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Played
September 21, 2010 9:00 PM BST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Clos Gómez‎
Attendance:‬ 70000‎
 
28′ (PG) C. Ronaldo
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 3-0 Espanyol

Los Merengues showed great determination in overcoming a resilient Periquitos side. Goal.com rates the players on show...

By David Schiavone

  • Iker Casillas
    496
    12
    3.00

    Iker Casillas

    Quick off his line when needed and made a number of spectacular saves to keep Madrid ahead.

  • Sergio Ramos
    324
    44
    3.00

    Sergio Ramos

    Got forward often and almost scored but put his free header over the bar.

  • Pepe
    186
    281
    3.00

    Pepe

    Sent off for two silly bookings that could have cost his side. Fortunately for him they didn't.

  • Ricardo Carvalho
    254
    65
    3.00

    Ricardo Carvalho

    Solid but made a few mistakes that should have been capitalised on. Also looked uncomfortable when Espanyol ran at him.

  • Marcelo
    324
    40
    3.50

    Marcelo

    Bombed forward with some ferocity in the opening moments and combined well with Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Xabi Alonso
    299
    38
    3.00

    Xabi Alonso

    Played some lovely balls from midfield, his delivery from corners wasn't the best however.

  • Lassana Diarra
    403
    74
    3.00

    Lassana Diarra

    He hassled Espanyol players all over the park and won the ball for back for his team on numerous occasions and got an assist at the end.

  • Ángel Di María
    291
    85
    3.00

    Ángel Di María

    Should have opened the scoring early on but didn't really get into the game too much before being replaced as Jose Mourinho looked to close off the game.

  • Mesut Özil
    463
    49
    3.00

    Mesut Özil

    Dropped deep to get the ball and influenced the match a lot more.

  • C. Ronaldo
    693
    241
    4.00

    C. Ronaldo Top of the Match

    Showed good composure to score his penalty and assisted Higuain. An all round top night from the forward.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    387
    147
    3.00

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Wasteful in front of goal though he worked hard and eventually got his reward with a cool finish.

Substitutions

  • Arbeloa
    231
    45
    3.00

    Arbeloa

    Made some good runs down the right and his crosses were dangerous.

  • Sami Khedira
    356
    28
    3.00

    Sami Khedira

    Almost made an immediate impact when he set up Higuain who fluffed his lines. Shored up the midfield and got forward well.

  • Karim Benzema
    531
    38
    0.00

    Karim Benzema

    Grabbed a late goal and looked lively for his short time on the park.

  • Carlos Kameni
    84
    28
    3.50

    Carlos Kameni

    Made a fantastic save from Di Maria but will be unhappy he didn't get near the penalty especially with two opportunities, but he kept his team in the game with a number of good stops.

  • David García
    12
    26
    2.50

    David García

    Allowed plenty of opportunities down his flank and was hooked at half-time.

  • Ernesto Galán
    18
    33
    2.50

    Ernesto Galán

    The red card he received for his challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo really summed up his evening.

  • Juan Daniel Forlín
    12
    36
    2.50

    Juan Daniel Forlín

    Strong in the tackle and made life difficult for Higuain, but earned himself a needless second booking late in the match.

  • Chica
    14
    22
    2.50

    Chica

    Put in a few crosses but was beaten on numerous occasions by Cristiano Ronaldo when he operated on the left.

  • Aldo Pedro Duscher
    11
    20
    3.00

    Aldo Pedro Duscher

    Dogged in the opening moments and won the ball for his team numerous times.

  • Manu Molina
    26
    49
    2.50

    Manu Molina Flop of the Match

    Did well when crosses were put in the box.

  • Luis García
    22
    21
    3.00

    Luis García

    Was solid the right hand side but spent a lot of time keeping tabs on Marcelo.

  • Verdú
    5
    25
    3.00

    Verdú

    Missed a guilt-edged chance just before half-time and was a menace for the Madrid defenders.

  • José Callejón
    22
    22
    3.00

    José Callejón

    Great chance to opening the scoring with a volley, but scuffed his shot and it whistled just wide. The man most likely to make something happen for Espanyol but his touch repeatedly let him down.

  • Sergio García
    10
    28
    3.00

    Sergio García

    Tried to make something happen and showed good intelligence when shielding the ball for Verdu to have a shot, but was kept quiet by the Real Madrid central defenders.

Substitutions

  • Dídac Vilà
    12
    20
    2.50

    Dídac Vilà

    Did no better than the man he replaced.

  • Javier López Rodríguez
    5
    20
    0.00

    Javier López Rodríguez

    N/A

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