23 December, 2014

Bundesliga: top rated players.

8,07 Arjen Robben (Bayern)
7,37 Franck Ribéry (Bayern)
7,34 Xabi Alonso (Bayern)
7,31 Karim Bellarabi (Leverkusen)
7,30 Ralf Fährmann (Schalke)
7,28 Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg)
7,25 Jérôme Boateng (Bayern)
7,22 Philipp Lahm (Bayern)
7,18 Gonzalo Castro (Leverkusen), Martin Stranzl (M'Gladbach), Felix Wiedwald (Frankfurt)
7,17 Manuel Neuer (Bayern)
7,15 Roman Bürki (Freiburg)
7,13 Thomas Müller & Sebastian Rode (Bayern)
7,12 Loris Karius (Mainz)
7,08 Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg)
7,07 Jaroslav Drobný (Hamburg), Max Kruse (M'Gladbach), Naldo (Wolfsburg)
7,06 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04), Yann Sommer (M'Gladbach)
7,03 David Alaba (Bayern), Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim)

21 December, 2014

Player ratings Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo.

1-0 37' Sergio Ramos h. (Toni Kroos), 2-0 51' Gareth Bale l. (Isco). Att: 38.345 (Stade de Marrakech).

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas 6,40 - Pepe 6,60, Sergio Ramos 7,30 (89' Raphaël Varane), Marcelo 6,00 (44' Fábio Coentrão 6,10), Dani Carvajal 6,00 (73' Arbeloa), Toni Kroos 6,90, James Rodríguez 6,00, Gareth Bale 6,70, Isco 6,40, Cristiano Ronaldo 6,10, Karim Benzema 6,40. - coach: Carlo Ancelotti. = average: 6,41 [strong]

San Lorenzo: Sebastián Torrico 5,20 - Mario Yepes 5,30 (61' Mauro Cetto 5,80), Walter Kannemann 5,60, Juan Mercier 5,80, Julio Buffarini 5,50, Enzo Kalinski 5,50, Pablo Barrientos 5,80, Néstor Ortigoza 5,70, Emanuel Mas 5,80, Martín Cauteruccio 5,80 (68' Mauro Matos 5,80), Gonzalo Verón 5,30 (57' Leandro Romagnoli 5,80). - coach: Edgardo Bauza. = average: 5,62 [failing]

19 December, 2014

Player ratings Cagliari 1-3 Juventus.

0-1 4' Carlo Tévez r., 0-2 15' Arturo Vidal r., 0-3 50' Llorente l., 1-3 65' Luca Rossettini h. (Andrea Cossu). Att: 16.074.

Cagliari: Alessio Cragno 5,00 - Avelar 5,40, Luca Rossettini 6,20, Simone Benedetti 5,40 (46' Godfred Donsah 6,00), Luca Ceppitelli 4,70, Marco Capuano 5,50, Daniele Conti 5,20, Albin Ekdal 6,50, Antonio Balzano 5,20, Andrea Cossu 5,20, Víctor Ibarbo 4,90 (75' Caio Rangel). - coach: Zdeněk Zeman 4,70. = average: 5,43 [feeble]

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon 6,50 - Giorgio Chiellini 6,30, Angelo Ogbonna 6,40, Stephan Lichtsteiner 6,30, Patrice Evra 6,00, Claudio Marchisio 6,30, Andrea Pirlo 6,80, Arturo Vidal 7,30, Roberto Pereyra 6,30 (80' Simone Padoin), Carlos Tévez 6,80 (87' Sebastian Giovinco), Llorente 6,80 (73' Morata). - coach: Massimiliano Allegri 6,80. = average: 6,53 [very good]

18 December, 2014

Today 10 years ago: Juventus 0-0 Milan.

Att: 54.181.

Juventus: Buffon 6,50 — Zebina 5,67, Thuram 6,33, F. Cannavaro 6,67, Zambrotta 6,17 — Camoranesi 6,00, Blasi 5,83 (80' Tacchinardi), Émerson 6,50 Nedvěd 6,00 — Ibrahimović 5,83, Del Piero 4,83 (46' Zalayeta 6,00).= average: 6,03 [acceptable]


Milan: Dida x — Cafú 6,33, Nesta 6,83, Costacurta 6,50, Kaladze 6,17 (62' Pancaro 6,00) — Gattuso 6,50, Pirlo 6,00, Seedorf 6,67 — Kaká 6,00 — Shevchenko 6,50, Crespo 5,67. = average: 6,29 [good]



17 December, 2014

Average ratings Real Madrid.

