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November 9, 2013 8:30 PM IST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Juan Martínez‎
Attendance:‬ 77427‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 5-1 Real Sociedad

A sensational hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo added to a dominant performance from the hosts, as the visitors struggled to make any impact on the game

By Sam Bisby

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    81
    13
    3.50

    Diego López Rodríguez

    Not troubled once in the second-half, but the ‘keeper had a very busy second and was forced into a number of saves, whilst Griezmann finally got the better of him and lobbed the Madrid man.

  • Raphaël Varane
    85
    9
    3.50

    Raphaël Varane

    Like the other Madrid defenders had an easy afternoon on home turf.

  • Pepe
    65
    16
    3.00

    Pepe

    Picked up a yellow for a silly challenge just outside his own area, but made up for it with strong defending and clever play.

  • Daniel Carvajal
    74
    6
    3.50

    Daniel Carvajal

    Dealt with the Sociedad attack with ease and never looked too uncomfortable.

  • Arbeloa
    74
    9
    3.50

    Arbeloa

    Did well as a playmaker just as he did as a defender, playing some good attacking balls whilst keeping the opposition at bay.

  • Sami Khedira
    83
    8
    4.00

    Sami Khedira

    His goal marked a solid performance in the middle of the park, supplying Bale and co in front with some passes to work with, as well as support behind.

  • Gareth Bale
    140
    13
    4.00

    Gareth Bale

    Played some great football out on the right, and was helped massively by Sociedad’s lack of marking on the Welshman.

  • Xabi Alonso
    105
    10
    4.00

    Xabi Alonso

    The former Liverpool man played solidly and supplied the Madrid attackers with some good passes to play off.

  • Luka Modric
    159
    4
    4.00

    Luka Modric

    The former Tottenham man was in good form and always in the mix. Worked well with Bale and Ronaldo, as well Benzema ahead.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    268
    8
    5.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    The Portugal international’s sixth hat-trick of the season gave Madrid a very strong position in this game and is was all very easy for the attacker for the first two while a perfect free-kick in the second-half sealed a wonderful performance.

  • Karim Benzema
    120
    6
    4.00

    Karim Benzema

    The Frenchman put in a sublime ball for Ronaldo to open his scoring, before grabbing his own with a calm finish.

Substitutions

  • Isco
    66
    16
    3.00

    Isco

    Arrived late on and shored up the midfield.

  • Asier Illarramendi
    57
    10
    3.00

    Asier Illarramendi

    Madrid's first change to add fresh legs for the tiered Alonso.

  • Morata
    59
    26

    Morata

    Came on late and could have made it 6-1, but pulled the ball wide from close range.

  • Claudio Bravo
    3
    18
    2.00

    Claudio Bravo

    Was easily the busier ‘keepers, but didn’t match his game to that of the Madrid attackers as they ran riot. The five goals were by no means easy to stop, but there were certainly occasions where a better effort could have been made.

  • Carlos Martínez Díez
    2
    14
    1.50

    Carlos Martínez Díez

    Not the easiest of afternoons, as he battled against the might of the Madrid attackers such as Bale and Modric with largely negative outcomes.

  • Mikel González Martínez
    4
    20
    1.00

    Mikel González Martínez Flop of the Match

    The centre-back did little to cull the threat of Madrid’s numerous attacks and looked hesitant when clearing the ball around the hosts’ players.

  • Íñigo Martínez
    2
    11
    2.00

    Íñigo Martínez

    The likes of Bale, Modric and Ronaldo were on top form and it was always going to be difficult for the likes of Martinez to battle against their combined skill and it showed.

  • José Ángel
    1
    11
    2.00

    José Ángel

    The Roma loanee struggled with the strength and skill of the hosts’ players and was constantly outdone around the Sociedad area.

  • Gorka Gorka Elustondo Urkiola
    1
    11
    2.00

    Gorka Gorka Elustondo Urkiola

    Madrid’s midfield was by far the dominant force and Elustondo could do little to halt its progress.

  • Markel Bergara
    0
    11
    1.50

    Markel Bergara

    Conceded a penalty to hand Madrid their second goal, but was unlucky to have such a judgement placed upon him as the defender had little choice but to touch the ball with his arm. However, Bergara was unable to halt the attacks of Madrid elsewhere and had a tough afternoon.

  • Xabi Prieto
    0
    10
    1.50

    Xabi Prieto

    Club captain Prieto was always looking to get Sociedad moving up the pitch and sometimes succeeded, but to little avail.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    24
    7
    3.50

    Antoine Griezmann

    Sociedad’s best player, Griezmann had the best of the visitor’s chances and made one pay with his lob over Diego Lopez for his side’s consolation goal.

  • Haris Seferovic
    2
    9
    1.50

    Haris Seferovic

    Almost completely absent in the first-half and was subsequently subbed at the break.

  • Carlos Vela
    2
    10
    2.00

    Carlos Vela

    One of Sociedad’s more active players, Vela had his share of chances but failed to make them pay, with one particular effort in the second-half requiring more accuracy to make it count.

Substitutions

  • Jon Ansotegui
    2
    7
    2.50

    Jon Ansotegui

    Sociedad's final substitute, but could only offer fresh legs.

  • Alberto De la Bella
    1
    8
    2.50

    Alberto De la Bella

    Came on just after the break and gave the visitors a little more spirit, but in the end couldn't make the difference.

  • Zurutuza
    3
    7
    2.50

    Zurutuza

    Arrived after the break but failed to help Sociedad bridge the gap.

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
Atlético de Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0