31 October, 2012

Average attendances WC Qualifiers Asia.

Third and fourth round group stage. 

95.597 Iran
55.738 Japan
39.667 Indonesia
37.413 South Korea
36.747 Saudi Arabia
35.667 North Korea
28.335 Australia
26.800 Thailand
24.000 Iraq*
23.000 Lebanon
22.667 Tajikistan
21.370 Uzbekistan
16.800 Jordan
16.042 China
15.833 Kuwait
15.500 Oman
9425 Qatar
8996 United Arab Emirates
8667 Bahrein
4926 Singapore


*) Matches played in Iraq. Average in home matches played in Qatar: 2446.

Photo: The Azadi Stadium of Tehrân.

Season ratings Málaga.

La Liga and Champions League matches.

6,69 Isco
6,62 Toulalan
6,51 Eliseu
6,43 Joaquín
6,41 Demichelis
6,34 Iturra
6,25 Monreal
6,19 Gámez
6,16 Camacho
6,04 Willy Caballero
5,92 Weligton, Duda
5,83 Saviola
5,71 Portillo
5,67 Santa Cruz
5,07 Seba Fernández

Season ratings Atlético de Madrid.

Including La Liga and European Super Cup.

7,31 Falcao
6,98 Diego Costa
6,64 Arda Turan
6,54 Mario Suárez
6,48 Miranda
6,47 Koke
6,41 Cristian Rodríguez
6,35 Godín
6,32 Filipe Luis
6,30 Courtois
6,28 Gabi
6,26 Raúl García
6,18 Adrián, Juanfran
6,15 Emre
5,85 Tiago

Assist leaders Premier League.

6: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
5: Mata (Chelsea)
4: Adam Lallana (Southampton)
3: Joel McAnuff (Reading), Steven Pienaar (Everton), Wayne Rooney & Antonio Valencia (Man United), Wayne Routledge (Swansea), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham)
2: Leighton Baines & Marouane Fellaini (Everton), Santi Cazorla & Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Aaron Lennon & Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Nathan Dyer (Swansea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Arouna Koné & Shaun Maloney (Wigan), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland),  Shane Long (West Bromwich), Carlos Tévez (Man City), Robin van Persie (Man United), Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham), Jon Walters (Stoke).

Player ratings Palermo 2, Milan 2.

1-0 46' Miccoli penalty, 2-0 47' Brienza, 2-1 69' Montolivo, 2-2 80' El Shaarawy. Att: 12.346.
Palermo: Ujkani 5,80 - Múñoz 5,80, Donati (6' Von Bergen 6,00), Mantovani 5,80, Morganella 6,00 - Barreto 6,30, Arévalo Ríos 5,70 - García 5,70 (67' Cetto), Ilicic 5,70, Brienza 6,70 (57' Giorgi 5,30) - Miccoli 6,80. - coach: Gasperini 5,50. = average: 5,97 [vulnerable]
Milan: Amelia 5,50 - Mexès 5,50, Bonera 5,80, Yepes 6,00 (52' Pazzini 6,00) - Abate 6,20, Montolivo 6,50, Flamini 5,00 (46' Emanuelson 6,20), Nocerino 6,00 - Constant 5,50, Pato 4,50 (53' Bojan 6,80), El Shaarawy 6,50. - coach: Allegri 5,50. = average: 5,86 [mediocre]

Player ratings Reading 5, Arsenal 7 aet [League Cup]

1-0 12' Roberts, 2-0 18' og Koscielny, 3-0 20' Leigertwood, 4-0 37' Hunt,  4-1 45'+ Walcott, 4-2 64' Giroud, 4-3 89' Koscielny, 4-4 96' Walcott, 4-5 103' Chamakh, 5-5 115' Pogrebnyak, 5-6 121' Walcott, 5-7 123' Chamakh. Att: 23.980.
Reading: Adam Federici 5,70 - Sean Morrison 5,40, Kaspars Gorkss 5,30, Chris Gunter 5,10, Nicky Shorey 5,60 - Hal Robson-Kanu 6,30, Garath McCleary 6,50 (74' Jobi McAnuff 5,70), Mikele Leigertwood 7,00, Jay Tabb 6,20 - Jason Roberts 7,10 (93' Simon Church 5,60), Noel Hunt 7,20 (74' Pavel Pogrebnyak 6,10). - coach: McDermott. = average: 6,06 [acceptable]
Arsenal: Damián Martinez 4,80 - Johan Djourou 4,80, Ignasi Miquel 5,20 (108' Jernade Meade), Laurent Koscielny 5,10, Carl Jenkinson 6,00 - Francis Coquelin 5,70, Emmanuel Frimpong 4,90 (62' Olivier Giroud 7,80), Serge Gnabry 5,70 (63' Thomas Eisfeld 6,80), Andrey Arshavin 7,40 - Theo Walcott 8,30, Marouane Chamakh 6,60. - coach: Wenger. = average: 6,08 [acceptable]

30 October, 2012

Serie A: top rated players.

6,80 Osvaldo (Roma)
6,75 Totti (Roma)
6,67 Ranocchia (Inter)
6,57 Pizarro (Fiorentina)
6,50 Gillet (Torino)
6,44 Cambiasso (Inter), Paletta (Parma), Campagnaro (Napoli)
6,39 Candreva (Lazio), Asamoah (Juventus)
6,38 Pirlo & Giaccherini (Juventus), Behrami (Napoli), Éder (Sampdoria), Cuadrado (Fiorentina), Florenzi (Roma)
6,36 Handanovic (Inter)
6,33 Cassano (Inter), El Shaarawy (Milan), Klose (Lazio), Borja Valero (Fiorentina), Pegolo (Siena)

29 October, 2012

Average attendances WC Qualifiers North & Central America (1st stage)

19.606 Guatemala
17.500 El Salvador
11.304 Canada
9423 Panamá
8667 Guyana
7600 Haïti
6310 Nicaragua
3833 Antigua & Barbuda
3667 Trinidad & Tobago
3500 Dominica
3188 Curaçao
2517 Puerto Rico
2500 St Kitts & Nevis
2017 Cayman Islands
2000 St Vincent & Grenadines
1939 Bermudas
1874 Dominican Republic
1600 Grenada
1509 Belize
1425 Barbados
1120 Saint Lucia
900 Suriname
289 US Virgin Islands


Photo: Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.

