Real Madrid put up a show of their abilities against Elche as goals from Fede Valverde, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio steered Los Blancos to grab the 3 points from Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
Here are the Real Madrid player ratings from the match:
Andriy Lunin — 8: Was sound in front of the goal. Made 3 crucial saves throughout the game. Good with his claims but most of the times left unthreatened by Elche.
Dani Carvajal —8: The Spaniard continues his stellar run from right-back. Combined well with Valverde and Rodrygo to unlock the Elche defence several times from the right. He could have been entitled an assist for the third goal which was ruled out for offside.
Eder Militao —8.5: A colossal presence in defence. Used his strength and stature correctly to neutralise any imminent threats from Elche attackers.
Antonio Rudiger —7: Got a cheap yellow card for creating an unnecessary disturbance inside the box during a corner at the end. His recovery has gone well and he showed that by winning aerial duels as well as helping the team build from the back.
David Alaba —8: Played in his natural position as a left-back and gave a considerable attacking edge to Real Madrid’s gameplay. Could have gotten his name on the score list but his goal was ruled out following an offside from Benzema who was involved in the gameplay.
Fede Valverde —8.5: The Uruguayan continues his goalscoring run as he scored the opener from a volley outside the box. His work-rate helped him cover ground both in the right and in midfield.
Luka Modric —7: Contributed to connecting passes and unlocking the opposition throughout his time during the game. Was subbed off in the 62nd minute.
Toni Kroos —7: Was involved in defensive gameplay most of the time and he fared well. Like always, synced well with everyone to give Elche a hard time.
Rodrygo —9: Another stupendous performance from the Brazilian who is improving day-by-day this season. Made two assists during the game — one was from Benzema’s goal in which he fed the ball to the Frenchman with a back heel and the second for Asensio’s goal as he threw in a precisive cross from the left.
Vinicius Jr —7: Gave Elche defenders a hard time with his menacing forward runs. Attracted a few fouls but couldn’t get himself involved in a goal after some wonderful displays.
Karim Benzema —8: Got two goals cancelled out for offside on the night by fine margins. Instead of getting disappointed, Benzema enjoyed the game with his exemplary passing and found the net after combining with Rodrygo. Ballon d’Or winner for a reason.
Aurelien Tchouameni —5: Since coming on from the bench, he kept the Elche attackers at bay. His passing game looked improved, just like the team.
Marco Asensio —7: Made an immediate impact after coming on by scoring a goal. Made a few attempts towards the end which ended in corners.
Eduardo Camavinga —5: Attracted a few fouls to keep the momentum flowing for Real Madrid.
Lucas Vasquez and Nacho came on late and couldn’t make a significant impact on the game.