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January 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST
Estadio Benito Villamarín — Sevilla
Referee:‬ Ignacio Iglesias‎
Attendance:‬ 42421‎
 
 
 
Gareth Bale 25′
 
Karim Benzema 45+1′
 
 
Morata 90′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Betis 0-5 Real Madrid

Goal took in the action in Seville, where five different goalscorers catapulted Los Blancos to a convincing win and level on points with la Liga's top two

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Stephan Andersen
    0
    1
    2.00

    Stephan Andersen Flop of the Match

    Made some very strong saves but was left rooted to the spot for no less than three of the visitors' goals. Should have done a lot better.

  • Chica
    0
    1
    2.00

    Chica

    Put in two good deliveries into the box that his team-mates failed to attack but he could do little to stem the tide in the other half of the field.

  • Paulao
    0
    0
    2.00

    Paulao

    Beaten with consummate ease by Ronaldo, who then went on to blast in the opener. Could not keep up with the opposition.

  • Amaya
    0
    0
    2.00

    Amaya

    Like Paulao, he was barely able to influence proceedings at the back, coming off second best in a few duels with the Madrid frontline.

  • Dídac Vilà
    0
    0
    2.00

    Dídac Vilà

    Lost the belief in the cause very early in the game as he did not exert maximum effort to chase down the likes of Bale on a few runs forward.

  • Matilla
    0
    0
    2.00

    Matilla

    Was dominated in the centre of the park and could never get a grip on proceedings.

  • L. Reyes
    0
    0
    2.00

    L. Reyes

    Never able to come close to stopping the likes of Modric and Di Maria from weaving their magic centrally.

  • Salva Sevilla
    0
    1
    2.00

    Salva Sevilla

    Picked up a yellow for a careless challenge on Benzema and spent most of his time chasing Madrid's wide men in vain.

  • Léo Baptistão
    0
    0
    2.00

    Léo Baptistão

    Tried hard but his only notable contribution was a devilish cross that no one in green was able to attack.

  • Jorge Molina
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jorge Molina

    Moved well off the ball but was never found in a dangerous position by his team-mates.

  • Rubén Castro
    0
    0
    2.00

    Rubén Castro

    Anonymous for the majority of the game. A supremely frustrating outing.

Substitutions

  • Vadillo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Vadillo

    Added a brief spark on the flanks in a rare positive spell for the home side.

  • Juanfran
    0
    0
    2.50

    Juanfran

    Put in two good crosses in his cameo off the bench.

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Diego López Rodríguez

    Comfortable outing in goal as he barely had a save to make.

  • Pepe
    0
    0
    3.50

    Pepe

    Defended with authority and was an attacking threat at the other end.

  • Sergio Ramos
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Saw yellow for a rash challenge and got away with a few moments of recklessness.

  • Marcelo
    0
    0
    3.50

    Marcelo

    Functioned as an extra winger and was a constant attacking threat overlapping on the left.

  • Daniel Carvajal
    0
    0
    3.50

    Daniel Carvajal

    Like Marcelo on the opposite flank he was assured in possession and proved to be a dependable outlet for his team.

  • Gareth Bale
    0
    1
    3.50

    Gareth Bale

    Too hot to handle for Betis when in full flow on the break, but his most notable contribution came from a dead-ball scenario as he punted a special free kick into the back of the net.

  • Xabi Alonso
    0
    0
    3.00

    Xabi Alonso

    Dependable in the middle, though, was a little legged after picking up a knock during an aerial challenge.

  • Luka Modric
    0
    0
    4.00

    Luka Modric

    His wizardry on the ball allowed him to set up Benzema's goal by beating two defenders, and he was constantly scheming to great effect centrally.

  • Ángel Di María
    1
    0
    4.00

    Ángel Di María

    Bounced back from a tough few weeks with a menacing game, capped off by a stunning volley from 35 yards to make it 4-0.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    0
    1
    4.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    Broke the deadlock with an absolute bullet of a strike from 20 yards and his pace and ability on the ball was simply too much to handle for the opposition.

  • Karim Benzema
    0
    0
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    Grabbed his 100th goal in Madrid colours with a lazer-like finish into the left hand side. Could have added more to his tally for the side as he missed a few chances.

Substitutions

  • Asier Illarramendi
    0
    0

    Asier Illarramendi

    Some solid touches in his short spell.

  • Morata
    0
    0
    3.50

    Morata

    Left with the simplest of tap ins at the death after the defence froze.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0