Average attendances Argentina.

54.000 River Plate
37.200 Belgrano Córdoba
36.000 Newell's Old Boys
35.167 Boca Juniors
31.000 Racing Club
29.000 Colón Santa Fe
27.800 Independiente
25.500 San Lorenzo de Almagro
24.600 Estudiantes
23.500 Vélez Sársfield
19.333 Unión de Santa Fe
17.000 Quilmes
14.667 Godoy Cruz
14.000 Lanús
13.833 Tigre
12.800 All Boys
11.333 San Martín
11.250 Argentinos Juniors
10.500 Atlético Rafaela
8333 Arsenal de Sarandí
League average: 22.491.


Photo: Belgrano supporters.

Player ratings Chelsea 2, Man United 3.

0-1 4' og David Luíz , 0-2 12' Van Persie, 1-2 44' Mata, 2-2 53' Ramires, 2-3 75' Hernández. Sent off: 63' Ivanovic, 68' Fernando Torres. Att: 41.644.
Chelsea: Petr Cech 6,20 - Ashley Cole 5,40, Gary Cahill 5,80, David Luíz 5,70, Branislav Ivanovic 5,00 - Oscar 6,40 (66' César Azpilicueta 5,70), John Obi Mikel 5,90, Ramires 6,40, Juan Mata 7,30 (72' Ryan Bertrand 5,70) - Fernando Torres 5,20, Eden Hazard 6,70 (82' Daniel Sturridge). - coach: Di Matteo. = average: 5,95 [acceptable]
Man United: David De Gea 6,90 - Rafael 6,20, Patrice Evra 5,60, Jonny Evans 6,20, Rio Ferdinand 6,10, Tom Cleverley 5,60 (65' Javier Hernández 6,60) - Michael Carrick 6,20, Antonio Valencia 6,80, Ashley Young 6,20 - Wayne Rooney 6,10 (74' Ryan Giggs 5,80), Robin van Persie 7,20. - coach: Ferguson. = average: 6,27 [solid]

Average attendances Brazil.

25.011 Corinthians
22.742 Grêmio
20.176 São Paulo FC
18.166 Atlético Mineiro
17.022 Bahia
16.189 Sport Recife
15.274 Flamengo
13.319 Fluminense
13.228 Coritiba
12.931 Náutico
12.695 Palmeiras
11.332 Cruzeiro
10.109 Botafogo
9661 Internacional
9432 Vasco da Gama
8673 Figueirense
7788 Santos
5915 Ponte Preta
5474 Atlético Goianiense
4152 Portuguesa (S. Paulo)
League average: 12.928.


Photo: Grêmio's Geral.

Player ratings Mallorca 0, Real Madrid 5.

0-1 8' Higuaín, 0-2 23' Cristiano Ronaldo, 0-3 70' Higuaín, 0-4 72' Cristiano Ronaldo, 0-5 91' Callejón. Att: 15.700.
Mallorca: Aouate 5,10 - Ximo 5,20, Anderson Conceição 4,30, Geromel 5,10, Bigas 5,20 - Giovani Dos Santos 4,80 (59' Arizmendi 5,10), Martí 4,80, Fontás 4,30 (46' Pina 5,10), Nsue 5,40 - Víctor 5,10 (78' Marc Fernández), Hemed 5,40. - coach: Caparrós. = average: 4,99 [horrid]
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,30 - Sergio Ramos 6,60, Varane 6,90, Pepe 6,30, Essien 6,30 - Xabi Alonso 6,90 (80' Albiol), Modric 7,20 - Özil 7,10 - Di María 7,10 (73' Callejón 6,30), Higuaín 8,10 (78' Morata), Cristiano Ronaldo 7,60. - coach: Mourinho. = average: 6,89 [superb]

As: El crack: Higuaín, El dandy: Modric, El duro: Bigas, ¡Vaya día!: Anderson.

28 October, 2012

Player ratings Milan 1, Genoa 0.

1-0 77' El Shaarawy. Att: apprx 20.000 (33.046 tickets sold).
Milan Amelia 6,10 - Zapata 5,20, Bonera 6,40, Yepes 6,40 - Abate 6,40, De Jong 5,50, Montolivo 5,60, Antonini 5,50 (87' Constant) - Emanuelson 6,00 (88' Nocerino), Pato 5,10 (72' Pazzini 5,80), El Shaarawy 7,50. - coach: Allegri 6,00. = average: 5,96 [vulnerable]
Genoa S. Frey 6,00 - Sampirisi 5,60, Granqvist 6,10, Bovo 6,10, Moretti 5,80 (68' Krajnc 5,70) - Jankovic 5,90 (80' Jorquera), Kucka 6,10, Tozser 5,50, Antonelli 5,80 - Bertolacci 5,50 (56' Merkel 5,90) - Immobile 5,50. - coach: Del Neri 5,50. = average: 5,81 [mediocre]

Player ratings Rayo Vallecano 0, Barcelona 5.

0-1 20' Villa, 0-2 47' Messi, 0-3 78' Xavi, 0-4 80' Cesc, 0-5 88' Messi. Sent-off: 77' Paco Jémez (coach). Att: 14.000.
Rayo Vallecano: Rubén 6,60 - Tito 6,00, Rodri 5,40, Jordi Amat 5,40, Casado 5,50 (67' Nicki Bille 6,00) - Javi Fuego 5,90, ''Chori'' Domínguez 5,20 - José Carlos 5,40, Leo 5,20 (75' Vázquez), Piti 5,40 (58' Lass 5,40) - Delibasic 5,60. - coach: Jémez. = average: 5,62 [failing]
Barcelona: Valdés 6,00 - Montoya 6,80, Busquets 6,30, Adriano 6,60, Jordi Alba 6,80 (82' Bartra) - Song 6,00, Xavi 7,10 (85' Dos Santos), Cesc 7,80 - Messi 7,20, Villa 6,80 (62' Alexis 6,00), Pedro 7,10. - coach: Vilanova. = average: 6,71 [superiour]

As:  El crack: Fàbregas, El dandy: Xavi, El duro: Alba, ¡Vaya día!: Amat.

