Forced to claw an ambitious effort by Oscar over the bar, and cannot be blamed for either of the visitors' goals.
The absence of Sergio Ramos and Raul Albiol saw him drafted in to man the defense, but a dreadfully slow read of Angel Di Maria's pass gifted Oscar the opening goal. An extremely shaky display that makes one wonder how much more time he has left at the very top level.
Tasked with a lot more mobile duties than normal with the static Ricardo Carvalho beside him. He was generally sturdy in his defensive duties though, and provided a great threat at the other end from set pieces with one or two thumping headers.
Gave his team a lot of width and purpose down the left hand side, and crucially, recovered his defensive position with regularity to keep Valladolid at bay.
Solid at the back, and provided a decent outlet on the right flank in the opposing half of the field. Knew his role and played within it, a disciplined game.
The Brazilian was always a shooting threat from long range, and tested the reflexes of Jamie with a few pot-shots from distance. And four minutes into the second half, he finally struck gold, with a powerful shot driven into the corner gave Madrid a 3-2 lead.
Á. di María
At the thick of everything good in the attacking third for Madrid. He was lucky to see an otherwise tame shot deflected in for the equalizer, but his cross to set up Cristiano Ronaldo's goal was a peach. Seemed capable of magic every time the ball arrived at his feet.
A display full of energy and commitment in the middle. He sometimes tried to carry the ball too far forward, but one cannot fault his enthusiasm to get involved.
Seemed completely at ease dictating play from deep, and was not shy to drive forward with the ball to create danger for his side. His creative and incisive play today was reminiscent of his Tottenham best.
Registered an assist by slipping in Kaka on the left hand side with a low pass, but at times, his head did not always seem in the game as he was invisible for stretches at a time.
The Portuguese star put in an awesome display of power and athleticism. Two well-placed headers were the highlight of an all-action attacking display, as he also came very close with a pair of thunderous free kicks - one of which crashed off the bar.
Though he conceded four times, a catalog of fine saves kept his side in the hunt till the very last whistle.
Much like Antonio Rukavina on the opposite flank, the fullback turned in a dependable display without ever really setting the world alight.
Stuck his boot in the way of an eminently saveable shot from Angel Di Maria, and as a result, diverted the ball into his own net. An unfortunate incident, but probably avoidable.
Generally stuck to his task at the back, and a few outlet passes down the channel set his side in motion on the counter.
Lost sight of Cristiano Ronaldo when Angel Di Maria whipped the ball into the box, and as a result, the Portuguese forward was able to ghost in and head home in the fist half.
Quickest off the mark to swipe Angel Di Maria's pass in front of Ricardo Carvalho and finish superbly for the opening goal. Constantly a threat up front, setting up Javi Guerra's effort, and nearly clipping in from his own half.
Started to tire a little in the second half after giving it his all for the first 45 minutes, and he was duly substituted by his coach.
Run a little ragged at times by the elegance of Luka Modric, as there were spells where he was left chasing shadows, struggling to keep up with the tempo of play.
Hard to find fault in his display on the flanks, as he never seemed fazed by the reputation of his opponents and the reception from the stands.
Not quite two thumbs up for his performance on the wing, as though he kept the ball well and linked excellently with Oscar, he was lacking in a bit of dynamism to really put pressure on the full-backs.
Bundled home a goal towards the end of the first half that made it 2-2, but featured little otherwise, as he was rather isolated up front on his own.