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May 11, 2011 7:00 PM BST
Estadio Ciudad de Valencia — Valencia
Referee:‬ José Paradas‎
Attendance:‬ 17000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Levante 1-1 Barcelona

Goal.com rates the players on show as Barcelona win the La Liga title with a draw at Levante with Seydou Keita and Felipe Caicedo on target on the night

By Martin Macdonald

  • Gustavo Munúa
    4
    4
    3.00

    Gustavo Munúa

    Did not have too much to deal with, had no chance for Keita's header and most of Barcelona's shots were off target.

  • Juan García García
    2
    4
    3.00

    Juan García García

    Forced Dani Alves to come infield to affect the play and did not let the Brazilian make his trademark runs behind the defence.

  • Nano
    2
    4
    3.00

    Nano

    Guilty of a few rash challenges on the edge of his box but for the most part communicated with his defensive partner to keep the defence well structured.

  • Ballesteros
    2
    3
    3.00

    Ballesteros

    Terrorised by the pace of Lionel Messi and could not deal with the runs towards him. Did however keep the Levante defence an organised and solid unit for the majority of the match.

  • Javi Venta
    2
    3
    3.00

    Javi Venta

    Showed his experience throughout the match, even when dealing with the trickery of Ibrahim Afellay.

  • Xavi Torres
    2
    3
    3.00

    Xavi Torres

    Pressed the Barcelona midfielders very well and even instigated a few counter attacks by nicking possession.

  • Pallardó
    2
    3
    3.00

    Pallardó

    Provided good protection for his defence and stopped Barcelona attacks with a few well-timed challenges.

  • Iborra
    1
    2
    2.50

    Iborra

    Was simple in his passing and did not try anything too spectacular, was a calming presence when in possession.

  • Xisco
    2
    3
    2.50

    Xisco

    Was always a willing runner to get on to the knock-downs and lay-offs of Caicedo and managed to get a couple of shots on goal. However, he was unable to test Victor Valdes.

  • Felipe Caicedo
    10
    2
    3.50

    Felipe Caicedo

    Always a thorn in the side of the Barcelona defenders, who were often struggling to deal with his pace and power. His determination to chase down the ball earned him a goal and epitomised his performance.

  • Valdo
    2
    2
    2.50

    Valdo

    Got the better of Eric Abidal a few times and was determined in his pressing of the ball which forced Barca into a few rash clearances. However, did not manage to get on the ball enough.

Substitutions

  • Larrea
    2
    2
    0.00

    Larrea

    Replaced Pallardo in the middle of midfield.

  • Stuani
    2
    1
    0.00

    Stuani

    Replacement for Caicedo in the 74th minute.

  • Víctor Valdés
    13
    6
    3.00

    Víctor Valdés

    Was not altogether innocent for the Levante goal and failed to communicate with his central defender. Did manage to pull off a few good saves from long range Levante shots.

  • Éric Abidal
    17
    3
    3.00

    Éric Abidal

    Played well in his first start back from serious illness. Was caught on the ball a few times but managed to initiate a few counter attacks down the left hand side after winning possession.

  • Piqué
    9
    5
    2.00

    Piqué Flop of the Match

    Bullied at times by Felipe Caicedo and a shaky performance was topped off when a failure to clear the ball and a lack of concentration allowed Caicedo rob him and score for the equaliser.

  • Javier Mascherano
    15
    3
    3.00

    Javier Mascherano

    Made a couple of very important interceptions that would have had Caicedo through on goal. Did well to instigate some counter attacks for his side.

  • Daniel Alves
    11
    1
    3.00

    Daniel Alves

    Defensively sound but did not drive down the right flank as much. Often found coming inside to receive possession which left Barcelona a man down on the right hand side when attacking.

  • Seydou Keita
    13
    4
    3.50

    Seydou Keita

    Added solidity in the midfield area and a determined performance was capped off with a lung busting run into the box to power a wonderful header into the top corner to grab his goal.

  • Xavi
    28
    3
    2.50

    Xavi

    Puppeteer of the match from start to finish and showed an extensive range in his passing. Kept possession expertly with short passes and set up Keita's goal with a glorious pass over the top of the Levante defence.

  • Busquets
    10
    4
    3.00

    Busquets

    Was dogged in midfield and linked up well with Xavi when in possession. Got further forward than usual and did look dangerous when playing in the hole.

  • David Villa
    5
    6
    2.50

    David Villa

    Kept possession well in the final third and was unlucky with a shot at goal from the left channel. But ultimately did not cause the Levante defence a lot of problems.

  • Lionel Messi
    25
    11
    3.50

    Lionel Messi Top of the Match

    Showed incredible pace and agility when bearing down on the Levante defence and was a threat at all times. Was unlucky not to get a goal after two jaw-dropping jinking runs resulted in him hitting the woodwork and putting the ball an inch past the post.

  • Ibrahim Afellay
    22
    2
    3.00

    Ibrahim Afellay

    Did not have much joy when going down the left flank, but picked passes well when coming inside and was a willing runner to create space for his team mates.

Substitutions

  • Andreu Fontàs Prat
    7
    4
    3.00

    Andreu Fontàs Prat

    Came on to replace Eric Abidal.

  • Pedro
    6
    3
    0.00

    Pedro

    Late substitution.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético Madrid
26 4
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0