26 October, 2012

Memory Lane: Juventus 1984/85.

Including Serie A, European Cup and Coppa Italia. Ratings: La Stampa.

6,53 Platini
6,47 Cabrini
6,41 Bonini
6,40 Boniek
6,36 Scirea
6,35 Brio
6,28 Bodini
6,24 Tardelli
6,22 Pioli
6,16 Tacconi
6,03 Favero
5,97 Briaschi
5,94 Caricola
5,88 Prandelli
5,78 Vignola
5,68 Rossi
5,50 Koetting

Today 24 years ago: Milan 1, Red Star Belgrade 1.

0-1 47' Stojkovic, 1-1 48' Virdis. Att: 71.316.
Milan: G. Galli x — Mussi 5,75, Maldini 5,25, Tassotti 5,50, F. Baresi 6,00 — Colombo 5,25, Donadoni 7,00, Ancelotti 5,75, Rijkaard 6,00 — Van Basten 6,25, Virdis 5,75 (57' Gullit 5,75). — coach: Sacchi. = average: 5,84 [mediocre]
Crvena Zvezda: Stojanovic 7,50 — Ivanovic 6,25, Vasiljevic 6,25, Sabanadzovic 5,50 (89' Djurovic), Radovanovic 6,00 — Juric 6,00, Besic 5,75, Najdovski 6,00, Bursac 6,25 — Stojkovic 7,75, Savicevic 6,50 (65' Mrkela 6,00). — coach: Stankovic. = average: 6,31 [good]


ФК Милан-Црвена Звезда 1:1 (1988).

Player ratings Inter 1, Partizan 0.

1-0 88' Palacio. Att: 23.000.
Inter: Handanović 6,90 - Silvestre 4,90, Cambiasso 6,10, Juan Jesús 6,40 - Jonathan 5,60, Guarín 5,20, Mudingayi 5,60, Á. Pereira 6,30 - Coutinho 6,40 (76' Palacio 6,40) - Livaja 5,30 (52' J. Zanetti 6,00), Cassano 5,50 (76' D. Milito 6,10). - coach: Stramaccioni 6,30. = average: 5,91 [vulnerable]
Partizan: Petrović 4,90 - Miljković 6,00, Ostojić 5,60, Ivanov 6,40, Volkov 6,00 - Medo 6,10, Smilijavić 6,00 - Tomić 6,10 (80' S. Marković 5,80), Saša Ilić 6,30 (76' Jojić), L. Marković 7,20 - Mitrović 5,60 (67' M. Šćepović). - coach: Vernezović 6,50. = average: 6,00 [acceptable]


Photo: Lazar Marković.

25 October, 2012

Player ratings Ajax 3, Man City 1.

0-1 22' Nasri, 1-1 45' S. de Jong, 2-1 57' Moisander, 3-1 68' C. Eriksen. Att: 45.743.
Ajax: Kenneth Vermeer 6,60 - Toby Alderweireld 6,40, Ricardo van Rhijn 6,60, Niklas Moisander 7,10, Daley Blind 6,20 - Lasse Schöne 6,10 (89' Derk Boerrigter), Tobias Sana 5,60 (74' Eyong Enoh), Christian Poulsen 6,20, Siem de Jong 6,90, Ryan Babel 6,10 - Christian Eriksen 7,10. - coach: Frank de Boer 7,00. = average: 6,45 [strong]
Man City: Joe Hart 5,90 - Vincent Kompany 5,30, Joleon Lescott 5,00 (63' Aleksandar Kolarov 5,30), Micah Richards 5,40, Gaël Clichy 5,40 - James Milner 6,00 (78' Mario Balotelli), Gareth Barry 5,60 (71' Carlos Tévez), Samir Nasri 6,40, Yaya Touré 5,70 - Edin Dzeko 5,30, Sergio Agüero 5,20. - coach: Roberto Mancini 5,00. = average: 5,54 [poor]

Player ratings Borussia Dortmund 2, Real Madrid 1.

1-0 36' Lewandowski, 1-1 38' Cristiano Ronaldo, 2-1 64' Schmelzer. Att: 65.829.
Dortmund: Weidenfeller 6,00 - Piszczek 6,30, Subotic 6,20, Hummels 6,30, Schmelzer 7,10 - Kehl 7,20, S. Bender 6,30 (57' Gündogan 6,10) - Reus 6,60 (90' Perisic), Götze 6,50 (87' Schieber), Grosskreutz 6,10 - Lewandowski 7,20. - coach: Klopp. = average: 6,49 [very good]
Real Madrid: Casillas 6,20 - Sergio Ramos 5,70, Varane 5,70, Pepe 5,20, Essien 5,00 - Xabi Alonso 5,70, Khedira 5,90 (20' Modric 5,70) - Di María 6,00, Özil 6,20, Cristiano Ronaldo 6,30 -  Benzema 5,70 (73' Higuaín 5,40). - coach: Mourinho. = average: 5,75 [disappointing]

As: El crack: Lewandowski, El dandy: Modric, El duro: Hummels, ¡Vaya día!: Subotic.

Player ratings Málaga 1, Milan 0.

1-0 64' Joaquín. Att: 27.683.
Málaga: Caballero 6,50 - Gámez 6,40, Demichelis 6,50, Weligton 6,40, Eliseu 6,10 - Portillo 6,40 (90' Onyewu), Iturra 7,00, Camacho 6,40, Isco 6,50 - Joaquín 6,80 (84' Duda), Saviola 5,70 (70' Santa Cruz 6,00). - coach: Pellegrini 6,80. = average: 6,39 [strong]
Milan: Amelia 6,10 - Bonera 6,60, Mexès 5,80, Acerbi 4,80 (78' Bojan 5,50), De Sciglio 6,00 - Montolivo 6,10, Ambrosini 5,70, Emanuelson 5,50, Constant 5,00 (68' Pato 5,20) - El Shaarawi 6,10, Pazzini 5,00. - coach: Allegri 5,70. = average: 5,68 [disappointing]

As: El crack: Joaquín, El dandy: Iturra, El duro: Montolivo, ¡Vaya día!: Allegri.

