Had virtually nothing to do but maintained his concentration to ensure he did not make any costly slip-ups.
Much like Marcelo, the right-back was similarly as adventurous with his forward play but had no qualms in dropping back at times. Displayed great maturity.
Constantly allowed the license to bomb forward and offered an outlet in attack as he regularly sent crosses into the box and always looked for interchanges - including the cut-back for Benzema's goal.
Guilty of a couple of strong challenges which were viewed as excessive in the eyes of the referee but improved in the second half.
Provided a solid foundation to the Madrid side and anticipated danger instinctively. Inspired confidence throughout the backline.
Still not quite hitting the heights of his Tottenham days, mainly due to having to switch to the right flank, the Welshman showed plenty of style but very little substance. Replaced by Jese at half time.
Missed a handful of opportunities but was mightily impressive in his link-up play, having shown to be on the same wavelengths as his forwards. Frequently released the ball quickly to create openings.
Did not dictate the tempo as much as he would have liked, having been surrounded by the energetic double pivot of Patau and Piti, but his passing game was accurate as always.
Á. di María
Initially struggled in the 'Iniesta role' alongside Modric and Alonso, but stepped up several gears in the second half as he was afforded more freedom to support the attack without Bale shadowing him.
Despite scoring and coming close from a couple of free kicks, the Granada defence had him figured out on more than one occasion. Nonetheless, his influence showed in another Madrid victory.
A true footballing enigma. Although he netted the clincher, he was on his way to setting a new record for offsides in a single match before being replaced by Isco. His movement remains too sluggish for a team challenging on three fronts.
Made a few important stops, including a world-class save to instinctively block Ronaldo's overhead kick from point-blank range.
Supported the left flank admirably as he constantly had to resume his defensive duties in order to avoid a damage-limitation scenario.
His physical approach to the game saw him lucky to stay on the pitch. Was far less economical than his defensive partner.
Used his anticipation to read danger on numerous occasions but his lack of pace saw him susceptible to being caught out by Madrid's front players.
Constantly showed intent to push up the pitch and did well enough to nullify Ronaldo at first. However, Di Maria doubled up with the winger to make life increasingly difficult for the Nigerian.
Acting as a double pivot alongside Iturra, he kept things simple by passing the ball around neatly in the first half before being swamped by the Madrid tidal wave after the break. Replaced late on.
Had a tendency to nip at his opponents' heels but his break-up play was important in keeping Granada at bay for most part.
Did his best to provide a cutting edge in attack alongside Brahimi and El Arabi but ended the match as part of a five-man midfield, showing his commitment to the cause.
Looked lively with the ball at his feet as he got past his opponent on more than one occasion and did his bit to track back and help out his colleagues defensively.
Although extremely scruffy with his general play and poor in possession, he was combative from the first to the last minute and made plenty of tough tackles.
Posed a threat with his powerful shooting and ability to link up with team-mates but was marked out of the game after the hour mark.