30 April, 2012

Ligue 1: highest rated players.

6,06 Hazard (Lille)
5,97 Nenê (Paris-SG)
5,95 Barbosa (Evian)
5,94 Giroud (Montpellier)
5,77 Cohade (Valenciennes)
5,73 Valbuena (Marseille)
5,71 Lisandro López (Lyon)
5,68 Corgnet (Dijon)
5,65 Kadir (Valenciennes)
5,64 Bauthéac (Dijon), Balmont (Lille), Didot (Toulouse)
5,61 Pitroipa (Rennes), Bédimo (Montpellier)
5,59 B. Traoré (Nancy)
5,57 Abdennour (Toulouse), Ménez (Paris-SG), A. Traoré (Auxerre)
5,56 Zebina (Brest)
5,53 Hilton (Montpellier), Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne)
5,52 C. Poulsen (Evian),  Mounier (Nice), Féret (Rennes)
5,50 Nkoulou (Marseille), Bodmer (Paris-SG)
5,48 Mavuba & Debuchy (Lille), Utaka (Montpellier), Gonalons (Lyon)
5,47 Martin (Sochaux)
5,45 Källström (Lyon)
5,44 Ben Basat (Brest), Sorlin (Evian), M'Vila (Rennes)
5,43 Estrada (Montpellier), Grougi (Brest), Danic (Valenciennes)
5,41 Matuidi (Paris-SG), Sagbo (Evian), Ecuele Manga (Lorient)

Player ratings Lille 2, Paris SG 1.


0-1 47' Pastore, 1-1 71' Hazard, 2-1 79' Roux. Sent-off: 70' Sakho. Att: 17.262.
Lille: Landreau 5,75 - Debuchy 6,50, Basa 6,25, Chedjou 6,50, Digne 6,50 - Balmont 6,50, Mavuba 7,25, Pedretti 5,75 (56' Joe Cole 5,50), Payet 6,75 (69' Roux 7,25) - Hazard 8,50 - De Melo 7,00. - coach: Rudi Garcia. = average: 6,62.
PSG: Sirigu 6,00 - Jallet 6,00, Bisevac 5,50 (44' Sakho 4,25), Alex 5,75, Tiéné 5,75 - Matuidi 6,25, Thiago Motta 6,25, Sissoko 6,00 - Pastore 7,00, Nenê 5,50 (72' Lugano) - Gameiro 5,00 (65' Hoarau 5,25). - coach: Ancelotti. = average: 5,73.

Player ratings Novara 0, Juventus 4.


0-1 16' Vucinic, 0-2 40' Borriello, 0-3 49' Vidal, 0-4 64' Vucinic. Att: 16.313.
Novara: Fontana 6,00 - Dellafiore 4,80 (46' Silva 5,60), Lisuzzo 4,90, Paci 5,50 - García 5,30, Pesce 5,90, M. Rigoni 5,50, Porcari 5,50, Mazzarani 5,90 (67' Radovanovic), Gemiti 5,00 - Caracciolo 5,00 (51' Morimoto 5,50). - coach: Tesser 5,20. = average: 5,42.
Juventus: Buffon 6,00 - Lichtsteiner 6,10, Barzagli 6,90, Bonucci 6,60, Chiellini 6,60 - Vidal 7,00 (56' Padoin 6,00), Pirlo 7,40, Marchisio 6,40 (60' De Ceglie 6,00), Giaccherini 6,60 - Borriello 6,60, Vucinic 7,10 (65' Elia). - coach: Conte 7,00. = average: 6,56. 

Player ratings Rayo Vallecano 0, Barcelona 7.


0-1 15' Messi, 0-2 26' og Rober, 0-3 38' Keita, 0-4 46' Pedro, 0-5 77' Thiago, 0-6 88' Pedro, 0-7 90' Messi. Att: 12.000.
Rayo Vallecano: Cobeño 5,00  Rober 4,75 (31' Aitor Núnez 5,00), Arribas 3,50, Pulido 4,25, Tito 4,25 - Trashorras 5,00, Movilla 5,00 (46' Diamanka 4,75) - Michu 4,75, Lass 5,50 - Tamudo 3,50, Diego Costa 5,50 (65' Diego Benito). - coach: Sandoval. = average: 4,67.
Barcelona: Pinto 6,75 - Montoya 6,75, Mascherano 6,75, Puyol 6,75, Adriano 6,50 (60' Dani Alves 6,00) - Busquets 7,00 (74' Afellay 5,75), Keita 7,00, Thiago 6,50 - Pedro 7,50, Alexis 7,50 (82' Tello), Messi 8,00. - coach: Guardiola. = average: 6,83.

Player ratings Real Madrid 3, Sevilla 0.


1-0 20' Cristiano Ronaldo, 2-0 48' Benzema, 3-0 53' Benzema. Att: 72.000.
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,25 - Arbeloa 7,00, Pepe 6,25, Sergio Ramos 6,50, Marcelo 5,50 - Granero 6,25 (62' Khedira 6,00), Xabi Alonso 6,75 (75' Raúl Albiol) - Di María 6,75 (62' Callejón 5,75), Özil 7,00, Cristiano Ronaldo 7,50 - Benzema 7,75. - coach: Mourinho. = average: 6,56. 
Sevilla: Javi Varas 5,75 - Coke 4,25, Fazio 5,50, Cala 5,25, Fernando Navarro 5,25 - Deivid 5,00 (74' Campaña), Trochowski 5,75 - Jesús Navas 5,75, Reyes 5,50 (60' Luis Alberto 5,00), Rakitic 5,50 - Negredo 5,25 (60' Babá 5,25). - coach: Michel. = average: 5,32.

29 April, 2012

Player ratings Roma 2, Napoli 2.


1-0 41' Marquinho, 1-1 48' Zúñiga, 1-2 67' Cavani,2-2 87'  Simplício. Att: 29.643 (50.000 empty seats).
Roma: Lobont 6,10 - Rosi 5,50, Kjær 5,00, Heinze 5,70, Taddei 6,20 - Pjanic 4,50 (73' Simplício 6,50), Gago 5,00 (80' Greco), Marquinho 6,70 - Borini 5,10, Totti 6,00, Bojan 5,70 (73' Tallo 6,20). - coach: Luis Enrique 5,70. = average: 5,66.
Napoli: De Sanctis 5,70 - Federico Fernández 5,20, Paolo Cannavaro 6,10, Aronica 6,10 - Maggio 6,00, Gargano 6,10, Inler 5,90, Dzemaili 5,30 (52' Pandev 6,10), Zúñiga 6,50 - Hamsik 6,20 - Cavani 6,80 (73' Lavezzi 5,50). - coach: Mazzarri 5,90. = average: 5,96.

28 April, 2012

Today 8 years ago: Roberto Baggio's farewell to the nat'l team: Italy 1, Spain 1.

0-1 54' Fernando Torres, 1-1 56' Vieri. Att: 30.300 (Genoa, Marassi). 
Italy: Buffon 6,12 (46' Peruzzi 6,25) — Panucci 6,12, F. Cannavaro 6,38 (46' Ferrari 6,00), Materazzi 5,38, Zambrotta 5,88 — Pirlo 6,00 (77' Nervo), Perrotta 5,75  (46' Ambrosini 6,00) — Fiore 5,75 (77' Diana), R. Baggio 6,00 (88' Miccoli), Di Vaio 5,75 (66' Favalli) — Vieri 6,25 (77' Corradi). — coach: Trapattoni. = average: 5,97.
Spain: Casillas 6,00 (80' Cañizares) — Michel Salgado 6,00 (46' Manuel Pablo 5,75), Helguera 6,38 (66' César), Juanito 6,00, Raúl Bravo 6,12 — Albelda 6,75 (80' Baraja), Xabi Alonso 6,50 (46' Xavi 6,38) — Etxeberría 6,25, Raúl 6,00 (46' Valerón 6,12), Vicente 5,88 (46' Joaquín 6,38) — Morientes 5,88 (46' Fernando Torres 6,88). — coach: Sáez. = average: 6,20. 

