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

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 12, 2014

Real's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu   stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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Real Madrid are second in La Liga thanks to a 4-0 drubbing of Almeria on Saturday at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Angel Di Maria got things started with his 10th goal of the season just prior to the half-hour mark, and second-half goals from Gareth Bale, Isco and Alvaro Morata put the finishing touches on the rout.

Following are ratings and analysis for all the Madrid players.

Real Madrid Player Ratings
Di Maria99

Half-Time analysis for Real Madrid

D.Lopez: Was purely a spectator during the first half.

Nacho: The 24-year-old passed the ball to Di Maria ahead of the goal.

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

Pepe: Completed 91% of his passes out of the defense during the opening frame.

Coentrao: Getting forward often, and thought he’d won a penalty midway through the period.

Modric: His 57 touches of the ball is more than any other Madrid player so far.

Illarramendi: The former Real Sociedad midfielder has completed 90% of his passes.

Di Maria: Nearly scored from a corner-kick but opened the scoring with a well-taken, left-footed drive.

Bale: Five shots at target already.

Benzema: Should have opened the scoring in the early going after being set up beautifully by Bale.

Isco: Driving Madrid forward with his well-timed runs.

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Full-Time analysis for Real Madrid

D.Lopez: Had just a single save to make.

Nacho: Picked up an assist and impressed at both right and left-back.

Varane: Finished the match having won everything in the air.

Pepe: Completed 92% of his passes out of defense.

Coentrao: Added a useful attacking element down the left and would have picked up an assist had Isco been able to tap his searching cross into the back of the net.

Modric: At the final whistle he had touched the ball 102 times and completed 91% of his passes.

Illarramendi: Scooped the ball over the Almeria defense for Morata to lob into the back of the net.

Di Maria: The best player on the pitch until he was withdrawn midway through the second half with an eye to Wednesday’s Copa del Rey Final.

Bale: Took a total of seven shots and was rewarded with a goal.

Benzema: Try as he might he just couldn’t score—even when Morata served him the ball on a platter in the goalmouth.

Isco: He touched the ball 89 times, distributed it well, led the charge on the dribble and scored a goal in one of his best performances of the season.

Casemiro: He completed 95% of his passes after coming on in the 64th minute.

Morata: Getting into a good habit of scoring almost every time he gets a run-out.

Llorente: The 20-year-old full-back had 12 touches in his Primera Divions debut.