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August 21, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid
Referee:‬ Alberto Undiano‎
Attendance:‬ 54000‎
 
12′ David Villa
Neymar 66′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona

Goal rates the players on show as Neymar's first goal for the Catalan giants cancels out David Villa's earlier strike, giving them a slight advantage in the Supercopa

By Tom Webber

  • Thibaut Courtois
    17
    5
    3.00

    Thibaut Courtois

    The Belgian was very aware of when his area was going to come under threat and showed good judgement and a solid pair of hands when leaving his line. He made a couple of brilliant stops in the second half.

  • Diego Godín
    5
    8
    3.00

    Diego Godín

    Was perhaps lucky that a handball in the first half went unnoticed, but for the large part he was solid. Barcelona did not look able of playing through his defense and he coped well with the ball over the top.

  • Filipe Luis
    9
    4
    3.00

    Filipe Luis

    The Brazilian struggled at times up against Sanchez, and particularly when Dani Alves joined in. The Barca right back was afforded too much space on the wings but he combined well with Arda to defend and counter.

  • Juanfran
    5
    8
    3.00

    Juanfran

    Was quick to close Pedro on the wings and did well to communicate with his teammates when Alba pushed forward too. However, he was beaten to the ball by Neymar as he headed in the equalizer.

  • Miranda
    11
    5
    3.50

    Miranda

    The center back did not put a foot wrong all night as he orchestrated the Atleti defense brilliantly. They were a stubborn and compact unit with him at the back, but he should really have scored in the second half.

  • Mario Suárez
    6
    7
    3.00

    Mario Suárez

    Put in an energetic display as he closed the Barcelona players quickly and helped keep the hosts as a solid unit when defending. He also showed desire to race out of midfield and try to threaten on the counterattack.

  • Koke
    4
    7
    3.00

    Koke

    Did not offer an awful lot from wide on the right. However, he tucked into the center when his team lost possession and chased down the ball in order to thwart the Blaugrana's play.

  • Arda Turan
    13
    5
    3.50

    Arda Turan

    The Turkey international worked extremely hard, chasing up and down the left flank to make himself valuable at both ends. His combination with Villa was impressive and he showed great intelligence with his pass to set up the opening goal.

  • Gabi
    5
    5
    3.00

    Gabi

    A competent performance in the center of the pitch. He did not stop running as he attempted to disrupt the Barca players whenever the got on the ball. He lead his team well but showed signs of tiring toward the end.

  • David Villa
    53
    8
    4.00

    David Villa Top of the Match

    A brilliant display against his former club. The Spain international opened the scoring with an absolutely stunning strike and continued to work hard for his team throughout. He was lively and hungry for the ball whenever his team had possession.

  • Diego Costa
    7
    8
    2.50

    Diego Costa

    The Brazilian dropped in on the right when his team was not in possession in order to help out defensively. He did this to good effect, also winning a number of headers when defending set pieces. He did not test Valdes at all, though, and this is where he was most needed.

Substitutions

  • Cristian Rodríguez
    8
    5

    Cristian Rodríguez

    Came on for Diego Costa in the 79th minute.

  • Oliver Torres
    2
    7
    3.00

    Oliver Torres

    Replaced Koke in the 73rd minute and looked comfortable on the ball in midfield.

  • Léo Baptistão
    5
    5
    3.00

    Léo Baptistão

    Brought on for Arda in the 76th minute and worked hard to relieve the pressure on his teammates late on.

  • Víctor Valdés
    18
    15
    3.00

    Víctor Valdés

    The keeper could do very little to keep out Villa's exquisite strike, and that proved to be one of few things he had to do. When called into action he showed a solid pair of hands.

  • Piqué
    22
    17
    3.50

    Piqué

    A rock at the back, Pique did not look like getting beaten with the ball on the deck. He made a brilliant interception to stop Villa adding his second and continued to thwart the striker for the second half.

  • Jordi Alba
    17
    16
    3.00

    Jordi Alba

    Pushed on frequently and helped add extra width on the left for Barca. He did not stop running throughout the full 90 minutes and was a constant source of worry to Juanfran. He faced very little defensively.

  • Daniel Alves
    35
    8
    3.50

    Daniel Alves

    The right back regularly overloaded Filipe and found space on the wings. His deliveries were consistently good, particularly his deep ball which Neymar headed in for the equalizer. He also attempted to run in behind on a number of occasions.

  • Xavi
    25
    13
    3.00

    Xavi

    Saw a lot of the ball in midfield and moved it across the pitch capably. He attempted a few clever vertical passes but none really came off as he was not at his create best.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    25
    18
    2.50

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    Not one of the Spaniard's most impressive performances. He floated about the center of the park and attempted to force Barcelona through the opposition. Despite his efforts he could not create anything of note.

  • Javier Mascherano
    28
    9
    3.00

    Javier Mascherano

    Made a few clumsy challenges throughout the game and his lack of prowess in the air was regularly exposed. However, he did read the game well at times and brought an early end to some of the hosts' counterattacks.

  • Busquets
    18
    10
    3.00

    Busquets

    The midfielder was unable to protect his defense when Simeone's men swarmed forward on the counterattack. He tried to break apart their play as best he could and moved the ball across the middle well.

  • Pedro
    10
    15
    3.00

    Pedro

    Did not see an awful lot of the ball out on the left, and only really looked like worrying the Atletico defense when he had Alba in support. He was unable to create any meaningful chances for his team.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    20
    11
    3.00

    Alexis Sánchez

    The Chilean created little in the wide areas, instead looking most dangerous as he ran inside and looked to get in behind. He had a couple of efforts saved by Courtois in the second half and needed to be more clinical.

  • Lionel Messi
    33
    32
    2.50

    Lionel Messi Flop of the Match

    A disappointing night by the Argentine's standards. He was unable to get a shot on target, despite trying to find his way through the stubborn Atleti defense. He was closed very quickly and was then withdrawn at halftime with an injury.

Substitutions

  • Cesc Fàbregas
    33
    8
    3.50

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Replaced Messi at halftime and instantly linked the play a lot better. He found cracks in the Atleti defense and added some much-needed confidence to his side. He should have had a goal but was dispossessed at the last by Arda.

  • Alex Song
    15
    5

    Alex Song

    Brought on for Xavi in the final minute of normal time.

  • Neymar
    79
    12
    4.00

    Neymar

    Replaced Pedro close to the hour mark and rescued a draw for his side as he stole in at the back to head home a potentially vital goal for his new club.

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Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
David Villa David Villa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
1 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
1 0