European attendance leaders. Part 1.


Austria
14.503 Rapid Vienna
10.965 Sturm Graz
9685 Salzburg


Belgium
25.484 Standard Liège -photo-
24.486 Club Brugge
22.506 Anderlecht


Bosnia
4864 Željezničar 
3364 Sarajevo
3250 Borac Banja Luka


Czech Republic
11.215 Sparta Prague
6192 Slavia Prague
6124 Viktoria Plzen


Cyprus
8248 APOEL Nicosia
8176 Omonia Nicosia
5507 AEL Lemesos.

27 April, 2012

Average ratings Athletic Bilbao.

La Liga and Europa League knockout matches.


6,41 Javi Martínez
6,36 Ekiza
6,35 De Marcos
6,29 Llorente
6,25 Amorebieta
6,20 Ander Herrera
6,19 Iraola
6,17 Muniain
6,14 Itarruspe
6,13 Iraizoz 
6,11 Susaeta
6,06 San José
6,00 Gurpegi, Toquero
5,97 Aurtenetxe
5,77 Ibaí Gómez
5,75 David López
5,73 Iñigo Pérez
5,45 Gabilondo

Chelsea: average ratings in CL knockout matches.


6,80 Drogba (rated 4 times)
6,77 Cech (6)
6,57 Ramires (6)
6,54 Ivanovic (5)
6,53 A. Cole (6)
6,52 Fernando Torres (4)
6,42 Lampard (5)
6,40 Terry (5), David Luíz (4), Bosingwa (2)
6,32 Mikel (4)
6,17 Kalou (3)
6,15 Sturridge (2)
6,07 Mata (6)
5,95 Raul Meireles (4), Malouda (2)
5,60 G. Cahill (3)

Bayern Munich: average ratings in CL knockout matches.

Includes round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals. 


6,98 Neuer (rated 6 times)
6,96 M. Gómez (5)
6,85 Ribéry (6)
6,82 Lahm (6)
6,80 Robben (5)
6,70 Alaba (6)
6,55 Kroos (6)
6,48 Luíz Gustavo (5)
6,33 Badstuber(6)
6,30 J. Boateng (6)
6,25 Schweinsteiger (4)
6,00 Pranjic (2)
5,90 Tymoshchuk (3)
5,55 Rafinha (2).

Today 7 years ago: Chelsea 0, Liverpool 0.

Champions League semifinal, 1st leg. 
Att: 40.497.
Chelsea: Cech 7,60 — Johnson 5,90, Terry 6,80, Ricardo Carvalho 6,30, Gallas 5,80 — Makelele 6,50 — J. Cole 6,80 (78' Kezman), Lampard 6,60, Tiago 6,10 (59' Robben 6,00), Gudjohnsen 5,80 — Drogba 6,00. — coach: Mourinho 6,00. = average: 6,38.
Liverpool: Dudek 6,00 — Finnan 6,30, Hyypiä 6,80, Carragher 7,30, Traoré 6,00 — Luis García 5,60 (90' Šmicer), Biscan 5,70 (87' Kewell), Gerrard 6,80, Xabi Alonso 6,40, Riise 6,50 — Baroš 6,00 (65' Dj. Cissé 6,50). — coach: Benítez 6,75.  = average: 6,36.

Player ratings Valencia 0, Atlético 1.

0-1 60' Adrián. Sent-off: 34' Tiago. Att: 48.000.
Valencia: Diego Alves 6,25 - Barragán 6,50, Rami 6,25, Ricardo Costa 6,00, Jordi Alba 6,50 - Albelda 5,75, Parejo 6,50 (68' Tino Costa 6,00), Feghouli 6,25, Canales 7,50 (59' Mathieu 5,50) - Jonas 6,00 (56' Aduriz 5,75), Soldado 6,50. - coach: Emery. = average: 6,23.
Atlético: Courtois 7,00 - Juanfran 6,00, Miranda 6,75, Godín 7,25, Filipe Luis 6,25 - Mario Suárez 5,25 (46' Gabi 6,25), Tiago 4,50 - Arda Turan 6,25 (75' Salvio), Diego 6,25, Adrián 7,00 - Falcao 6,00. - coach: Simeone. = average: 6,23.

Player ratings Athletic Bilbao 3, Sporting Lisbon 1.

1-0 17' Susaeta, 1-1 43' Van Wolfswinkel, 2-1 45'+1 Ibai Gómez, 3-1 88' Llorente. Att: 39.983 (2000 away fans).
Athletic: Iraizoz 6,00 - Iraola 6,25, Javi Martínez 6,75, Amorebieta 6,25, Aurtenetxe 6,00 - Iturraspe 6,50, Ander Herrera 6,50 (94' Íñigo Pérez), Muniain 6,25 (90' Ekiza) - Susaeta 7,00, Ibai Gómez 7,00 (93' Toquero), Llorente 8,25. - coach: Bielsa. = average: 6,61.
Sporting Clube: Rui Patrício 6,25 - João Pereira 6,00, Ânderson Polga 5,50, Xandão 5,50, E. Insúa 6,00 - Schaars 5,75, André Martins 6,00 (83' Carrillo), Matías Fernández 4,75 (46' Carriço 5,50) - Pereirinha 5,25 (63' Jeffrén 5,25), Capel 5,25 - Van Wolfswinkel 6,25. - coach: Sá Pinto. = average: 5,63.

26 April, 2012

Player ratings Cesena 0, Juventus 1.

0-1 80' Borriello. Att: 23.343.
Cesena: Antonioli 6,60 - Ceccarelli 5,80, Moras 6,10, C. Rodríguez 6,40, Benalouane 6,50 - Djokovic 5,80 (77' Rossi), Colucci 5,00 (32' Guana 6,10), Parolo 5,90 - Santana 5,90 - Del Nero 5,50 (65' T. Arrigoni 5,60), Rennella 5,70. - coach: Beretta. = average: 5,92.
Juventus: Buffon 6,00 - Barzagli 6,30, Bonucci 6,50, Chiellini 6,30 - Cáceres 5,20 (69' Giaccherini), Vidal 5,50, Pirlo 5,70, Marchisio 6,40, De Ceglie 6,40 (74' Del Piero 6,20) - Matri 5,00 (74' Borriello 7,00), Vucinic 6,00. - coach: Conte. = average: 6,04.

Champions League top scorers 2011/12.

14 goals: Messi (Barcelona) : 1,27 per match 
12: M. Gómez (Bayern) : 1,09
10: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) : 1,00 
7: Benzema (Real Madrid) : 0,64
5: Callejón (Real Madrid) : 1,00
5: Soldado (Valencia) : 0,83 
5: Doumbia (CSKA) : 0,71
5: Drogba (Chelsea) : 0,71
5: A. Frei (FC Basel) : 0,71
5: Gomis (Lyon) : 0,71 
5: Cavani (Napoli) : 0,62
5: Ibrahimovic (Milan) : 0,62 
5: Shirokov (Zenit) : 0,62
4: Hulk (FC Porto) : 0,67
4: Robben (Bayern) : 0,57
4: A. Ayew (Marseille) : 0,44 
4: Ó. Cardozo (Benfica) : 0,44
4: Manduca (APOEL) : 0,44
4: Pedro (Barcelona) : 0,44 
4: Van Persie (Arsenal) : 0,57 
3: Villa (Barcelona) : 0,75
3: Jonas (Valencia) : 0,60
3: Luíz Adriano (Shakhtar Donezk) : 0,50
3: Sow (Lille) : 0,50
3: Yaya Touré (Man City) : 0,50
3: Pazzini (Inter) : 0,50
3: K.P. Boateng (Milan) : 0,43
3: F. Frei (FC Basel) : 0,38
3: Iniesta (Barcelona) : 0,38
3: Robinho (Milan) : 0,38
3: Kaká (Real Madrid) : 0,38
3: Aílton (APOEL) : 0,33
3: Fernando Torres (Chelsea) : 0,33
3: Ramires (Chelsea) : 0,30
3: Ribéry (Bayern) : 0,27
3: Lampard (Chelsea) : 0,27
3: Higuaín (Real Madrid) : 0,25

Average ratings in semifinals (1st and 2nd legs).

