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Played
September 17, 2013 7:45 p.m. IST
Türk Telekom Arena — Istanbul
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 47669‎
 
84′ Umut Bulut
Isco 33′
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid

Goal rates the players on show as Cristiano Ronaldo nets a hat-trick during a dominant display by Los Blancos in Istanbul

By Martin Macdonald

  • Néstor Muslera Micol
    2
    2
    2.00

    Néstor Muslera Micol

    Could do nothing to prevent any of the goals and actually managed to keep the scoreline down with a number of solid saves from shots on the edge of the box. Was let down by his defence. Still, beaten six times.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    0
    4
    2.00

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    Looked pretty solid in the opening 20 minutes and outmuscled Ronaldo a few times. However, his positional sense totally capitulated as the game went on and was regularly caught out at the back. Left for dead for Ronaldo's hat-trick goal.

  • Dany Nounkeu
    0
    3
    2.50

    Dany Nounkeu

    Was extremely lucky not to give away a penalty in the first half as he clipped the leg of Ronaldo. Much like his central defensive team-mate, had no positional awareness and allowed himself to be overrun by the Madrid frontline.

  • Emmanuel Eboue
    1
    3
    2.00

    Emmanuel Eboue

    Had fleeting moments in which he ran strongly with the ball, but for the majority of the match he spoiled Gala attacks with lazy balls inside. Was easily outmuscled by Isco for the opening goal.

  • Engin Baytar
    0
    2
    2.00

    Engin Baytar

    Was employed to add a dogged presence in the middle of the park but didn't get in the face of the Madrid midfield enough times. Struggled with the ball at his feet, too.

  • Felipe Melo
    1
    2
    2.00

    Felipe Melo

    Was unlucky in the first half as he was denied twice by both Madrid goalkeepers, but should have netted one chance when he missed from a few yards out. Earned his token yellow card in the first period as the red mist began to take over slightly.

  • Riera
    0
    2
    1.50

    Riera

    Displayed a decent engine down that left-hand side. However, was horribly out of his depth defensively and his dismal performance was summed up when he earned a yellow for a cynical challenge on Bale.

  • Selçuk İnan
    0
    2
    2.00

    Selçuk İnan

    Was fairly neat and tidy in possession but his display lacked a penetrating run or killer pass. Usually delivers well from set pieces but his free kicks tonight were easy to deal with.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    2
    5
    1.50

    Wesley Sneijder Flop of the Match

    Had a decent opening 20 minutes in which he was able to pick up the ball in his favourite area in between the defence and midfield. However, drifted out of the game terribly and eventually became anonymous.

  • Burak Yılmaz
    1
    3
    1.50

    Burak Yılmaz

    Put in a decent shift up top as he relentlessly pressed the Real Madrid defence for the majority of the match. However, cost his side a way back into the match as he missed a string of great chances, in particular a header at the front post.

  • Didier Drogba
    7
    1
    2.00

    Didier Drogba

    Led the line predictably well in the first half and was always chasing stray balls, but had to be withdrawn at half time due to a shoulder injury.

Substitutions

  • Bruma
    4
    0
    2.00

    Bruma

    Looked bright after coming on and tested Diego Lopez's gloves with a decent shot from the edge of the area.

  • Nordin Amrabat
    0
    2
    2.50

    Nordin Amrabat

    Set up Galatasaray's only goal as he whipped in a good cross from the right-hand side for Bulut. However, looked out of his depth as Madrid dominated.

  • Umut Bulut
    1
    1
    2.50

    Umut Bulut

    Was dogged after coming on but didn't really have too much of an effect.

  • Iker Casillas
    6
    3
    2.00

    Iker Casillas

    Made his return to the Madrid XI but was withdrawn early on after a collision with Sergio Ramos forced him off through injury.

  • Arbeloa
    6
    2
    2.50

    Arbeloa

    Had a difficult match at times as he was caught up the park when Galatasaray counterattacked, which resulted in his booking for a tug on Eboue. Not the worst performance, but a bit more concentration was required.

  • Daniel Carvajal
    9
    3
    2.50

    Daniel Carvajal

    Showed good ambition going forward as he linked up well with Di Maria initially, and later Bale. Did struggle slightly when Yilmaz or Drogba pulled out wide as he couldn't compete aerially.

  • Pepe
    4
    8
    3.00

    Pepe

    Curbed the knack to get wound up by Drogba and Yilmaz and put in a solid, dependable performance at the back. Battled with the Ivorian valiantly with balls in the air and also looked calm and collected with the ball at his feet.

  • Sergio Ramos
    7
    7
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Had a poor start to the match in which he injured Casillas with a badly-timed jump. Prospered after replacing him as captain, though, as he organised his defence well and put his head on a number of balls into the box.

  • Ángel Di María
    13
    4
    2.50

    Ángel Di María

    Passing was decent in the final third and linked up well with the other attackers. Set up the opener with a precision ball, but was not as eager as usual to go on his signature dribbles.

  • Isco
    21
    6
    3.50

    Isco

    Opened the scoring for Madrid with a fabulous solo goal and was always involved in creative play in the final third. Bounced off challenges effortlessly and split the defence with passes time and time again.

  • Luka Modric
    15
    5
    3.00

    Luka Modric

    Flourished in his deeper position, from where he dictated play from the centre of midfield. Sprayed the ball about the park expertly and was always available for the pass inside.

  • Sami Khedira
    9
    5
    2.50

    Sami Khedira

    Bossed the midfield and did not allow the Galatasaray midfield trio to overrun himself and Modric. However, was very lackadaisical in possession and looked rather fatigued.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    30
    6
    4.50

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    Was a relatively quiet first half by his standards but them burst into life in the second 45 minutes. Bagged a hat-trick, with his third strike a true moment of genius. Also got an assist for Benzema's second.

  • Karim Benzema
    15
    2
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    Had moments early on when it looked as if he would continue his poor form, but like Ronaldo, prospered in the second period as he grabbed two goals with a nice finish and a close-range strike.

Substitutions

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    14
    1
    3.00

    Diego López Rodríguez

    Was called into action to replace Casillas early on and once again filled the position excellently. Was always a dependable presence behind the defence.

  • Gareth Bale
    9
    5
    2.00

    Gareth Bale

    Went on a few signature runs after his introduction as made his Champions League debut for Madrid.

  • Asier Illarramendi
    5
    2
    2.00

    Asier Illarramendi

    Came on late in the second half and looked comfortable on the ball.

Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
6 2