24 October, 2012

Player ratings Barcelona 2, Celtic 1.

0-1 18' Samaras, 1-1 45' Iniesta, 2-1 94' Jordi Alba. Att: 77.781.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés 5,90 - Adriano 6,00, Jordi Alba 6,50, Javier Mascherano 5,40, Marc Bartra 6,10 - Andrés Iniesta 6,90, Xavi 6,40, Alexandre Song 5,80 - Lionel Messi 6,50, Pedro 5,90 (76' Cristian Tello), Alexis Sánchez 5,40 (80' David Villa 6,20). - coach: Vilanova. = average: 6,08 [acceptable]
Celtic: Fraser Forster 7,40 - Emilio Izaguirre 6,10, Charlie Mulgrew 6,30 (76' Biram Kayal), Mikael Lustig 6,20, Kelvin Wilson 6,40 - Efe Ambrose 6,60, Scott Brown 6,10 (63' Kris Commons 6,00), Victor Wanyama 6,70, Joe Ledley 6,30 - Georgios Samaras 6,70 (43' James Forrest 6,20), Gary Hooper 5,90. - coach: Lennon. = average: 6,38 [good]

As: El crack: Alba, El dandy: Forster, El duro: Mascherano, ¡Vaya día!: Samaras.

Player ratings Shakhtar 2, Chelsea 1.

1-0 3' Alex Teixeira, 2-0 52' Fernandinho, 2-1 88' Oscar. Att: 51.435.
Shakhtar: Andriy Pyatov 6,50 - Darijo Srna 6,90, Olexandr Kucher 6,30, Yaroslav Rakitskiy 6,50, Razvan Raţ 6,70 - Tomás Hübschman 6,50, Alex Teixeira 6,90 (82' Ilsinho), Willian 7,30 (88' Douglas Costa), Fernandinho 7,20, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6,40 - Luiz Adriano 6,50. - coach: Lucescu. = average: 6,70 [superior]
Chelsea: Petr Cech 7,30 - Ashley Cole 5,40, David Luíz 5,40, John Terry 5,50, Branislav Ivanovic 6,00 - John Obi Mikel 5,70, Frank Lampard 5,10 (18' Eden Hazard 5,80), Oscar 6,10, Ramires 5,60, Juan Mata 5,90 - Fernando Torres 5,20 (70' Daniel Sturridge 5,50). - coach: Di Matteo. = average: 5,73 [disappointing


гравець рейтинги Шахтар Челсі.

Player ratings Nordsjælland 1, Juventus 1.

1-0 50' Beckmann freekick, 1-1 81' Vučinić. Att: 22.404 (Parken, Copenhagen).
Nordsjælland: J. Hansen 7,50 - Parkhurst 5,80, Okore 6,80, Runje 6,60, Mtiliga 6,00 - Adu 6,20, Stokholm 6,20 - K. Lorentzen 6,20 (88' A. Christensen), A. Laudrup 6,50 (70' S. Christiansen), John 6,10 - Beckmann 7,00 (67' Nordstrand 5,80). - coach: Hjulmand 7,20. = average: 6,39 [good]
Juventus: Buffon 6,00 -  Lúcio 5,50 (76' Bendtner), Bonucci 6,00, Chiellini 5,40 - Isla 5,80, Vidal 5,40 (83' Giaccherini), Pirlo 6,20, Marchisio 5,20, De Ceglie 5,60 - Matri 5,20 (67' Vučinić 6,80), Giovinco 6,10. - coach: Alessio 5,50. = average: 5,77 [mediocre]

23 October, 2012

Champions League: point average.

90,0% Spain
66,7% England, Germany, Ukraine
46,7% Italy
41,7% Portugal

24,6% other countries
20,0% Russia
19,0% France

European Under 21 topscorers.

5: El Shaarawi (Milan)
4: Castaignos (Twente), Ezekiel (Standard Liège), Fedotov (Mariupol), Gouriye (Heracles), Leo Baptistão (Rayo Vallecano), Lestienne & Meunier (Club Brugge), Musa (CSKA Moscow), Rodrigo (Benfica), Son (HSV).

Memory Lane: Napoli 1984/85.

6,92 Maradona
6,48 Ferrario
6,36 Celestini
6,33 Bruscolotti & Di Fusco
6,32 Caffarelli
6,30 Carannante
6,28 Castellini
6,18 Marino
6,15 Bertoni
6,08 De Simone
6,02 Bagni
6,00 Dal Fiume
5,88 Boldini
5,86 De Vecchi
5,62 Penzo


Ratings: Corriere della Sera. Includes Serie A and Coppa Italia matches.

22 October, 2012

Player ratings Genoa 2, Roma 4.

1-0 7' Kucka, 2-0 15' Jankovic, 2-1 27' Totti, 2-2 44' Osvaldo, 2-3 55' Osvaldo, 2-4 83' Lamela. Att: 19.254.
Genoa: S. Frey 5,70 - Granqvist 5,70, Bovo 5,30, Canini 4,90, Moretti 5,70 - Jankovic 6,30, Seymour 5,40 (62' Bertolacci 4,90), Kucka 6,40, Antonelli 5,60 (70' Melazzi 5,10) - Jorquera 5,60 (53' Immobile 5,50), Borriello 6,30. - coach: De Canio 5,00. = average: 5,60 [failing]
Roma: Stekelenburg 6,50 - Piris 6,70, Marquinhos 6,40, Castán 6,70, Balzaretti 6,10 -  De Rossi 6,90, Tachtidis 5,90, Florenzi 6,70 (77' Pjanic) - Lamela 6,90, Osvaldo 7,80 (88' Bradley), Totti 7,40. - coach: Zeman 7,00. = average: 6,73 [superiour]

21 October, 2012

Player ratings Paris St Germain 1, Reims 0.

