Came off his line quickly to deny Huntelaar one-on-one and made a great save with his legs to keep Draxler from scoring.
Went through the match with ease and only really stepped into gear whenever there was true danger at the back.
Oozed class throughout the match and displayed tremendous recovery pace at times to get back whenever Madrid were on the backfoot.
Showed plenty of attacking ambition down the left-hand side but his his pace compared to Marcelo's is not as big a threat.
Made a few passes that went astray in the middle of the park but defensively did pretty well against Draxler.
Barely broke a sweat as he went about his business in the first half trying to dictate play for Real Madrid. Kept the rookie players in check and was always communicating instructions.
Is improving with every minute he plays next to Xabi Alonso and he was allowed by his team-mate to dictate the play a little bit more from deep.
Prospered in the space awarded to him and it was basically passing practice as he threaded through balls at will.
Failed to link up with Ronaldo and the other attackers and looked over eager to grab a goal himself, though he eventually got his wish with his side's third.
Proved to be the match winner for Real Madrid once again and this was just through sheer ruthlessness.
The scoreline would have been much more lop-sided if not for the Schalke keeper.
Intelligently got his body in between the attackers and his goal on several occasions.
Made his tactics known early on as he went through the back of Jese, resulting in the forward coming off injured.
Battled hard in the first half and attempted to get in the face of Xabi Alonso and Illarramendi but ended up just running himself into the ground.
Was left for dead by Ronaldo and then gave the ball away cheaply as Madrid scored two within a minute in the second period.
Had his hands full against Ronaldo but equalised for Schalke on 31 minutes.
Had a couple of moments when he had plenty of space to drive into the box, but didn't take advantage.
Popped up everywhere along that Schalke frontline and was the player most likely to make something happen in central areas for the visitors.
Displayed his pace and dribbling skill at times in the first half but struggled when faced with Ramos.
Looked decent on the ball and spread the ball nicely from side to side whenever Madrid retreated into their own half.
Was absolutely desperate to get on the scoresheet against his former club and tried his luck with various long range attempts.