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Played
October 19, 2013 7:00 PM BST
Estadio El Sadar — Pamplona (Iruñea)
Referee:‬ Pedro Pérez‎
Attendance:‬ 16123‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Osasuna 0-0 Barcelona

Goal took in the action in Pamplona, where the Catalan giants were frustrated, held for the first league game this season and shut out for the first time in 65 matches

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Andrés Fernández
    35
    7
    3.00

    Andrés Fernández

    In truth, he was not forced into many difficult saves, but did absolutely everything else that was required of him.

  • Marc Bertrán
    34
    10
    3.50

    Marc Bertrán

    Never looked to get forward, but tended to his defensive duties well, making sure that Barca found it hard to advance down his side of the pitch.

  • Manuel Ortiz Toribio
    34
    7
    3.50

    Manuel Ortiz Toribio

    Like Silva in the centre of the park, he barely put a foot wrong, breaking up play constantly in front of the defence.

  • Arribas
    89
    7
    4.00

    Arribas Top of the Match

    Did not put a single foot wrong throughout the game, as he came up with a number of fine individual defensive plays. Thwarted Pedro and Fabregas each on good openings.

  • Jordan Lotiès
    28
    9
    3.50

    Jordan Lotiès

    Like his defensive partner Arribas, he was stout and steady for large spells, and did his best to get his team a result.

  • Damià
    29
    11
    3.00

    Damià

    Though Pedro slipped in behind him once or twice in the first half, he was still strong throughout and drifted infield to cover his central defensive team-mates well.

  • De las Cuevas
    23
    7
    3.00

    De las Cuevas

    Not much happened through him offensively, but he played his part to stifle the opposition and secure the result.

  • Sisi
    23
    9

    Sisi

    Lasted only a few minutes before succumbing to a knee injury.

  • F. Silva
    28
    7
    3.50

    F. Silva

    A tireless performer in the middle of the park, protecting his defence well and working with his team-mates to deny the Catalans space on a number of attacking opportunities.

  • Roberto Torres
    19
    14
    2.00

    Roberto Torres

    Never got involved in attack, and crucially, provided little help in his own half.

  • Oriol Riera
    25
    11
    3.00

    Oriol Riera

    Defended from the front well, and was a decent outlet on a few counter attacks.

Substitutions

  • Manuel Onwu
    23
    7
    3.50

    Manuel Onwu

    At the heart of the few positive attacks that came from the hosts. Put the defence under pressure with his directness out wide.

  • Víctor Valdés
    80
    55
    3.00

    Víctor Valdés

    Did not have anything meaningful to do throughout as the hosts never really attacked.

  • Montoya
    37
    165
    2.00

    Montoya Flop of the Match

    Took care of his defensive duties, but was very wasteful and didn't offer anything in attack, with a few moves ending at his feet.

  • Carles Puyol
    145
    66
    3.00

    Carles Puyol

    On his return from injury, the Blaugrana skipper had a fairly comfortable outing, as the home side rarely found the measure to really put pressure on him in the attacking third.

  • Bartra
    142
    60
    3.50

    Bartra

    Should have opened the scoring with a free header from a corner towards the end of the first half. Otherwise, he was solid at the back, dealing with what little came his way.

  • Adriano
    63
    97
    3.00

    Adriano

    Like Montoya on the opposite flank, Adriano functioned effectively as an extra winger throughout the game, moving the ball inside and out, and coming close to picking out the killer pass a few times.

  • Cesc Fàbregas
    65
    202
    3.50

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Moved into a fair number of threatening positions, but fluffed his lines at every opportunity. Could and perhaps should have given Barcelona the lead on more than one occasion.

  • Xavi
    85
    104
    3.00

    Xavi

    A typical day at the office for Xavi, who sprayed the ball around with his usual authority and also caused a bit of danger at times from his deliveries on set plays.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    84
    110
    3.00

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    As ever, he was impossible to shackle and wriggled his way in and out of traffic throughout. Had one or two chances to score, but his shooting was rather tame.

  • Busquets
    96
    88
    3.00

    Busquets

    Like the back four that he was tasked with protecting, he rarely had a lot of work to do, but accomplished his fairly routine tasks with little fuss.

  • Pedro
    34
    154
    2.50

    Pedro

    Moved well off the ball, but was usually thwarted once he got into range of goal by the defence. A largely frustrating game for him.

  • Neymar
    280
    89
    3.50

    Neymar

    His runs and movement kept the defence on its toes, and he was able to link fantastically well with the rest of his team-mates. The most dangerous attacker for the Catalans.

Substitutions

  • Messi
    142
    185
    3.00

    Messi

    Came on to great fanfare in the second half, but failed to stamp his authority on the match, as he has done so many times previously off the bench.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0