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Real Madrid vs Ludogorets, UEFA Champions League 2014-15: Player Ratings

Gareth Bale shines as Real Madrid cruises to a perfect 18 out of 18 possible points in the Champions League group stage.

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Keylor Navas: 7 - After over a week without seeing the pitch, Navas never looked bothered by the Ludogorets attack.

Fábio Coentrão: 7 - A sneaky good performance by a fully fit Coentrão. Over 96 percent of his passes found their man, and he helped erase the left side as an option for Ludogorets.

Nacho: 8 - Four tackles, six interceptions, and three clearances for the youth product who had no problems erasing attacks coming in.

Raphaël Varane: 8 - Varane makes defending look effortless, and it was again the case tonight. I can't remember seeing him getting beat once as he continues to impress.

Álvaro Arbeloa: 6 - Over ten years into his career and Arbeloa is quietly developing a bit of an offensive propensity. His goal will shadow an otherwise forgettable performance.

Isco: 8 - Only six of his 100 passes didn't connect, which is unsurprising for the Spanish dynamo, but his defensive work continues to improve as he, in fact, led the team with six tackles.

Asier Illarramendi: 9 - Illarra's playing like he's been a staple of the midfield for years while he's only just recently become a regular. He was constantly back defending and getting the ball to Isco and Kroos' feet, which is his role exactly. Not much more could be asked of Illarra.

Toni Kroos: 7 - It was a bit of a surprise Kroos even saw the field, but he looked his usual self, if not a little anxious to not over-extend himself in an otherwise useless match.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 8 - After missing a penalty against Stoyanov in the first match, the world's best redeemed himself by scoring at home, and he added a late assist for good measure. Business as usual for Cristiano.

Javier Hernández: 5 - Chicharito looked a step or two behind the play today and hardly ever saw the ball. In his defense, Bale and Ronaldo each seemed determined to shoot as often as possible (with nine and 10 shots for them, respectively), leaving Chicharito the odd man out.

Gareth Bale: 9 - Not only was Bale menacing down the right flank, but this was the first time I've seen him excel in tracking back. Ludogorets had no answers for Bale, who was clearly hungry to score. Why some of the Bernabéu thought his performance was worthy of whistling is beyond me.

Marcelo: 5 - Generally uninvolved in his 30 minutes, but he did pick up a yellow which hopefully won't spell trouble going forward in the Champions League.

Jesé: 5 - Similar to Chicharito, Jesé had a hard time even getting the ball on his feet. However he looked fit and confident as he'll be eased back into the lineup more and more.

Medrán: Insufficient minutes - But he did score a remarkably lucky goal, which will do nothing but boost the youngster's confidence.

Man of the Match: Gareth Bale

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