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August 29, 2010 3:00 PM EDT
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Mallorca 0-0 Real Madrid

Los Merengues fall behind the pace early in the Primera Liga race and Goal.com rate those on show on the Balearic Island.

By Paul Madden

  • Dudú Aouate
    66
    6
    4.00

    Dudú Aouate Top of the Match

    Frustrated Madrid with a number of fine saves. Brave, reliable goalkeeping worth the point and more to his side.

  • Ayoze
    6
    2
    2.50

    Ayoze

    had to work hard to thwart Madrid's attack, adapting to substitutions proved difficult though as openings came in the latter stages.

  • Rubén
    8
    2
    3.00

    Rubén

    Strong aerially and dealt well with Madrid's numerous set pieces.

  • Nunes
    8
    3
    3.50

    Nunes

    Made some vital interceptions and last ditich tackles to deny Madrid, could have had a goal himself at the other end.

  • Pablo Cendrós
    8
    2
    3.50

    Pablo Cendrós

    A couple of vital interventions including one goal line effort to deny Higuain a tap-in near the end.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    10
    2
    3.50

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    Had a decent first half but enjoyed a lot more space in the second half as Madrid pressed and was a real thorn in los Merengue's side on the counterattack.

  • Chory Castro
    6
    3
    3.00

    Chory Castro

    Probably Mallorca's best player in the first half but his influence waned after the break and he was eventually substituted.

  • Josep Lluis Martí
    7
    1
    3.00

    Josep Lluis Martí

    Put himself about throughout and had to work hard against a superior midfield. Madrid's dominance restricted him to a deep defensive role.

  • Nsue
    5
    2
    3.00

    Nsue

    Ran his socks off for the cause created some decent openings for the hosts.

  • Ví­ctor
    3
    0
    2.50

    Ví­ctor

    Had to drop deep to help out his midfield and as a result his attacking influence was less formidable but can't be faulted for effort.

  • Sergi Enrich
    4
    3
    2.00

    Sergi Enrich

    When involved he did quite well in possession but he didn't get involved enough to cause a real threat.

Substitutions

  • Tomás Pina
    4
    2
    3.00

    Tomás Pina

    Could have done more with his one effort on goal. Never really threatened besides as Madrid took control late on.

  • Michael Pereira
    6
    2
    2.00

    Michael Pereira

    Added something different for Mallorca and was a lively threat for Madrid to worry about at the back when they were trying to break the hosts down.

  • Fernando Cavenaghi
    7
    1
    3.00

    Fernando Cavenaghi

    Had a great chance with a header early in the half but put it wide. Forced Carvalho into one excellent tackle but like much of Mallorca's attack was virtually anonymous in the closing stages as an attacking influence.

  • Iker Casillas
    43
    7
    0.00

    Iker Casillas

    Was reliable when called upon and made a few smart saves. Off his line swiftly to end a number of counterattacks.

  • Marcelo
    28
    11
    0.00

    Marcelo

    Exposed by Mallorca's balls over the top on a couple of occasions but overall it was a good performance, although perhaps more defensive minded than he would like.

  • Arbeloa
    11
    23
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Solid as ever in defence and got forward on a couple of occasions, sacrificed late on for Khedira.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    60
    8
    3.00

    Ricardo Carvalho

    Showed his class and experience marshalling the back line to catch Nsue and co. offside on countless occasions.

  • Sergio Ramos
    63
    8
    3.50

    Sergio Ramos

    Excellent all round performance yet again from Ramos. Defended admirably and tried to drive Madrid forward, one magical through ball that would leave any playmaker purring.

  • Ángel Di María
    37
    32
    3.00

    Ángel Di María Flop of the Match

    Had a couple of promising moments in the first half but has work to do to live up to his billing as one of Madrid's new arrivals.

  • Xabi Alonso
    29
    11
    2.50

    Xabi Alonso

    A brilliant range of passing out of the top drawer but some wayward ones too and was bullied aerially by Nunes which could have cost Madrid a goal.

  • Lassana Diarra
    37
    17
    3.00

    Lassana Diarra

    Tidy in possession and won the ball efficiently, also filled in as a right back when Arbeloa went off.

  • Canales
    27
    22
    2.50

    Canales

    Full of enthusiasm and effort in the hour he played, even tracking back to defend. Showed some good touches and has plenty to offer already.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    61
    33
    3.50

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Always involved but looks a little rusty. Got into positions where he would normally score or at least test the goalkeeper. Lots more to come surely.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    23
    38
    2.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Got into great positions but through a combination of poor decisions, great goalkeeping and bad luck finished with a goal for his efforts.

Substitutions

  • Karim Benzema
    18
    58
    3.00

    Karim Benzema

    A couple of bright moments including a through ball for Ronaldo but scuffed his own chances to score.

  • Sami Khedira
    56
    5
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    Had a chance to win it with a brave header late on but didn't have much time to make an impact.

  • Mesut Özil
    98
    8
    2.50

    Mesut Özil

    Added a new dimension to Madrid's attack, good control and delivery. A real threat in his time on the field.

Results
 
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