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Played
November 26, 2011 4:00 PM EST
Coliseum Alfonso Pérez — Getafe (Madrid)
Referee:‬ Fernando Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 10000‎
 
67′ Juan Valera
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Getafe 1-0 Barcelona

Goal.com rates the players at Pep Guardiola's men suffer a surprise defeat in the capital on Saturday night

By Martin Macdonald

  • Miguel Moyà
    81
    10
    4.00

    Miguel Moyà Top of the Match

    Had some luck on his side as Barca had a goal ruled out and hit the post, but the former Mallorca goalkeeper denied Messi on several occasions and also made a fine save from Alexis.

  • Mané
    30
    5
    3.00

    Mané

    Struggled to cope with the threat of Alexis, Pedro, and Messi in the left full back position, but it was a whole-hearted display. Eventually tired and was replaced by Mane.

  • Rafa
    27
    3
    3.50

    Rafa

    Said before the game he hoped Barca didn't have a 'fantastic' night. And they didn't. He defended well, although Messi got the better of him on a few occasions - as he does to most - and he could have conceded a spot kick when he inadvertently handled an Alexis cross.

  • Cata Díaz
    32
    3
    3.50

    Cata Díaz

    A no-nonsense performance from the burly center back, whose physical strength and positioning were invaluable at the back. Could have given away a penalty when he cleared the ball and took out Alexis, but it would have been harsh.

  • Juan Valera
    41
    3
    3.50

    Juan Valera

    Proved an unlikely threat as he got forward well in the second half and after one decent shot, he headed home what proved to be the winner midway through the second period. Defended well, too.

  • Diego Castro
    29
    3
    3.50

    Diego Castro

    Linked up well with Miku but saw his best chance blocked by Alves. Was industrious in midfield as he hustled and harried his rivals in the center of the park.

  • Lacen
    32
    4
    3.50

    Lacen

    Hard-working and disciplined in central midfield as he helped suppress a wave of Barca attacks.

  • Francisco Casquero
    29
    3
    3.00

    Francisco Casquero

    Playing in a deep position behind Miku, he was a good outlet for the home side and helped drive his team forward on the break.

  • Pablo Sarabia
    34
    3
    3.00

    Pablo Sarabia

    Positive performance in midfield from the Madrid youngster, who will have been delighted to deliver the corner from which Valera headed the winner to hand Getafe a vital victory and his parent club a big boost, too.

  • Míchel
    29
    4
    3.00

    Míchel

    Kept it simple with his passing and worked hard alongside Lacen. Nothing special with the ball, but stuck to his task defensively.

  • Miku
    30
    4
    3.50

    Miku

    Shot over the bar with a decent effort from a corner in the first half and set up a great chance for Castro before the interval as well. A lively showing from the Venezuelan.

Substitutions

  • Alberto Lopo
    26
    4
    3.50

    Alberto Lopo

    Came on for the injured Mane and offered security at the back as Rafa switched to the right.

  • Pedro Ríos
    22
    5
    0.00

    Pedro Ríos

    Came on with six minutes left and was left to defend as Getafe held on. Little opportunity to make an impact.

  • Juan Rodríguez
    23
    3
    0.00

    Juan Rodríguez

    Came on right at the death to waste time.

  • Víctor Valdés
    18
    46
    3.00

    Víctor Valdés

    Could do nothing to prevent the Getafe goal but did have a couple of shaky moments in the game. His usually exceptional decision making was questionable at times. Most notably a dash from his goal in the first half to claim a cross which he completely missed and left Barcelona scrambling.

  • Maxwell
    18
    50
    2.00

    Maxwell Flop of the Match

    Formed an ineffective partnership with Alexis down the left wing in the first half. Saw plenty of the ball with the Chilean but was unable to greatly effect the game from the possession he had.

  • Éric Abidal
    22
    45
    3.00

    Éric Abidal

    Was Barcelona's lone defender for much of the match so there is some sympathy to be had for the Frenchman. As Getafe counter attacked he was often outnumbered due to his teammates venturing forward. However, passing was shaky which was likely why Pique took up the mantle as the ball playing center half.

  • Piqué
    23
    48
    3.00

    Piqué

    Poor performance from the center back. His usually impressive marauding from defense into the opposition half was ineffective and simply left holes at the back. When venturing forward his passing was very poor and gave the ball away needlessly more than once.

  • Daniel Alves
    20
    51
    3.50

    Daniel Alves

    Showed impressive athleticism throughout the match but his crossing and passing were abysmal at times. A number of Barcelona attacks were broken down through over hit crosses or misjudged passes from the Brazilian. Also had a few shots at goal that hit row Z and were nowhere near the Getafe goal.

  • Thiago Alcántara
    18
    46
    2.50

    Thiago Alcántara

    Struggled to affect the game due to the highly crowded central areas. Was closed down very quickly which negated his ability to dribble at pace towards the goal and attempt to link up with the front three. Was substituted after Getafe scored.

  • Busquets
    22
    53
    2.50

    Busquets

    Was the guilty party for Getafe's goal when he lost the flight of the corner kick and allowed Valera to drift in for an easy header. Did not effectively distribute the ball to his usual standards and could not deal with the pressure of the Getafe midfield.

  • Xavi
    33
    43
    3.50

    Xavi

    Perhaps the only Barcelona player with pass marks tonight. Not his best ever match but still effectively picked out nice short passes in midfield, his team-mates were just unable to take advantage. Set piece delivery could have been slightly better but a good enough performance from the Barca captain.

  • David Villa
    16
    61
    3.00

    David Villa

    Yet to pick up his form and his really struggling to re-establish the link up play with his attacking team mates. Nothing seemed to come off, whether it be free kicks that went high over the bar, or simple short passes inside.

  • Lionel Messi
    50
    102
    3.00

    Lionel Messi

    An average performance compared to his usual standards. Was guilty of trying to force the issue a little, especially in the first half. Had a couple of good central dribbles but was unable to penetrate the Getafe defense. Should have scored in the last minute but could only manage to clip the position close to the opposition goal.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    27
    58
    3.00

    Alexis Sánchez

    A completely ineffective performance from the Chilean. Saw plenty of the ball in the first half but is still to yet to develop a cohesion or communication with his Barca teammates. Gave the ball away a few times and failed to read a number of passes that were sent his way.

Substitutions

  • Pedro
    13
    51
    3.00

    Pedro

    Came on as Barcelona chased the game but did not really have enough time to affect the match.

  • Seydou Keita
    18
    43
    2.50

    Seydou Keita

    Added some solidity in the Barca midfield that would have been useful earlier in the match. Unlucky to be ruled offside at the end as Messi thought he had leveled it.

  • Cuenca
    11
    47
    0.00

    Cuenca

    Had a couple of crosses blocked but could not give a meaningful contribution

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
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0