Player Ratings: Getafe 3-1 Valencia's Ewan Macdonald runs the rule over the individual performers in the Azulones' clash with Los Che...
GETAFE (4-4-1-1)

Ustari - 7: Not at fault for the goal, and other than one spill he commanded his area very well at set pieces.

Miguel Torres - 6.5: Not too comfortable on the ball, but looked good defensively.

Cata Diaz - 7.5: The fiery Argentine, despite being at sea for that opening goal, was excellent in the second period.

Rafa - 7.5: Some excellent defensive headers and plenty of bravery made this one to remember for Rafa.

Mane - 7: After a poor start he came into the game with increasing confidence.

Pedro Leon - 8.5: Any Getafe supporter who doubted the wisdom of this summer acquisition can surely see the potential now. Not just for his lovely free-kick, either.

Celestini - 6.5: Somewhat quiet and caught out once or twice, but can never be accused of hiding and always makes himself available.

Casquero - 7: Commanding as ever, and handy with the pass, the veteran captain had a pleasing game.

Adrian Gonzalez - 7: Looking very useful on the counter. The youngster is impressing people far outside the Coliseum.

Gavilan - 7.5: Lacked a little bit of cutting edge and definition at times but there is no doubting his class. His former side paid the price for that.

Manu del Moral - 8.5: Two very well-taken goals, plenty of running, a couple of missed chances - a striker's performance.


Contra - 6.5: Clearly brought on to harry and bully the opposition. That's what he did.

Pedro Rios - 7

Albin- N/A

VALENCIA (4-2-3-1)

Moya - 6: Cannot be blamed for the goals. His command of his area could have been better in the second half.

Miguel - 4.5: After a nice opening few minutes, fell out of the game badly and was replaced around the hour mark.

Alexis - 5.5: Shaky and ill-positioned, he is capable of much more than he showed on his return to his old stomping ground.

Maduro - 6: In difficult circumstances the Dutchman performed fairly well, and certainly was not shy about muscling others off the ball.

Mathieu - 7.5: The best of the back line by far. Even though he was partially at fault for one of the goals he more than made up for it both defending and going forward. Very inventive.

Marchena -
6: He was the first defensive player to be removed for a forward, and this came as no surprise after a showing that was lacking finesse.

Banega - 7: Offered more clinical tackles than Marchena and got forward to good effect.

Joaquin - 5: Was involved in the opening goal with a neat flick, but otherwise was extremely inconsistent when on the ball.

Silva - 7: After a brilliant start the gifted Canarian failed to deal with being double-marked. He is capable of much more.

Mata - 8: Unlike most of the other attacking influences for Los Che, Mata continued to act as a threat long into the second half.

Villa - 6.5: Took his goal very well but spurned two excellent chances. Most unlike him.


Bruno - 6.5: Good enough defensively, uninspiring but passable on the ball, as it were.

Pablo Hernandez - 6.5: Like Bruno, only for an attacking midfielder. Home fans have seen better from him in a blue shirt.

Zigic - 6: To be thrown on in dire straits does not really befit Nikola, who thrives on a different kind of service to that on offer.

Ewan Macdonald,