How did the hosts play in their El Clasico win over Barcelona?
Real Madrid celebrated an El Clasico victory this evening as second half goals from Pepe and Karim Benzema proved to be enough to see off a surprisingly quiet Barcelona side.
Here is how we rated the Real players during their potentially season defining victory:
GK) Iker Casillas 6 – A couple of shaky moments but a lot better than he has been on some occasions this season.
RB) Dani Carvajal 9 – An absolutely exceptional performance from Carvajal who was strong in the challenge, played intelligently and used the ball well.
CB) Pepe 8 – Dominant in the centre of defence and scored the decisive goal just after half time with a stooping header.