All competitions.

7,00 Cristiano Ronaldo
6,66 Benzema
6,59 Kroos
6,58 Isco
6,51 James
6,49 Modric
6,43 Pepe
6,38 Nacho, Varane
6,36 Marcelo
6,35 Sergio Ramos
6,29 Bale
6,24 Carvajal
6,18 Keylor Navas
6,17 Fábio Coentrão
6,15 Casillas
6,10 Illarra
6,00 Hernández
5,78 Arbeloa
5,58 Khedira

Player ratings Cruz Azul 0-4 Real Madrid.

0-1 15' Sergio Ramos h. (Toni Kroos), 0-2 36' Karim Benzema r. (Dani Carvajal), 0-3 50' Gareth Bale h. (Cristiano Ronaldo), 0-4 72' Isco r. (Cristiano Ronaldo). Gerardo Torrado missed a penalty (40'). Att: 34.862 (Stade de Marrakech, Morocco).

Cruz Azul: José Corona 5,10 - Fausto Pinto 5,00, Maza 5,20, Julio Domínguez 5,60, Gerardo Flores 5,50, Gerardo Torrado 5,10, Christian Giménez 5,80 (65' Marco Fabián 5,50), Joao Rojas 6,30 (76' Ismael Valadez), Hernán Bernardello 5,70, Mauro Fórmica 6,10, Mariano Pavone 6,00 (65' Pablo Barrera 6,00). - coach: Luis Tena 5,80. = average: 5,61 [failing]

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas 7,10 - Pepe 6,60, Sergio Ramos 6,80 (64' Raphaël Varane 6,10), Marcelo 6,20, Dani Carvajal 7,00, Toni Kroos 6,80 (73' Sami Khedira 6,00), Gareth Bale 6,70, Isco 7,00 (76' Jesé Rodríguez 5,80), Illarra 6,20, Cristiano Ronaldo 6,70, Karim Benzema 7,00. - coach: Carlo Ancelotti 7,00. = average: 6,57 [excellent]

16 December, 2014

Today 24 years ago: top rated Serie A players.

7,04 Melli (Parma)
6,70 Mazinho (Lecce)
6,68 Matthäus (Inter)
6,67 Pagliuca (Sampdoria)
6,59 Hässler (Juventus)
6,58 R. Baggio (Juventus)
6,57 Gambaro (Parma)

15 December, 2014

Player ratings Monaco 1-0 Marseille.

1-0 67' Bernardo Silva l. (Anthony Martial). Att: 12.648.

Monaco: Danijel Subašić 6,70 - Fabinho 5,40, Aymen Abdennour 6,30, Andrea Raggi 6,50, Nabil Dirar 6,20 (78' Lucas Ocampos),     João Moutinho 6,50, Tiemoué Bakayoko 6,70, Bernardo Silva 7,00 (90' Abdou Diallo), Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco 6,50, Jérémy Toulalan 6,20, Anthony Martial 6,70 (82' Valère Germain). - coach: Leonardo Jardim. = average: 6,43 [strong]

Marseille: Stéve Mandanda 5,60 - Nicolas N'Koulou 5,80, Benjamin Mendy 5,00, Rod Fanni 5,60, Brice Dja Djedjé 5,20, Mario Lemina 5,40 (84' Bilal Boutobba), Florian Thauvin 6,00, Dimitri Payet 5,70, Gianelli Imbula 5,80, André-Pierre Gignac 5,50, André Ayew 5,20 (72' Michy Batshuayi). - coach: Marcelo Bielsa. = average: 5,53 [poor]

Player ratings Atlético 0-1 Villarreal.

0-1 84' Luciano Vietto r. (Moi Gómez). Att: 37.000.

Atlético: Moyá 6,50 - Diego Godín 5,50, Siqueira 5,30, Juanfran 5,90, Miranda 5,50, Tiago 5,10, Koke 5,50, Raúl García 5,30 (63' Antoine Griezmann 4,50), Arda Turan 6,10 (76' Mario Suárez 5,30), Gabi 5,70 (70' Alessio Cerci 5,30), Mario Mandžukić 5,20. - coach: Diego Simeone. = average: 5,48 [poor]

Villarreal: Asenjo 6,70 - Mario 5,90, Víctor Ruiz 6,50, Jaume Costa 6,10, Gabriel 6,30, Jonathan Dos Santos 6,10, Trigueros 6,50 (63' Pina 5,90), Bruno Soriano 6,90, Luciano Vietto 6,90 (89' Antonio Rukavina), Ikechukwu Uche 5,50 (66' Moi Gómez 6,10), Denis Cheryshev 6,70. - coach: Marcelino. = average: 6,32 [good]

Player ratings Man United 3-0 Liverpool.

