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Played
October 30, 2010 4:00 PM EDT
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ Javier Turienzo Álvarez‎
Attendance:‬ 81020‎
 
 
24′ David Villa
 
53′ Daniel Alves
 
64′ Lionel Messi
 
90′ David Villa
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Barcelona 5-0 Sevilla

Barcelona coasted to an easy victory over Sevilla. Goal.com takes a look at who made the difference.

By Andrew McLean

  • Víctor Valdés
    33
    6
    3.00

    Víctor Valdés

    Had two shots to deal with all night and only one of those was on target. Caught up on some reading tonight.

  • Daniel Alves
    41
    4
    3.50

    Daniel Alves

    Kept to his defensive duties in the first-half against Diego Capel. The man advantage in the second period allowed him to go forward and he was a real threat. Right place at the right time to score.

  • Piqué
    33
    4
    2.50

    Piqué

    Kanoute caused him a couple of difficulties in the air but otherwise a very easy night.

  • Carles Puyol
    31
    9
    2.50

    Carles Puyol

    Harshly booked but as captain he shouldn't be involved in such stupidities as pushing scraps. A rock at the back when called upon.

  • Éric Abidal
    28
    7
    2.50

    Éric Abidal

    Perotti caused the Frenchman problems once or twice but a confident display tonight.

  • Busquets
    32
    5
    3.00

    Busquets

    Defensive duties were no longer needed in the second-half and the holding midfielder simply kept things moving for the Blaugrana. Effective performance and setup the final goal.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    33
    5
    2.50

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    Didn't hit full tempo until the second half but his passing was key to the continuous build up of pressure which Barcelona applied.

  • Xavi
    35
    7
    2.50

    Xavi

    Did the hard work in the first-half and was rested mid-way through the second. Almost got on the scoresheet within forty seconds of the game starting.

  • Lionel Messi
    90
    8
    3.50

    Lionel Messi

    Another wonderful display of skill, craft and finishing. Two goals, an assist and his velcro boots barely let go of the ball all night long.

  • David Villa
    70
    10
    4.00

    David Villa Top of the Match

    Finally got in on the scoring act with two excellent finishes. The first certainly the pick and Villa is beginning to really enjoy and prosper from playing alongside Messi.

  • Pedro
    32
    7
    2.50

    Pedro

    Showed quick feet for the cross which led to the opening goal and again to get Konko sent-off before half-time. Drifted out of the game as the ball remained down the opposite flank.

Substitutions

  • Javier Mascherano
    23
    11
    2.50

    Javier Mascherano

    Slack passing was made up for by his determination to run after Negredo to correct his own mistake.

  • Adriano
    24
    4
    2.50

    Adriano

    Got forward and supported the midfield. Tested the keeper with one power drive.

  • Bojan Krkic
    21
    9
    2.50

    Bojan Krkic

    Looked quick and fresh after coming on, making a couple of excellent runs.

  • Javi Varas
    3
    9
    2.50

    Javi Varas

    Couldn't really be blamed for all the goals conceded, except for one. A frustrating night for the goalkeeper.

  • Abdoulay Konko
    4
    12
    2.00

    Abdoulay Konko Flop of the Match

    Found things tough going against Pedro when the wideman had the ball on the deck and this finally led to his sending off in the first-half.

  • Luna
    3
    4
    2.00

    Luna

    Tried to roam forward and support Capel but in the end it was the other way round. Dani Alves gave him a night to forget in the second period, the left-back failing to even get close.

  • Martín Cáceres
    4
    8
    2.00

    Martín Cáceres

    Sloppy passing and poor decisions in the first half cancelled out the magnificent interceptions early in the game. Concentration and covering improved in the second-half.

  • Alexis
    5
    5
    2.50

    Alexis

    At times the centre-back was left with nobody to mark and he was allowed to roam; this in the end left the gaps which Barcelona penetrated. Booked.

  • Diego Capel
    2
    6
    2.50

    Diego Capel

    Looked to run at Barcelona at every opportunity. Tested Valdes with a well controlled volley. Unfairly booked after shoving from Pique and Puyol.

  • Renato
    1
    3
    2.50

    Renato

    Did little to stop the wave after wave of Barcelona attacks exposing his defence.

  • Romaric
    3
    9
    2.00

    Romaric

    Completely switched off to allow Messi to skip round him and feed Villa for the second goal. Then assisted Dani Alves for the third goal of the evening with a terrible header back to his keeper.

  • Perotti
    4
    4
    2.00

    Perotti

    Looked a danger down the left for Abidal but was replaced at half-time after going down to ten men.

  • Luis Fabiano
    6
    7
    2.50

    Luis Fabiano

    Replaced at half-time to add a defender but came close early in the game flashing a shot wide of the post.

  • Fred Kanouté
    5
    2
    2.00

    Fred Kanouté

    Booked for complaining and did little with the rare service he was given.

Substitutions

  • Negredo
    1
    3
    2.50

    Negredo

    Made one useful run and shot but remained a spectator as much as when he was still on the bench. Sevilla just didn't have the ball to give Negredo his chance.

  • Mouhamadou Dabo
    4
    3
    2.50

    Mouhamadou Dabo

    Kept Pedro quiet down the left after coming on to fill the void left by the sending off of Konko. A big improvement.

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
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0