On Tuesday night, Real Madrid made it three wins out of three in this season's Champions League. Los Blancos beat French club Lyon by a convincing scoreline of 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu, staying clear atop Group D on nine points.
José Mourinho's men have returned from the international break in fine form, netting eight goals in two matches. Although the Portuguese tactician slightly rotated the starting XI, Madrid won comfortably in front of the home fans.
Here are the Madrid player ratings for their Champions League victory over Lyon.
The Madrid captain was a spectator for the majority of Tuesday night's clash. However, he struggled, dealing with a cross late in the match.
Casillas slapped the ball back into the danger area, but Lyon attackers Michel Bastos and Yoann Gourcuff failed to seize the opportunity. Madrid were able to keep a clean sheet, but Casillas was fortunate not to concede late.
Benefiting from Ricardo Carvalho's absence, Arbeloa gave another solid performance at right-back. The Spanish international was reliable in defense and comfortable in possession.
Arbeloa did well to contain the pacy Bastos, using his craft and excellent reading of the game to suppress Lyon's high-flying winger.
Madrid's first-choice centre-back had little to do for large parts of the match. Pepe showed great aerial strength, but his defensive play was shaky at times.
Pinball action between the Portuguese international and Marcelo almost led to a Lyon goal. Pepe's performance will be remembered for his elbow that forced Khedira out of the match.
Sergio Ramos was arguably the best player on the pitch. Filling in for the injured Carvalho in central defense, the Spaniard showed all the qualities that make him a complete centre-back.
Ramos had the pace and aerial ability to contain Lyon striker Bafétimbi Gomis. The Madrid star displayed improved timing with his tackling and impressive distribution out of the back.
The Spaniard capped off his world-class defensive display with a goal in the 81st minute. Beating two Lyon defenders in the air, he was first to the loose ball and fired a left-footed strike into the back of the net.
A telegraphed pass out to Arbeloa on the right stood out as one of Ramos' few mistakes in what was a near flawless display.
The Brazilian did not get on the score-sheet, but he was a constant threat down the left-wing. Marcelo's intricate passing and clever combination play led to the own goal scored by Hugo Lloris in the 55th minute.
His pace and skill made it difficult for Lyon defenders to mark the adventurous left-back. Coming off a late-winner for Brazil during the international break, Marcelo has continued his fine form with Madrid.
The left-back frequently bombed forward to support the forward play, providing overlapping runs and creating two v. one situations in the final third. Marcelo was Los Blancos' most dangerous attacking threat, and was rarely caught out defensively as well.
Alonso gave an impressive display in the heart of midfield. The Spaniard set the tempo and dictated play with his precision passing.
The midfielder's passing over distance was absolutely world-class, finding Benzema with perfectly weighted long balls over the top or Ronaldo with breathtaking cross-field diagonals.
Alonso made a few key interceptions in midfield, breaking up opposition play as well. The Spaniard was in top form, contributing on both sides of the ball.
Sami Khedira scored the first goal of his Madrid career on Tuesday night. The German midfielder made a strong run forward and delivered a good finish.
Khedira showed great work-rate and defensive positioning alongside Alonso in midfield. Although he has been heavily criticized since joining Madrid, the midfielder gave a solid performance against Lyon.
The German international closed down opponents to win back possession and provided good box-to-box movement. Khedira may not be the most skillful midfielder, but he showed the form and dynamic style of play that led Madrid to pay Stuttgart around €14 million for his services.
After suffering a blow to the head from Pepe's elbow, Khedira was replaced by Fábio Coentrão in the 61st minute.
Di María returned to the starting XI on Tuesday night. Mourinho has recently played Kaká and Özil together, pushing the Argentine winger to the bench.
However, Di María was given the start against Lyon and gave an average performance out on the right wing. He worked hard defensively and closed down opponents for the full 90 minutes.
The Argentine's pace and constant pressure forced mistakes or rushed clearances by Lyon defenders. Although Di María did not have a significant impact in the final third, he showed exceptional determination to win back possession.
Özil returned to his favored central attacking midfield role against Lyon. Mourinho has used the German international out on the right-wing recently, with Kaká playing in that central role.
Although the playmaker enjoyed more freedom on Tuesday night, he was unable to pick out the telling through-ball or clever reverse-pass to split defenders. He did not find the killer pass against Lyon, but his low cross intended for Benzema led to the Lloris own goal.
Özil displayed world-class close control under pressure and around the box as well. The Madrid No. 10 was replaced by Kaká in the 66th minute.
Although the Portuguese superstar started the match brightly, he was relatively quiet for Los Blancos. Ronaldo added another assist to his tally in the 19th minute, winning a header at the near-post that would be turned in by Benzema.
The Madrid No. 7 took a few shots from distance, but he did not trouble Lloris. Ronaldo combined well with Marcelo and showed good team play.
The former Ballon d'Or winner played the full 90 minutes, but was quiet for the last half-hour.
Benzema gave an top-quality performance against his former club Lyon. The Frenchman scored the opening goal and provided an assist as well.
The Madrid No. 9 was left out of the starting XI against Real Betis, as Mourinho preferred in-form striker Higuaín upfront. However, Benzema was given the start on Tuesday night, and he delivered once again.
Benzema showed good skill on the ball and composure in the final third. The Frenchman has started the season well and continued his great record in the Champions League.
The striker was replaced by Higuaín in the 72nd minute. His impressive display against Lyon will give Mourinho something to think about heading into the big clash with Málaga, as both Madrid strikers are looking confident and in good form.
CAM: Kaká: 4.0/5
Replaced Özil in the second half and looked sharp on the ball. The Brazilian showed a good change of pace and willingness to drive at defenders.
ST: Gonzalo Higuaín: 3.0/5
Came on to replace Benzema late in the second half and had little to do upfront. The Argentine striker made an intelligent run off the last defender, and almost setup Kaká for an easy finish.
CDM: Fábio Coentrão: 3.5/5
Replaced Khedira after the head injury and slotted in perfectly alongside Alonso. With his quickness, defensive tenacity and work-rate, Lyon's midfielders had no time or space in possession.