afternoon knowing only a win will do.

Atletico Madrid (3-0) and Barcelona (6-0) both posted resounding victories on Saturday to move three points clear of Carlo Ancelotti's men in the table, and they must now reciprocate with a victory.

The Azulones, on the other hand, will be looking to put more distance between themselves and the dreaded La Liga relegation zone.

Here, B/R will provide live player ratings—updated at both half-time and full-time!—for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid XI
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating
Diego LopezGK77
Alvaro ArbeloaRB66
Sergio RamosCB68
Xabi AlonsoDM77
Luka ModricCM67
Angel Di MaríaCM78
Gareth BaleRW66
Karim BenzemaST77
Isco (on 74')CFN/A6
Asier Illarramendi (on 80')CMN/A6
Casemiro (on 83')CMN/A6


Real Madrid XI

Diego Lopez: Didn't have a lot to do, but looked sharp and ready whenever he was called into action.

Alvaro Arbeloa: Saw little of the ball and little pressure from the opposition. Solid, unspectacular.

Pepe: Made up for a mistake with an incredible tracking tackle, dealt with Getafe's attackers well overall.

Sergio Ramos: Alongside Pepe, Ramos was excellent on the ground and in the air.

Marcelo: Some strong surges forward were quelled, and Madrid largely played without him in the final third. Grabbed an assist, technically, for Luka Modric's goal.

Xabi Alonso: Quiet, but efficient, in the midfield engine room as usual.

Luka Modric: Not his usual dominant self, but was fouled constantly to disrupt his influence. Got a yellow card for hand-ball and scored a cracking 20-yard effort.

Angel Di María: A star in central midfield, leading rabid counterattacks and making things happen between the lines.

Gareth BaleMissed a great chance to make it 3-0, but generally effective in the direct system Carlo Ancelotti has set out. Hardly his finest game, though.

Karim Benzema: Took his goal superbly and set Bale up for a good chance at 2-0. Strong overall showing.

Jesé: Took just five minutes to grab a superb individual goal. Rapier-like on the counterattack.