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February 9, 2013 9:00 p.m. GMT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Carlos Delgado‎
Attendance:‬ 65000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over events at Santiago Bernabeu as a Cristiano Ronaldo masterclass got los Blancos back to winning ways in la Liga

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    1
    0
    3.00

    Diego López Rodríguez

    Made a smart save on a close range Reyes effort, but otherwise, his first game against his former club was rather uneventful in goal.

  • Sergio Ramos
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Absolutely dominant in the air as he nullified Sevilla’s threat from free kicks and crosses. His impact was not limited to his own area, as he provided significant presence at the other end of the pitch on set pieces.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Navas was able to manufacture space a bit too easily once or twice, but otherwise, Coentrao took care of business at the back and linked well with Ronaldo out wide.

  • Arbeloa
    1
    0
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Your typical Arbeloa display - solid and simple at the back while providing a decent, if unspectacular option going forward.

  • Raúl Albiol
    0
    0
    2.50

    Raúl Albiol

    Caught a bit complacent as he got turned far too easily by Manu for Sevilla's consolation goal in the closing stages of the game.

  • Michael Essien
    0
    0
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    A hard worker in the centre of the park, though admittedly, he will be faced with much harder tests in the coming months than this timid Sevilla midfield.

  • Luka Modric
    2
    0
    2.50

    Luka Modric

    A disciplined game from the Croatian, who took a measured approach to his passing and did not abandon his central position without great cause.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    3
    0
    5.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    There were calls for him to be rested with Manchester United on the horizon, but Mourinho threw his compatriot on from the start, and his decision was fully vindicated by an electrifying display. Ronaldo scored three and assisted another, with a devilish shimmy and shot from 20 yards out the pick of a quality bunch. Taken off around the hour mark to a thunderous ovation from the home fans.

  • Kaká
    2
    0
    3.50

    Kaká

    Gave a very positive impression of himself in an advanced midfield position. Looked confident on the ball, and made some intelligent plays under pressure from the Sevilla defence.

  • Karim Benzema
    2
    0
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    With Higuain provisionally occupying the centre forward spot, Benzema often drifted wide to receive the ball. This nullified his goal threat somewhat, but he still managed to come up trumps in that regard with the simplest of tap-ins to open the scoring.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    0
    2
    2.00

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Looked uncomfortable sharing space with Benzema, and despite squaring a nifty assist for Ronaldo to complete his hattrick, he was given an early bath with two yellow cards. Admittedly his first, for handball, was rather harsh.

Substitutions

  • Pepe
    2
    0
    3.00

    Pepe

    Strong and mobile at the back, preventing Sevilla from getting much of a look in at goal.

  • José Callejón
    2
    0
    3.00

    José Callejón

    Some neat touches and a willingness to make runs off the ball in his limited spell on the field.

  • Morata
    2
    0
    2.50

    Morata

    Rarely tested in what was a comfortable run out with the game long put to bed.

  • Beto
    0
    1
    3.00

    Beto

    Could not be blamed for any of the Madrid goals as the defence in front of him was extremely unreliable.

  • Federico Julián Fazio
    0
    1
    2.00

    Federico Julián Fazio

    An awful moment of hesitancy to allow a routine back-header to float past him, from which Ronaldo ran in behind to score his second goal.

  • Fernando Navarro
    0
    1
    2.50

    Fernando Navarro

    A tad unlucky to see his attempted clearance bobble into the path of Benzema for the opener, and he committed a few careless fouls.

  • Emir Spahic
    0
    1
    2.50

    Emir Spahic

    Hit or miss from the centre back, who was nervy when the likes of Ronaldo ran directly at him.

  • Coke
    0
    1
    2.50

    Coke

    Ronaldo was able to sprint in behind him as if he wasn't there for Madrid's opening goal. He was decent otherwise, but that lapse cost his team.

  • Jesús Navas González
    0
    1
    3.50

    Jesús Navas González

    The best of a sorry Sevilla bunch. Navas did not let his head drop even as the goals kept raining in at the other end. He constantly looked to run at Coentrao, and was able to get a few good deliveries in ahead of the full back.

  • Gary Medel
    0
    1
    2.50

    Gary Medel

    Offered his side little of note in midfield as he failed to create anything meaningful while his defensive work was unsatisfactory.

  • Hedwiges Maduro
    0
    1
    1.50

    Hedwiges Maduro Flop of the Match

    An abject display from the midfielder, who failed to offer his defence any sort of protection. Beaten with ease by Ronaldo for Madrid's second, before picking up his second yellow card in the closing stages.

  • Geoffrey Kondogbia
    0
    1
    2.50

    Geoffrey Kondogbia

    Try as he might, he simply was not able to stem the tide of the game against his side. Second best a number of times in midfield.

  • Negredo
    1
    0
    3.00

    Negredo

    Led the line decently for the visitors, giving the Madrid defence something to thing about with his work off the ball. Really starved for service though.

  • Reyes
    0
    1
    2.50

    Reyes

    Though he managed to squeeze in a shot that forced Diego Lopez to work, he was too often found retreating into his shell when on the ball. Needed to be far more ambitious.

Substitutions

  • Alberto
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alberto

    Came into a hopeless situation for his side but still acquitted himself decently.

  • Javi Hervás
    0
    0
    3.00

    Javi Hervás

    Not enough time to make his mark on the game.

  • Manu Del Moral
    0
    0
    3.50

    Manu Del Moral

    Pulled one back for his side with a neat finish in the closing stages of the contest.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0