1-0 65' Gameiro. Att: 45.432.
P-SG: Sirigu 7,60 - Van der Wiel 5,00, Alex 6,00, Sakho 6,60 (77' Sissoko), Armand 5,80 - Thiago Silva 6,60, Matuidi 6,80, Nenê 5,80 (46' Ménez 5,50), Ibrahimovic 6,30, Maxwell 6,50 - Gameiro 6,80 (72' Jallet 5,80). - coach: Ancelotti. = average: 6,24 [solid]
Reims: Agassa 6,20 - Mandi 6,00, Weber 6,00, Tacalfred 6,00, Souaré 6,00 - Kruchowiak 5,80, Ca 5,80 (59' Ghisolfi 5,50) - Giombard 6,00 (70' Toudic 5,40), Devaux 5,20 (65' Ghilas 5,80), Diego 5,00 - Courtet 5,40. - coach: Fournier. = average: 5,72 [disappointing]


PSG-Reims : les notes de la presse.

Player ratings Deportivo 4, Barcelona 5.

0-1 2' Jordi Alba, 0-2 7' Tello, 0-3 17' Messi, 1-3 25' Pizzi penalty, 2-3 37' Álex Bergantiños, 2-4 42' Messi, 3-4 48' Pizzi, 3-5 75' Messi, 4-5 77' og Jordi Alba. Sent-off: 48' Mascherano. Att: 35.000.
Deportivo: Aranzubía 5,40 - Laure 5,40, Marchena 4,80, Zé Castro 5,30, Ayoze 5,40 - Álex Bergantiños 6,50, Abel Aguilar 6,20 - Bruno Gama 5,50 (60' Nelson Oliveira 6,20), Valerón 5,80 (60' Camuñas 5,20), Pizzi 7,20 - Riki 6,80 (78' Salomão). - coach: Oltra. = average: 5,82 [vulnerable]
Barcelona: Valdés 4,80 - Montoya 6,10, Song 5,80, Mascherano 5,60, Jordi Alba 5,90 - Fábregas 7,40 (60' Xavi 6,60), Busquets 6,10, Iniesta 6,10 - Tello 6,60 (55' Pedro 6,00), Messi 8,30, Villa 5,40 (53' Adriano 6,10). - coach: Vilanova. = average: 6,20 [good]

As: El crack: Messi, El dandy: Pizzi, El duro: Mascherano, ¡Vaya día!: Valdés.

Player ratings Tottenham 2, Chelsea 4.

0-1 17' Cahill, 1-1 47' Gallas, 2-1 54' Defoe, 2-2 66' Mata, 2-3 69' Mata, 2-4 91' Sturridge. Att: 36.060.
Tottenham: Brad Friedel 5,80 - Jan Vertonghen 6,00, Steven Caulker 5,70, William Gallas 5,00, Kyle Walker 5,40 - Tom Huddlestone 5,80 (67' Jake Livermore 5,30), Gylfi Sigurdsson 5,70, Sandro 6,00, Aaron Lennon 6,20 - Jermain Defoe 6,40, Clint Dempsey 5,40 (74' Emmanuel Adebayor 5,40). - coach: Villas Boas. = average: 5,70 [disappointing]
Chelsea: Petr Cech 6,20 - Branislav Ivanovic 6,00, Ashley Cole 6,40, Gary Cahill 6,70, David Luíz 5,90 - John Obi Mikel 6,70, Oscar 6,20 (83' Daniel Sturridge), Ramires 6,40 - Fernando Torres 6,10, Juan Mata 7,60, Eden Hazard 6,80 (90' Frank Lampard). - coach: Di Matteo. = average: 6,45 [strong]


選手採点 トッテナム・ホットスパーFC - チェルシーFC 2-4
球员的评分 托特纳姆热刺足球俱乐部 - 切尔西足球俱乐部 2-4

Player ratings Lazio 3, Milan 2.

1-0 25' Hernanes, 2-0 41' Candreva, 3-0 49' Klose, 3-1 61' N. de Jong, 3-2 77' El Shaarawi. Att: 41.815.
Lazio: Bizzarri 5,50 - Konko 5,40, Biava 6,20, Dias 6,50, Lulic 6,00 - Ledesma 6,60, Candreva 7,20, González 6,20, Hernanes 7,30, Mauri 5,40 - Klose 6,80. - coach: Petkovic 6,30. = average: 6,28 [good]
Milan: Amelia 4,70 - Abate 5,20, Bonera 4,90, Yepes 5,40, Antonini 5,00 (82' Bojan) - Nocerino 4,30 (50' Pato 5,80), N. de Jong 5,90, Montolivo 6,00 - K. P. Boateng 4,00 (46' Emanuelson 6,50), El Shaarawy 7,00 - Pazzini 5,80. - coach: Allegri 5,30. = average: 5,42 [feeble]

Player ratings Juventus 2, Napoli 0.

1-0 80' Cáceres, 2-0 82' Pogba. Att: 40.513 (stadium record).
Juventus: Storari 6,00 - Barzagli 6,50, Bonucci 6,30, Chiellini 6,20 - Lichtsteiner 5,50, Vidal 5,30 (75' Pogba 7,00), Pirlo 6,40, Marchisio 6,50, Asamoah 6,50 (78' Cáceres 6,80) - Giovinco 5,90, Quagliarella 5,40 (60' Matri 5,50). - coach: Alessio. = average: 6,13 [satisfactory]
Napoli: De Sanctis 6,20 - Campagnaro 5,90, P. Cannavaro 6,00, Gamberini 5,90 (85' Insigne) - Maggio 5,40, Behrami 5,60 (88' Dzemaili), Inler 5,80, Zúñiga 5,60 - Hamsik 5,60 - Pandev 4,90, Cavani 6,30. - coach: Mazzarri. = average: 5,75 [disappointing]

20 October, 2012

Memory Lane: Argentine league 1990.

