Was not tested much, despite giving up two goals. Made a solid save from Tamudo's shot early. Both goals were conceded by poor defending.
Scored a beautiful goal in the second half and showed his quality in the back with powerful headed clearances and swift passing.
The former Valencia man has really fallen at hard times, rarely playing for Madrid. In this appearance, he showed little of his former self, looking a step slow while failing on several attempted tackles.
Was exposed early on the right by Lass. Recovered well, performing better in the second half, including making a few runs forward. Decent showing from the Brazilian.
Assisted Higuain's goal with a powerful header. In defense, he was troubled by Rayo's pacey attackers, but improved as the match progressed.
Made a few darting runs, looking a bit like his old self at times. Was taken off in the second half however, failing to continue his good form after the break. Through pass set up Ronaldo for the crucial equalizer.
Taken off for Ozil early in the contest as Mourinho looked for more in attack. It was his poor pass that led to Rayo's shock opening goal.
Swung in dangerous deliveries from set pieces, but he did fail to threaten with any long shots. An ordinary performance by the former Liverpool man, who didn't stamp his authority on the match.
Á. Di María
Dangerous at times on the flank, but his efforts were ruined by his second-half red card, earning a second yellow with a handball, compounding a miserable week for the Argentine.
Scored an easy goal right before half time in his only true chance. Did not make many runs into space, looking lost.
Scored a hat-trick, including two penalty kicks. The attacker took a little while to get going, but when he did, he was dynamic with the ball, infiltrating the box at will and initiating attacks from the middle of the pitch.
Poor showing by allowing six goals. A nightmare for the custodian, but his defense did little to help.
Was booked for his silly foul on Kaka, stopping a run towards goal, and looked as lost as the rest of the back line.
Was solid for the first 20 minutes, then they almost just stopped playing. The pressure was too much for the defender as Di Maria managed to send in numerous threatening crosses from the wing before being sent off.
Frustrated Ronaldo in the early going with timely tackles before being exposed for the rest of the game. He was a yard slower than Ronaldo turned on the jets to invade the box time and time again.
Was caught out of place scores of times, failing to track back towards the center and consistently losing his bearings.
Connected well with Lass on the flank, often looking for the youngster. As Real Madrid took over, the Spanish midfielder could not get into a rhythm, rarely having control of the ball.
Was caught too high up, allowing Real Madrid to counter with what looked like fields of space, and his defense was left with no cover.
Earned his goal seconds in simply for following on Tamudo's shot. His second goal came off solid positioning. He put away the chances he had, keeping his team in the game.
His powerful shot just seconds in resulted in the opening goal. Should have done better on his next chance as he gifted the ball to Casillas with an open look.
Was overshadowed by Lass when his team had possession. Contributed little with the ball, looking uninspired. Poor display.
The 19-year-old was the star in the opening 20 minutes with his quick, efficient play. After terrorizing Real Madrid early, he showed little for the rest of the contest.
- 13 Adán
- 17 Arbeloa
- 11 Granero
A substitute who was calm with the ball, aiding in keeping possession for his team.
A fantastic substitute, the German played a flurry of dangerous passes, including a perfect one to set up Benzema.
- 21 José Callejón
Took his first chance with class, finishing with a delicate strike as Real poured on the pressure.
- 1 Cobeño
- 8 Míchel
- 14 Néstor Susaeta
Was looked to for his scoring touch, something he failed to provide. He didn't even provide a shot as a sub.
Another useless sub as the attack of Real Madrid just took over. Had no chances in his 20 minutes on the pitch.
Came on for Tamudo. Perhaps he should have as he never got settled in, not seeing the ball much as Madrid dominated.