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Played
February 26, 2013 3:00 PM EST
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ Alberto Undiano‎
Attendance:‬ 95002‎
 
89′ Jordi Alba
Cristiano Ronaldo 13′ (PG)
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid (Agg. 2-4)

Goal.com casts an eye over the players' performances at Camp Nou, as Jose Mourinho's side cruised into the Copa del Rey final thanks to a fine victory.

By Charlie Scott

  • Pedro
    40
    237
    2.50

    Pedro

    The enthusiastic forward made a bright start as he set up Messi for a chance in the 2nd minute but that was his best contribution all game. Felt he should have two penalties either side of half-time but the referee thought otherwise. Replaced by Tello late on.

Substitutions

  • Thiago Alcántara
    33
    203
    2.00

    Thiago Alcántara

    Came on for Xavi in the second half when the game was already lost.

  • David Villa
    51
    204
    2.50

    David Villa

    Replaced Fabregas after 60 minutes but had no chances to alter the narrative of the match.

  • Tello
    41
    199
    2.50

    Tello

    Brought on for Pedro in the closing stages. Forced Lopez into a fine save after curling a right foot shot at goal.

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    404
    22
    3.50

    Diego López Rodríguez

    Had little to do in the first half but was forced into action shortly after the break when he stopped Busquets' powerful strike. Parried Tello's curling shot away late on before being beaten at his near post by Alba.

  • Arbeloa
    315
    35
    3.50

    Arbeloa

    Struggled slightly against Iniesta and Alba. Gave away a cheap free kick on the edge of his own area after hacking the former to the floor in the 37th minute. Improved after the break as Madrid took greater control of the game.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    342
    28
    3.50

    Fabio Coentrao

    Reliable at left back for Madrid. The only time he failed to stop Pedro was in the 2nd minute, when the Spain international created a chance for Messi. Apart from that he was confident both on and off the ball.

  • Raphaël Varane
    617
    12
    4.50

    Raphaël Varane

    The 19-year-old was fantastic again for Los Blancos, as they limited the impact of Messi with some quick pressing and well-timed tackling. The center back also rose highest to head home Madrid's third which meant he scored in both legs of the tie.

  • Sergio Ramos
    374
    22
    3.50

    Sergio Ramos

    Came within a whisker of diverting Alonso's curling free kick on target at the end of the first half. Hassled Barcelona's attackers supremely and marshaled his team well as it held out for a deserved victory.

  • Ángel Di María
    462
    21
    4.00

    Ángel Di María

    Was brilliant as an outlet for his team as they looked to break with pace whenever they had the ball. Did very well to jinx past Puyol and set up Ronaldo for Madrid's second goal. A tireless performance from the nippy Argentine.

  • Mesut Özil
    487
    27
    4.00

    Mesut Özil

    Flicked a neat pass through to Higuain in the 29th minute only for play to be brought back with the Argentine set to make it 2-0. Linked well with Di Maria and Ronaldo on the counter attack. Subbed off late on for Pepe.

  • Sami Khedira
    364
    27
    3.50

    Sami Khedira

    The German midfielder was industrious in midfield for his side, as he and Alonso outclassed Barcelona's trio of Fabregas, Xavi and Busquets. Provided the scything pass that set Di Maria free when Madrid scored their second.

  • Xabi Alonso
    412
    17
    4.00

    Xabi Alonso

    Sprayed some magnificent passes about from his central midfield berth. Looked very comfortable playing alongside Khedira.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    846
    46
    5.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo Top of the Match

    Scored in his sixth consecutive Clasico when he won and converted a penalty for Madrid in the 14th minute before adding a calmly-taken second shortly after halftime. Was crucial to Madrid's brilliant performance as he acted as the springboard for their blistering counter attacks. Stepped up again when his team needed him to.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    284
    92
    3.00

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Had a goal chalked off for offside in the 29th minute after being played in by Ozil. The attacker was not quite on the same wavelength as his teammates despite working hard. Replaced by Callejon after 70 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Pepe
    263
    75
    2.00

    Pepe

    Introduced in the closing stages as Mourinho's men eased to a 3-0 win and a place in the Copa del Rey final.

  • José Callejón
    244
    48
    2.50

    José Callejón

    Brought on with 20 minutes to go and kept the ball well as Madrid cruised to victory.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
5 0
Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder
Barcelona
4 1
Ángel Di María Ángel Di María
Midfielder
Real Madrid
4 1
Raúl García Raúl García
Midfielder
Atlético de Madrid
4 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 2