The experienced goalkeeper had very little to do. He did make a handful of smart saves but was helpless in stopping the Granada goal.
Looked good going forward but was easily beaten by Uche down the wing in the run-up to the away side's only goal of the game.
Solid performance from the young Frenchman, who showed real signs of quality at times. Lapse of concentration for Granada's goal but the former Lens man was not alone.
The Spanish international looked great again at centre-back, oozing class at times. He also scored Madrid's all important second goal which settled any nerves around the Bernabeu.
Showed real class at times and was directly involved in three of Madrid's goals. After an early season blip in form, the German looks close to his best.
Decent performance from the energetic midfielder, who broke play up well and was always looking to get forward, even if his few efforts on goal were poor.
Had a fairly good game at the right side of defence although on occasion in the first period he was caught a little too far forward. Improved in the second half.
The former Liverpool man showcased his usual superb passing ability from midfield and helped his team control the tempo of the game throughout.
Added the third goal straight after the break to put the game to bed and showed he can play with Benzema upfront as the pair caused the visitors all sorts of problems.
The Portuguese attacker looked bright in patches but he did not have his finishing boots as he fired several shots well off target. However the former Manchester United man did grab his goal in the 89th minute and played a part in setting up Benzema's opener.
The Frenchman was in ruthless form in front of goal as he added two more strikes to his tally. His movement was top notch and Granada could not cope with the striker's pace and power.
The goalkeeper did make some decent stops in the first half but could have done a lot better with Madrid's strikes in the second period.
The centre-back had a good game in the first half although he did tire in the second period, which caused some gaps at the back for Madrid to exploit.
The former Udinese man looked great going forward but left a lot to be desired defensively as his slack marking allowed Madrid's attackers in one too many times.
After a promising opening the right-back was at fault for Madrid's opener, needlessly giving the ball away. This knocked his confidence a little as he then struggled to impose himself on the game.
Fairly decent performance from the former Dynamo Kiev man in the first half although he went to sleep in the early stages of the second, which allowed Higuain to score Madrid's third.
Quiet game from the man on-loan from Benfica, who struggled to get his foot on the ball and dictate play in midfield.
Lively in the first half, always looking to get down the wing but he was a little subdued in the second period as Madrid took control of the game.
Did very well to get into the box to score his team's equaliser. Always looked dangerous getting forward and proved he does not look out of place against Spain's top teams.
Despite a slow start the Algerian soon perked up and made some solid tackles in the middle of the park while also proving to be a willing runner.
Struggled to really get into the game and lacked the mobility to really cause the Madrid defence any problems.
Proved why Villarreal are considering terminating his loan spell at Granada. His pace was a constant threat for his side and he did very well to create Rico's goal.
- 13 Adán
- 18 Albiol
Showed some nice touches in a brief cameo as he helped Madrid comfortably see out the result, including setting up Ronaldo's goal
Very late appearance from the Turkish midfielder who was not given enough time to have an impact on the game.
- 5 N. Şahin
- 11 Granero
The striker replaced Benzema for the final half hour and showed some nice touches, nearly adding a sixth in injury time.
- 1 José Juan
- 5 Mainz
- 21 Cortés
Came on in the second half yet hardly touched the ball as Madrid dominated.
- 10 Jaime Romero
The former Madrid man came on in the second half and struggled to get close to his opposite numbers.
Replaced Ighalo for the final 25 minutes but the striker was not an improvement.