Only players rated in both matches. Goalkeepers in bold text.


7,30 Neuer (Bayern)
7,15 Cech (Chelsea)
7,05 Drogba (Chelsea)
7,00 Ramires (Chelsea)
6,95 Lahm (Bayern), A. Cole (Chelsea)
6,75 Casillas (R. Madrid)
6,70 Alaba (Bayern)
6,65 Luíz Gustavo (Bayern), Ivanovic (Chelsea)
6,60 Kroos & M. Gómez (Bayern), Lampard (Chelsea)
6,55 Ribéry (Bayern)
6,40 Iniesta (Barcelona)
6,35 Özil & Benzema (R. Madrid), Badstuber (Bayern)
6,30 J. Boateng & Robben (Bayern), Mikel (Chelsea)
6,25 Schweinsteiger (Bayern), Busquets (Barcelona), Meireles (Chelsea)
6,20 Pepe (R. Madrid)
6,15 Xabi Alonso (R. Madrid)
6,10 Puyol (Barcelona)
5,95 Khedira, Cristiano Ronaldo & Di María (R. Madrid), T. Müller (Bayern), Mascherano & Xavi (Barcelona)
5,85 Marcelo (R. Madrid)
5,80 Dani Alves & Fàbregas (Barcelona)
5,70 Arbeloa (R. Madrid)
5,65 Sergio Ramos (R. Madrid), Valdés (Barcelona)
5,60 Messi (Barcelona)
5,55 Mata (Chelsea)
5,45 Terry (Chelsea)
5,30 Alexis (Barcelona)


Team averages
6,58 Bayern Munich
6,48 Chelsea
6,02 Real Madrid
5,91 Barcelona.

Player ratings Real Madrid 2, Bayern Munich 1 [3-4].

1-0 6' Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, 2-0 14' Cristiano Ronaldo, 2-1 27' Robben penalty. Penalties: Alaba goal. Cristiano, saved. M. Gómez goal. Kaká miss. Kroos miss. Xabi Alonso goal. Lahm miss. Sergio Ramos miss. Schweinsteiger goal. Att: 82.000.
Real Madrid: Casillas 7,20 - Arbeloa 5,80, Pepe 6,20, Sergio Ramos 6,10, Marcelo 6,90 - Khedira 6,20, Xabi Alonso 6,30 - Di María 5,90, Özil 6,40 (111' Granero), Cristiano Ronaldo 6,50 - Benzema 6,30 (106' Higuaín). - coach: Mourinho 5,80. = average: 6,23.
Bayern: Neuer 7,90 - Lahm 6,70, J. Boateng 6,40, Badstuber 6,20, Alaba 6,90 - Luíz Gustavo 6,60, Schweinsteiger 6,90 - Robben 6,60, Kroos 6,80, Ribéry 5,90 (95' T. Müller 6,10) - M. Gómez 6,50. - coach: Heynckes 7,00. = average: 6,62.

25 April, 2012

Bundesliga: highest rated goalkeepers.

7,35 Leno (Leverkusen) 
7,23 Zieler (Hannover)
7,21 Weidenfeller (Dortmund) 
7,19 Ulreich (Stuttgart) 
7,14 ter Stegen (M'gladbach) 
7,13 Jentzsch (Augsburg) 
7,13 Benaglio (Wolfsburg) 
7,12 Rensing (Köln) 
7,06 Kraft (Hertha BSC) 
7,02 Wetklo (Mainz)
7,02 Starke (Hoffenheim) 
7,00 Wiese (Werder Bremen) 
6,95 Baumann (Freiburg) 
6,92 Unnerstall (Schalke)
6,90 Drobny (Hamburg)
6,87 Neuer (Bayern)
6,78 Schäfer (Nürnberg)
6,72 Trapp (Kaiserslautern).

Today 6 years ago: Villarreal 0, Arsenal 0.

Champions League semifinal, 2nd leg (agg: Arsenal 1-0).
Att: 23.000.
Villarreal: Barbosa 6,00 — Javi Venta 6,90, Peña 6,60, Quique Álvarez 6,50, Arruabarrena 5,80 (81' Roger) — Josico 5,90 (63' José Mari 5,80), Senna 6,40 Riquelme 5,70 — Sorín 6,40, Guille Franco 5,80, Forlán 5,60. = average: 6,12.
Arsenal: Lehmann 7,40 — Eboué 6,00, Kolo Touré 6,20, Campbell 5,90, Flamini (9' Clichy 5,20) — Gilberto Silva 6,40, Hleb 5,80, Cesc Fàbregas 6,00, Ljungberg 5,50 — Reyes 4,80 (69' Pires), Henry 5,50. = average: 5,88.


N.B. Arsenal's tenth consecutive clean sheet in CL. Lehmann saved Riquelme's penalty in the last minute.

Player ratings Barcelona 2, Chelsea 2.

1-0 35' Busquets, 2-0 44' Iniesta, 2-1 45'+1 Ramires, 2-2 92' Fernando Torres. Sent-off: 37' Terry. Att: 95.845.
Barcelona: Valdés 5,50 - Puyol 5,80, Piqué (26' Dani Alves 5,90), Mascherano 5,80 - Busquets 6,70, Xavi 6,00, Iniesta 6,70, Cesc 6,00 (74' Keita) - Cuenca 6,20 (67' Tello 5,50), Alexis 5,60, Messi 5,30. - coach: Guardiola 6,00. = average: 5,92.
Chelsea: Cech 7,60 - Ivanovic 6,80, Cahill (12' Bosingwa 6,40), Terry 4,10, A. Cole 6,70 - Mikel 6,30, Raul Meireles 6,30, Mata 5,30 (58' Kalou 5,90), Lampard 6,40, Ramires 7,30 - Drogba 6,70 (80' Fernando Torres 6,90). - coach: Di Matteo 7,10. = average: 6,36.

24 April, 2012

Recent web polls.


Corriere della Sera:
Should Roma coach Luis Enrique resign?
55% Yes
45% No


Gazzetta dello Sport:
Juventus have a 3 point advantage. Have they already won the league title?
61% Yes
39% No


El Mundo Deportivo:
Which Barça player was the best vs Real Madrid?
51% Alexis 
14% Puyol 
12% Iniesta 
6% Xavi 
18% Someone else


Which eleven players should start vs Chelsea?
15.850 Messi 
15.773 Iniesta 
15.743 Valdés 
15.593 Xavi 
15.576 Puyol 
15464 Dani Alves 
15.157 Piqué 
15.018 Alexis 
14.879 Busquets 
13.036 Mascherano 
11.717 Cesc 
5600 Pedro 
5599 Adriano 
2144 Cuenca 
2097 Keita 
1886 Tello 
1660 Thiago 
1246 Afellay 
1208 Pinto 


Will the defeat vs Madrid affect Barça on Tuesday? 
56% Yes
44% No


L'Équipe:
Will Bayern Munich eliminate Real Madrid tomorrow?
57% No
42% Yes
2% don't know


Will Didier Drogba play for Chelsea the next season?
63% No
34% Yes
3% Don't know

Active internationals

Percentage of players who represented an A national team during 2011.


