Aug 12, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Real Madrid
2-0
Sevilla
Ronaldo (30', 49')
Carvajal (46'), Kroos (54')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Vitolo (43'), Navarro (67')

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla

Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed as Real Madrid won the 2014 European Super Cup with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid won the European Super Cup this evening with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.

The Portuguese scored his first on the half-hour mark, before adding a second in the early stages of the second period.

Sevilla had their moments, but largely struggled to test Iker Casillas in Cardiff.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during the all-Spanish affair.


Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with teammate James Rodriguez after scoring their team's second goal during the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on August 12, 2014© Getty Images

REAL MADRID

Goal

Iker Casillas: Had a difficult summer for Spain, but showed no signs of a hangover with a positive performance. Strong from crosses and made some bright stops in the latter stages. (7/10)

Defence

Dani Carvajal: Unusually quiet in an attacking sense, but performed his defensive duties well. Has now fully ousted Alvaro Arbeloa as first-choice right-back for Madrid. (6/10)

Pepe: Typical performance from the Portuguese - strong and composed, but did get caught out on a couple of occasions when Sevilla countered. (6/10)

Sergio Ramos: Suffered a nasty full in the latter stages, but recovered to finish the match. A threat from set pieces and dealt with the threat of Carlos Bacca impressively. (7/10)

Fabio Coentrao: Like Carvajal on the opposite side, did not venture forward on too many occasions, but was never really in danger in defensive areas. (6/10)

Midfield

Luka Modric: Another super performance from the Croatian, who controlled the midfield alongside Kroos. Now seen as Carlo Ancelotti's first-choice central midfielder. (7/10)

Toni Kroos: Brilliant debut for the German, who showed his passing range throughout the contest. Looks set to start the season alongside Modric in the centre of the park. (7/10)

James Rodriguez: Former Monaco attacker showed glimpses of his World Cup form for Colombia, but was upstaged on the night by Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. (6/10)

Attack

Gareth Bale: Set up Ronaldo's first on his return to Cardiff and tested Beto with a couple of powerful efforts. Only disappointment was the lack of a goal for the outstanding Welshman. (8/10)

Karim Benzema: Was the quietest of Madrid's front three, but set up Ronaldo's second and came close himself with a couple of efforts from distance. (6/10)

Cristiano Ronaldo: Once more the star attraction as the Portuguese scored both goals to win the match. Always a threat and remains the go-to player for his team. (9/10)

Substitutes

Isco: Replaced James 20 minutes from time and immediately picked up the pace of the match. Has a fight on his hands to make Ancelotti's first-choice XI this season. (6/10)

Marcelo: Entered late on for Coentrao and had little time to make an impact in Wales. (6/10)

Asier Illarramendi: Hardly touched the ball during his four minutes on the field. (5/10)


Sevilla coach Unai Emery watches on during a game with Atletico Madrid on August 18, 2013© Getty Images

SEVILLA

Goal

Beto: Could do nothing with Ronaldo's first, but might have done better with the attacker's second. That said, the Portuguese made some super saves throughout the contest. (7/10)

Defence

Coke: Tasked with marking Bale for long spells, the right-back stuck to his job impressively. However, he struggled to make his mark in an attacking sense. (6/10)

Federico Fazio: Sevilla's new skipper was brilliant on the night. Made block after block and proved a towering presence in the air. Has developed into a fine defender. (7/10)

Nico Pareja: Slightly less assured than centre-back partner Fazio, but did make some important blocks, especially in the second period. (6/10)

Fernando Navarro: Standout moment arrived in second period when he made a stunning last-ditch challenge on Ronaldo. Proved to be a composed presence in the full-back position. (6/10)

Midfield

Daniel Carrico: Had Sevilla's best chance in the latter stages of the first period, but fired his effort straight at Casillas. Plenty of running, but little end product. (6/10)

Grzegorz Krychowiak: Debut boy proved a dependable performer in the middle of the park. Strong without the ball and comfortable with it. Looks to be a good acquisition for the club. (6/10)

Denis Suarez: Easily Sevilla's best player in the first period, but faded in the second. On-loan Barcelona attacker could play a key role for Emery's side this season. (7/10)

Attack

Vitolo: Cut a frustrated figure for long spells as Sevilla struggled to break through the Madrid defence. Always available, but did not have much of an influence on proceedings. (6/10)

Carlos Bacca: Another that had a frustrating evening. The Colombian was full of goals last season, but struggled for service this evening. (5/10)

Aleix Vidal: Summer signing from Almeria used his pace to threaten in the early moments, but faded badly as the match progressed. Was replaced after 67 minutes. (5/10)

Substitutes

Iago Aspas: On-loan Liverpool attacker showed some nice touches during his 20 minutes on the field, but never got close enough to goal to really cause any problems. (5/10)

Jose Antonio Reyes: Replaced Suarez with 10 minutes remaining and contributed to his side's strong finish with a number of dangerous corners. Has real quality from set pieces. (6/10)

Diogo Figueiras: Entered after 85 minutes and therefore had little time to make an impact. (5/10)


Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
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