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Played
September 18, 2010 4:00 PM EDT
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta — Donostia-San Sebastián
Referee:‬ Antonio Mateu‎
Attendance:‬ 28880‎
 
62′ Raúl Tamudo
 
Pepe 74′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Sociedad 1-2 Real Madrid

Los Merengues made hard work of the home side but got all three points thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo. Goal.com rates the players on show.

By David Schiavone

  • Claudio Bravo
    11
    19
    3.00

    Claudio Bravo

    Made a few routine stops but was barely tested in the first period. Could do nothing for the goals and kept the score respectable at the end with a number of decent stops.

  • Carlos Martínez Díez
    4
    9
    3.00

    Carlos Martínez Díez

    Dealt with the threat of Di Maria well early on but will be disappointed with his defending for the Argentine winger's goal.

  • Ion Gorostola
    4
    9
    2.50

    Ion Gorostola

    Was competent against a toothless Madrid attacking unit in the opening period though faded after the break.

  • Mikel González Martínez
    2
    8
    2.50

    Mikel González Martínez

    Gave away a few silly free kicks and looked shaky as Madrid took hold of the game in the second period.

  • Alberto De la Bella
    2
    11
    3.00

    Alberto De la Bella

    Rarely let Ronaldo or Ramos past him as Real Sociedad were on top in the first 45 minutes.

  • Diego Rivas
    3
    5
    2.50

    Diego Rivas

    Didn't really get into the game as much as some of his team mates and made a number of rash challenges.

  • Mikel Aranburu Eizagirre
    4
    8
    3.00

    Mikel Aranburu Eizagirre

    Decent in the first half and didn't allow much past him but faded as the game wore on and Madrid upped their game.

  • Zurutuza
    2
    12
    3.00

    Zurutuza

    Helped build some excellent counter attacking moves though was not as involved as his team mates.

  • Xabi Prieto
    10
    5
    3.50

    Xabi Prieto

    Had a great time against Marcelo and instigated a number of counter attacks for the home team.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    12
    5
    3.00

    Antoine Griezmann

    Spurned an early free header and hit an excellent shot just wide. Was worrying Pepe and Sergio Ramos especially during Real Sociedad's period of dominance.

  • Raúl Tamudo
    8
    9
    3.00

    Raúl Tamudo

    Was excellent in the first half creating a number of chances for his team and almost grabbed a goal himself. But got his reward in the second with a somewhat controversial equaliser.

Substitutions

  • Sutil
    4
    7
    2.50

    Sutil

    N/A

  • Viguera
    3
    4
    2.50

    Viguera

    Was not as effective as Zurutuza, the man he replaced

  • Imanol Agirretxe
    3
    6
    2.50

    Imanol Agirretxe

    Never had the influence Tamudo had and did not get many chances either as Madrid were on top at this point in the match.

  • Iker Casillas
    68
    14
    3.00

    Iker Casillas

    A few wayward passes straight to the opposition but never really had a save to make.

  • Sergio Ramos
    54
    23
    2.50

    Sergio Ramos

    Galloped forward with his usual ferocity leaving space behind and he did give away a number of silly free kicks which increased the pressure on his fellow defenders.

  • Pepe
    41
    44
    2.50

    Pepe

    Was a liability at the back as it seems he isn't the player before his injury. Really needs to up his game to retain his place in the side.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    48
    12
    3.00

    Ricardo Carvalho

    Brought the ball out from the back well and cut out a number of through balls, though he was caught flat footed by La Real at times.

  • Marcelo
    86
    33
    3.00

    Marcelo Top of the Match

    Looked like he was playing left wing most of the match. Xabi Prieto was getting past him far too often in the first 45 minutes.

  • Sami Khedira
    54
    28
    2.50

    Sami Khedira

    Couldn't make much of an impact, his passes were wayward and he looked off the pace.

  • Xabi Alonso
    53
    22
    2.50

    Xabi Alonso

    Not the greatest homecoming for the former Real Sociedad player, too many passes failed to find their target and was second to loose balls far too often.

  • Mesut Özil
    71
    67
    2.00

    Mesut Özil

    Anonymous throughout and eventually hooked for Lassana Diarra.

  • Ángel Di María
    91
    17
    3.00

    Ángel Di María

    Scored a wonderful goal and created the odd opportunity but he must do better as he gave the ball away an awful lot.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    75
    50
    3.00

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cut a frustrated and forlorn figure for the most part, he was often double or triple teamed but took his freekick opportunity well and that proved to be the decider.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    78
    61
    2.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín Flop of the Match

    Very poor from the striker. He wasn't dragging the defenders around as we know he can do, and they had an easy time against him.

Substitutions

  • Lassana Diarra
    56
    18
    2.50

    Lassana Diarra

    Brought on to tighten up the midfield and almost scored in the dying moments.

  • Esteban Granero
    30
    13
    2.50

    Esteban Granero

    N/A

  • Karim Benzema
    38
    14
    0.00

    Karim Benzema

    N/A

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