1-0 12' Wayne Rooney r. (Antonio Valencia), 2-0 40' Mata h. (Robin van Persie), 3-0 71' Robin van Persie l. (Mata). Att: 75.331.

Man United: De Gea 8,50 - Phil Jones 6,80 (89' Paddy McNair), Jonny Evans 6,00, Mata 7,00, Michael Carrick 6,80, Ashley Young 6,70, Antonio Valencia 7,00, Marouane Fellaini 6,10, Wayne Rooney 7,30 (77' Radamel Falcao), Robin van Persie 7,00, James Wilson 5,80 (71' Ander Herrera). - coach: Louis van Gaal. = average: 6,82 [superb]

Liverpool: Brad Jones 5,60 - Glen Johnson 5,20 (26' Kolo Touré 5,40), Dejan Lovren 4,80, Alberto Moreno 5,00 (68' Lazar Marković 5,40), Martin Škrtel 5,40, Steven Gerrard 4,60, Coutinho 5,80, Jordan Henderson 5,20, Adam Lallana 4,80 (46' Mario Balotelli 5,80), Joe Allen 5,00, Raheem Sterling 4,80. - coach: Brendan Rodgers. = average: 5,20 [decrepit]

13 December, 2014

Player ratings Almería 1-3 Real Madrid.

0-1 34' Isco r., 1-1 39' Verza r., 1-2 42' Gareth Bale h. (Toni Kroos), 1-3 81' Cristiano Ronaldo r. (Karim Benzema), 1-4 89' Cristiano Ronaldo r. (Dani Carvajal). Verza missed a penalty (62'). Att: 13.950.

Almería: Rubén 6,10 - Míchel 5,00, Fran Vélez 5,20 (82' Corona), Ximo Navarro 5,90, Trujillo 5,40, Sebastián Dubarbier 6,00 (59' Jonathan Zongo 5,50), Verza 6,20, Thomas Teye 5,80, Soriano 5,40 (67' Wellington Silva), Tomer Hemed 4,90, Édgar 6,10. - coach: Miguel Rivera. = average: 5,62 [failing]

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas 7,10 - Raphaël Varane 6,60, Pepe 6,80, Marcelo 6,70, Dani Carvajal 6,60, Toni Kroos 6,30, Gareth Bale 6,70, Isco 6,50, Illarra 5,80, Cristiano Ronaldo 6,70, Karim Benzema 6,70 (85' Fábio Coentrão). - coach: Carlo Ancelotti. = average: 6,59 [excellent]



Real Madrid's 20th consecutive victory.

12 December, 2014

South American cup titles 1960-2014.

8: Independiente, Boca Juniors [Arg]
5: Peñarol [Uru]
4: Estudiantes [Arg], São Paulo [Bra]
3: Olimpia [Par], Nacional [Uru], Santos, Cruzeiro, Internacional [Bra], River Plate [Arg]
2: San Lorenzo [Arg], Grêmio [Bra]
1: Palmeiras, Flamengo, Vasco da Gama, Corinthians, Atlético Mineiro [Bra], Atlético Nacional, Once Caldas [Col], Colo-Colo, Universidad de Chile [Chl], Racing, Argentinos Juniors, Vélez, Arsenal, Lanús [Arg], LDU Quito [Ecu], Cienciano [Per], Pachuca [Mex]


Per city:
17: Buenos Aires
9: Avellaneda
8: Montevideo
6: São Paulo 
5: Porto Alegre
4: La Plata
3: Asunción, Santos, Belo Horizonte
2: Santiago, Rio de Janeiro.

11 December, 2014

Point and goal average in Champions League & league matches.

Points
90,0% Real Madrid
85,0% Bayern
81,7% Barcelona
79,4% Chelsea
75,0% Atlético, Juventus
72,5% Paris-SG
65,1% Man City
61,7% Roma
57,1% Arsenal
55,0% Leverkusen
53,6% Monaco
51,7% Schalke
45,0% Dortmund
41,7% Athletic
41,3% Liverpool


Goals (scored+ conceded)
4,05 Real Madrid
3,48 Man City
3,30 Schalke
3,19 Chelsea
3,15 Barcelona
3,10 Arsenal
3,00 Roma
2,80 Atlético, Bayern
2,70 Leverkusen, Dortmund
2,65 Paris-SG
2,48 Liverpool
2,30 Juventus
1,91 Monaco
1,90 Athletic


Player ratings Barcelona 3-1 Paris Saint Germain.

