The only goal he perhaps should have done better with was Benzema's second, in which the Frenchman's strike went under him. Didn't have a hope for the rest and actually pulled off a string of superb saves, denying Ronaldo more than once.
Didn't cover himself in glory for the first goal as he just stood and watched Benzema drift in to score. Was turned absolutely inside-out by the stepovers of Ronaldo for Madrid's third early in the second half.
Didn't fair as bad as the rest of his defensive team-mates in the first half as Ronaldo has to drift away from the left wing to find joy. But was brought down to the same poor level of performance as the game went on, and earned a booking for a kick out at Marcelo.
Had a horror first half in which he allowed the ball to trickle by him for Benzema to score and gave the ball away needlessly in a dangerous position for the second. Couldn't keep pace with the Frenchman for his second and generally looked out of his depth at the back.
Barely even attempted to make a challenge on Bale as he burst forward for the first goal. Drifted in and out of the match and failed to assert any kind of authority in the midfield. Passing was very lazy throughout.
Was torn apart in the first half as he allowed Bale to get the better of him far too easily not once but twice for the goals in the first half. Second half didn't improve as he was continually caught out of position.
Didn't look interested in getting back to make an interception as Bale drifted by him for Madrid's opener, and barely touched the ball in his time on the park. Substituted on the hour mark due to injury.
Was totally anonymous in the first half and failed completely to link play between the midfield and Huntelaar up top. Showed a few fleeting glimpses as the game progressed as he saw the ball in the whole a couple of times, but nothing came of the situations.
Should have equalised early doors in the match when he met the ball for a shot only a yard or two out, only to see his attempt saved by Casillas. This miss looked to drastically affect his confidence, as he didn't show any sign of a threat thereafter.
Mostly had a match to forget as he was denied service all evening and cut a frustrated figure as he went into the book for a scything challenge on Modric. But gave the Schalke fans something to cheer about in the end with a stunning volley from the edge of the box.
Was basically invisible in the first half as the game passed him by but appeared to have had a kick up the backside at the break. Attempted to exploit the Madrid defence with his pace and got into some good positions on the wing, but final ball was poor.
Kept Schalke from equalising moments after Madrid's opener with a world-class save to deny Draxler's close range strike. Didn't have much to do thereafter, but oozed confidence throughout the team with his commandment of the area.
Celebrated his 31st birthday by bullying Huntelaar out of headers and balls into the danger area. Barely allowed the Dutchman a second on the ball to turn and introduce team-mates into the game or get a shot on goal.
Exuded confidence for the entire match and barely had a hair out of place as he left the field. Continually intercepted passes through the defence and catalysed many Real Madrid attacks from the back, which also lead to his assist for Bale's second.
Was at his marauding best down the left-hand side as he and Ronaldo eventually overrun Farfan and Howedes on the right. Had the freedom of the pitch to drive ahead at times and worried Schalke with whipped crosses into the box.
Lost Draxler momentarily as the German drifted in from the left only to miss his chance. Didn't let it happen again though and barely gave him a sniff for the rest of the match. Didn't join in the attacking side of the game too much, but was reliable at the back.
Had a few lapses of concentration which allowed Schalke to counterattack but ultimately controlled the match with ease from his pivot position in front of his defence. Displayed his passing armoury with a variety of diagonal passes to the wings and threaded passes through the middle. Ran Kolasinac ragged.
Actually had a relatively quiet game compared to his form of recent weeks. Was very calm and collected in possession but didn't venture forward as much as Di Maria and went about his business in the middle of the park professionally.
Á. di María
Seems to be relishing his central role as he massively stretched the Schalke midfield with his penetrating runs through the middle of the park. Displayed lightning pace when running but also the ability to pick out a pass in between the lines.
Showed superb guile and determination to shake off a couple of challenges in the lead up to the opening goal. Got on the scoresheet himself with a fantastic twisting run and finish and then a clinical strike into the corner.
Had a frustrating first half in which he was continually denied a goal by the Schalke keeper and the woodwork, but eventually opened his account with a masterful stepover and finish into the corner. Grabbed his second with a simple finish after rounding the keeper.
Got the opening goal of the match when he pounced upon a loose ball in the area to lash a strike into the bottom corner. Linked up superbly well with the rest of the attackers and scored a second after outpacing Felipe Santana before setting up Ronaldo's brace.