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February 6, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Rafael Ramírez Domínguez‎
Attendance:‬ 74000‎
 
8′ Kaká
Arbeloa 72′ (OG)
21′ C. Ronaldo
 
42′ C. Ronaldo
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad

Goal.com rates the players on show as Los Blancos rack up a comfortable home win...

By Paul Macdonald

  • Iker Casillas
    357
    39
    3.50

    Iker Casillas

    Had to be sharp to deny Tamudo on three separate occasions, but was disappointed to concede Arbeloa's own goal that denied him a clean sheet.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    258
    41
    3.00

    Ricardo Carvalho

    Sometimes allowed Tamudo too much space, but wasn't overly stretched, and enjoyed a well-earned rest when replaced by Raul Albiol in the second half.

  • Arbeloa
    214
    78
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Nullified the threat of Griezmann, but was unfortunate that the ball cannoned off his body and looped over Casillas for an unfortunate own goal.

  • Ezequiel Garay
    316
    43
    3.50

    Ezequiel Garay

    Given his first league start of the season and gave a solid, assured display alongside Carvalho in the heart of Madrid's back line.

  • Mesut Özil
    656
    38
    3.50

    Mesut Özil

    Another evening of gorgeous touched from the German, whose timing of the pass was impeccable. Set up Ronaldo's goal with dangerous corner.

  • Kaká
    778
    52
    3.50

    Kaká

    Opened the scoring with a beautiful curling shot that found the corner, then linked well with Ronaldo to create a goal for the Portuguese. A good display from the Brazilian playmaker.

  • Lassana Diarra
    341
    124
    3.00

    Lassana Diarra

    Preferred to Sami Khedira in the centre and gave the side strength, consistently winning the ball back and distributing it to good effect.

  • Marcelo
    281
    62
    3.00

    Marcelo

    Always made himself available in the final third, and although was on occasion susceptible defensively, produced a solid performance on his comeback to the team.

  • C. Ronaldo
    649
    151
    3.50

    C. Ronaldo Top of the Match

    Shrugged off his recent goal drought to net a brilliant low shot, and then add a thumping header. Sociedad simply could not deal with him at times.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    499
    57
    3.50

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Slightly rusty for much of the match, with passes tending to bounce off the striker, but worked hard and was awarded with his late goal.

  • Xabi Alonso
    359
    29
    3.50

    Xabi Alonso

    Produced a controlled display from the centre of the pitch, and rarely surrendered possession throughout the ninety minutes. Neat and tidy play from the Spanish international.

Substitutions

  • Ángel Di María
    228
    113
    2.50

    Ángel Di María

    Came on in the second half and looked sharp, running at Sociedad whenever possible.

  • Raúl Albiol
    165
    118
    2.00

    Raúl Albiol

    Came on in the second half, but did not look comfortable, and hopelessly misjudged ball into the area that led to Sociedad's consolation.

  • Canales
    180
    114
    2.00

    Canales

    A late cameo for the 19 year old.

  • Claudio Bravo
    16
    30
    3.00

    Claudio Bravo

    Made a few decent saves but was completely helpless for all four goals and was not helped out by his defenders.

  • Mikel Labaka
    10
    36
    2.50

    Mikel Labaka

    Couldn't cope at all with the pace of Ronaldo coming in from his flank, and at times was turned inside out by the pace of the Portuguese.

  • Zurutuza
    11
    30
    3.00

    Zurutuza

    Attempted to get forward and support Tamudo whenever possible, and was able to deliver some decent deliveries into the area, but were not converted.

  • Xabi Prieto
    13
    26
    3.00

    Xabi Prieto

    The classy playmaker always looked comfortable on the ball and kept possession well, but could not stamp as much authority on the match as he is used to doing, and faded as the game progressed.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    14
    38
    2.50

    Antoine Griezmann

    The exciting Frenchman did not enjoy one of his best evenings, and was never in the match. Replaced in the second half.

  • Raúl Tamudo
    11
    31
    3.00

    Raúl Tamudo

    Forced Casillas into two saves in the first half from close range, and it was his vicious volley that led to Arbeloa's own goal that gave la Real a consolation.

  • Ion Gorostola
    22
    46
    3.00

    Ion Gorostola Flop of the Match

    Didn't enjoy the physical presence of Adebayor, and struggled to keep tabs on the big striker as he dropped off to get involved in the play.

  • Mikel González Martínez
    10
    30
    2.50

    Mikel González Martínez

    Too often left exposed by his midfield protectors as the likes of Ronaldo and Kaka burst through to create chances, and was often helpless to stop Madrid bursting through.

  • Gorka Gorka Elustondo Urkiola
    11
    28
    2.50

    Gorka Gorka Elustondo Urkiola

    Couldn't get involved in the match positively due to the dominance of the hosts, and spent more time in his own half of the pitch attempting to win back possession, to no avail.

  • Jeffrey Sarpong
    15
    28
    2.50

    Jeffrey Sarpong

    Added an injection of pace to the team in the second half.

  • Dani Estrada
    11
    27
    2.50

    Dani Estrada

    Allowed the Madrid front players far too much space to create opportunities, with both Kaka and Ronaldo coming off his flank to score in the first half.

Substitutions

  • Diego Rivas
    13
    21
    2.50

    Diego Rivas

    The central midfielder was completely outfought and outplayed by the duo of Xabi Alonso and Lassana Diarra, and was unsurprisingly replaced in the second half.

  • Markel Bergara
    12
    24
    2.50

    Markel Bergara

    Came on in the second half for Diego Rivas.

  • Imanol Agirretxe
    10
    24
    2.00

    Imanol Agirretxe

    Given the last five minutes of the match.

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
27 5
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0