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May 26, 2013 7:00 p.m. IST
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta — Donostia-San Sebastián
Referee:‬ José González‎
Attendance:‬ 30586‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Sociedad 3-3 Real Madrid

Goal rates the players on show as the Basques rescued a point with a stoppage-time equaliser having been left to rue their profligacy in front of goal for much of the game

By Tom Webber

  • Claudio Bravo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Claudio Bravo

    Was beaten by Higuain after just six minutes but was not forced to do an awful lot after that in the first half. A couple of brilliant finishes got the better of him after the break but he was barely tested for much of the game.

  • Carlos Martínez Díez
    0
    0
    3.50

    Carlos Martínez Díez

    A solid performance from the right-back as he had the measure of Kaka throughout. He timed his tackles excellently and showed no fear in attacking his opponents with some positive runs and crosses down the right.

  • Mikel González Martínez
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mikel González Martínez Flop of the Match

    Made a shocking error after six minutes as he gifted possession to Higuain who ran through to break the deadlock. At times he looked shaky when defending against the visitors' counterattack.

  • Íñigo Martínez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Íñigo Martínez

    Read the game well, tracking runs and positioning himself astutely in order to make some key interceptions. He came agonisingly close to an embarrassing own goal after the break but was largely solid.

  • Alberto De la Bella
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alberto De la Bella

    Was keen to get forward and attack Madrid, providing Griezmann with regular support in the wide areas. He put in a great cross before the break which nearly led to a goal, and he dealt with Callejon capably.

  • Markel Bergara
    0
    0
    2.50

    Markel Bergara

    Did not provide enough of a link to the forwards from deep as his passing was not particularly expansive. He lacked awareness when Madrid countered and left his defence exposed unnecessarily.

  • Asier Illarramendi
    2
    0
    3.00

    Asier Illarramendi

    Pushed up from deep and dictated the play following Madrid's opener. He clipped a number of quality passes into the area which created some of his side's best chances, but was withdrawn on the hour mark.

  • Xabi Prieto
    2
    0
    3.50

    Xabi Prieto

    The captain did not play a particularly big part in the game during the first half but was instrumental after the break. An astonishingly cool penalty pulled a goal back for his side and he rescued a point late on with a strong header.

  • Chory Castro
    0
    0
    3.00

    Chory Castro

    The Uruguayan looked dangerous in the opening stages as he ghosted in from the right flank. However, his attempts on goal left a lot to be desired and he became less influential as he tired in the second half.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    1
    0
    3.50

    Antoine Griezmann

    Was a constant thorn in Madrid's side with his incessant running making him a real handful. He provided a variety of quality deliveries into the area and completely deserved his goal, though he could have scored even more.

  • Imanol Agirretxe
    0
    0
    3.50

    Imanol Agirretxe

    Displayed some very intelligent movement as he eluded the Blancos' defensive pair for large parts. He regularly drifted into threatening areas but was thwarted on a number of occasions by the brilliant Diego Lopez.

Substitutions

  • José Ángel
    1
    0

    José Ángel

    Brought on for Markel with nine minutes remaining.

  • Zurutuza
    0
    1
    2.50

    Zurutuza

    Replaced Illarramendi in the 59th minute but failed to add any more craft to the Sociedad midfield.

  • Diego Ifrán
    0
    0

    Diego Ifrán

    Came on for Castro in the 70th minute and looked very lively, creating a couple of decent opportunities for his team.

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    6
    2
    4.00

    Diego López Rodríguez Top of the Match

    Showed that he warrants his place in the starting line up with a number of vital saves in the first half, particularly a reaction stop to keep out Griezmann's header. Had it not been for him, Madrid could well have found themselves beaten.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    2
    1
    3.00

    Ricardo Carvalho

    The Portuguese was very static at the back and found it difficult to keep track of Agirretxe's movement. However, he made up for his lack of pace with some decent positional play in the second half.

  • Marcelo
    1
    2
    2.00

    Marcelo

    Failed to provide the sort of adventurous play that he usually offers down the left flank. He did not support Kaka enough and struggled when Sociedad doubled up on his flank. Failed in his efforts to up his game after the restart.

  • Arbeloa
    2
    0
    2.50

    Arbeloa

    Struggled to cope with the persistence of Griezmann down his side of the pitch, regularly affording the Frenchman far too much space. This forced him to hang back more than he would have liked.

  • Raúl Albiol
    4
    0
    3.50

    Raúl Albiol

    The former Valencia defender put in a very physical display and ensured that his team were not outdone aerially. On the deck, he judged his tackles brilliantly and made it difficult for the hosts to pass the ball through the middle.

  • Sami Khedira
    2
    0
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    Did not really show his usual dynamism in midfield as Madrid found themselves pressed back in the first half. He was more energetic in the second half and scored a delightful goal with 10 minutes remaining.

  • Michael Essien
    4
    1
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    Provided a strong, physical presence in the midfield and dropped in to help his side defend when they came under pressure. He got a vital touch to divert a Griezmann header behind for a corner in the first half.

  • Luka Modric
    11
    0
    3.50

    Luka Modric

    The Croatian found it difficult to impact the game as his team struggled to retain the ball, but he was devastating when orchestrating the counterattacks. He had a decent outing in the more advanced central role.

  • Kaká
    9
    1
    3.00

    Kaká

    Suffered wide on the left due to a lack of pace, but never stopped trying to get at Carlos Martinez. He was one of Madrid's most dangerous players and provided an exquisite assist for Callejon.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    1
    0
    3.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Took his first chance of the game, pouncing on Mikel Gonzalez's mistake and providing a cool finish to open the scoring. He continued to work hard despite minimal service and was only denied another by some last-ditch defending.

  • José Callejón
    0
    0
    3.00

    José Callejón

    A largely poor night for the winger was salvaged with a nice goal in the second half. Before that, he had shown no hunger for the ball and was only noticeable due to his almost non-existent display.

Substitutions

  • Nacho Fernández
    0
    0

    Nacho Fernández

    Brought on for Marcelo in the 83rd minute.

  • Mesut Özil
    0
    1
    3.00

    Mesut Özil

    Played 20 minutes in pace of Callejon and settled straight into the game. He linked up wonderfully with Khedira to set up Madrid's third goal.

  • Ángel Di María
    0
    1
    2.50

    Ángel Di María

    Replaced Kaka in the 66th minute but left his side exposed down their left which proved a source of two late goals.

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
Atl. 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