Real Madrid player ratings: What’s the point in scoring when you gift two goals?

1. Marcelo

Scored, broke the drought and was Real Madrid’s best player, because he returned to his best attacking level. He gave everything.

2. Benzema

Affected the game. He played on the left, stood up to the challenge, assisted Marcelo and hit the post. At least he tried.

3. Casemiro

Swept up when Levante tried to kill the game on the counter-attack. Cut out two very dangerous passes from Morales.

4. Ceballos

Tried to take the game by the scruff of the neck and shot from the edge of the box, although it was somewhat wayward.

5/ Odriozola

Lasted 45 minutes. Didn’t do anything dreadful, but when he went off things got better…

6. Mariano

Was given his chance and didn’t take it. Although he tried, he lacked the killer instinct which is strange for him.

7. Isco

Returning from injury, he was good in the first half but was very tried after the break. Ended up getting substituted.

8. Bale

He encouraged the Bernabeu crowd, and tried his best to change the game for Madrid, although he didn’t have much involvement.

9. Lopetegui

On the tightrope. His changes may have helped, but he’s running out of time.

10. Varane

Terrible. Messed up for the first goal, unable to deal with a long ball. Put his hand out when he shouldn’t have for the penalty.

11. Lucas

Dreadful. Didn’t contribute in attack nor did he know how to defend when he needed to. Made unnecessary fouls and his crosses went to no-one.


Morales had him for breakfast, lunch and dinner, although it was his central defensive partner who influenced the result.


Couldn’t stop Morales for the first goal and got a hand to Roger’s penalty. He wasn’t to blame but he perhaps could have done better.


Subdued. Despite starting well, the goals came, the team had to run and the game passed him by.


Another missed opportunity. He started eagerly but in a match that lacked any killer instinct, he should have assumed responsibility and taken the glory.