Did not have anything to do between the sticks for Real Madrid. Looked alert from corners, at least.
Continued his great start to 2014 with a sturdy performance to ensure Los Blancos maintained their run of clean sheets.
Similar to Coentrao, he could not have had too much of an easier evening from a defensive perspective. His spirit in going forward was commendable, though he did not create anything.
A lack of pressure from Espanyol on the right limited how often he was tested defensively. Looked good going forwards, though, before being brought off with a knock.
Nacho put in a good showing in the centre of Madrid's defence. Covered Arbeloa well when he went up the pitch and should not have been booked for a superb slide-tackle on Sergio Garcia.
He started poorly in a false-nine position but was quickly shifted deeper to allow Ronaldo the central role. Still failed to shine, though. Brought off in the second half as Ancelotti mixed his attack up.
His beautiful through-ball allowed Jese to put the hosts ahead. Dictated tempo to excellent effect afterwards.
Impressed alongside Xabi Alonso. Did not have too many chances to grab the limelight, but seized them whenever he could with good forward runs, clever interceptions and astute passes.
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The Argentine linked up nicely with Coentrao regularly but did not particularly shine. He regularly came off second best in tussles with Sidnei.
Took his goal with venom and precision, ensuring that Madrid could rest on their 2-0 aggregate cushion for the remainder of the match.
So unlucky not to grab a goal as he was kept off the scoresheet over and over again by Casilla. A mistimed tackle earned him a yellow card midway through the second half.
Should have saved Jese's shot but his positioning and reactions were poor. However, his saves - in the first half in particular - kept the visitors in the game and he repeatedly denied Ronaldo a deserved goal.
Colossal at the back for Espanyol. Constantly got the better of Di Maria and looked confident on and off the ball. Deservedly booked for a cynical foul in the second half, though.
Caught completely off-guard for Jese's goal, when the young Blancos forward made a mockery of the Spain international. Did not turn his tepid performance around afterwards.
Did not look confident with Madrid attackers buzzing around him regularly, especially in comparison to Sidnei.
Struggled to handle Ronaldo's acceleration when the Portuguese lined up on the left wing. His transfer to the centre gave Navarro some respite, but should have scored from a free kick late in the game.
Was a solid enough performance from the former Barcelona player, but he never impacted in the attacking half of the field for Espanyol.
Completely anonymous in the first half and hauled off at the break as a result.
One of the better performers for Javier Aguirre's men as he marauded around the midfield before being taken off late in the game.
Showed eagerness to attack but his shots were frequently wild and way over. Brought off midway through the second half.
Hacking at Isco's ankle earned him a deserved yellow card and he continued to walk on a tightrope with the referee until his harsh red card for a handball in a 50-50 with Xabi Alonso.
Looked lively in the first half and was the centre of attacking attention for a while. But the captain's vigour ran dry in the latter 45 minutes.