Has rarely put a foot wrong for much of the season, but hopelessly misjudged Higuain's low cross for the opening goal, and failed to recover from that point onwards. Did make some decent blocks, however, to keep the score down.
Caught out of possession on many occasions, and when he was in his correct role, either lost his footing on the turf or was beaten easily by the movement of Madrid. The Portuguese must draw a line under this match and move on.
A shocking display from the Frenchman, with almost every goal scored stemming from a cross on his end of the pitch. His worst moment was his inexplicable decision to allow Higuain to get past him and score the second goal. An evening to utterly forget for the left-back.
Staggered around in a daze for much of the first half, hopelessly looking on as Madrid players swaggered past him into attacking positions. One decent block from Benzema aside, he may as well not have been on the pitch.
Benzema gave him the runaround, dropping deep to create while Higuain pulled wide onto the right flank, and he couldn't track the runs of any of Madrid's forward players. Almost seemed to give up after the third found the net.
An anonymous figure for long spells, he drifted into the background as Madrid controlled the match in every capacity. Not the worst performer on the day, but can hardly be proud with his display.
Always threatened to cause Madrid danger. Was unquestionably his team's inspiration, and his deft passing created the three consolation goals that Valencia were able to muster. One of the few who can be proud of his display.
The Spanish international at least attempted to create chances for his team, breaking forward regularly into the area, but his finishing was inaccurate and failed to take advantage of the room provided to him.
Couldn't win challenges, couldn't pick out through passes, lost the ball regularly, and couldn't get it back. All in all, Topal was more of a hindrance than a help to his shell-shocked side.
Was meant to provide midfield steel but was as overrun as the rest of the team as Madrid attacked ruthlessly and relentlessly throughout a harrowing first half. Improved slightly in the second, but the damage was already inflicted.
The in-form striker did his utmost to lead the line for the home side, attempting to create whenever possible, and although his team failed to give him sufficient service, he was awarded with a goal, albeit a consolation, in the second half.
A relative spectator in the first-half, but was put under immense pressure in the closing stages, and had to look sharp to make an instinctive double save to deny Jonas and then Soldado.
Enjoyed a bizarre match where Valencia attacked in droves near the end, despite the game being long over, but gave an assured display amidst the madness all around him.
Solid and dependable as always in the first half, but clearly allowed his mind to wander when his team went 6-1 in front, and gave Valencia room to create chances and get back into the match. Will need to return to his old self in midweek.
Given a rare outing in the back line, but once again failed to look entirely convincing, and slightly out of his depth. Was replaced by Pedro Leon with 25 minutes remaining.
Like Garay, hasn't always been the most convincing replacement for Jose Mourinho this season, and again, despite the emphatic nature of the win, didn't look entirely comfortable when Valencia attacked with pace.
A glimpse of the former genius of the Brazilian. Instrumental, and involved in almost every goal, getting his name on the scoresheet twice thanks to two excellent runs from deep. Also provided a seamless assist for Higuain to complete his hat-trick.
A solid enough evening from the Frenchman, who sat deep for the first hour and allowed the attacking players to flourish, but gave Mata far too much room to create in the final stages, although the match had been won at that stage.
A hard-working display from Khedira's replacement, who pushed and harried to great effect in the first half as Madrid counter-attacked to perfection. Influence waned in the second, but put himself into contention for a start in midweek against Barcelona.
Fantastic night for the Frenchman, who was at the heart of everything positive produced by the visitors, and linked wonderfully well with Kaka and Higuain. Opened the scoring, and played a key role in another three goals.
The Argentine is back with a bang. A clinical hat-trick from inside the area, his link up play with Kaka and Higuain, despite the poor defending from the hosts, was a joy to watch at times. His form has provided Mourinho a selection headache for the crunch Champions League meetings.
A rare outing for the young Spaniard, who clearly relished in the room being given to him by the Valencia defenders, and despite not being as influential to the scoreline as some of his teammates, still produced an encouraging display.
- 1 César
- 15 Dealbert
Came on for the woeful Mathieu for the last 10 minutes, and was able to get his name on the scoresheet, slotting home from close range.
- 7 Joaquín
- 6 Albelda
- 11 Aduriz
Will have did his confidence the world of good by scoring a calm finish, even though the match was long over.
- 13 Adán
- 3 Pepe
- 12 Marcelo
Given the last half hour in order to remain fresh for the upcoming clash with Barcelona.
Given the last twenty minutes in place of Ezequiel Garay.
- 23 M. Özil
On for the closing stages, and although he appeared lively and desperate to get him name on the scoresheet, he couldn't fashion a clear chance.