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September 11, 2010 7:00 PM BST
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Referee:‬ Teixeira Vitienes‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna

Goal.com rates the players on show tonight ...

By Vasil Kotsev

  • Iker Casillas
    435
    33
    2.50

    Iker Casillas

    Merely a spectator all night, dealt well with everything that came his way.

  • Sergio Ramos
    415
    37
    2.50

    Sergio Ramos

    He did well on the rare occasions he had to interfere and provided good support to Oezil and Cristiano Ronaldo on the right wing.

  • Pepe
    425
    34
    2.50

    Pepe

    Barely had to touch the ball all game, he might as well have gone forward and shown the forwards how it should be done before the break. Some crunching tackling and solid defending from him in the second half.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    700
    24
    3.00

    Ricardo Carvalho

    Rock-solid all night, clean in the tackle and well-positioned, occasionally bailed Marcelo out of trouble. Scored the winning goal on the night.

  • Marcelo
    279
    138
    2.50

    Marcelo

    Too adventurous going forward and was troubled by Juanfran in the first half, but improved on his defending after the break.

  • Xabi Alonso
    415
    49
    2.50

    Xabi Alonso

    Full of running today and, as usual, his passing was slick and precise.

  • Sami Khedira
    614
    28
    2.50

    Sami Khedira

    He is known for his great stamina and lived up to the expectations as he bossed the midfield together with Xabi Alonso. Released Mesut Oezil with a delightful long pass in the build-up to the opener.

  • Karim Benzema
    274
    293
    2.00

    Karim Benzema

    Wasteful in possession and aside from the good pass for Higuain in the 18th minute his contribution was non-existent.

  • Mesut Özil
    1331
    34
    3.00

    Mesut Özil

    Kaka should be worried about his place in the team as the young German international delivered an outstanding performance tonight, creating numerous chances throughout the match and playing a major role in the goal.

  • C. Ronaldo
    433
    643
    1.50

    C. Ronaldo Flop of the Match

    Wasteful in front of goal and from set-pieces, and could have received a six, had it not been for his assist for the goal. Showed some good touches, though, with the highlight being a marvellous backheel in the 55th minute.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    484
    200
    2.00

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Wasted two clear chances in the first half and two more in the second half. All in all, a disappointing evening for the Argentinian striker.

Substitutions

  • Esteban Granero
    152
    72
    0.00

    Esteban Granero

    N/A

  • Pedro León
    359
    40
    0.00

    Pedro León

    Showed some good touches tonight in a fairly impressive cameo.

  • Ángel Di María
    176
    47
    0.00

    Ángel Di María

    N/A

  • Ricardo
    268
    58
    4.00

    Ricardo Top of the Match

    The goalkeeper was brilliant today, denying Higuain, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo on numerous occasions in both halves. His saves from El Pipa in particular were impressive.

  • Monreal
    15
    31
    2.00

    Monreal

    Kept Ramos quiet in the second half, but struggled before the break when Real Madrid were attacking in twos and threes down his flank.

  • Miguel Flaño
    15
    25
    2.50

    Miguel Flaño

    Was caught off position for the goal as was the whole Osasuna defence, but otherwise solid.

  • Manuel Ortiz Toribio
    15
    20
    2.50

    Manuel Ortiz Toribio

    Exquisite tackling in the first half, but failed to intercept the pass from Oezil for the goal. Reliable besides that.

  • Damià
    16
    17
    2.50

    Damià

    Could not contain Oezil tonightand also had troubles with Cristiano Ronaldo once the Portuguese switched to his flank.

  • Juanfran
    25
    26
    2.00

    Juanfran

    The expression 'One Man Army' perfectly describes the winger's performance tonight as he seemed like the only one willing to win this game as he occasionally threatened Real Madrid's defence, but could not get the goal he deserved.

  • Patxi Puñal
    10
    24
    2.50

    Patxi Puñal

    Battled hard, but spent most of the time defending, but to no avail. Looked rusty on the ball whenever he was in possession.

  • Javad Nekounam
    60
    36
    2.50

    Javad Nekounam

    Battled hard in midfield, but outclassed by Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira in the centre of the pitch.

  • Javi Camuñas
    13
    18
    2.50

    Javi Camuñas

    One can hardly tell if he was on the pitch tonight, nothing he tried worked.

  • Carlos Aranda
    21
    18
    2.00

    Carlos Aranda

    Completely anonymous in the first half and replaced by Masoud in the second half.

  • Soriano
    14
    15
    2.50

    Soriano

    He ran and ran and ran, but could not imposed himself on the game. Offered fairly little in attack, too.

Substitutions

  • Oier
    16
    10
    2.50

    Oier

    The ex-Barcelona man injected much needed stability to the Osasuna backline by replacing the susceptible Damia.

  • Masoud
    37
    31
    2.00

    Masoud

    Could not turn the tides of the battle in midfield as Osasuna just played for a minimal loss.

  • Pandiani
    18
    18
    0.00

    Pandiani

    Replaced Soriano with 15 minutes remaining, but could not score against Real Madrid tonight in his short cameo.

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