6,70 Alejandro Lanari (-photo- , Rosario Central)
6,44 Fernando Gamboa (Newell’s)
6,40 Claudio Cabrera (Argentinos Juniors), Ricardo Bochini (Independiente)
6,39 Navarro Montoya (Boca)
6,36 Jorge "Pipa" Higuaín* (River Plate)
6,33 Sergio Zárate** (Vélez)
6,26 Héctor Cúper (Huracán), Martino (Newell’s), Borghi (Unión Santa Fe)
6,25 Giuntini (Lanús)
6,21 Villagrán (Lanús)
6,20 Lenguiti (Independiente)
6,18 Basualdo & Astrada (River Plate)
6,17 J. A. Sánchez (River Plate)
6,16 Fillol (Vélez), Franco (Newell’s)

*) Gonzalo's father
**) Mauro's uncle

Ideal XI:
Lanari (Rosario Central) - Basualdo (River), Gamboa (Newell’s), Giuntini (Lanús), C. A. Enrique (River) - Martino (Newell’s), Cabrera (Argentinos), Bochini (Independiente), Bisconti (Rosario Central) - S. Zárate (Vélez), Villagrán (Lanús).

Today 18 years ago: AIK Stockholm 0, Parma 1.

0-1 73' Branca. Att: 18.146.
AIK: Magnus Hedman 6,25 – Johan Mjällby 5,75, Gary Sundgren 5,50, Jesper Jansson 6,25, Anders Hjelm 5,25 – Krister Nordin 6,25, Fredrik Espmark 5,25 (10’ Pierre Gallo 5,25), Mattias Johansson 5,00, Michael Borgqvist 6,00 – Kim Bergstrand 6,00, Dick Lidman 6,00. – coach: Hans Backe. = average: 5,73 [disappointing]
Parma: Bucci 6,50 — Castellini 6,00, Di Chiara 6,50, Minotti 5,75, Apolloni 6,00 — Sensini 6,75, Brolin 7,25, Crippa 6,75, Branca 5,25, Zola 6,25 (72' Pin 6,25), Asprilla 6,75 (85' Lemme). — coach: Scala. = average: 6,33 [good]

19 October, 2012

Today 8 years ago: Juventus 1, Bayern Munich 0.

1-0 77' Nedved. Att: 18.089.
Juventus: Buffon 6,67 — Zebina 6,50, Thuram 6,33, F. Cannavaro 6,67, Zambrotta 6,33 — Camoranesi 6,33, Emerson 6,17, Blasi 6,50, Nedved 6,83 — Ibrahimovic 6,33, Del Piero 5,17 (76' Zalayeta 6,00). = average: 6,32 [solid]
Bayern: Kahn 6,00 — Kuffour 5,50 (80' Hashemian), Lúcio 5,83, Linke 6,17, Salihamidzic 6,33 — Sagnol 6,50, Frings 6,67 (86' Demichelis) — Schweinsteiger 5,67, Ballack 6,00, Zé Roberto 6,50 — Makaay 5,50. = average: 6,06 [acceptable]

18 October, 2012

Player ratings Poland 1, England 1.

0-1 31' Rooney, 1-1 70' Glik. Att: 43.000 (Warsaw).
Poland : Przemyslaw Tyton 6,00 - Lukasz Piszczek 6,40, Kamil Glik 6,50, Marcin Wasilewski 5,90, Jakub Wawrzyniak 5,90 - Eugen Polanski 6,10, Grzegorz Krychowiak 6,20, Kamil Grosicki 6,20 (83' Arkadiusz Milik), Ludovic Obraniak 6,40 (90' Ariel Borysiuk) - Robert Lewandowski 6,40, Pawel Wszołek 5,70 (63' Adrian Mierzejewski 6,00). - coach: Fornalik. = average: 6,14 [satisfactory]
England: Joe Hart 5,40 - Ashley Cole 5,40, Joleon Lescott 5,70, Glen Johnson 6,10, Phil Jagielka 6,00 - Michael Carrick 5,10, James Milner 6,40, Tom Cleverley 5,40, Steven Gerrard 6,10 - Wayne Rooney 5,70 (73' Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6,20), Jermain Defoe 5,40 (67' Danny Welbeck 6,00). - coach: Hodgson. = average: 5,76 [disappointing]

17 October, 2012

Player ratings Sweden U21 2, Italy U21 3.

0-1 68' Insigne, 0-2 71' Florenzi, 1-2 72' Ishak, 2-2 77' Hiljemark, 2-3 86' Immobile. Att: 6453 (Kalmar).
Sweden: Karl-Johan Johnsson 5,50 - Mattias Johansson 5,00, Pontus Jansson 6,00, Tom Pettersson 6,50, Erdin Demir 5,20 (77' Viktor Claesson) - Jiloan Hamad 6,00, Oscar Hiljemark 6,50, Jakob Johansson 5,20, Miiko Albornoz 6,00 - Mikael Ishak 6,70, Mervan Çelik 5,50 (70' Samuel Armenteros 5,40). - coach: Håkan Ericson. = average: 5,79 [mediocre]
Italy: Francesco Bardi 6,30 - Mattia De Sciglio 6,70, Paolo Frascatore 5,70, Marco Capuano 6,20, Luca Caldirola 6,70 - Luca Marrone 6,50, Alessandro Florenzi 7,50 (82' Marco Crimi), Fausto Rossi 6,20, Lorenzo Insigne 7,00 - Ciro Immobile 6,30 (90' Riccardo Saponara), Giuseppe De Luca 5,20. - coach: Devis Mangia. = average: 6,39 [strong]

Player ratings Spain 1, France 1.

1-0 25' Sergio Ramos, 1-1 94' Giroud. Att: 47.000 (Vicente Calderón, Madrid).
Spain: Casillas 6,20 - Arbeloa 6,10, Busquets 5,90, Sergio Ramos 6,80 (50' Juanfran 5,10), Jordi Alba 6,60 - Xabi Alonso 6,20, Xavi 6,40, Iniesta 6,30 (75' Fernando Torres 5,70) - Pedro 6,80, Cesc 5,40, Silva (13' Cazorla 6,10). - coach: Del Bosque. = average: 6,12 [satisfactory]
France: Lloris 7,00 - Debuchy 5,50, Koscielny 5,90, Sakho 6,10, Evra 5,90 - Matuidi 6,10, Gonalons 5,50 (57' Valbuena 6,20), Cabaye 5,70 -  Ménez 5,60 (68' Sissoko 6,20), Ribéry 6,80, Benzema 6,60 (88' Giroud 7,00). - coach: Deschamps. = average: 6,15 [satisfactory]

Player ratings Italy 3, Denmark 1.

