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February 13, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
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Player Ratings: Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid

Goal.com looks at the players on show in Real Madrid's hard fought 1-0 victory over Espanyol...

By Luke Matthews

  • Carlos Kameni
    86
    81
    3.50

    Carlos Kameni

    Strange performance from the Cameroonian shot-stopper. Should have done better with the goal and looked shaky at times but he did make a number of superb saves especially from Adebayor.

  • Chica
    15
    33
    2.50

    Chica

    Poor performance from the right-back who was given a torrid evening by Ronaldo. Was substituted in the second half.

  • Jordi Amat
    15
    35
    2.50

    Jordi Amat

    The youngster struggled a little against the attack of Real Madrid. Was often brought out of position and was lucky to not be sent-off for a blatant block on Ronaldo in the second-half.

  • Javier López Rodríguez
    14
    34
    2.50

    Javier López Rodríguez

    With Di Maria being substituted early on and Ronaldo playing both flanks the vice-captain missed a great opportunity to attack down the left-wing. His defending was average.

  • Ernesto Galán
    11
    29
    2.50

    Ernesto Galán

    The defender had an average game. He did make some good challenges but struggled with the pace of Ronaldo and co.

  • José Callejón
    25
    36
    2.50

    José Callejón

    One of Espanyol's better performers. Showed great pace in the build up to Casillas' sending off and looked lively throughout.

  • Luis García
    12
    28
    2.50

    Luis García

    The experienced striker did not have a good game tonight. His movement wasn't the best and he struggled to hold up play.

  • Verdú
    14
    25
    3.00

    Verdú

    The former Deportivo man created some good chances for his side but did not work hard enough in the middle of the park as Khedira, Oezil and Xabi Alonso dominated play.

  • Raúl Baena
    10
    28
    2.50

    Raúl Baena

    The youngster was outclassed in the midfield by Real's star-studded midfield. He worked hard but tired as the game went on.

  • Javi Márquez
    18
    26
    3.00

    Javi Márquez

    A few misplaced paces but all in all, not a bad game from the Barcelona-born midfielder. His set-piece deliveries were a danger and certainly one of the better performers for Espanyol tonight.

  • Sergio García
    26
    49
    2.00

    Sergio García Flop of the Match

    The experienced striker worked hard tonight but to no avail as he come across two top centre-backs in good form. Did not receive the best service either.

Substitutions

  • Jesús Dátolo
    14
    23
    3.00

    Jesús Dátolo

    The winger on-loan from Napoli looked good when he came on with half hour to go. Caused Marcelo a few problems and nullified the Brazilian's attacking threat.

  • Álvaro
    13
    24
    2.50

    Álvaro

    Replaced Sergio Garcia in the second half but wasn't an improvement as he struggled to get into the game.

  • RUI Fonte
    10
    24
    0.00

    RUI Fonte

    Replaced Chica with 10 minutes to go but was not on the pitch long enough to make a real impact.

  • Iker Casillas
    289
    265
    1.00

    Iker Casillas

    Nightmare for the 'keeper who was sent off after two minutes, the quickest sending off in Real Madrid history.

  • Marcelo
    704
    43
    4.50

    Marcelo Top of the Match

    The Brazilian was a constant menace down the left and his energetic performance was summed up with a brilliantly taken goal for Real's opening goal of the game.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    271
    33
    3.50

    Ricardo Carvalho

    A decent game from the experienced defender. He was beaten for pace a few times but was fully committed to the cause, making some impressive tackles.

  • Pepe
    450
    21
    3.50

    Pepe

    Very impressive performance from the former Porto man who put his body on the line to make several great blocks and challenges.

  • Arbeloa
    232
    37
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Solid performance from the right-back who after a shaky start improved as the game went on making several decent interceptions.

  • C. Ronaldo
    596
    76
    3.50

    C. Ronaldo

    The Portuguese winger had a very good game even if he didn't score. His passing was brilliant and he could of had a few assists if it wasn't for Adebayor's wasteful finishing.

  • Xabi Alonso
    291
    34
    3.50

    Xabi Alonso

    The Spaniard showed off his usual exemplary passing and did make some good tackles but will county himself lucky to stay on the pitch after making several rash challenges.

  • Mesut Özil
    520
    49
    3.00

    Mesut Özil

    The German worked very hard in the middle of the park, showcasing his brilliant vision while also making sure he got back to defend.

  • Sami Khedira
    473
    29
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    The midfielder was everywhere tonight, making some superb challenges in the process. Top performance.

  • Ángel Di María
    228
    102
    1.00

    Ángel Di María

    Disappointing night for the Argentinian who was forced off after three minutes with Mourinho replacing him with Adan after Casillas' sending-off.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    277
    171
    3.50

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    The Togolese striker looked very lively tonight and his hold up play was top notch. However, he will be disappointed not to come away from the game with a goal or two after several wasted opportunities.

Substitutions

  • Adàn
    462
    27
    4.00

    Adàn

    Came on after Casillas' sending off in the second minute and after a nervous start, the third choice 'keeper grew in confidence, making some decent stops.

  • Sergio Ramos
    213
    34
    0.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Would have been surprised to see himself named on the bench. The Spanish right-back did enter the game late on to protect Real's lead but did not have enough time to make an impact.

  • Lassana Diarra
    276
    29
    2.50

    Lassana Diarra

    The French international replaced Oezil late on and added a little more bite to the midfield, ensuring Espanyol struggled to create late chances.

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