Stranded by his defence for the Betis goal, but made a handful of solid saves in the first half.
Not always the most attentive defensively, but provided an excellent attacking outlet on the left, going beyond overlapping flank play to play a few nice passes centrally. Set up Isco's winner with a delightful cross, not the only one from him on the night.
Very much a baptism of fire for the right back on his first Liga match for the senior Madrid side. He simply could not keep up with Cedric, who tormented him all game long.
Never seemed to get his head into the game, as he was bypassed multiple times, and was clumsy in his attempts to recover from his mistakes.
Guilty of ball watching during the events of the first goal, covering the ball rather than the man, which allowed Molina the time he needed to slot home.
Could have afforded his defence a greater deal of protection as his zone of the pitch was the source of a fair bit of attacking joy for the visitors.
A lovely reverse pass released Karim Benzema for the opening goal of the game, and he gave glimpses of his creativity throughout. Capped off a fine Liga debut for his new side by heading home the winner with four minutes remaining.
Unnoticeable off the ball, and offered little out of the ordinary when on it. His creativity was stifled by the relentless pressure from his Betis counterparts.
With two other playmakers on the pitch in the form of Isco and Luka Modric, he inevitably got squeezed out, often forced to work an opening from wide positions, which did not always fare well.
Hit or miss from the Portuguese, who was crowded and heavily marked for most of the game. However, he did cause quite a few problems from set pieces, and struck the bar at the start of the second half when running through on goal.
Took his goal well, racing onto an Isco feed, but was otherwise frustratingly inconsistent leading the line for his side, not providing enough presence.
Pulled off a string of saves in the second half as the pressure from Madrid threatened to boil over. Unlucky to be on the losing side.
Came up with a few solid defensive plays, like a close range header to rid the ball from danger ahead of Ronaldo. A dependable showing.
Accurate with his deliveries from out wide, which created a few strong chances for his side. Could not maintain his display long into the second half, though.
Madrid's positive spells throughout the game were largely due to their forays down his area of the pitch. The right back conceded his flank to the home side at times.
Solid and reliable out on the left, doing his job defensively and supporting the attack to a decent standard.
Bailed out no less than two times by the offside flag after he had turned the ball into his own net. At times he found it difficult to track the runners into the box on crosses.
A veritable pitbull in the centre of the park, harrying his opponents off the ball regularly. Came mightily close to a goal himself with a bullet header that rattled the crossbar.
Tortured the opposition backline all game long with his speed and directness. Forced the first goal with a barnstorming run, and came close on multiple occasions to both scoring and setting up a second for Betis. Though his display dropped slightly in the second half, it was still a surprise to see him withdrawn shortly after the hour mark.
Worked stride for stride alongside Nosa in the Betis engine room, doing his best to break up play in midfield. However, he was a bit too committed to his job at times, and picked up a yellow card for one in a series of fouls.
Tested Diego Lopez with a header early in the game and was a strong cog in his side's offensive efforts, linking up well with Cedric.
Took his goal calmly, and was a strong focal point for the visitors, causing the centre-backs quite a few problems.