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February 9, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Carlos Delgado‎
Attendance:‬ 65000‎
 
26′ C. Ronaldo
 
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Player Ratings: Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over events at Santiago Bernabeu as a Cristiano Ronaldo masterclass got los Blancos back to winning ways in la Liga

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    278
    17
    3.00

    Diego López Rodríguez

    Made a smart save on a close range Reyes effort, but otherwise, his first game against his former club was rather uneventful in goal.

  • Sergio Ramos
    249
    28
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Absolutely dominant in the air as he nullified Sevilla’s threat from free kicks and crosses. His impact was not limited to his own area, as he provided significant presence at the other end of the pitch on set pieces.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    217
    38
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Navas was able to manufacture space a bit too easily once or twice, but otherwise, Coentrao took care of business at the back and linked well with Ronaldo out wide.

  • Arbeloa
    207
    41
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Your typical Arbeloa display - solid and simple at the back while providing a decent, if unspectacular option going forward.

  • Raúl Albiol
    154
    81
    2.50

    Raúl Albiol

    Caught a bit complacent as he got turned far too easily by Manu for Sevilla's consolation goal in the closing stages of the game.

  • Michael Essien
    265
    41
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    A hard worker in the centre of the park, though admittedly, he will be faced with much harder tests in the coming months than this timid Sevilla midfield.

  • Luka Modric
    264
    88
    2.50

    Luka Modric

    A disciplined game from the Croatian, who took a measured approach to his passing and did not abandon his central position without great cause.

  • C. Ronaldo
    781
    62
    5.00

    C. Ronaldo Top of the Match

    There were calls for him to be rested with Manchester United on the horizon, but Mourinho threw his compatriot on from the start, and his decision was fully vindicated by an electrifying display. Ronaldo scored three and assisted another, with a devilish shimmy and shot from 20 yards out the pick of a quality bunch. Taken off around the hour mark to a thunderous ovation from the home fans.

  • Kaká
    620
    25
    3.50

    Kaká

    Gave a very positive impression of himself in an advanced midfield position. Looked confident on the ball, and made some intelligent plays under pressure from the Sevilla defence.

  • Karim Benzema
    303
    39
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    With Higuain provisionally occupying the centre forward spot, Benzema often drifted wide to receive the ball. This nullified his goal threat somewhat, but he still managed to come up trumps in that regard with the simplest of tap-ins to open the scoring.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    188
    129
    2.00

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Looked uncomfortable sharing space with Benzema, and despite squaring a nifty assist for Ronaldo to complete his hattrick, he was given an early bath with two yellow cards. Admittedly his first, for handball, was rather harsh.

Substitutions

  • Pepe
    230
    34
    3.00

    Pepe

    Strong and mobile at the back, preventing Sevilla from getting much of a look in at goal.

  • José Callejón
    179
    49
    3.00

    José Callejón

    Some neat touches and a willingness to make runs off the ball in his limited spell on the field.

  • Morata
    202
    30
    2.50

    Morata

    Rarely tested in what was a comfortable run out with the game long put to bed.

  • Beto
    33
    22
    3.00

    Beto

    Could not be blamed for any of the Madrid goals as the defence in front of him was extremely unreliable.

  • Federico Julián Fazio
    12
    29
    2.00

    Federico Julián Fazio

    An awful moment of hesitancy to allow a routine back-header to float past him, from which Ronaldo ran in behind to score his second goal.

  • Fernando Navarro
    11
    26
    2.50

    Fernando Navarro

    A tad unlucky to see his attempted clearance bobble into the path of Benzema for the opener, and he committed a few careless fouls.

  • Emir Spahic
    16
    31
    2.50

    Emir Spahic

    Hit or miss from the centre back, who was nervy when the likes of Ronaldo ran directly at him.

  • Coke
    11
    25
    2.50

    Coke

    Ronaldo was able to sprint in behind him as if he wasn't there for Madrid's opening goal. He was decent otherwise, but that lapse cost his team.

  • Jesús Navas González
    60
    25
    3.50

    Jesús Navas González

    The best of a sorry Sevilla bunch. Navas did not let his head drop even as the goals kept raining in at the other end. He constantly looked to run at Coentrao, and was able to get a few good deliveries in ahead of the full back.

  • Gary Medel
    12
    27
    2.50

    Gary Medel

    Offered his side little of note in midfield as he failed to create anything meaningful while his defensive work was unsatisfactory.

  • Hedwiges Maduro
    14
    44
    1.50

    Hedwiges Maduro Flop of the Match

    An abject display from the midfielder, who failed to offer his defence any sort of protection. Beaten with ease by Ronaldo for Madrid's second, before picking up his second yellow card in the closing stages.

  • Geoffrey Kondogbia
    13
    25
    2.50

    Geoffrey Kondogbia

    Try as he might, he simply was not able to stem the tide of the game against his side. Second best a number of times in midfield.

  • Negredo
    24
    29
    3.00

    Negredo

    Led the line decently for the visitors, giving the Madrid defence something to thing about with his work off the ball. Really starved for service though.

  • Reyes
    22
    27
    2.50

    Reyes

    Though he managed to squeeze in a shot that forced Diego Lopez to work, he was too often found retreating into his shell when on the ball. Needed to be far more ambitious.

Substitutions

  • Alberto
    10
    22
    3.00

    Alberto

    Came into a hopeless situation for his side but still acquitted himself decently.

  • Javi Hervás
    12
    20
    3.00

    Javi Hervás

    Not enough time to make his mark on the game.

  • Manu Del Moral
    27
    19
    3.50

    Manu Del Moral

    Pulled one back for his side with a neat finish in the closing stages of the contest.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
27 5
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0