0-1 15' Zlatan Ibrahimović l. (Blaise Matuidi), 1-1 19' Lionel Messi r. (Luis Suárez), 2-1 42' Neymar r., 3-1 77' Luis Suárez r. Att: 82.570.

Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen 6,20 - Piqué 6,20, Bartra 6,70 (90' Adriano), Jérémy Mathieu 5,90, Busquets 6,00, Iniesta 6,40 (73' Xavi 6,30), Javier Mascherano 7,10, Pedro 6,30 (68' Ivan Rakitić 6,00), Luis Suárez 6,90, Lionel Messi 7,10, Neymar 7,00. - coach: Luis Enrique 7,30. = average: 6,47 [very good]

PSG: Salvatore Sirigu 5,70 - Thiago Silva 5,00, Maxwell 5,70, Gregory van der Wiel 5,60, David Luiz 5,00, Lucas 6,10, Thiago Motta 5,30, Blaise Matuidi 6,40 (75' Ezequiel Lavezzi 5,50), Marco Verratti 6,90 (62' Javier Pastore 5,30), Edinson Cavani 5,40, Zlatan Ibrahimović 6,10. - coach: Laurent Blanc 5,00. = average: 5,69 [disappointing]

Player ratings Roma 0-2 Man City.

0-1 60' Samir Nasri r. (Gaël Clichy), 0-2 86' Pablo Zabaleta r. (Samir Nasri). Att: 54.119.

Roma: Morgan De Sanctis 6,10 - Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 5,70, Maicon 5,50 (78' Alessandro Florenzi), José Holebas 5,70, Kostas Manolas 6,10, Radja Nainggolan 6,20, Miralem Pjanić 5,40, Seydou Keita 5,70, Adem Ljajić 5,80 (67' Juan Iturbe 5,20), Francesco Totti 5,20 (70' Mattia Destro 5,70), Gervinho 6,40. - coach: Rudi García 5,20. = average: 5,75 [mediocre]

Man City: Joe Hart 6,90 - Pablo Zabaleta 6,60, Eliaquim Mangala 6,10, Gaël Clichy 6,20, Martín Demichelis 6,40, Fernando 6,30, James Milner 6,40, Samir Nasri 7,40 (89' Aleksandar Kolarov), Jesús Navas 6,50 (67' David Silva 6,20), Fernandinho 6,40, Edin Džeko 6,00 (78' Stevan Jovetić). - coach: Manuel Pellegrini 7,10. = average: 6,45 [strong]


10 December, 2014

Player ratings Monaco 2-0 Zenit.

1-0 63' Aymen Abdennour h. (Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco), 2-0 89' Fabinho r. (João Moutinho). Att: 11.319.

Monaco: Danijel Subašić 6,50 - Fabinho 6,70, Aymen Abdennour 7,10, Wallace 6,00, Andrea Raggi 6,50, Nabil Dirar 6,00 (90' Bernardo Silva), João Moutinho 6,60, Tiemoué Bakayoko 6,30, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco 6,80 (90' Lucas Ocampos), Jérémy Toulalan 6,60, Dimitar Berbatov 5,90 (56' Anthony Martial 6,20). - coach: Leonardo Jardim. = average: 6,43 [strong]

Zenit: Yuriy Lodygin 5,60 - Domenico Criscito 5,30, Nicolas Lombaerts 5,10, Igor Smolnikov 4,90 (79' Aleksandr Ryazantsev), Ezequiel Garay 5,60, Viktor Fayzulin 5,60 (68' Oleg Shatov 5,60), Javi García 5,10, Axel Witsel 5,60, Hulk 6,10, Salomón Rondón 5,10, Danny 5,20. - coach: André Villas-Boas. = average: 5,40 [feeble]

Player ratings Liverpool 1-1 FC Basel.

0-1 25' Fabian Frei l. (Luca Zuffi), 1-1 81' Steven Gerrard freekick. Sent off: 60' Lazar Marković . Att: 43.290.

