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Played
January 6, 2011 4:00 PM EST
Estadio Ciudad de Valencia — Valencia
Referee:‬ Javier Estrada‎
Attendance:‬ 12387‎
 
62′ (PG) Xisco
 
86′ Sergio
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Levante 2-0 Real Madrid (2-8 Agg.)

Goal.com assess tonight’s performers in this Copa del Rey second-leg encounter.

By Ross Mackiewicz

  • Gustavo Munúa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gustavo Munúa

    Will probably be surprised at just how much of a quiet night he had. A contrast to his night at the Bernabeu two weeks prior.

  • Héctor Rodas
    1
    2
    3.00

    Héctor Rodas

    Coped well against Real Madrid's attacks.

  • Asier Del Horno
    3
    2
    3.00

    Asier Del Horno

    Another battling display from the former Chelsea man. Tried to annoy some of his opponents with a couple of incidents involving Canales.

  • Cerra
    2
    2
    3.00

    Cerra

    A very stubborn defender. Always gives his all.

  • Nano
    1
    1
    3.00

    Nano

    Formed a good understanding with Cerra and did well to restrict Madrid's play in the final third.

  • Sergio
    9
    2
    3.50

    Sergio Top of the Match

    Stunning display from the Levante man. Always looked to get involved and produced a beautiful free-kick to secure the win.

  • Xisco
    1
    2
    3.00

    Xisco

    The brightest player on the pitch in the first-half. His pace and trickery were giving the Real full-backs a worry or two.

  • Valdo
    1
    3
    3.00

    Valdo

    He and Xisco worked well in tandem with one another as they interchanged from the flanks. Looked bright throughout and dangerous on the break.

  • Larrea
    1
    0
    3.00

    Larrea

    Another composed display in the middle. Showed plenty of effort.

  • Rubén Suárez
    2
    2
    3.00

    Rubén Suárez

    Didn't really get into the game as much as he would have liked. Was replaced ten minutes after the interval.

  • Rafa Jordá
    2
    2
    3.00

    Rafa Jordá

    His power causes problems in opposition defences but missed a great opportunity to bag a goal after lashing the ball way over the bar following Stuani's knock down.

Substitutions

  • Stuani
    0
    2
    3.00

    Stuani

    The substitute again made an impact when he came on as he did at the weekend. Always energetic and bubbly.

  • Adàn
    15
    2
    3.00

    Adàn

    The stand-in for Iker Casillas did relativeley well. He made a terrific save from Stuani in the second-half but was helpless against Sergio's beautiful free-kick.

  • David Mateos
    10
    4
    2.50

    David Mateos

    The youngster made the step-up to the first-team and did really well it has to be said. He showed plenty of commitment in the first-half and wasn’t afraid to get stuck in with his tackling. A surprise that he was utilised at right-back rather than in central defence.

  • Ezequiel Garay
    9
    3
    2.50

    Ezequiel Garay

    He and Carvalho complimented each other well in central defence. The Argentine rarely features for Jose Mourinho but gave a good account of himself tonight.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    8
    4
    2.50

    Ricardo Carvalho

    Composed display from the veteran up until his departure two minutes into the second-half as he was replaced by Pepe.

  • Arbeloa
    8
    5
    2.50

    Arbeloa

    Was happy enough to sit deep rather than break forward. Was a little nervy at times when in possession. Found himself in the wars with a nasty gash to his chin.

  • Sami Khedira
    20
    3
    2.50

    Sami Khedira

    No thrills or spills from the German as he gave a composed display. Neatly spread the ball around as always.

  • Fernando Gago
    12
    2
    2.50

    Fernando Gago

    Great to see the Argentina back in action after so long out through injury. His handball led to the penalty but will be pleased to complete ninety-minutes.

  • Esteban Granero
    6
    4
    2.00

    Esteban Granero

    Found it hard at times in the first-half to really impose himself on the game. Found himself dropping deep too many times. Looked much better after the interval.

  • Pedro León
    9
    3
    2.50

    Pedro León

    After a quiet half-hour the former Getafe man showed glimpses of his talent. Still has a way to go to convince Mourinho of a more predominant role in the team.

  • Canales
    14
    5
    2.00

    Canales

    The youngster will be delighted with some playing time after being blighted by injury over the last month. He and Leon found it hard at times to really dictate play in the final third.

  • Karim Benzema
    37
    17
    1.50

    Karim Benzema Flop of the Match

    The Frenchman was an isolated figure throughout and didn’t received any sort of service to give him clear cut chances.

Substitutions

  • Pepe
    11
    3
    2.50

    Pepe

    Played almost the entirety of the second period as he replaced Carvalho's tired legs two minutes into the second-half. He and Garay were pretty solid only to be outdone by two set-pieces.

  • Kaká
    74
    9
    0.00

    Kaká

    It's fair to say that Kaka's arrival from the bench lifted the team. His presence alone seemed to lift his peers and he very nearly equalised after latching onto Juanfran's cross only to be denied by the woodwork.

  • Juanfran
    11
    1
    0.00

    Juanfran

    The substitute saw plenty of the ball down the right when he arrived and provided a number of teasing crosses.

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