Per league
55,1% Premier League
41,3% Bundesliga
31,1% La Liga
31,1% Serie A
30,4% Ligue 1


Per team
98,3% Real Madrid
90,9% Man City, Fulham
83,8% Arsenal
81,8% Barcelona
80,1% Dortmund
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5,9% Rayo Vallecano
0,0% Novara, Levante, Sporting Gijón, Caen.


Source: http://www.football-observatory.com

Average ratings Real Madrid 2011/12.

Includes all Liga, Champions League, Supercopa and Copa del Rey matches.


Calificaciones de la prensa: incluye todos los partidos de Liga, Liga de Campeones, Supercopa y Copa del Rey. 

7,27 Cristiano Ronaldo (rated 46 times)
7,18 Benzema (38)
7,09 Casillas (45)
7,08 Di María (23)
7,03 Xabi Alonso (44)
6,89 Higuaín (32)
6,85 Sergio Ramos (43)
6,85 Özil (41)
6,77 Kaká (28)
6,73 Arbeloa (32)
6,73 Marcelo (35)
6,63 Khedira (29)
6,62 Pepe (37)
6,51 Callejón (18)
6,50 Lass (22)
6,40 Fábio Coentrão (21).

Today 15 years ago: Fiorentina 0, Barcelona 2.

Cup Winners' Cup semifinal, 2nd leg (agg: Barcelona 3-1).


0-1 30' F. Couto, 0-2 34' Guardiola direct freekick. Att: 43.588.
Fiorentina: Toldo 5,17 – Carnasciali 5,67, Padalino 5,33, L. Amoruso 5,67, Serena 5,67 (83' Pusceddu) – Cois 5,00 (88' Bigica), Schwarz 5,67, Rui Costa 5,83 – Oliveira 6,33, Robbiati 6,17, Baiano 5,00 (88' Firicano). = average: 5,59.
Barcelona: Vítor Baía 6,83 – Ferrer 6,17, Fernando Couto 7,00, Nadal 6,17, Sergi 6,00 – Guardiola 7,00, De la Peña 7,33, Luis Enrique 6,17 (80' Amor) – Giovanni 6,00 (84' Abelardo), Figo 6,00 (84' Stoichkov), Ronaldo 6,67. = average: 6,49.

23 April, 2012

Average ratings Borussia Mönchengladbach.


Bundesliga matches only.
7,40 Reus
7,19 Brouwers
7,14 ter Stegen
6,95 Dante 
6,95 Daems
6,92 Stranzl
6,78 Arango
6,74 P. Herrmann
6,73 Neustädter
6,70 Hanke
6,50 Jantschke
6,46 Nordtveit.

Player ratings Milan 1, Bologna 1.


0-1 26' Gastón Ramírez, 1-1 90' Ibrahimovic. Sent-off: 82' Bonera. Att: 51.725.
Milan: Abbiati 6,00 - Abate 5,80, Bonera 5,50, Nesta 6,00, Antonini 5,60 (69' Emanuelson 6,10) - Nocerino 5,70, Van Bommel 4,70 (73' Aquilani), Muntari 5,80 - Seedorf 4,80 (56' Cassano 6,50) - Robinho 5,00, Ibrahimovic 5,80. - coach: Allegri 5,80. = average: 5,64.
Bologna: Agliardi 6,40 - Raggi 6,10, Portanova 6,20, Cherubin 6,50 - Garics 6,40, Diego Pérez 6,00, Mudingayi 5,70, Morleo 5,70 - Gastón Ramírez 6,90 (88' Kone), Diamanti 6,70 (65' Taider 5,90) - Di Vaio 5,90 (74' Acquafresca). - coach: Pioli 6,70. = average: 6,24.

Player ratings Juventus 4, Roma 0.


1-0 4' Vidal, 2-0 18' Vidal, 3-0 29' Pirlo, 4-0 52' Marchisio. Sent-off: 28' Stekelenburg. Att: 38.686.
Juventus: Buffon x - Barzagli 6,50, Bonucci 6,60, Chiellini 6,60 - Lichtsteiner 6,00, Vidal 8,00 (67' Giaccherini), Pirlo 7,10, Marchisio 7,20, De Ceglie 6,90 - Quagliarella 6,30 (61' Del Piero 6,00), Vucinic 7,30 (57' Borriello 5,80). - coach: A. Conte 7,60. = average: 6,77.
Roma: Stekelenburg 5,10 - Rosi 4,50, Kjær 4,50, De Rossi 4,80, José Ángel 4,70 - Pjanic 4,80 (61' Lamela 4,20), Perrotta 4,30, Gago 5,10, Marquinho 4,60, Borini 5,30 (28' Curci 6,30) - Osvaldo 4,80 (57' Bojan). - coach: Luis Enrique 3,50. = average: 4,85. 

Player ratings Man United 4, Everton 4.


0-1 33' Jelavic, 1-1 41' Rooney, 2-1 57' Welbeck, 3-1 60' Nani, 3-2 67' Fellaini, 4-2 69' Rooney, 4-3 83' Jelavic, 4-4 85' Pienaar. Att: 75.522.
Man United: David De Gea 5,40 - Rio Ferdinand 4,90, Patrice Evra 5,10, Rafael 5,20, Jonny Evans 5,20 - Antonio Valencia 5,80 (89' Javier Hernández), Michael Carrick 5,80, Paul Scholes 5,60 (86' Phil Jones), Nani 6,70 - Danny Welbeck 7,20, Wayne Rooney 7,00. - coach: Ferguson. = average: 5,81.
Everton: Tim Howard 6,20 - Johnny Heitinga 5,90, Sylvain Distin 5,50 (83' Tim Cahill), Tony Hibbert 6,50, Phil Jagielka 5,80, Leon Osman 5,90 (64' James McFadden 6,10), Darron Gibson 6,00, Philip Neville 6,40, Steven Pienaar 7,20 - Marouane Fellaini 7,70, Nikica Jelavic 7,50. - coach: Moyes. = average: 6,39.

22 April, 2012

Player ratings Arsenal 0, Chelsea 0.

Att: 60.111.
Arsenal: Wojciech Szczesny 6,60 - Bacary Sagna 6,20, Laurent Koscielny 7,00, Thomas Vermaelen 6,70, Kieran Gibbs 6,40 - Aaron Ramsey 5,40, Theo Walcott 5,50 (60' Gervinho 5,80), Tomas Rosický 6,10 (65' Vassiriki Abou Diaby 5,80), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 5,80 (70' André Santos 5,70), Alexandre Song 6,60 - Robin van Persie 6,30. = average: 6,14. 
Chelsea: Petr Cech 7,00 - Gary Cahill 6,80, José Bosingwa 6,30, Ryan Bertrand 6,30 (77' Ashley Cole), John Terry 6,70 - Florent Malouda 6,00, Oriol Romeu 5,80 (66' John Obi Mikel 6,10), Michael Essien 6,40, Salomon Kalou 5,60 (74' Juan Mata 5,80) - Fernando Torres 5,80, Daniel Sturridge 5,20. - coach: Di Matteo. = average: 6,14.

Player ratings Barcelona 1, Real Madrid 2.


0-1 17' Khedira, 1-1 70' Alexis, 1-2 73' Cristiano Ronaldo. Att: 99.252.
Barcelona: Valdés 5,30 - Puyol 5,20, Mascherano 5,50, Adriano 5,60 (73' Pedro) - Dani Alves 5,20, Busquets 5,20, Xavi 5,50 (69' Alexis 6,40), Thiago 5,60 - Tello 4,90 (81' Cesc 5,50), Messi 5,70, Iniesta 5,40. - coach: Guardiola 5,00. = average: 5,46.
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,60 - Arbeloa 6,20, Pepe 6,80, Sergio Ramos 6,70, Fábio Coentrão 6,40 - Khedira 6,90, Xabi Alonso 6,70 - Di María 6,00 (73' Granero 6,00), Özil 6,90 (89' Callejón), Cristiano Ronaldo 7,20 - Benzema 6,30 (93' Higuaín). - coach: Mourinho 7,20. = average: 6,56.

