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5 Best Players in Real Madrid vs. Cordoba Match

La Liga Real Madrid vs. Cordoba: 5 Best Players

Real Madrid CF v Cordoba CF - La Liga
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With the currents being lifted on the 2014-15 season of La Liga, Real Madrid CF opened their domestic season against newly promoted Cordoba CF. The game was predicted to be a one sided affair with Real Madrid demolishing their opponent. However, Cordoba put in a good fight and looks capable of comfortably avoiding relegation if they can replicate this form throughout the season. Here is a list of five players who performed exceptionally.

5. Federico Cartabia

Federico Cartabia: Cordoba CF v Raja de Casablanca
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5. Federico Cartabia

Federico Cartabia: Cordoba CF v Raja de Casablanca
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He came on after the break for Daniel Pinillos to provide additional attacking threat for the Andalusian side. The Cordoba striker seemed ahead of his marker and created a couple of quality chances for the newly promoted club.

4. Mike Havenaar

Mike Havenaar: Marbella FC v Cordoba CF friendly football match
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4. Mike Havenaar

Mike Havenaar: Marbella FC v Cordoba CF friendly football match
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Although the Cordoba striker was unable to score, Havenaar was in position for two great opportunities. The former Vitesse striker had both Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas beat before the break, but missed the target.

3. Isco

Isco: Real Madrid CF v Cordoba CF - La Liga
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3. Isco

Isco: Real Madrid CF v Cordoba CF - La Liga
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The Real Madrid attacking midfielder came on as a second-half substitute for the newly signed James Rodriguez. Isco proved instrumental to Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal to seal the game and the former Malaga CF star’s hold up and hesitation play increased the lethality of the Spanish capital club.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid CF v Cordoba CF - La Liga
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2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid CF v Cordoba CF - La Liga
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The reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or winner had a frustrating night, as he was called offside time and time again throughout the match. However, Ronaldo hit the back of the net with a brilliantly struck shot from significant distance outside the box. The Real Madrid star has now scored against every single side he has come up against in La Liga after this goal on Cordoba.

1. Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema: Real Madrid CF v Cordoba CF - La Liga
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1. Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema: Real Madrid CF v Cordoba CF - La Liga
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Big Benz put the UEFA Champions League winner ahead in the 30’ minute off a corner by Toni Kroos. The French international settled Madridista nerves as the Blancos looked unable to unlock the Cordoba defense. Benzema’s goal saved the Capital club from opening day blushes.