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November 28, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
Camp Nou (Barcelona) Camp Nou (Barcelona)
 
35′ Adriano
Viguera 17′
56′ David Villa
 
58′ David Villa
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Barcelona 3-1 Deportivo Alaves

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over events at Camp Nou as a David Villa double sent the Blaugrana marching on to the last 16

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • José Pinto Colorado
    48
    14
    3.00

    José Pinto Colorado

    One or two decent saves that he would have been expected to stop. Rarely tested in the second half.

  • Carles Puyol
    76
    4
    3.50

    Carles Puyol

    Provided a bit of leadership in a team full of youngsters before departing the game late in the second half, with Barca assured of qualification.

  • Adriano
    64
    5
    3.50

    Adriano

    Poor for the Alaves goal, as he gave the ball away needlessly. Made amends not long after, though, playing a one-two with Thiago before scoring the equaliser from close range.

  • Montoya
    56
    12
    3.00

    Montoya

    A few error-prone moments in the first half, not least his lack of concentration when Alaves opened the scoring. He did solidify somewhat in the second half, though, as the visitors' threat diminished.

  • Javier Mascherano
    53
    10
    3.00

    Javier Mascherano

    Some nervy sequences at the back during the first half when Alaves looked dangerous, but generally held his own after that. His partnership with Song did not always stand on the most sturdy ground, though.

  • Alex Song
    63
    15
    2.50

    Alex Song

    Made a few good defensive plays in the second half to break up some Alaves attacks around the penalty area. Generally solid at the back, doing what he had to to with the minimum of fuss.

  • Thiago Alcántara
    97
    6
    4.00

    Thiago Alcántara

    Gave a good account of himself in the starting XI, with a series of intelligent moments in advanced positions to link up play for his side. A good facilitator, especially when setting up Adriano's goal.

  • Jonathan Dos Santos
    61
    10
    3.00

    Jonathan Dos Santos

    Showed some of his La Masia training by dovetailing well with his team-mates in the opposition half. Not always the most decisive, however, and was substituted.

  • Sergi Roberto
    63
    5
    3.50

    Sergi Roberto

    Surrendered possession a little cheaply on a few occasions, but was not really put to the test once his side had racked up a 3-1 lead. Played the rest of the game in supreme comfort.

  • David Villa
    149
    3
    4.50

    David Villa Top of the Match

    Came alive in the second half, first arrowing home a free kick right out of the top drawer, before instantly finishing off a good run from Tello to put the game to bed.

  • Tello
    68
    11
    3.00

    Tello

    A big player in his side's second-half dominance, as his speed on the ball and ability to break the offside trap opened up numerous avenues for the hosts. Set up Villa's second goal with a speedy run behind the defence.

Substitutions

  • Gerard Deulofeu
    66
    3
    3.00

    Gerard Deulofeu

    Another cog in attack for Barca during the second half.

  • Cesc Fàbregas
    60
    1
    3.00

    Cesc Fàbregas

    A late run out off the bench, and managed a few sequences on the ball.

  • Planas
    46
    6
    3.00

    Planas

    Not much time to see any meaningful action, though he did make one good tackle in the dying embers of the game.

  • Sergio Herrera
    2
    4
    2.50

    Sergio Herrera

    Not the most commanding presence between the sticks, and his positioning was sloppy.

  • Óscar Rubio
    3
    2
    3.50

    Óscar Rubio

    Held his own in defence and picked his moments to get forward extremely well. Never looked fazed by the quality of his opponents.

  • Luciano
    1
    3
    3.00

    Luciano

    Did not put a foot wrong, but was the beneficiary of packed numbers at the back for Alaves, enabling him to make some vital clearances in a crowded box.

  • Agustín
    0
    1
    2.00

    Agustín

    Not much of a match for the Barca attack once they got in full flow after the break. Looked rather isolated at times.

  • Javi Hernández
    1
    1
    2.50

    Javi Hernández

    A little stretched when he drifted out to the flanks; should have stayed centrally more often.

  • Miki
    2
    2
    2.00

    Miki Flop of the Match

    Reacted quickly to a poor Barca clearance to pounce and square for Viguera to open the scoring. Had a few good touches in midfield.

  • Jonan García
    1
    1
    3.00

    Jonan García

    Worked hard all game closing down the Barca players, and supplied some good moments on the ball. He began to fade a bit as the game wore on, though.

  • Manu García
    0
    1
    2.50

    Manu García

    Given a tough time trying to contain Tello in the second half, and began to lose his will to track back in the later stages of the game.

  • Viguera
    3
    1
    3.50

    Viguera

    Opened the scoring with a relatively straightforward finish after Miki had done the hard work, but did not find many other opportunities to test Pinto in the Barca goal.

  • Luismi
    2
    1
    3.00

    Luismi

    Had a seemingly legitimate goal disallowed for offside, much to his chagrin. Threatened to break away a few times, but ultimately could not provide the end product.

Substitutions

  • Llamas
    0
    1
    2.50

    Llamas

    Rather isolated at times in attack, but given the lack of service at times, it was perhaps not surprising. Forced deeper and deeper as the game wore on.

  • Asier Salcedo
    0
    1
    2.50

    Asier Salcedo

    A little nervy when put under pressure.

  • Guzmán
    0
    1
    3.00

    Guzmán

    Generally solid after his introduction.

  • Barahona
    1
    1
    2.50

    Barahona

    Not much action coming off the bench.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
5 0
Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder
Barcelona
4 1
Raúl García Raúl García
Midfielder
Atl. Madrid
4 0
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 2
Ángel Di María Ángel Di María
Midfielder
Real Madrid
3 1