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet 6,00 - Glen Johnson 5,80, José Enrique 4,60 (46' Alberto Moreno 5,40), Dejan Lovren 5,60, Martin Škrtel 5,60, Steven Gerrard 6,60, Jordan Henderson 6,00, Lucas Leiva 5,60 (74' Coutinho), Joe Allen 5,70, Raheem Sterling 6,10, Rickie Lambert 5,00 (46' Lazar Marković 5,00). - coach: Brendan Rodgers 5,00. = average: 5,62 [failing]

FC Basel: Tomáš Vaclík 6,50 - Fabian Schär 6,50, Marek Suchý 6,50, Behrang Safari 6,50, Taulant Xhaka 6,60, Luca Zuffi 6,50 (88' Walter Samuel), Shkelzen Gashi 6,50, Fabian Frei 7,20, Mohamed Elneny 6,50 (83' Marcelo Díaz), Marco Streller 6,30 (74' Breel-Donald Embolo), Derlis Gonzalez 6,50. - coach: Paulo Sousa 7,00. = average: 6,55 [very good]



Player ratings Olympiakos 4-2 Malmö FF.

1-0 23' David Fuster h. (Pajtim Kasami), 1-1 59' Simon Kroon l. (Emil Forsberg), 2-1 63' Alejandro "Chori" Domínguez r., 2-2 81' Markus Rosenberg l. (Anton Tinnerholm), 3-2 87' Kostas Mitroglou r. (Alberto Botía), 4-2 90' Ibrahim Afellay r. (Pajtim Kasami). Sent off: 90' Enoch Adu. Att: 27.562.

Olympiakos: Roberto 6,00 - Alberto Botía 5,90, Éric Abidal 5,80, Arthur Masuaku 6,00, Ioannis Maniatis 6,00, Delvin Ndinga 6,00, Pajtim Kasami 6,80, Omar Elabdellaoui 5,90,     David Fuster 6,50 (77' Ibrahim Afellay 6,30), Kostas Mitroglou 6,50 (88' Jorge Benítez), Alejandro "Chori" Domínguez 7,30 (90' Dimitrios Siovas). - coach: Míchel. = average: 6,25 [solid]

MFF: Robin Olsen 5,60 - Anton Tinnerholm 6,00, Filip Helander 5,10, Markus Halsti 5,70, Ricardinho 5,30, Pa Konate 5,50 (57' Simon Kroon 6,70), Enoch Adu 4,60, Emil Forsberg 6,40, Magnus Eriksson 5,40 (75' Simon Thern 5,30), Markus Rosenberg 6,60, Isaac Kiese Thelin 5,30 (80' Paweł Cibicki). - coach: Åge Hareide. = average: 5,65 [failing]

Player ratings Juventus 0-0 Atlético de Madrid.

Att: 39.219.

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon 6,70 - Giorgio Chiellini 6,10, Leonardo Bonucci 6,10, Stephan Lichtsteiner 6,20, Patrice Evra 6,00, Paul Pogba 5,80, Andrea Pirlo 5,90, Arturo Vidal 5,90, Roberto Pereyra 5,40, Carlos Tévez 5,40, Llorente 5,60. - coach: Massimiliano Allegri. = average: 5,92 [vulnerable]

Atlético: Moyá 6,20 - Diego Godín 6,60, Siqueira 5,80, Juanfran 6,10, José Giménez 7,10, Mario Suárez 6,30, Koke 5,80, Raúl García 6,10, Arda Turan 6,20, Gabi 6,50, Mario Mandžukić 5,60. - coach: Diego Simeone. = average: 6,21 [solid]

09 December, 2014

Player ratings Southampton 1-2 Man United.

0-1 12' Robin van Persie l., 1-1 31' Graziano Pellè l., 1-2 71' Robin van Persie  l. (Wayne Rooney). Att: 31.420.

Southampton: Fraser Forster 5,30 - Nathaniel Clyne 6,40, Maya Yoshida 5,70, José Fonte 5,40, Ryan Bertrand 6,00, Steven Davis 6,40, Victor Wanyama 6,10, Shane Long 5,00 (79' Emmanuel Mayuka), Sadio Mané 6,10, Dušan Tadić 6,00 (70' Jake Hesketh 5,30), Graziano Pellè 6,70. - coach: Ronald Koeman. = average: 5,87 [vulnerable]

Man United: De Gea 6,60 - Marcos Rojo 5,30, Chris Smalling (18' Jonny Evans 6,00), Paddy McNair 5,00 (39' Ander Herrera 5,70), Mata 5,70 (89' Darren Fletcher), Michael Carrick 6,00, Ashley Young 5,40, Antonio Valencia 5,60, Marouane Fellaini 5,20, Wayne Rooney 6,70, Robin van Persie 8,00. - coach: Louis van Gaal. = average: 5,93 [vulnerable]

08 December, 2014

Player ratings Milan & Inter.

