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December 2, 2012 5:00 AM SGT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Alberto Undiano‎
Attendance:‬ 79000‎
 
 
66′ Mesut Özil
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Goal.com rates the players at Santiago Bernabeu as Jose Mourinho's side sealed a comfortable win over their cross-city rivals thanks to goals either side of half-time

By Charlie Scott

  • Iker Casillas
    24
    3
    3.00

    Iker Casillas

    Met Falcao well to block the Colombian from getting a shot at goal early on, but apart from that had little else to do over the course of the game.

  • Pepe
    23
    3
    3.00

    Pepe

    Teetered on the brink of losing his head for much of the game as tempers flared. Still put in some fine challenges on Costa and Falcao despite his fluctuating mood.

  • Sergio Ramos
    26
    2
    3.50

    Sergio Ramos

    Lucky not to be sent off after catching Falcao with an elbow midway through the first half, and showed his petulant side with some play-acting in the second half. Like Pepe, he too redeemed himself slightly with some sound defending, but his off-the-ball behaviour will attract more attention.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    21
    2
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Got forward for his side down the left and limited the impact of Koke on the right for Atletico. Continued his comeback from injury well by completing the full 90 minutes.

  • Arbeloa
    18
    2
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    His fine positioning allowed him to nullify the threat of Turan for the away side, while he also dispossessed Falcao on a couple of occasions in the second half.

  • Sami Khedira
    23
    3
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    Picked up a yellow card after catching Turan in the first half, and this meant he was walking a tightrope for the remainder of the game which limited his impact in midfield.

  • Mesut Özil
    37
    2
    4.00

    Mesut Özil

    The Germany international found himself on the periphery of the match in the first half, but shifted into gear after the break. Scored his side's second with a well-taken half volley to secure all three points.

  • Xabi Alonso
    23
    2
    3.50

    Xabi Alonso

    Put himself about in midfield for Mourinho's team as Gabi and Mario Suarez flew into challenges for Atletico. Also set Ronaldo up for a chance from a quickly-taken free kick minutes before half-time.

  • Ángel Di María
    12
    9
    2.50

    Ángel Di María

    Unusually quiet during his time on the pitch, as play got bogged down in midfield and both sides struggled to carve out clear chances. Subbed off for Callejon in the second half.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    48
    7
    4.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    The Portuguese forward proved the difference in tonight's game, scoring the opening goal with a fantastic free kick in the 16th minute, and providing a fine assist for Ozil's strike after the break.

  • Karim Benzema
    22
    3
    3.00

    Karim Benzema

    Very quite in the first half as Madrid, Ronaldo's free kick aside, struggled to move the ball into attacking areas. Improved in the second half but was still subbed off late on for Rodriguez.

Substitutions

  • Luka Modric
    18
    4

    Luka Modric

    Replaced Ozil late in the game and looked good on the ball, dribbling at the heart of the Atletico defence on a couple of occasions.

  • José Rodríguez
    13
    0

    José Rodríguez

    No time to leave his mark on the game after being brought on in injury time at the end of the match.

  • José Callejón
    17
    1
    3.00

    José Callejón

    Full of running after being introduced for Di Maria in the second half. Stretched Atletico's tiring defence as the game wore on.

  • Thibaut Courtois
    2
    2
    2.00

    Thibaut Courtois

    Beaten by two fine finishes from Ronaldo and Ozil in a game in which he did not impress.

  • Diego Godín
    0
    2
    2.50

    Diego Godín

    Set Falcao up with a chance early on, but that was as good as it got for the Uruguayan defender. Struggled against Ronaldo and Benzema particularly in the second half.

  • Cata Díaz
    0
    2
    3.00

    Cata Díaz

    In an unfamiliar left-back position, the 33-year-old did well until Madrid scored the second goal, as he lost the run of Ozil who dispatched the ball part Courtois to increase the home side's lead.

  • Juanfran
    1
    1
    2.50

    Juanfran

    Was caught out high up the pitch as Madrid took control in the second half, and found his way into the referee's book after catching Ronaldo with a rash challenge.

  • Miranda
    0
    2
    3.00

    Miranda

    Gave the ball straight to Benzema in the 35th minute, and was fortunate to see the Frenchman waste the opportunity to test Courtois. Another player who picked up a yellow card for Atleti, his for a cynical trip on Benzema in the second half.

  • Mario Suárez
    0
    3
    2.50

    Mario Suárez

    The midfielder lost his cool once or twice during the match and was lucky not to be carded for a very late challenge on Ronaldo on the cusp of half-time. His passing was decent in central midfield, but he gave away far too many free kicks.

  • Koke
    1
    1
    3.00

    Koke

    Quiet by his own standards during the match as his team struggled to create goalscoring chances, against a resilient Madrid side.

  • Arda Turan
    0
    3
    2.00

    Arda Turan

    Stupidly handled the ball to gift Madrid the free kick from which they took the lead through Ronaldo. Offered little attacking threat as he was dragged back to help his team defensively as Madrid dominated possession.

  • Gabi
    1
    1
    3.00

    Gabi

    Battled well with Khedira and Alonso in the centre of the pitch, and was one of his side's better performers this evening.

  • Radamel Falcao
    2
    9
    2.00

    Radamel Falcao Flop of the Match

    Afforded very little space by Pepe and Ramos, the Colombian struggled as his team-mates dropped deep behind him. Picked up a silly booking late on for a foul on Callejon. One to forget for the talented forward.

  • Diego Costa
    0
    14
    2.50

    Diego Costa

    After starting the game well by creating a chance for Falcao his performance went down hilll from there. He was fortunate not to be booked in clashes with Ramos either side of half-time as both teams lost their discipline at times.

Substitutions

  • Tiago
    0
    2
    2.50

    Tiago

    Tidy on the ball after coming on in the second half, but could do nothing to alter the result as Madrid took control following their second goal.

  • Adrián
    0
    2

    Adrián

    Offered nothing as an attacking threat after being brought on, and should have been booked for a foul on Callejon.

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