21 April, 2012

Average ratings Real Madrid & Barcelona 2011/12.


Includes matches in La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey, Supercopa and World Club Championship. Real Madrid players in bold text.


7,26 Messi (50)
7,24 Cristiano Ronaldo (45)
7,21 Iniesta (33) 
7,16 Benzema (37)
7,09 Di María (22)
7,07 Casillas (44)
7,01 Xabi Alonso (43)
7,00 Xavi (41), Puyol (35)
6,89 Higuaín (32)
6,86 Mascherano (42)
6,85 Busquets (40)
6,83 Sergio Ramos (44), Özil (40)
6,78 Cesc (40)
6,77 Kaká (28)
6,76 Valdés (45)
6,73 Marcelo (35)
6,70 Arbeloa (31)
6,68 Villa (19)
6,65 Piqué (31)
6,60 Abidal (35)
6,59 Pepe (36), Alexis (34), Khedira (28)
6,57 Dani Alves (44)
6,55 Cuenca (22)
6,51 Callejón (18)
6,50 Lass (22)
6,48 Adriano (29)
6,46 Thiago (39)
6,44 Pedro (36)
6,43 Keita (28)
6,33 Fábio Coentrão (20)

Today two years ago: Bayern Munich 1, Lyon 0.

CL semifinal, 1st leg.

1-0 70' Robben. Sent-off: 39' Ribéry, 55' Toulalan. Att: 66.000.
Bayern: Butt 6,00 — Lahm 7,00, Demichelis 6,50, Van Buyten 6,20, Contento 6,50 — Schweinsteiger 6,80, Pranjic 6,30 (64' M. Gómez 5,20) — Robben 7,60 (86' Altintop), Ribéry 4,20 — T. Müller 6,00 — Olic 5,40 (46' Tymoschstchuk 6,40). — coach: Van Gaal 6,50. = average: 6,19.
Lyon: Lloris 6,10 — Réveillère 5,60, Cris 6,40, Toulalan 4,70, Cissokho 5,80 — Källström 6,10, Gonalons 5,70, Pjanic 5,50 (57' Makoun 5,60) — Éderson 5,30 (70' Bastos 5,50), Lisandro 5,80, Delgado 5,20 (80' Govou). — coach: Puel 5,30. = average: 5,63.



Moyenne de notes dans la presse internationale.

20 April, 2012

Season averages, CL semifinalists.

Season 2011/12, including all League and CL matches.

Wins
81,8% Real Madrid
75,0% Barcelona
66,7% Bayern Munich
52,3% Chelsea

Draws
25,0% Chelsea
18,2% Barcelona
11,9% Bayern Munich
11,4% Real Madrid

Defeats
6,8% Real Madrid, Barcelona
21,4% Bayern Munich
22,7% Chelsea

Points average
85,6% of maximum Real Madrid
81,1% Barcelona
70,6% Bayern Munich
60,6% Chelsea


Goals scored
3,18/match Real Madrid
2,93 Barcelona
2,21 Bayern Munich
1,75 Chelsea


Goals conceded
0,67/match Bayern Munich
0,73 Barcelona
0,84 Real Madrid
1,07 Chelsea.

Today one year ago: Real Madrid 1, Barcelona 0 aet [final Copa del Rey].

1-0 102' Cristiano Ronaldo. Att: 55.000 (Valencia).
Barcelona: Pinto 6,80 — Dani Alves 6,10, Piqué 6,20, Mascherano 6,40, Adriano 6,10 (119' Maxwell) — Xavi 6,20, Busquets 5,70 (108' Keita), Iniesta 6,60 — Pedro 6,00, Messi 6,50, Villa 5,00 (105' Afellay). = average: 6,15.
Real Madrid: Casillas 7,50 — Arbeloa 6,40, Sergio Ramos 6,50, Ricardo Carvalho 7,10 (119' Garay), Marcelo 6,50 — Pepe 6,80, Xavi Alonso 6,30, Khedira 6,30 (104' Granero) — Özil 6,20 (70' Adebayor 5,80), Cristiano Ronaldo 7,10 — Di María 7,20. = average: 6,64.

19 April, 2012

Player ratings Chelsea 1, Barcelona 0.

1-0 47' Drogba. Att: 38.039.
Chelsea: Cech 7,00 - Ivanovic 6,30, G. Cahill 6,60, Terry 6,90, A. Cole 7,00 - Lampard 6,60, Mikel 6,20, Meireles 6,10 - Mata 5,70 (74' Kalou), Drogba 7,20, Ramires 6,70 (88' Bosingwa). - coach: Di Matteo 6,70. = average: 6,57.
Barcelona: Valdés 5,80 - Dani Alves 5,70, Mascherano 6,00, Puyol 6,40, Adriano 6,00 - Xavi 6,10 (87' Cuenca), Sergio Busquets 5,90, Iniesta 6,20 - Alexis 5,20 (66' Pedro 6,10), Messi 6,00, Fàbregas 5,70 (78' Thiago). - coach: Guardiola 6,00. = average: 5,92.


Calificaciones de la prensa deportiva internacional.

18 April, 2012

Today 20 years ago: Milan 1, Inter 0.

1-0 89' Massaro. Sent-off: 40' Desideri. Att: 82.584.
Milan: Antonioli 6,50 — F. Baresi 6,17, Tassotti 6,17, Maldini 5,67, Costacurta 6,17 — Albertini 5,83 (61' Fuser 6,00), Evani 5,83, Rijkaard 6,00, Donadoni 6,17 — Van Basten 6,17, Massaro 6,33. — coach: Capello. = average: 6,08.
Inter: Zenga 6,67 — Bergomi 6,83, Brehme 6,17, D. Baggio 6,50, Montanari 6,17 (68' G. Baresi 5,50), Battistini 6,50, A. Bianchi 6,00, Berti 6,17 (80' Orlando) — Klinsmann 5,83, Desideri 5,83, Fontolan 6,67. — coach: Luis Suárez. = average: 6,24.

Player ratings Bayern Munich 2, Real Madrid 1.

1-0 17' Ribéry, 1-1 53' Özil, 2-1 90' M. Gómez. Att: 66.000.
Bayern: Neuer 6,80 - Lahm 7,30, J. Boateng 6,30, Badstuber 6,60, Alaba 6,60 - Luíz Gustavo 6,70, Schweinsteiger 5,70 (61' T. Müller 5,80) - Robben 6,20, Kroos 6,50, Ribéry 7,30 - M. Gómez 6,80. - coach: Heynckes 6,90. = average: 6,55.
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,50 - Arbeloa 5,50, Sergio Ramos 5,30, Pepe 6,30, Fábio Coentrão 5,00 - Xabi Alonso 6,10, Khedira 5,80 - Di María 6,00 (79' Granero), Özil 6,40 (71' Marcelo 5,00), Cristiano Ronaldo 5,50 - Benzema 6,50 (84' Higuain). - coach: Mourinho 5,70. = average: 5,82.

17 April, 2012

Average ratings Real Madrid.

Includes all matches in La Liga and Champions League and Copa del Rey matches vs Málaga and Barcelona.

7,25 Cristiano Ronaldo (rated 44 times)
7,16 Di María (21)
7,15 Benzema (36)
7,06 Casillas (43)
7,02 Xabi Alonso (42)
6,89 Higuaín (32)
6,83 Özil (39)
6,80 Sergio Ramos (41)
6,77 Kaká (28)
6,76 Marcelo (34)
6,66 Arbeloa (30)
6,62 Khedira (27)
6,56 Pepe (35)
6,51 Callejón (18)
6,50 Lass (22)
6,36 Fábio Coentrão (19).