All competitions.

6,38 Abate
6,33 Handanovic
6,27 El Shaarawy
6,25 Osvaldo
6,17 D. López
6,15 Honda
6,14 Bonaventura
6,12 Ménez
6,10 Alex
6,03 Guarín
6,01 Hernanes
5,93 Abbiati
5,92 Icardi
5,91 N. de Jong
5,88 Campagnaro
5,87 Ranocchia
5,86 Kovacic
5,85 Medel
5,84 Kuzmanovic, Poli
5,82 Mexès
5,81 Rami
5,76 Zapata
5,75 Juan Jesus, Andreolli
5,74 Obi
5,67 M'Vila
5,68 Mbaye
5,65 Dodô, Essien
5,61 Muntari
5,51 Nagatomo
5,48 Fernando Torres
5,46 De Sciglio
5,43 Vidic
5,41 Palacio
5,38 Bonera

Player ratings Barcelona 5-1 Espanyol.

0-1 14' Sergio García l., 1-1 44' Lionel Messi l. (Xavi), 2-1 50' Lionel Messi r. (Luis Suárez), 3-1 53' Piqué h. (Ivan Rakitić), 4-1 77' Pedro r. (Jordi Alba), 5-1 81' Lionel Messi r. Att: 76.057.

Barcelona: Claudio Bravo 6,00 - Piqué 6,20, Jordi Alba 6,70, Dani Alves 6,00, Ivan Rakitić 6,30 (66' Iniesta 6,30), Busquets 6,30 (83' Jérémy Mathieu), Xavi 6,00, Javier Mascherano 6,30, Luis Suárez 6,00 (70' Pedro 6,60), Lionel Messi 8,70, Neymar 6,20. - coach: Luis Enrique. = average: 6,43 [strong]

Espanyol: Kiko Casilla 5,70 - Fuentes 4,70, Álvaro González 5,40, Arbilla 5,20, Eric Bailly 5,70 (84' Abraham), Víctor Sánchez 5,40, Salva Sevilla 5,80, Cañas 5,00 (60' Héctor Moreno 5,00), Lucas Vázquez 5,00, Sergio García 6,20, Felipe Caicedo 5,40 (72' Christian Stuani 5,30). - coach: Sergio. = average: 5,37 [feeble]

07 December, 2014

Average ratings Paris Saint Germain.

All competitions.

6,72 Ibrahimovic
6,56 Verratti
6,51 Pastore
6,49 Sirigu
6,39 Bahebeck
6,29 Marquinhos
6,25 Maxwell, Thiago Motta
6,20 Lucas
6,15 Cavani
6,07 David Luiz
6,02 Thiago Silva
5,83 Matuidi
5,82 Lavezzi
5,81 Van der Wiel
5,72 Camara
5,66 Digne
5,64 Cabaye
5,58 Aurier

Average ratings Atlético de Madrid.

All competitions.

6,66 Godín
6,60 Arda Turan
6,49 Tiago
6,46 Juanfran
6,44 J. Giménez
6,40 Tiago
6,21 Griezmann
6,14 Ansaldi
6,12 Saúl
6,09 Mandzukic
6,05 Raúl García
6,01 Gabi
5,97 Moyá
5,95 Mario Suárez
5,86 Miranda
5,60 Siqueira
5,58 R. Jíménez
5,55 C. Rodríguez
5,52 Cerci

Player ratings Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea.

1-0 57' Papiss Demba Cissé r. (Sammy Ameobi), 2-0 78' Papiss Demba Cissé l. (Moussa Sissoko), 2-1 83' Didier Drogba h. (Cesc Fàbregas). Sent off: 81' Steven Taylor. Att: 52.019.

Newcastle: Rob Elliot 5,60 (46' Jak Alnwick 6,50) - Fabricio Coloccini 7,10, Daryl Janmaat 6,80, Steven Taylor 6,00, Paul Dummett 6,30, Moussa Sissoko 6,80, Jack Colback 7,00, Rémy Cabella 5,10 (53' Papiss Demba Cissé 7,30), Cheick Tioté 6,30, Ayoze Pérez 6,20, Sammy Ameobi 6,30 (82' Mike Williamson). - coach: Alan Pardew. = average: 6,41 [strong]

Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois 5,70 - Branislav Ivanović 5,90, Gary Cahill 4,90, John Terry 6,00, Azpilicueta 5,30 (67' Filipe Luís 5,50), Cesc Fàbregas 6,10, Oscar 5,80 (60' André Schürrle 5,70), Eden Hazard 6,10, John Mikel 5,60, Willian 5,70 (67' Didier Drogba 6,30), Diego Costa 5,30. - coach: José Mourinho. = average: 5,71 [disappointing]

06 December, 2014

Player ratings Fiorentina 0-0 Juventus.