1-0 33' Montolivo, 2-0 37' De Rossi, 2-1 45'+  Kvist, 3-1 54' Balotelli. Sent-off: 46' Osvaldo. Att: 37.000 (4000 away fans; San Siro).
Italy: Morgan De Sanctis 6,20 - Federico Balzaretti 6,00, Giorgio Chiellini 6,20, Ignazio Abate 6,20, Andrea Barzagli 6,40 - Andrea Pirlo 7,10, Riccardo Montolivo 7,00 (86' Emanuele Giaccherini), Claudio Marchisio 6,70 (74' Antonio Candreva), Daniele De Rossi 6,90 - Pablo Osvaldo 4,90, Mario Balotelli 7,50 (89' Mattia Destro). - coach: Prandelli 7,00. = average: 6,46 [very good]
Denmark: Stephan Andersen 4,80 - Simon Kjær 5,60, Lars Jacobsen 5,90, Daniel Agger 5,10, William Kvist 6,30 (59' Thomas Kahlenberg 5,40), Christian Eriksen 6,00, Nicolai Stokholm 5,60, Michael Silberbauer 5,10 (72' Kasper Lorentzen 5,30), Michael Krohn-Dehli 5,60 (83' Jakob Poulsen) - Dennis Rommedahl 5,40, Nicklas Bendtner 5,10. - coach: M. Olsen 5,50. = average: 5,48 [poor]

Player ratings Germany 4, Sweden 4.

1-0 8' Klose, 2-0 15' Klose, 3-0 39' Mertesacker, 4-0 55' Özil, 4-1 62' Ibrahimovic, 4-2 64' Lustig, 4-3 76' Elmander, 4-4 93' R. Elm. Att: 72.369 (Berlin).
Germany: Neuer 5,30 - J. Boateng 5,70, Mertesacker 5,70, Badstuber 4,90, Lahm 6,70 - Kroos 6,50, Schweinsteiger 6,00 - T. Müller 7,10 (67' M. Götze 6,10), Özil 7,50, Reus 7,30 (88' Podolski) - Klose 7,50. - coach: Löw. = average: 6,36 [good]
Sweden: Isaksson 6,10 - Lustig 6,40, Granqvist 5,30, J. Olsson 5,20, Safari 5,30 - Wernbloom 5,00 (46' Källström 7,90), Holmén 5,10 (46' Kačaniklić 7,30) - S. Larsson 6,10 (78' Sana), Ibrahimovic 7,60, R. Elm 6,80 - Elmander 6,70.  - coach: Hamrén. = average: 6,22 [satisfactory]


Photo: Kim Källström.

16 October, 2012

Memory Lane: top rated Bundesliga players 1974-77.

Average ratings in Kicker three following seasons (1974/75, 1975/76 and 1976/77).

8,15 Vogts
8,08 Beckenbauer
8,03 B. Franke
7,95 Hellström
7,91 Maier
7,89 Dietz
7,88 Nigbur
7,83 Kargus & G. Heinze
7,82 Burdenski
7,80 Grabowski
7,76 Röntved
7,75 Tenhagen
7,72 Bonhof
7,70 Neuberger
7,68 Simonsen & Wittkamp
7,66 Scholz
7,65 Fichtel
7,64 Wimmer
7,60 Beer
7,58 Kaltz
7,51 Nogly
7,48 Kliemann
7,45 Pirrung
7,44 Schumacher & Höttges
7,43 Overath & Kremers
7,40 Flohe
7,36 Stielike
7,34 G. Müller
7,33 Heynckes

Today 11 years ago: Mallorca 0, Schalke 4.

0-1 15' Van Hoogdalem, 0-2 22' Hajto, 0-3 77'  Asamoah, 0-4 84' Sand. Att: 14.000.
Mallorca: Roa 5,75 — Olaizola 5,25, Fernando Niño 5,00, Nadal (26' Fatih 5,25), Soler 5,00 — Marcos 5,75 — Campano 5,75 (76' Novo), Paunovic 5,50, Díaz 5,25 (56' Carlitos 5,50) — Eto'o 5,00, Luque 5,75. — coach: Krauss. = average: 5,40 [feeble]
Schalke: Reck 7,00 — Hajto 7,00, Waldoch 6,75, Matellán 6,50, Van Kerckhoven 5,75 (78' Kmetsch) — Van Hoogdalem 6,50, Thon 7,25 (80' Nemec) — Asamoah 7,00, Vermant 6,50 — Wilmots 6,25 (74' Büskens) — Sand 7,75. — coach: Stevens. = average: 6,75 [superiour]

Highest paid athletes per sport, 2012.

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr : 65,5 mil. euro
Formula One: Fernando Alonso . 30 mil.
Baseball: Alex Rodríguez : 23,1 mil.
Basketball: Kobe Bryant : 21,5 mil.
Football: Samuel Eto'o : 20,5 mil.
MotoGP: Valentino Rossi : 20 mil.

How expensive is a goal?

The average cost of a goal during the season 2011/12, comparing wages with number of goals scored.

909.000 euro: Fernando Torres (10 milion/11 goals)
279.000 : Rooney (9,5 mil./34 goals)
257.000 : Ibrahimovic (9 mil./35 goals)
150.000 : Cristiano Ronaldo (9 mil.(60 goals)
137.000 : Messi (10 mil./73 goals)

15 October, 2012

European attendance trends.

Change 2012/13 compared to 2011/12.

+27% Croatia
+24% Ukraine
+16% Romania
+6% Bosnia, Russia
+3% England, Slovakia
+2% Italy
+1% Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland
+/-0 Poland, Sweden
-1% France
-2% Spain
-5% Finland
-7% Portugal, Belgium, Germany
-8% Iceland
-9% Greece
-10% Belarus
-11% Austria, Norway
-22% Hungary
-24% Serbia
-28% Scotland
-31% Slovenia


 Photo: Gospin dolac, stadium of Croatian club NK Imotski.

Today one year ago: Liverpool 1, Man United 1.

