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3 vs 3
Played
March 22, 2013 6:15 PM IST
National Stadium Ramat Gan — Tel Aviv
Referee:‬ S. Lannoy‎
Attendance:‬ 38600‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Israel 3-3 Portugal

Goal.com rates the players on show as Paulo Bento's side secure a last-gasp point in Tel Aviv...

By Ben McAleer

  • Dudú Aouate
    4
    3
    2.50

    Dudú Aouate

    Could do little for the three goals and was reliable when called upon. Did well to deny Martins and Postiga late on as Portugal pushed for the equaliser.

  • Eitan Tibi
    4
    2
    2.50

    Eitan Tibi

    Made a superb last ditch challenge on Postiga in the second half to keep his side in front just after half-time. Worked hard and deserved the point come full-time.

  • Rami Gershon
    4
    2
    3.00

    Rami Gershon

    Gave his side a two-goal cushion with 20 minutes remaining, which should've been enough to guarantee the win, but couldn't prevent Postiga and Coentrao netting for the visitors.

  • Tal Ben Haim
    5
    2
    3.00

    Tal Ben Haim

    Almost cost his side a goal in the first half, but recovered excellently to make a brilliant last ditch challenge on Postiga.

  • Yuval Spungin
    5
    2
    2.50

    Yuval Spungin

    Struggled at times with Coentrao but defended well enough to limit the opportunities of the visitors.

  • Beram Kayal
    4
    2
    3.00

    Beram Kayal

    Continuously tested the Portugal right side during the encounter and his ability aided in alleviating pressure when his side were on the back foot.

  • Bibras Natcho
    4
    2
    3.50

    Bibras Natcho

    Could've had an assist in the first half following a well worked free kick, before his corned picked out Gershon for Israel's third goal of the game.

  • Maor Melikson
    5
    2
    3.50

    Maor Melikson

    Kept the likes of Moutinho and Veloso at bay during his time on the pitch and was deserving of the plaudits. If anything, Israel lost their composure when he went off.

  • Sherran Yeini
    5
    2
    2.50

    Sherran Yeini

    Completed his instructions expertly to limit Portugal to pop shots before the visitors flooded the 18-yard box in pursuit of an equaliser late on.

  • Eden Ben Basat
    5
    2
    4.00

    Eden Ben Basat

    Fired his side in front in the first half and perhaps should've helped himself to a second after half -time, but deservedly left the field of play to a standing ovation in the second half.

  • Tomer Hemed
    11
    4
    4.50

    Tomer Hemed

    Netted a stunning equaliser in the first half, set up Basat for the second and deservedly left the field to a standing ovation in the second half. Brilliant performance.

Substitutions

  • Lior Rafaelov
    3
    3
    2.00

    Lior Rafaelov

    Lacked the necessary composure in the middle of the park that Melikson provided, inviting pressure upon his side'ss defence and Portugal pressed higher up the pitch.

  • Yossi Benayoun
    6
    3

    Yossi Benayoun

    Not enough time to make an impact.

  • Eliran Atar
    4
    3
    2.50

    Eliran Atar

    Failed to replicate the striking capabilities of Hemed following his introduction, while struggling against the Portugal defence.

  • Rui Patricio
    2
    13
    2.50

    Rui Patricio

    Could do little for the Israel goals, but had a particularly quiet afternoon by his standards. Reliable when called upon other than that.

  • Bruno Alves
    7
    13
    3.00

    Bruno Alves

    Powered home an early header that saw Portugal seize the initiative, but suspect defensively. Wasn't tight enough to Hemed for Israel's opener.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    23
    7
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    A continuous threat on the left flank and supported the attack well. Perhaps poor defensively, but netted Portugal's last-ditch equaliser to keep them within touching distance of Russia.

  • João Pereira
    1
    9
    2.50

    João Pereira

    A threat from throw-ins, but not the most spectacular of performances from the Portugal man. Solid in his duties.

  • Pepe
    9
    13
    2.50

    Pepe

    Hardly a display to write home about, the defender failed to keep out both Hemed and Gershon for two goals that almost cost his side a place in Brazil.

  • Joao Moutinho
    9
    10
    3.00

    Joao Moutinho

    Kept particularly quiet in the midfield amidst reports he wasn't 100% fit ahead of the encounter. Kept his side ticking along, but not the most impressive outing from the Porto man.

  • Miguel Veloso
    8
    10
    3.00

    Miguel Veloso

    Assisted Alves for Portugal's opener and could have had himself a goal in the second half, firing just over from the edge of the box. Impressive before his substitution.

  • Raúl Meireles
    5
    10
    2.50

    Raúl Meireles

    Helped link up the defence and attack, but was frustrated in his efforts to unlock the Israel backline. A solid performance, but lacking the spark his side desperately needed in midfield.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    61
    57
    2.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    For the supposed second best player in the world, the Real Madrid man endured a torrid afternoon in Tel Aviv. Kept quiet superbly by the Israel defence, bar his assist for Postiga's goal.

  • Hélder Postiga
    5
    20
    3.00

    Hélder Postiga

    Should've netted in the first having struck the post with an open goal and forced excellent challenges from Ben Haim and Tibi either side of half-time. Netted his side's second to give them the impetus to score a third.

  • Silvestre Varela
    3
    12
    2.50

    Silvestre Varela

    A menacing threat on the flank, could've had an assist on a different day had Postiga and Ronaldo been on their toes from the off before his withdrawal on the hour mark.

Substitutions

  • Carlos Martins
    5
    9
    3.50

    Carlos Martins

    Could've netted just moments after coming on before testing Aouate from distance. Gave Portugal the much needed drive and determination upon his introduction.

  • Vieirinha
    4
    9
    2.50

    Vieirinha

    Took the place of Valera on the hour mark, but was largely ineffective in his duties and, if anything, made Portugal more narrow.

  • Hugo Almeida
    4
    11
    2.00

    Hugo Almeida

    Came on for Alves as Portugal pushed for a third but failed to really impress in the short time he was on the field.

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