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November 3, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
Estadio de Mestalla — Valencia
Referee:‬ Fernando Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 40000‎
 
 
90+5′ Haedo Valdéz
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Valencia 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Goal.com rates the players as Los Che end the unbeaten run of the visitors at the Mestalla

By Ben McAleer

  • Diego Alves
    25
    3
    3.00

    Diego Alves

    A solid if unspectacular night for Alves, who dealt with much of the Atletico pressure with minimal ease. Never really looked in trouble of being caught out.

  • Aly Cissokho
    27
    3
    3.00

    Aly Cissokho

    Performed defensive duties with little fuss and linked up well with Guardado on the left.

  • Adil Rami
    30
    3
    3.50

    Adil Rami

    An excellent first-half assist for Soldado's opener. Worked well with Costa alongside him to stifle the threat of Falcao. A reassuring presence in the Valencia backline.

  • João Pereira
    19
    2
    3.00

    João Pereira

    A solid display from Pereira, but his lack of concentration almost cost him late on when Arda managed to find a way past him to cross.

  • Jose Andrés Guardado
    27
    7
    3.50

    Jose Andrés Guardado

    Caused Juanfran problems all evening, with his direct approach down the left-wing. Linked up well with Cissokho to prevent any crosses coming in from the right.

  • Ricardo Costa
    18
    6
    3.50

    Ricardo Costa

    Comfortably held off the relentless attacking of Atletico as the second half wore on. Can consider himself unlucky to have been sent off late on for a second yellow.

  • Fernando Gago
    29
    5
    3.50

    Fernando Gago

    Worked well alongside Costa in the midfield to break up play and restrict the visitors attacking intent.

  • Sofiane Feghouli
    30
    3
    3.00

    Sofiane Feghouli

    Continually drifted inside and looked to make things happen in the midfield. Disappeared for much of the second half, due to the pressure from Atletico. Assisted for Valdez late on.

  • Tino Costa
    22
    4
    3.00

    Tino Costa

    Solid display from Costa, who did well to stifle Emre and cut off the link between Atletico's midfield and attack.

  • Jonas
    13
    5
    3.00

    Jonas

    Caused problems to the Atletico defence following his midweek goal in the Copa Del Rey. Linked up well with Soldado.

  • Roberto Soldado
    51
    4
    4.00

    Roberto Soldado Top of the Match

    Worked hard up front and his efforts were rewarded in the first half with a stunning volley to open the scoring.

Substitutions

  • Víctor Ruiz
    11
    4
    2.50

    Víctor Ruiz

    Replaced Rami midway through the second half, but struggled with the increased Atletico pressure.

  • Ever Banega
    21
    3
    3.00

    Ever Banega

    Replaced Jonas to shore up the midfield.

  • Haedo Valdéz
    29
    0
    3.50

    Haedo Valdéz

    Replaced Soldado in the dying embers of the encounter and finished off a sweeping Valencia counter attack to secure all three points.

  • Thibaut Courtois
    15
    4
    3.00

    Thibaut Courtois

    Could do little to prevent the goals from Soldado and Valdez. Reliable when called upon.

  • Diego Godín
    14
    1
    3.00

    Diego Godín

    Unable to stop Soldado for the opener, but was more than capable of hindering his impact.

  • Filipe Luis
    9
    3
    3.00

    Filipe Luis

    Looked to join the attack, but was often dragged out of position by Feghouli.

  • Juanfran
    9
    6
    3.00

    Juanfran

    Pushed forward and defended well at right-back. At times caught out, however was more than capable of stifling Guardado

  • Miranda
    13
    3
    3.00

    Miranda

    Solid alongside Godin the back line and could do little to prevent the goals from Soldado and Valdez.

  • Tiago
    5
    12
    2.50

    Tiago

    Struggled to get into the game and it was no surprise to see him substituted in the second half.

  • Arda Turan
    31
    6
    3.50

    Arda Turan

    Came close to netting early in the second half. Looked to create goalscoring opportunities, yet often doubled up on by the Valencia defence.

  • Gabi
    7
    5
    2.50

    Gabi

    Like Tiago, was unable to make an impact in the encounter. Overawed by Gago and Costa.

  • Emre Belözoğlu
    17
    7
    3.00

    Emre Belözoğlu

    The creative hub behind the front three, Emre was at the forefront for any attack that came down the centre. Kept quiet by Gago and Costa, limiting his influence.

  • Adrián
    5
    16
    2.00

    Adrián Flop of the Match

    Ineffectual performance from the Spaniard, who wasn't at his best on the night.

  • Radamel Falcao
    32
    7
    3.00

    Radamel Falcao

    Worked hard up front on his own, but was often left isolated without the support of his team-mates. No real clear cut opportunities for the Colombian, who continuously drifted wide to make things happen.

Substitutions

  • Mario Suárez
    14
    2
    3.00

    Mario Suárez

    Almost made an instant impact when brought on, feeding Arda through to fire into the side netting.

  • Raúl García
    9
    6
    2.50

    Raúl García

    Ineffectual when brought on and was often caught in possession. Saw a penalty appeal turned down late on.

  • Cristian Rodríguez
    15
    1
    3.00

    Cristian Rodríguez

    Tried hard to break down the stubborn Valencia back four, but was regularly denied when pushing forward. Worked hard having replaced Emre early in the second half.

Results
 
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Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
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C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
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26 4
Messi Messi
Striker
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25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
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17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
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17 0