Att: 40.000.

Fiorentina: Neto 6,00 - Gonzalo Rodríguez 6,40, Stefan Savić 6,50, José Basanta 6,30, Marcos Alonso 5,70, David Pizarro 6,20, Juan Cuadrado 6,20 (85' Jasmin Kurtić), Mati Fernández 6,60, Joaquín 6,10 (78' Alberto Aquilani), Borja Valero 6,30, Mario Gómez 5,10 (69' Khouma Babacar 5,60). - coach: Vincenzo Montella 5,80. = average: 6,08 [satisfactory]     


Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon 6,00 - Giorgio Chiellini 6,00, Angelo Ogbonna 6,00, Leonardo Bonucci 7,00, Patrice Evra 5,40, Paul Pogba 6,30, Kingsley Coman 5,80 (61' Carlos Tévez 5,30), Andrea Pirlo 5,30 (79' Claudio Marchisio), Arturo Vidal 5,80, Roberto Pereyra 5,10 (88' Simone Padoin), Llorente 5,60. - coach: Massimiliano Allegri 5,80. = average: 5,80 [mediocre]



05 December, 2014

Average ratings Chelsea.

All competitions.

6,87 Hazard
6,74 Matic
6,71 Diego Costa
6,54 Fàbregas
6,49 Ivanovic
6,48 Oscar
6,43 Filipe Luis
6,39 Terry
6,32 Drogba
6,27 Courtois
6,28 Rémy
6,25 Azpilicueta
6,23 Willian
6,17 G. Cahill
6,14 Ramires
5,90 Schürrle
5,74 Mikel

Today 19 years ago: Roma 3-1 Brøndby.

1-0 22' Totti, 2-0 72' Balbo, 2-1 84' Møller, 3-1 90' Carboni. Att: 46.376.

Roma: Cervone 6,25Annoni 6,25, Aldair 7,25, Lanna 6,75, Moriero 6,75 (91' Di Biagio), Cappioli 6,50, Thern 6,75, Statuto 6,50, Carboni 7,25 — Balbo 6,50, Totti 7,25. — coach: Mazzone 7,00. = average: 6,73 [superiour]


Br
øndby: Krogh 6,25 — Colding 5,75, Nielsen 5,50, Vilfort 5,25, Risager 5,50, Bjur 6,50, Jensen 5,75, Thøgersen 6,00, Daugaard 5,50 (79' Bagger) — Sand 5,75, Møller 5,50. — coach: Skovdahl 5,75. = average: 5,75 [mediocre]

04 December, 2014

Player ratings Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham.

1-0 19' Eden Hazard l. (Didier Drogba), 2-0 22' Didier Drogba r. (Oscar), 3-0 73' Loïc Rémy r.  (Azpilicueta). Att: 41.518.

Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois 6,20 - Branislav Ivanović 6,80, Gary Cahill 6,00 (46' Kurt Zouma 6,00), John Terry 6,70, Azpilicueta 6,80, Cesc Fàbregas 6,40 (76' John Mikel), Oscar 6,70, Eden Hazard 7,50, Nemanja Matić 6,70, Willian 6,50, Didier Drogba 7,40 (67' Loïc Rémy 6,70). - coach: José Mourinho 7,00. = average: 6,65 [excellent]

Spurs: Hugo Lloris 5,00 - Jan Vertonghen 5,20, Vlad Chiricheş 4,80, Federico Fazio 5,20, Ben Davies 5,70, Aaron Lennon 5,70 (58' Paulinho 5,30), Erik Lamela 5,40 (74' Soldado), Christian Eriksen 5,70, Ryan Mason 5,50 (58' Nacer Chadli 5,30), Nabil Bentaleb 6,20, Harry Kane 6,40. - coach: Mauricio Pochettino 5,40. = average: 5,49 [poor]

01 December, 2014

Player ratings Southampton 0-3 Man City.

0-1 51' Yaya Touré r. (Kun Agüero), 0-2 78' Frank Lampard l., 0-3 86' Gaël Clichy r. (Kun Agüero). Sent off: 74' Eliaquim Mangala. Att: 30.919.

