Looked fairly shaky in the opening stages but soon settled and made a number of commanding catches. He was hardly threatened with a difficult shot all night but could do nothing to keep Javi Lara off the scoresheet late on.
Played out of position at right-back and afforded a bit too much space to the Alcoyano players at times. He did not get forward to aid the attack and left Madrid a bit narrow at top. However, for the majority of the game he was untroubled.
Looked extremely comfortable at left-back as a last-ditch clearance denied Alcoyano a great early chance. He then showed superb composure under pressure to frustrate Mosquera.
Picked up an early booking after a very clumsy start in defence. He was also complacent in possession but as his team got hold of the game he looked more at ease and put in some decent aerial challenges.
The veteran centre-back certainly looked short of game time and looked well off the pace for large parts. He failed to organise the defence effectively, was beaten far too many times in the air, and conceded a number of free kicks.
After a slow start to the game the Brazilian began to weave his magic on the game with some delicate touches and innovative passing. Scored a precise goal in the first half and set up Benzema for a late second.
Will certainly have been pleased to move out of the left-back position and back into midfield. The on-loan Ghanaian made some robust challenges and forced Alcoyano to either play down the wings or over the top.
A competent display in midfield alongside Essien. He was confident in possession and rolled the ball up to the attackers well, but did not push on to provide support enough though.
It was a quiet night for the forward as he was guilty of a lack of service. He did get the ball in the net on one occasion but saw it ruled out for offside. He did not watch the line well enough throughout and failed to make himself available.
Failed to take the opportunity to put his name in the hat for more minutes in La Liga. He rarely got involved in the action and struggled to link up with Kaka and Benzema. He was not a goal threat and was hugely disappointing.
Having been benched for the 5-0 win over Mallorca, Benzema gave his coach plenty to think about. An opportunistic first was added to by a composed late finish. Alongside two assists it was a great night for the Frenchman.
Came on on the hour mark but failed to make a positive impact on the game from the deep-lying position.
Announced himself in the first team with an impressive second-half performance. A brilliant finish left Alba with no chance an eased the pressure on Madrid at a time when Alcoyano were enjoying one of their best spells of the match.