Had absolutely no chance for Xabi Prieto's deflected strike in the first half. Did not have too many other worries throughout the match bar a lashed Griezmann effort that went just by the post. Commanded his area well and distributed the ball well from the back.
Typically got down the left wing with ease throughout the match and once again linked up well with Ronaldo on the flank. Went on a few pacey dribbles cutting inside and defensively found himself perfectly positioned for the full 90 minutes.
Is becoming more impressive with every performance and looks a truly exciting prospect at the back. Made a few old-fashioned strong challenges and was a formidable barrier at the back. Also displays a cool head usually missing in somebody his age.
In the absence of Pepe and with Varane behind him he had an increased creative license to make some bursting runs out of defense, which he did a few times. He could have been guilty of doing this out of boredom as he was a relative spectator at the back for Madrid.
Stood off Xabi Prieto which allowed the Sociedad man to score late in the first half. Apart from that he did not have too many defensive worries as the visitors did not offer much in attack. Was always a willing runner on the overlap.
Looked fit and very sharp as he attempted marauding runs through the middle on the counterattack. Touch looked assured and picked out Ronaldo with a lovely pass through the middle which resulted in Madrid's second goal. Deserved to get his name on the score sheet.
In true Xabi Alonso fashion, he controlled the midfield area for the duration of the match. As Khedira did the dirty work, he gained the ball and sprayed pinpoint passes to the wings. Picked out Karim Benzema for his first goal with a wonderful pass over the the top of the Real Sociedad defense.
A very composed and intelligent performance this evening. Cleaned up the midfield time and time again with interceptions on passes and well-timed tackles. Picked out Karim Benzema with a superb pass for the Frenchman's second goal.
Netted his 100th and 101st league goals for Real Madrid this evening and looked at his best as he terrorized Sociedad. Scored his first goal with expert composure with a lovely finish into the bottom corner and grabbed his second with a typically determined run into the box to finish from close range.
Got the ball rolling after five minutes with an accomplished finish on the edge of the box into the near corner past Bravo. Linked up very well with Ronaldo and Benzema throughout the game and picked out the Portuguese with a fantastic cross to the back post which his team-mate finished well.
Performed with an intensity that simply proved too much for the Sociedad defense to handle. Displayed all aspects of his game with excellent strength and delightful poise for his lobbed first goal and lashed in an unstoppable second that left Bravo helpless.
Had no chance with with any of the Real Madrid goals and was completely let down by his defense. Pulled off a number of good saves including a fantastic stop from Ronaldo at 1-0. However, needs to communicate better with his defense as conceding five goals is simply not good enough.
De La Bella
Completely stood off Higuain for the majority of the time the Argentine was on the right wing. Allowed himself to be beaten far too easily when the Madrid man picked out Ronaldo for the fifth goal
His usual excellent distribution was woeful at times in the match as he gave the ball away needlessly on more than one occasion. Defensive duties were decent at times as he made a few important interceptions in the box, but the communication of the Sociedad defense was pretty terrible.
Was a member of the central defensive trio in the first half that were torn apart by Real Madrid. Put in a few decent challenges on Ronaldo but his positioning was nowhere for the first period, leaving Madrid with far too much room to operate. Substituted just before halftime in a tactical switch.
Horribly disjointed at the back this evening. Made the wrong decision just about every time he saw any action. Attempted to play offside at the wrong times and stood off at the wrong times. Awarded the Madrid players far too much room to operate.
Allowed himself to be completely bullied for Karim Benzema's first goal, in which he was easily brushed aside by the Frenchman. Struggled to deal with the pace of Ronaldo who was having a ball down the right-hand side. Did, however, have a few decent attacking runs down the wing.
Stunned Madrid late in the first half with a deflected strike that flew into the top right corner and which gave his side hope going into the second period. However, did not build on his goal and wasted a golden opportunity when he found himself through on Casillas but let a poor touch stop any chance of a shot.
Much like his central midfield partner, awarded Madrid too much room to dribble and pick out passes. Did have the odd few occasions when he broke up the play of the home side with perfectly timed sliding challenges but was simply overrun by the hosts.
Was guilty off standing off the Madrid central midfield as Xabi Alonso had the freedom of the Santiago Bernabeu to pick out passes. Passing was not good enough from decent positions in the final third and did not work hard enough in the Sociedad engine room.
Should have grabbed a goal tonight but squandered one great chance and was unlucky with another. Needed to get his header on target from close range but misjudged the ball and glanced his attempt over the bar. However, almost took Madrid by surprise with a whipped shot at goal from the left that went a whisker by the post.
Attempted to get in and about the Real Madrid defense using his physical presence but the home side were having none of it. He was easily dealt with and did not offer any decent movement in and around the area. Had a half-hearted penalty appeal that was turned away and that was his only real contribution to the game.
- 13 Adán
- 18 Albiol
Second-half substitution and helped Madrid see out the match. Almost scored soon after coming on.
- 11 Granero
- 16 Hamit Altıntop
Was given a rare appearance in the second half and got on with his game without much issue or incident.
Late cameo appearance for the youngster.
- 25 Toño
- 15 Ansotegi
Picked out Xabi Prieto with a perfectly weighted pass in the second half that saw his teammate through on goal, only for the chance to be squandered. Apart from that he did not fair much better than the rest of the side after his introduction.
Second-half substitution but was unable to affect the game in any way for Sociedad.
- 21 D. Ifrán
Showed spurts of energy that caused Madrid a few minor problems in the final third and buzzed about in attack as much as he could.
- 8 Joseba Llorente