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September 24, 2011 11:30 PM IST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ José Paradas‎
Attendance:‬ 72000‎
 
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51′ (PG) Cristiano Ronaldo
 
 
 
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Player Ratings: Real Madrid 6-2 Rayo Vallecano

Goal.com rates the players involved in the 6-2 thrashing in Spain's capital by Jose Mourinho's side

By Roger Gonzalez

  • Iker Casillas
    14
    7
    2.50

    Iker Casillas

    Was not tested much, despite giving up two goals. Made a solid save from Tamudo's shot early. Both goals were conceded by poor defending.

  • Marcelo
    13
    5
    3.50

    Marcelo

    Was exposed early on the right by Lass. Recovered well, performing better in the second half, including making a few runs forward. Decent showing from the Brazilian.

  • Raphaël Varane
    22
    2
    3.50

    Raphaël Varane

    Scored a beautiful goal in the second half and showed his quality in the back with powerful headed clearances and swift passing.

  • Raúl Albiol
    7
    7
    2.50

    Raúl Albiol

    The former Valencia man has really fallen at hard times, rarely playing for Madrid. In this appearance, he showed little of his former self, looking a step slow while failing on several attempted tackles.

  • Sergio Ramos
    11
    4
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Assisted Higuain's goal with a powerful header. In defence, he was troubled by Rayo's pacey attackers, but improved as the match progressed.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    51
    12
    4.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    Scored a hat-trick, including two penalty kicks. The attacker took a little while to get going, but when he did, he was dynamic with the ball, infiltrating the box at will and initiating attacks from the middle of the pitch.

  • Lassana Diarra
    7
    9
    2.00

    Lassana Diarra

    Taken off for Ozil early in the contest as Mourinho looked for more in attack. It was his poor pass that led to Rayo's shock opening goal.

  • Kaká
    46
    8
    4.00

    Kaká

    Made a few darting runs, looking a bit like his old self at times. Was taken off in the second half however, failing to continue his good form after the break. Through pass set up Ronaldo for the crucial equaliser.

  • Xabi Alonso
    11
    4
    3.00

    Xabi Alonso

    Swung in dangerous deliveries from set-pieces, but he did fail to threaten with any long shots. An ordinary performance by the former Liverpool man, who didn't stamp his authority on the match.

  • Ángel Di María
    3
    16
    1.50

    Ángel Di María Flop of the Match

    Dangerous at times on the flank, but his efforts were ruined by his second-half red card, earning a second yellow with a handball, compounding a miserable week for the Argentine.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    10
    6
    3.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Scored an easy goal right before half time in his only true chance. Did not make many runs into space, looking lost.

Substitutions

  • Sami Khedira
    15
    4
    2.50

    Sami Khedira

    A substitute who was calm with the ball, aiding in keeping possession for his team.

  • Mesut Özil
    27
    5
    3.50

    Mesut Özil

    A fantastic substitute, the German played a flurry of dangerous passes, including a perfect one to set up Benzema.

  • Karim Benzema
    18
    2
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    Took his first chance with class, finishing with a delicate strike as Real poured on the pressure.

  • Dani
    2
    1
    2.00

    Dani

    Poor showing by allowing six goals. A nightmare for the custodian, but his defence did little to help.

  • Casado
    1
    0
    2.50

    Casado

    Was solid for the first 20 minutes, then they almost just stopped playing. The pressure was too much for the defender as Di Maria managed to send in numerous threatening crosses from the wing before being sent off.

  • Jordi Figueras
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jordi Figueras

    Was caught out of place scores of times, failing to track back towards the centre and consistently losing his bearings.

  • Arribas
    1
    0
    0.00

    Arribas

    Was booked for his silly foul on Kaka, stopping a run towards goal, and looked as lost as the rest of the back line.

  • Tito
    1
    0
    2.50

    Tito

    Frustrated Ronaldo in the early going with timely tackles before being exposed for the rest of the game. He was a yard slower than Ronaldo turned on the jets to invade the box time and time again.

  • Piti
    1
    0
    2.50

    Piti

    Was overshadowed by Lass when his team had possession. Contributed little with the ball, looking uninspired. Poor display.

  • Movilla
    1
    0
    3.50

    Movilla

    Was caught too high up, allowing Real Madrid to counter with what looked like fields of space, and his defence were left with no cover.

  • Michu
    8
    0
    3.50

    Michu

    Earned his goal seconds in simply for following on Tamudo's shot. His second goal came off solid positioning. He put away the chances he had, keeping his team in the game.

  • Javi Fuego
    1
    0
    2.50

    Javi Fuego

    Connected well with Lass on the flank, often looking for the youngster. As Real Madrid took over, the Spanish midfielder could not get into a rhythm, rarely having control of the ball.

  • Lass
    4
    2
    3.50

    Lass

    The 19-year-old was the star in the opening 20 minutes with his quick, efficient play. After terrorizing Real Madrid early, he showed little for the rest of the contest.

  • Raúl Tamudo
    1
    1
    3.00

    Raúl Tamudo

    His powerful shot just seconds in resulted in the opening goal. Should have done better on his next chance as he gifted the ball to Casillas with an open look.

Substitutions

  • Trashorras
    1
    0
    2.50

    Trashorras

    Was looked to for his scoring touch, something he failed to provide. He didn't even provide a shot as a sub.

  • Andrija Delibasic
    1
    0
    2.50

    Andrija Delibasic

    Came on for Tamudo. Perhaps he should have as he never got settled in, not seeing the ball much as Madrid dominated.

  • Dani Pacheco
    2
    0
    2.50

    Dani Pacheco

    Another useless sub as the attack of Real Madrid just took over. Had no chances in his 20 minutes on the pitch.

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 de Madrid
27 5
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