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Levante Vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2014-15: Player Ratings

A solid performance ended 0-5, something that shows Levante are in trouble.

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Iker Casillas: 5- It's hard to grade Casillas' performance. He did claim one aerial ball on the second half though, showing some clear progress. Real's captain kept a clean sheet for the second game in a row, and that's a trend Ancelotti will certainly like to keep alive.

Dani Carvajal: 6- The right back was caught out of position multiple times but his quickness allowed him to get back on track and defend properly. Still, Ancelotti will be hoping to see a more polished performance in defense against Liverpool and Barcelona.

Pepe: 7- Pepe is back, his defending was solid and he showed why Ancelotti trusts him so much. It will be either Varane or him for the Clásico, and Pepe made a strong case against Levante.

Nacho: 6- Made a really bad mistake on the first half, with Real Madrid up 0-1. He clearly needs some more playing time if he is to feature regularly.

Marcelo: 6- A consistent performance by the Brazilian left back, who still showed some lack of defensive commitment. Still, his offensive contribution was good enough.

Kroos: 8- The game was played according to what Kroos wanted, and that means his performance was very good. His assist to James on Real's fourth goal was simply spectacular, chipping the ball over the whole defensive line for a good finish by the Colombian attacker.

Modric: 7- Good game by Modric, who left the game after a hard tackle by a Levante player. He needs to recover if Real Madrid are to stand a chance against Liverpool and Barcelona, as he's very valuable in Ancelotti's midfield trio.

Isco: 9- While it's true that his first half was rusty and a bit mediocre, the next 45 minutes were nothing short of brilliant, showing his good skill set and even scoring Real Madrid's fifth goal. Ancelotti is lucky to have this kind of player satisfied with his role.

James: 8- He started on Real's right wing instead of Gareth Bale, and managed to score and work hard on that wing.

Ronaldo: 9.5- A brace, Real's opening goal from the penalty spot and two more goals to his record. Here's to you the winner of the 2015 FIFA Ballon D'Or.

Chicharito: 8- Good goal by a pure poacher. It's good to see Chicharito scoring when he's given the chance to start a game.

Illarramendi, Arbeloa, Medran: NQ. The game was already done when all three Real's substitutes entered the game, so there's no point in trying to grade their performances, though all three of them were decent.

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