1-0 68' Gerrard, 1-1 81' Hernández. Att: 45.065.
Liverpool: José Reina 6,20 — José Enrique 6,70, Martin Kelly 6,20, Jamie Carragher 6,30, Martin Skrtel 5,90 — Dirk Kuyt 6,10, Steven Gerrard 7,10, Charlie Adam 6,30, Stewart Downing 5,70, Lucas Leiva 5,80 (57' Jordan Henderson 6,30) — Luis Suárez 6,60. = average: 6,27 [solid]
Manchester United: David De Gea 7,50 — Phil Jones 6,10 (76' Javier Hernández), Chris Smalling 6,20, Rio Ferdinand 5,90, Jonny Evans 5,90 — Patrice Evra 6,10, Park Ji-Sung 5,90 (69' Wayne Rooney 5,90), Ashley Young 5,70 (69' Nani 5,90), Darren Fletcher 5,90, Ryan Giggs 5,20 — Danny Welbeck 6,40. = average: 6,18 [satisfactory]

14 October, 2012

Today 23 years ago: Italy 0, Brazil 1.

0-1 77' Cruz. Att: 36.100 (Dall'Ara, Bologna).
Italy: Zenga 6,50 — Bergomi 6,50, De Agostini 6,25, F. Baresi 7,25, Ferri 6,00 (46' Ferrara 6,00) — Berti 5,25, R. Baggio 5,50, De Napoli 5,50, Giannini 6,25 (60' Fusi 6,00) — Vialli 5,25, Carnevale 6,00. — coach: Vicini. = average: 6,02 [acceptable]
Brazil: Taffarel 6,75 — Jorginho 6,25, Aldair 6,00 (72' Cruz 6,25), Mauro Galvão 6,25, Mazinho 6,50 — Ricardo 6,25, Dunga 6,25, Silas 6,75 (68' Tita 6,00), Alemão 6,50 (88' Geovani) — Muller 5,75, Careca 6,25. — coach: Lazaroni. = average: 6,29 [good]

13 October, 2012

Player ratings Armenia 1, Italy 3.

0-1 11' Pirlo penalty, 1-1 27' Mkhitaryan, 1-2 64' De Rossi, 1-3 81' Osvaldo. Att: 25.000 (Erevan).
Armenia: Berezovsky 6,10 - Aleksayan 5,60, Arzumanyan 6,00, Mkoyan 5,50,  Aktar Yedigaryan 5,80 - Ozbiliz 6,40, Artur Yedigaryan 6,00 (64' Manucharyan 5,50), Mkrtchyan 5,40, Manoyan 6,00 (75' Sarkisov) - Mkhitaryan 6,90, Movsisyan 5,90. - coach: Minasyan 6,20. = average: 5,92 [vulnerable]
Italy: Buffon 6,80 - Maggio 6,30, Barzagli 6,00, Bonucci 4,90, Criscito 5,90 - De Rossi 6,70, Pirlo 6,70 (74' Giaccherini), Marchisio 5,50, Montolivo 6,10 (88' Candreva) - Giovinco 5,30 (160' El Shaarawy 6,00), Osvaldo 5,90. - coach: Prandelli 6,30. = average: 6,01 [acceptable]


Photo: Mkhitaryan.
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Cities with most football stadia with +25.000 capacity.

13: Buenos Aires
[Monumental -photo- 66.000, La Bombonera 57.000, José Amalfitani 50.000, Adolfo Ducó 48.000, Pedro Bidegaín 42.000, Chacarita Juniors 35.000, León Kolbowski 34.000, Florencio Solá 33.500, Nueva España 32.500, Vicente López 31.000, Nueva Chicago 28.500, D. A. Maradona 25.000, Ricardo Echeverry 25.000]

7: London
[Wembley 90.000, Emirates 61.000, Stamford Bridge 42.000, White Hart Lane 36.000, Boleyn Ground 35.000, Craven Cottage 26.000, Selhurst Park 26.000]

6: Cairo
[Cairo International 74.000, O. A. Osman 60.000, Military Production Stadium 30.000, Military Academy 28.500, Sekka El Hadeed 25.000, Petro Sport 25.000]

4: Istanbul
[Atatürk Olimpiyat 76.000, Türkcell Telekom 52.500, Şükrü Saracoğlu 51.000, Inönü 32.500]

4: Lisbon
[da Luz 65.000, Alvalade 50.000, Nacional 39.000, do Restelo 32.500]

3: Mexico City
[Azteca 105.000, Olimpico 72.000, Estadio Azul 39.000]

3: Barcelona
[Camp Nou 99.000, Olimpic Lluis Companys 56.000, Cornellà-El Prat 40.500]

3: Seville
[Olimpico La Cartuja 72.000, Benito Villamarín 56.500, Sánchez Pizjuán 50.000]

3: Glasgow
[Celtic Park 61.000, Ibrox 51.000, Hampden Park 50.500]

3: Moscow
[Luzhniki 78.000, Dinamo 36.500, Lokomotiv 31.000]

3: Casablanca
[Complexe Mohamed V 67.000, Larbi Zaouli 35.000, Moulay Rachid 25.000]

3: Córdoba
[Mario Alberto Kempes 57.000, Presidente Perón 30.000, Gigante de Alberti 28.000]

Player ratings Russia 1, Portugal 0.

1-0 6' Kerzhakov. Att: 65.000 (Luzhniki, Moscow).
Russia: Akinféev 7,00 - Anyukov 6,20, V. Berezutsky 6,80, Ignashévich 7,00, Kombárov 6,00 - Shirókov 6,90, Denísov 6,50, Fayzulin 5,80 (46' Glushakov 5,80), Bystrov 6,90 (83' Samédov), Kokorin 6,00 - Kerzhakov 6,60 (65' Yeschenko). - coach: Capello. = average: 6,46 [strong]
Portugal: Rui Patrício 5,70 - Bruno Alves 6,30, Pepe 6,00, João Pereira 5,60, Fábio Coentrão (20' Miguel Lopes 6,00) - Miguel Veloso 6,60, Ruben Micael 5,50 (67' Silvestre Varela 5,80), João Moutinho 5,90, Nani 5,40 - Cristiano Ronaldo 5,30, Hélder Postiga 5,00 (75' Éder 5,80). - coach: Paulo Bento. = average: 5,76 [mediocre]


Photo: Ignashévich. 

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