Average ratings in Clásicos, 1970-80.

Liga Clásicos only. Real Madrid players in bold text. At least six rated appearances.


Promedios de notas en los Clásicos 1970-80. Partidos de Liga solamente. Mínimo seis partidos calificados.

4,43 Stielike (rated 7 times)
4,25 Cruyff (8)
4,00 Juanito (6)
3,92 Migueli (12)
3,90 Rifé (10)
3,89 Neeskens (9)
3,83 H. Jensen (6)
3,71 Olmo (7)
3,55 Miguel Ángel (11)
3,50 Torres (8)
3,44 Pirri (16), Juan Carlos (9)
3,42 Asensi (19)
3,38 Zoco (8)
3,36 Marcial (11)
3,33 Rexach (15)
3,27 Amancio & Camacho (11)
3,21 Benito (19)
3,15 Del Bosque (13)
3,14 Costas (7)
3,10 García Remón (10)
3,00 De la Cruz (16), Sánchez, Sol (7), San José (6)
2,86 Artola (7)
2,70 Velázquez (10)
2,67 Grosso (6)
2,47 Santillana (17)
2,43 Aguilar (7).

NB. Paul Breitner (photo, with Cruyff and Camacho) only played four Clásicos 1974-76, with an average rating of 3,25.

Today 2 years ago: Man City 0, Man United 1.

0-1 93' Scholes. Att: 47.019.
Man City: Given 6,50 — Onuoha 6,60, K. Touré 6,50, Kompany 6,70, Bridge 5,70 — A. Johnson 6,00 (66' Vieira 5,20), De Jong 6,60 (79' Ireland), Barry 5,60, Bellamy 5,60 — Adebayor 6,00 (75' Wright-Phillips), Tévez 6,20. = average: 6,10.
Man United: Van der Sar 6,50 — G. Neville 6,80, Evra 7,50, Evans 6,70, Vidic 7,20 — Giggs 6,10, Scholes 7,90, Fletcher 6,90, Gibson 5,80 (60' Nani 5,90), Valencia 7,10 (80' Obertan) — Rooney 5,70 (75' Berbatov). = average: 6,68.

Average ratings Bayern Munich.

Bundesliga matches only.

7,28 Ribéry (rated 29 times)
7,24 Schweinsteiger (17)
7,08 Badstuber (31)
7,07 Kroos (27)
6,90 Lahm (30)
6,87 Neuer (31)
6,81 M. Gómez (29)
6,81 Luíz Gustavo (16)
6,75 T. Müller (30)
6,71 Alaba (17)
6,68 Tymoshchuk (17)
6,64 Robben (21)
6,46 J. Boateng (25)
6,42 Rafinha (18).

Golden Boot 2011/12.

1. Messi (Barcelona) & Cristiano Ronaldo (R. Madrid) : 82 points
3. Van Persie (Arsenal) : 54
4. Cekulajevs (Trans Narva) & M. Gómez (Bayern) : 50
6. Huntelaar (Schalke), Rooney (Man United) & Yilmaz (Trabzonspor) : 48
9. Ibrahimovic (Milan) : 46
10. Falcao (Atlético) : 44
11. Agüero (Man City), Dost (Heerenveen) & Higuaín (R. Madrid) : 42
14. Doumbia (CSKA) : 40,5
15. Di Natale (Udinese), Giroud (Montpellier), Lewandowski (Dortmund) & D. Milito (Inter) : 40
19. Cavani (Napoli), P. Cissé (Freiburg/Newcastle) : 38.

16 April, 2012

Memory Lane: Roma 1982/83.

Ratings: La Stampa. League matches only.

Pagelle della Roma, campione d'Italia 1982/83. Fonte: La Stampa.

6,69 Vierchowod (rated 29 times)
6,66 Falcão (25)
6,57 Nela (27)
6,57 Ancelotti (22)
6,30 Prohaska (25)
6,26 Maldera (25)
6,24 Tancredi (27)
6,22 Di Bartolomei (27)
6,21 Valigi (12)
6,20 Nappi (10)
6,16 B. Conti (25)
6,10 Righetti (10)
6,09 Chierico (11)
5,98 Pruzzo (27)
5,93 Iorio (22).

Today 14 years ago: Chelsea 3, Vicenza 1.

Cup Winners' Cup semifinal 2nd leg (agg: Chelsea 3-2).

0-1 32' Luiso,  1-1 35' Poyet, 2-1 51' Zola, 3-1 76' M. Hughes. Att: 33.810.
Chelsea: De Goey 6,50 — Clarke 6,00, Duberry 5,75, Leboeuf 6,50, Le Saux 6,00 — Morris 5,50 (71' M. Hughes 7,00), Wise 6,00, Newton 5,50 (71' Charvet), Poyet 6,25 — Vialli 7,00, Zola 7,00 (82' Myers). — coach: Vialli. = average: 6,25.
Vicenza: Brivio 6,75 — Méndez 6,00, Belotti 5,50, Dicara 6,00, Viviani 5,00 (61' Stovini 5,75) — Schenardi 5,25 (82' Otero), Di Carlo 6,00 (82' Di Napoli), Ambrosini 5,75, Ambrosetti 5,50 — Luiso 7,00, Zauli 6,25. — coach: Guidolin. = average: 5,90.

Player ratings Chelsea 5, Tottenham 1 [FA Cup semifinal]

1-0 43' Drogba, 2-0 49' Mata, 2-1 56' Bale, 3-1 77' Ramires, 4-1 81' Lampard, 5-1 94' Malouda. Att: 85.731 (Wembley).
Tottenham: Cudicini 5,30 - Walker 5,60, Gallas 4,60, King 5,80, Assou-Ekotto 5,60 - Lennon 5,50, Modric 5,10, S. Parker 6,30 (93' Sandro), Bale 6,60 - Adebayor 6,20, Van der Vaart 6,00 (75' Defoe 5,00). - coach: Redknapp. = average: 5,63.
Chelsea: Cech 5,90 - Bosingwa 6,10, Terry 7,60, David Luíz 6,30 (59' Cahill 6,00), A. Cole 6,80 - Ramires 7,10 (82' Malouda), Lampard 7,60, Mikel 5,90, Kalou 6,30 - Drogba 8,30 (85' Fernando Torres), Mata 7,30. - coach: Di Matteo. = average: 6,77.

15 April, 2012

Recent web polls.

Gazzetta dello Sport (Milan)
Can Juventus leave Del Piero in current form?
85% No
15% Yes


If Balotelli returns to Milan next season, where would he play?
60% Milan
40% Inter


Balotelli sent-off again. Should Prandelli exclude him from the European Ch'ship squad?
61%  Yes, he has showed that he is unreliable
39% No, we have no other player with his talent


El Mundo Deportivo (Barcelona)
Result of Chelsea-Barça?
86% Barça to win
9% Chelsea to win
5% draw


Do you believe Spanish referees give Real Madrid favours?
82% Yes
18% No


Rate Barcelona's match vs Levante.
11% Very good
32% Good
40% Regular
11% Bad
6% Very bad.

Player ratings Liverpool 2, Everton 1 [FA Cup semifinal]

0-1 24' Jelavic, 1-1 62′ Suárez, 2-1 87′ Carroll. Att: 87.231 (Wembley).
Liverpool: B. Jones 6,30 - G. Johnson 6,20, Carragher 5,40, Skrtel 6,80, Agger 6,00 - Henderson 5,10 (75' Maxi 5,90), Gerrard 6,60, Spearing 6,30, Downing 5,60 (84' Bellamy) - Suárez 7,50, Carroll 7,00. - coach: Dalglish. = average: 6,22.
Everton: Howard 6,40 - P. Neville 6,40, Heitinga 6,60, Distin 5,00, Baines 6,40 (88' Anichebe) - Osman 6,20, Gibson 6,10, Fellaini 6,40, Gueye 5,70 (68' Coleman 4,90) - Cahill 6,10, Jelavic 7,00. - coach: Moyes. = average: 6,10.

