Could have did nothing to prevent either goal, which were stunning strikes.
Showed a good understanding with Bale and even made some penetrating runs into the box, one of which led to a shot that went a whisker by the post.
Had aerial duties to contend with in the second half due to the introduction of Perbet, but put his head on just about everything.
Didn't look particularly perturbed at any time in the match and went about his tasks solidly.
Showed composure in possession and although he wasn't particularly dominant in the game, kept possession with ease.
Á. di María
Stretched Villarreal with his bursting runs from midfield and threaded some lovely balls forward, in particular his assist for Jese's goal.
Was all over the pitch at Santiago Bernabeu and put in an excellent performance in every aspect of his midfield play.
Showed excellent poise whilst inside the area to stab the ball past Asenjo for his goal, and set up Benzema's second with a neat pass to the edge of the box.
Opened the scoring with intense pressure and a delicate finish and then set up Benzema with some tricky work down the right wing.
Put Madrid 2-0 up with some good movement inside the box to get beyond the defender to divert the ball past Asenjo. Netted his second with a composed finish into the bottom left corner.
Was caught on his heels slightly for Benzema's second but ultimately was in the firing line due to Madrid's form on the night.
A night to forget for the defender: Gifted Madrid an early lead then moments later, allowed Benzema to get in front of him to score at the front post.
Kept Villarreal in with a shout at half time as he came out of nowhere just before the break to drill a sensational strike into the top right corner past Diego Lopez.
Was pretty commanding aerially and put his body on the line to make a couple of excellent blocks.
Was involved in a miscommunication at the back with Dorado for the opening goal and then allowed Bale far too much space on the right flank for the second.
Completely shirked his defensive responsibilities, which left Jaume Costa horribly isolated against Bale down the right.
Constantly had his head up looking for penetrative passes through the middle but didn't see enough of the ball to truly affect the match.
Was neat and tidy in possession but didn't seem to bothered with joining in attacks. Was hooked just before the hour mark for Trigueros.
Made a promising start in which he threaded a brilliant pass through the middle for Dos Santos in the early stages. However, this would be the peak of his performance.
Passed up a glorious opportunity early on when he received the ball to his feet inside the box, only to balloon his strike high and wide.
G. dos Santos
Clawed Villarreal back into contention in the second half with a glorious free kick which left Diego Lopez with no chance.
Turned out to be a bit of a cameo appearance as he came on for Marcelo in the first half but then had to be withdrawn with injury at the break.
Slotted in nicely at left-back despite being on his wrong side.
Kept it simple in the middle of the park after coming on and his composure saw Madrid see out the game comfortably.