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May 8, 2013 8:30 PM BST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Jesús Gil‎
Attendance:‬ 60000‎
 
26′ C. Ronaldo
Antunes 36′
33′ Mesut Özil
 
45+1′ Karim Benzema
 
63′ Luka Modric
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 6-2 Malaga

Goal.com rates the players on show as los Blancos fire six past Manuel Pellegrini's men to postpone Barcelona's title party

By Martin Macdonald

  • Diego López Rodríguez
    128
    68
    3.00

    Diego López Rodríguez

    Had no chance with Santa Cruz's goal or Antunes' wonder strike. Could have been a little more commanding from set-pieces.

  • Raphaël Varane
    177
    24
    3.00

    Raphaël Varane

    Fell asleep at the back post which allowed Santa Cruz to run in behind and score. Didn't give out much change to the Paraguayan thereafter.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    129
    32
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Had an entertaining duel with Iturra at right-back for Malaga but didn't get the better of him too often. Defended well.

  • Raúl Albiol
    157
    21
    3.50

    Raúl Albiol

    Shook off the attention of the Malaga defender to bullet home a header. As Malaga went a man down he had a relatively easy game at the back.

  • Nacho Fernández
    131
    34
    3.00

    Nacho Fernández

    Only mistake was allowing Antunes to come inside too easily for the Malaga left-back's goal.

  • Mesut Özil
    280
    25
    4.00

    Mesut Özil

    Looked like the Ozil of old. Showed an electric turn of pace and his passes were pin-point. Grabbed a goal in the first half.

  • Xabi Alonso
    169
    19
    3.50

    Xabi Alonso

    Displayed his massive range of passing. Was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with a great effort from the edge of the box.

  • Michael Essien
    179
    31
    3.50

    Michael Essien

    Showed glimpses of his Chelsea form of old. Put out fires everywhere in midfield and formed a decent partnership with Alonso, bulldozing forward too.

  • Luka Modric
    525
    46
    4.00

    Luka Modric Top of the Match

    Topped off a superb performance by rifling a lovely strike in off the post from the edge of the area to make it 5-2.

  • C. Ronaldo
    333
    72
    4.50

    C. Ronaldo

    Missed the chance to score with a poor penalty but eventually earned his 200th La Liga goal with a piledriver from a few yards out.

  • Karim Benzema
    202
    39
    3.50

    Karim Benzema

    Bagged a close range goal but his performance lacked some urgency.

Substitutions

  • Ángel Di María
    187
    19
    3.50

    Ángel Di María

    Looked bright after his introduction and got in on the scoring with a lovely finish in the last minute to make it 6-2.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    105
    56
    2.50

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Struggled to adapt after coming on and didn't manage to generate or finish any chances.

  • Willy Caballero
    38
    8
    3.00

    Willy Caballero

    Denied Ronaldo with a superb penalty save in the first half. However, was injured by the unorthodox nature of the stop and had to be substituted.

  • Diego Lugano
    15
    22
    2.50

    Diego Lugano

    Was dominant aerially but was caught out of position far too often and was guilty of diving in at times.

  • Martín Demichelis
    14
    22
    2.00

    Martín Demichelis

    Struggled without the organisation of Weligton next to him. Allowed the Madrid players far too much room in the box. Was sent off with 17 minutes remaining.

  • Eliseu
    13
    15
    2.00

    Eliseu

    Anonymous. Showed glimpses of his pace down the left but each attack fizzled out. Was eventually withdrawn for Onyewu.

  • Sergio Sánchez
    13
    40
    1.50

    Sergio Sánchez Flop of the Match

    A bit of a horror show tonight. Conceded the corner kick which lead to Madrid's opener. Was sent off and gave away a penalty kick after just 21 minutes.

  • Antunes
    32
    10
    3.50

    Antunes

    Gave Malaga a ray of hope going into the break with a stunning strike into the top corner with his weaker foot. However, was duped far too easily for Ozil's goal earlier.

  • Camacho
    9
    15
    2.50

    Camacho

    Was unlucky to give away the indirect free kick which lead to Ronaldo's opener. Put in a couple of decent tackles, particularly on Ozil. But sat back too deep.

  • Isco
    39
    13
    2.00

    Isco

    Delivery into the box was top drawer, which further exposed Madrid's susceptibility from set-pieces. Completely ineffective after the break. Cut a frustrated figure.

  • Júlio Baptista
    20
    16
    2.50

    Júlio Baptista

    Withdrawn due to a tactical shake-up from Pellegrini, following the dismissal of Sergio Sanchez.

  • Portillo
    13
    13
    2.50

    Portillo

    Overrun in midfield and struggled to face up to to Essien and Alonso. Tried his best to get in their faces but couldn't give his team a foot-hold.

  • Roque Santa Cruz
    33
    9
    3.00

    Roque Santa Cruz

    Showed good striker's instinct to grab his early equaliser for Malaga as he drifted in at the back post. However, as Malaga went down to 10 men he barely got a sniff.

Substitutions

  • Carlos Kameni
    19
    13
    2.50

    Carlos Kameni

    Could not to anything to prevent the goals under his tenure but still looked dodgy, particularly in the air.

  • Oguchi Onyewu
    24
    10

    Oguchi Onyewu

    Came on late in the day as Malaga looked to solidify themselves.

  • Manuel Iturra
    20
    10
    2.50

    Manuel Iturra

    Slotted in at right-back and looked out-of-sorts playing out of position. Improved when he moved into midfield.

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