Champions League quarterfinalists 2012.

Highest market values:
100 m. euro: Messi (Barcelona)
90 m: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
42 m: Ribéry & M. Gómez (Bayern)
37 m: Ibrahimovic (Milan)
35 m: Fernando Torres (Chelsea)
17 m: Rémy (Marseille)
16 m: Cardozo (Benfica)
1,6 m: Aílton (APOEL)


Highest wages:
12 m euro/year: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
11 m: Messi (Barcelona)
9,7 m: Schweinsteiger (Bayern)
9 m: Terry (Chelsea)
9 m: Ibrahimovic (Milan)
5,1 m: Saviola (Benfica)
3,8 m: Gignac (Marseille)
0,5 m: E. Solari (APOEL)

Today 12 years ago: Torino 2, Real Madrid 0.

UEFA Cup semifinal, 2nd leg: agg. Torino 3-2.

1-0 8' og Rocha, 2-0 77' Fusi. Att: 59.861 (2.789.180.000 lire).
Torino: Marchegiani 6,67 — Bruno 6,83, Mussi 7,17 (88' Sordo), Fusi 7,33, Annoni 7,33 — Cravero 6,33, Scifo 6,67, Lentini 7,50Casagrande 6,00 (78' Benedetti), Martín Vázquez 6,83, Venturin 7,00. — coach: Mondonico. = average: 6,88.
Real Madrid:  Buyo 6,50 — Chendo 6,17, Lasa 5,67 (68' Luis Enrique), Rocha 6,33, Maqueda 5,67 — Milla 5,67, Butragueño 5,67, Michel 5,50, Hierro 5,50, Hagi 5,33Paco Llorente 6,67. — coach: Beenhakker. = average: 5,88.

Player ratings Norwich City 1, Manchester City 6.

0-1 18' Tévez, 0-2 27' Agüero, 1-2 51' Surman, 1-3 73' Tévez, 1-4 75' Agüero, 1-5 80' Tévez, 1-6 93' A. Johnson. Att: 26.812.
Norwich: Ruddy 5,40 - Martin 5,30, Ward 5,30, Ryan Bennett 4,20, Drury 5,40 - Bradley Johnson 5,00 (46' Hoolahan 4,80), Pilkington 5,70 (46' Surman 5,80), Howson 5,20, Elliott Bennett 5,00, Wilbraham 5,60 (68' Morison 5,10), Holt 5,10. - coach: Lambert. = average:
Man City: Hart 5,90 - Kompany 7,10, Zabaleta 6,60, Clichy 6,60, Lescott 7,00 - Barry 6,50, Nasri 6,00 (63' Yaya Touré 6,70), De Jong 6,80, Silva 7,10 (76' Adam Johnson) - Tévez 8,00 (81' Richards), Agüero 7,70. - coach: Mancini. = average: 6,83.
 

Player ratings Levante 1, Barcelona 2.

1-0 22' Barkero penalty, 1-1 64' Messi, 1-2 72' Messi penalty. Att: 23.000.
Levante: Munúa 6,75 - Pedro López 6,25, Ballesteros 7,25, Cabral 6,25, Juanfran 6,00 - Iborra 6,50 (87' Rubén), Xavi Torres 6,50, Valdo 6,00, Barkero 7,00 (87' Juanlu) - Botelho 5,00 (80' Ghezzal), A. Koné 6,75. - coach: Martínez. = average: 6,39.
Barcelona: Valdés 5,50 - Puyol 7,25, Mascherano 7,00, Adriano 6,25, Busquets 6,75 - Xavi 5,75 (46' Cuenca 7,00), Thiago 6,50, Fàbregas 6,25 - Alexis 6,75 (76' Dani Alves), Messi 7,50, Pedro 5,75 (53' Iniesta 5,50). - coach: Guardiola. = average: 6,44.

Player ratings Real Madrid 3, Sporting Gijón 1.

0-1 30' De las Cuevas penalty, 1-1 35' Higuaín, 2-1 73' Cristiano Ronaldo, 3-1 82' Benzema. Sent-off: 78' Canella. Att: 73.000.
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,25 - Arbeloa 5,00, Sergio Ramos 7,00, Pepe 7,25, Marcelo 6,75 - Sahin 6,00 (46' Benzema 7,00), Khedira 6,75, Özil 6,25, Callejón 5,25 (46' Di María 7,25), Cristiano Ronaldo 7,50 - Higuaín 6,75 (75' Granero 6,00). - coach: Mourinho. = average: 6,50.
Sporting: Juan Pablo 5,75 - Gálvez 6,00, Botía 5,75, Iván Hernández 6,00 (46' Ricardo León 5,25), Moisés 5,75, Canella 5,00 - Lora 6,50, Damián Suárez 5,50, Trejo 6,25, De las Cuevas 6,25 (67' Colunga 5,75) - Sangoy 6,50 (58' André Castro 5,00). - coach: Clemente. = average: 5,80.

14 April, 2012

Top goal scorers in football history.

According to El Gráfico magazine (Argentina), April 2012.

768: Romário (Brazil) 1985-2007
759: Josef Bican (Czechoslovakia) 1928-56
757: Pelé (Brazil) 1956-79
709: Ferenc Puskás (Hungary) 1943-66
680: Gerd Müller (West Germany) 1964-81
625: Eusébio (Portugal) 1957-79
576: Ferenc Deak (Hungary) 1940-54
568: Uwe Seeler (West Germany) 1953-72
538: Túlio (Brazil) 1988-2012
516: Zico (Brazil) 1971-94

500: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Argentina) 1945-66
498: Gunnar Nordahl (Sweden) 1937-58
493: Jimmy McGrory (Scotland) 1922-37
493: Roberto Dinamite (Brazil) 1971-93
492: Gyula Zsengeller (Hungary) 1935-53
486: Hugo Sánchez (Mexico) 1976-97
483: Jimmy Greaves (England) 1957-80
481: Ernest Wilimowski (Poland) 1933-59
476: Imre Schlosser (Hungary) 1906-28
470: Henrik Larsson (Sweden) 1988-2009
466: Artur Friedenreich (Brazil) 1911-35
454: Johann Krankl (Austria) 1970-89
453: "Dixie" Dean (England) 1923-40
434: Raúl (Spain) 1994-2012.

Assists La Liga 2011/12.

Clasificación de asistencias, La Liga.

14: Mesut Özil (Real Madrid)
13: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Ángel Di María (Real Madrid)
11: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
10: Dani Alves (Barcelona)
9: Jesús Navas (Sevilla)
8: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Cesc Fàbregas (Barcelona), Raúl García (Osasuna)
7: Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona), Kaká (Real Madrid), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Markel Susaeta (Athletic Bilbao)
6: José Barkero (Levante), José Antonio Reyes (Sevilla), Xavi (Barcelona), Jonathan (Betis), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Arda Turan (Atlético), Gonzalo Castro (Mallorca), Gaizka Toquero & Ander Herrera (Athletic Bilbao)
5: Sergio García (Espanyol), Gabi (Atlético), Gonzalo Higuaín (Real Madrid), Miguel de las Cuevas & Nacho Cases (Sporting Gijón), Carlos Martins (Granada), Jonas & Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia), Álvaro Cejudo (Osasuna).

Today 3 years ago: Bayern Munich 1, Barcelona 1.

