UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund: Live Player Ratings

10ThingstoSeeSports - Real's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
Andres Kudacki
Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 2, 2014

Real Madrid will travel to Germany in the driver’s seat of this Champions League quarterfinal tie, having beaten Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale, Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo each found the back of the net for Los Blancos, and while Dortmund created a handful of chances at the end of both period they lacked the finishing to really worry their hosts.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Real Madrid Player Ratings

Half-Time analysis for Real Madrid

Casillas: Had two saves to make in the first half—neither of them difficult.

Carvajal: Picked up an assist on Isco’s goal.

Pepe: Perhaps a bit fortunate to have avoided conceding a penalty on Mkhitaryan.

Ramos: Has so far won all of his aerial battles.

Coentrao: Drew the game’s first yellow card off Reus.

Modric: Had 52 touches in an active first half.

Alonso: Completed 95% of his passes in the opening period and contributed four tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Isco: Took his goal well—calmly slotting inside Weidenfeller’s right-hand corner.

Bale: Stabbed the ball past Weidenfeller in the third minute following some good work down the right by Benzema.

Benzema: Shifted out to the left, cut inside Durm and set up Bale’s opener.

Ronaldo: Took three shots and troubled Weidenfeller on all of them.

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid skips past Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014 in Mad
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Full-Time analysis for Real Madrid

Casillas: He made two saves on the night, but a third—a spectacular stop off Reus—didn’t officially count as play had been whistled offside.

Carvajal: He picked up an assist and threw himself into an eye-popping eight tackles.

Pepe: Aside from that possible penalty on Mkhitaryan, he didn’t put a foot wrong.

Ramos: Completed 95% of his passes out of the defense.

Coentrao: Won all of his aerial battles and deputised well for Marcelo.

Modric: Touched the ball 97 times and was generally Madrid’s midfield metronome.

Alonso: Completed 90% of his passes and contributed four tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Isco: Came off to a standing ovation following his best performance in a Madrid shirt.

Bale: Could have had a second late on but flashed his effort over the crossbar.

Benzema: Only 29 touches of the ball and once again failed to find the back of the net.

Ronaldo: His 14 Champions League goals this season has him one away from setting a new record.

Illarramendi: Put in a neat and tidy 18 minutes after replacing Isco.

Morata: Offered plenty of energy after coming on for Benzema.

Casemiro: Made a late appearance after Ronaldo was substituted with what looked to be a slight knock.

Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings

Half-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: Made four impressive saves in the first half.

Piszczek: Still not back to his old self after returning from injury.

Hummels: Having to prop up the wobbly Sokratis.

Sokratis: Could have done better in attempting to close down Isco on the second goal.

Durm: Well beaten on the opener but settled decently as the period wore on.

Kehl: Made an important clearance from a corner.

Sahin: His distribution has been quite poor.

Aubameyang: Ballooned an effort from in close.

Mkhitaryan: Trying to make things happen against a Madrid side that looks intent on closing him down.

Grosskreutz: Only 21 touches in a poor first half.

Reus: Needs to be considerably more involved if Dortmund stand a chance at a comeback.

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 02:  Isco of Real Madrid is closed down by Marco Reus (L) of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014 in
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Full-Time analysis for Borussia Dortmund

Weidenfeller: He made four saves in each half and wasn’t at fault for any of the goals.

Piszczek: Was an early substitute after another sub-par performance.

Hummels: Dortmund’s best player, he was heroic at times.

Sokratis: A constant reminder of how badly Dortmund miss Subotic.

Durm: He wasn’t awful, but he offered absolutely nothing going foward.

Kehl: Distribution wasn’t great, but he put himself about.

Sahin: Improved his passing considerably after the restart.

Aubameyang: Useless in a central role, but couldn’t find his finishing boots no matter where he played.

Mkhitaryan: Surprisingly withdrawn just after the hour-mark.

Grosskreutz: Who?

Reus: Better in the second half, but Dortmund needed a much better showing from him.

Hofmann: Only 16 touches in 26 minutes of football.

Schieber: He completed an appalling 33% of his passes.

Jojic: One of Dortmund’s brightest prospects, he put in a competent shift after replacing Kehl.

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