Never really inspired confidence at the back and always looked likely to make a mistake with the ball at his feet. Did manage to pull off a few decent saves but was definitely at fault for the opener.
Provided some width for Barcelona as, with all the players squeezed in the middle, he had plenty of space on the wing. However, despite a few decent crosses, he was generally very wasteful in possession.
Barca's biggest attacking threat of the first half as he continuously got in behind the Madrid defence on the overlap. Also saved a certain goal with a terrific last-ditch challenge from an Isco strike. Withdrawn at half-time with injury.
Looked unassured of himself at the back as he was regularly caught out of position. Got Barcelona back into the match with a towering header but was then left for dead on the wing by Bale for the winning goal.
Didn't seem as assured of his own touch as usual and made a couple of slack passes in the first half. Improved massively as he moved back into central midfield and began to make things tick with dinked passes over the top and passes through the middle.
Was run ragged by the movement of Benzema at times and his recovery pace when Madrid counterattacked left a lot to be desired. Did manage to save a goal in the second half when he retreated well to dispossess the Frenchman through on goal.
Popped up in decent positions along the frontline but constantly dropped the tempo of the match and didn't move the ball to the next man quick enough. Never really posed a threat or looks likely to unlock the defence.
Sat in the space between the middle of the park in the final third but didn't show enough ambition Was typically composed and assured on the ball, but was guilty of playing too many easy passes that didn't move the play along.
Allowed Di Maria to get in behind him far too often as it seemed that there was plenty of space in front of the Barca defence any time Madrid counterattacked, which the Argentine fed off of. Wasn't at his usual best as an insurance policy in midfield.
Was too indecisive when on the ball and just didn't know whether to take on players as his natural game or revert to passing inside to team-mates. Should have equalised in the dying minutes but crashed a shot off the post.
Looked completely and totally uninterested in the first half and could regularly be seen walking around the pitch as his team-mates looked for him. Improved ever so slightly in the last 20 minutes but it was a pretty awful performance for his standards.
Could have done nothing to prevent Bartra's terrific header and this was the only real threat that was posed to him all night barring Neymar's shot of the post. Had a couple of speculative shots to deal with but little else.
Showed some attacking ambition down the left especially in the first half, but this allowed Alves room in behind to get crosses in. His decision to sit slightly further back completely negated the Brazilian's affect on the game.
Was always on the verge of losing his head - especially after being booked early on. His pro-active approach allowed him to continually nip in in front of Barca players to clear the ball but he was at fault for Bartra's equaliser.
Was guilty of moving slightly narrower than required, which allowed to Alba to get in behind the defence on the overlap, but learned from his mistakes in the second half up against Adriano. Made a couple of important clearances at the back post from crosses.
Headed out just about everything that came into the box and his positioning and organisation at the back was a factor in Madrid's victory. Like Pepe, was always close to the red mist taking over, as he took a petulant kick out at Dani Alves.
Barcelona's possession meant he was often deployed slightly further back that he would have liked, but helped out defensively and was often the catalyst for instigating counterattacks. Almost grabbed a goal as he struck the post with an excellent 25-yard strike.
Á. di María
Seemed up for the match right from the get-go and caused Barca problems all night with his penetrating runs through the middle. Opened the scoring 11 minutes in when he cut the defence open with his central run before lashing past Pinto.
An unusually quiet match for the midfielder, who is usually front and centre of the action in central areas in a Clasico. Allowed Modric to do all the pressing as he just sat in front of the defence attempting to mop up anything that came his way.
It seemed as if he would have been walking on egg shells for most of the match as he was booked just three minutes in, but this didn't bother him as he regularly got stuck in and won the ball back on a few occasions. Displayed outstanding poise in tight areas.
Always looked incredibly dangerous on the counterattack and his pace caused problems all night for the Barca defence, whom he glided past with ease at times. Proved to be the match winner when he left Bartra in his wake with his extreme pace before stabbing past Pinto.
Relentlessly and continuously pressed Barcelona defenders and gave them very little time to distribute the ball from the ball. Broke down a couple of counterattacks with slack passes but his runs in behind stretched the defence, creating space for others. Tested Pinto with a lashed strike from the left.