1-0 47' Ribéry, 1-1 73' Keita. Att: 66.000.
Bayern München: Butt 6,33 — Lell 5,33, Lúcio 7,50, Demichelis 6,83, Lahm 6,50 — Van Bommel 6,33, Ottl 6,17 — Sosa 6,33 (78' Hamit Altintop), Zé Roberto 6,50 (78' Borowski) — Ribéry 7,83 — Toni 5,50. — coach: Klinsmann. = average: 6,47.
Barcelona: Valdés 6,67 — Dani Alves 6,67, Puyol 6,67, Piqué 6,50, Abidal 5,83 — Yaya Touré 6,83 — Xavi 7,17, Keita 7,00 — Messi 7,17, Iniesta 7,50 (78' Hleb) — Eto'o 6,33. — coach:Vilanova. = average: 6,76.

Serie A: penalties.

In the last ten years, 1163 penalties have been awarded in the Serie A: 892 have been converted into goals (76,7%).

Roma's Francesco Totti has scored more penalties than any other player in this period: 45 of 57 (78,9%).

Udinese's Samir Handanovic is the number one penalty blocker: he has saved 13 penalties of 37 (35,1%).

13 April, 2012

Today 7 years ago: Juventus 0, Liverpool 0.

Champions League quarterfinal 2nd leg (agg: Liverpool 2-1).

Att: 55.464.
Juventus: Buffon 6,00 — Thuram 5,50, Montero 5,10 (83' Pessotto), F. Cannavaro 6,60 — Camoranesi 5,50 (84' Appiah), Olivera 5,00 (46' Zalayeta 5,60), Emerson 5,70, Zambrotta 6,00, Nedvěd 5,00 — Ibrahimović 5,60, Del Piero 5,00. — coach: Capello 5,12. = average: 5,55.
Liverpool: Dudek 6,40 — Finnan 5,90, Hyypiä 6,60, Carragher 6,50, Traoré 6,00 — Núñez 5,80 (58' Šmicer 5,70), Xabi Alonso 6,30, Biscan 6,50, Riise 6,10, Luis García 6,10 (85' Le Tallec) — Baroš 5,60 (75' Dj. Cissé). — coach: Benítez 7,00. = average: 6,12.

12 April, 2012

Average ratings Barcelona 2011/12.

All Liga, Champions League, Super Cup, World Club Championship and Copa del Rey matches included. At least 12 rated appearances.

7,27 Iniesta (rated 30 times)
7,26 Messi (47)
7,05 Xavi (38)
7,00 Puyol (32)
6,90 Mascherano (39)
6,84 Fàbregas (38)
6,84 Busquets (37)
6,79 Valdés (42)
6,68 Villa (19)
6,65 Alexis & Piqué (31)
6,60 Dani Alves (42)
6,60 Abidal (35)
6,58 Cuenca (19)
6,51 Thiago (37)
6,50 Adriano (26)
6,45 Pedro (33)
6,43 Keita (28)

Today 7 years ago: Bayern Munich 3, Chelsea 2.

Champions League quarterfinal, 2nd leg (agg: Chelsea 6-5).

0-1 30' Lampard, 1-1 65' C. Pizarro, 1-2 80' Drogba, 2-2 90' Guerrero, 3-2 94' Scholl. Att: 59.000.
Bayern: Kahn 7,17 — Sagnol 6,17, Lúcio 6,33, R. Kovac 6,17, Lizarazu 6,33 (78' Salihamidzic) — Demichelis 6,33 (52' Scholl 6,83), Schweinsteiger 7,67, Ballack 6,67, Zé Roberto 7,33 — Makaay 4,67 (73' Guerrero 6,75), C. Pizarro 7,17. = average: 6,58.
Chelsea: Cech 7,33Huth 5,50, Ricardo Carvalho 6,83, Terry 7,00, Gallas 5,83 — Makelele 6,67, Joe Cole 7,00 (90' Nuno Morais), Lampard 7,00, Duff 6,00 (71' Tiago) — Gudjohnsen 6,67 (87' Geremi), Drogba 7,17. = average: 6,64.

Player ratings Juventus 2, Lazio 1.

1-0 29' Pepe, 1-1 45' Mauri, 2-1 82' Del Piero. Sent-off: 90' Reja, 92' Kozak. Att: 38.346.
Juventus: Buffon 6,00 - Lichtsteiner 6,10, Barzagli 6,20, Bonucci 6,40, Chiellini 6,50 - Vidal 6,80 (80' Giaccherini), Pirlo 7,10, Marchisio 6,10 - Pepe 6,60 (72' Matri 6,00), Quagliarella 6,30, Vucinic 5,40 (72' Del Piero 7,40) - coach: Conte 6,80. = average: 6,38.
Lazio: Marchetti 7,00 - Scaloni 6,00, Diakité 6,00, Biava 5,70, Garrido 5,20 - Cana 5,90, C. Ledesma 5,90 - A. González 5,90 (81' Brocchi), Mauri 6,50 (72' Hernanes 5,40), Candreva 5,20 - Rocchi 5,40 (74' Kozak 4,80). - coach: Reja 5,80. = average: 5,76.

Player ratings Borussia Dortmund 1, Bayern Munich 0.

1-0 77' Lewandowski. Att: 80.720.
Dortmund: Weidenfeller 6,33 - Piszczek 7,17, Subotic 6,67, Hummels 7,17, Schmelzer 6,67 - Gündogan 6,83 (74' Perisic), Kehl 6,67 - Blaszczykowski 6,83 (89' Owomoyela), Kagawa 6,50 (74' Leitner), Großkreutz 6,83 - Lewandowski 6,83. - coach: Klopp. = average: 6,77.
Bayern: Neuer 7,17 - Lahm 6,33, J. Boateng 6,17, Badstuber 6,17, Alaba 6,83 - Luíz Gustavo 6,00, Kroos 5,67 - Robben 4,33, T. Müller 5,00 (61' Schweinsteiger 5,83), Ribéry 6,50 - M. Gómez 5,17 (75' Olic 5,50). - coach: Heynckes. = average: 5,90.

Player ratings Wigan 1, Man United 0.

1-0 50' Maloney. Att: 18.115.
Wigan: Al Habsi 6,80 - Alcaraz 6,80, Caldwell 7,40, Boyce 6,90, Figueroa 6,90, McCarthy 7,10, McArthur 6,70, Beausejour 6,80, Moses 7,60, Di Santo 6,50 (70' Diame 6,30), Maloney 7,70 (77' Sammon). - coach:  Roberto Martínez. = average: 6,96.
Man United: De Gea 6,40 - P. Jones 5,40, Ferdinand 6,10, Evans 5,90, Evra 6,00 - Valencia 5,20, Giggs 6,00, Carrick 6,00, A. Young 5,20 (46' Cleverley 5,90) - Rooney 5,50 (65' Nani 5,70), Hernández 5,20 (58' Welbeck 6,10). - coach: Ferguson. = average: 5,76.

Player ratings Atlético 1, Real Madrid 4.

0-1 25' Cristiano Ronaldo, 1-1 55' Falcao, 1-2 69' Cristiano Ronaldo, 1-3 81' Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, 1-4 87' Callejón. Att: 53.500.
Atlético: Courtois 5,75 - Juanfran 5,50, Perea 5,00, Godín 4,50, Filipe 6,25 - Diego 6,75, Gabi 6,00, Tiago 6,25, Arda Turan 6,00 (77' Koke 5,00) - Adrián 6,50, Falcao 6,75. - coach: Simeone. = average: 5,85.
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,00 - Arbeloa 5,50, Pepe 6,50, Sergio Ramos 6,50, Fábio Coentrão 5,50 - Khedira 7,00, Xabi Alonso 6,75 - Kaká 5,00 (46' Özil 6,00), Cristiano Ronaldo 9,00, Di María 6,50 (83' Callejón 6,50) - Benzema 5,50 (70' Higuaín 6,75). - coach: Mourinho. = average: 6,36.