Southampton: Fraser Forster 5,90 - Nathaniel Clyne 5,60, José Fonte 5,60, Toby Alderweireld 6,40, Ryan Bertrand 5,60, Morgan Schneiderlin 5,90 (46' Maya Yoshida 5,40), Steven Davis 6,10 (81' Emmanuel Mayuka), Victor Wanyama 5,30, Sadio Mané 5,60 (69' Shane Long 6,20), Dušan Tadić 5,80, Graziano Pellè 5,40. - coach: Ronald Koeman. = average: 5,75 [mediocre]

Man City: Joe Hart 6,90 - Vincent Kompany 6,50, Pablo Zabaleta 6,30, Eliaquim Mangala 4,10, Gaël Clichy 6,60, Samir Nasri 5,90 (67' Frank Lampard 6,60), Jesús Navas 6,30 (74' Martín Demichelis), Fernandinho 6,60, Yaya Touré 6,90, Kun Agüero 6,60, Stevan Jovetić 6,10 (54' James Milner 6,40). - coach: Manuel Pellegrini. = average: 6,29 [good]

Player ratings Valencia 0-1 Barcelona.

0-1 90' Busquets l. Att: 44.600.

Valencia: Diego Alves 6,60 - Shkodran Mustafi 6,00, Barragán 5,70, Nicolás Otamendi 6,60, Sofiane Féghouli 6,00, Parejo 6,30 (85' Filipe Augusto), Javi Fuego 6,00, André Gomes 7,00, Gayà 6,40, Álvaro Negredo 5,90 (83' Paco Alcácer), Rodrigo 6,00 (74' Rodrigo de Paul 5,00). - coach: Nuno. = average: 6,12 [satisfactory]

Barcelona: Claudio Bravo 7,00 - Piqué 6,70, Jordi Alba 6,00, Dani Alves 4,60, Jérémy Mathieu 5,70 (69' Ivan Rakitić 5,60), Busquets 6,60, Xavi 5,60 (80' Rafinha 5,40), Javier Mascherano 5,60, Luis Suárez 5,30 (81' Pedro 5,00), Lionel Messi 6,60, Neymar 6,30. - coach: Luis Enrique. = average: 5,86 [vulnerable]

30 November, 2014

Player ratings Málaga 1-2 Real Madrid.

0-1 18' Karim Benzema r. (Cristiano Ronaldo), 0-2 83' Gareth Bale r. (Cristiano Ronaldo), 1-2 90' Roque Santa Cruz h. (Arthur Boka). Sent off: 86' Isco. Att: 29.025.

Málaga: Carlos Kameni 7,80 - Weligton 5,60, Roberto Rosales 6,60, Arthur Boka 6,10, Sergio Sánchez 6,30 (67' Marcos Angeleri 5,80), Recio 6,10 (78' Juanpi), Duda 6,20 (65' Ricardo Horta 5,90), Sergi Darder 6,30, Samuel 5,80, Roque Santa Cruz 6,60, Samu Castillejo 6,20. - coach: Javi Gracia. = average: 6,25 [solid]

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas 5,60 - Pepe 6,80, Sergio Ramos 6,70, Marcelo 6,70, Dani Carvajal 6,30 (85' Raphaël Varane), Toni Kroos 6,80, Gareth Bale 6,50 (89' Javier Hernández), Isco 6,80, Cristiano Ronaldo 7,30, Karim Benzema 7,20 (73' Illarra), James Rodríguez 6,30. - coach: Carlo Ancelotti. = average: 6,64 [excellent]


N. B. Real Madrid's 16th consecutive victory: club record.

27 November, 2014

Player ratings Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund.

1-0 2' Yaya Sanogo r. (Santi Cazorla), 2-0 57' Alexis Sánchez r. (Santi Cazorla). Att: 59.902.

Arsenal: Damián Martínez 7,40 - Kieran Gibbs 6,70, Per Mertesacker 6,50, Nacho Monreal 6,70, Calum Chambers 6,30, Mikel Arteta 5,70 (67' Mathieu Flamini), Aaron Ramsey 6,40, Santi Cazorla 6,80, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6,80 (90' Joel Campbell), Alexis Sánchez 7,00, Yaya Sanogo 6,70 (79' Lukas Podolski). - coach: Arsène Wenger 6,70. = average: 6,64 [excellent]

Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller 6,00 - Neven Subotić 5,60, Łukasz Piszczek 5,60, Matthias Ginter 5,50, Marcel Schmelzer 5,60, Sven Bender 5,80, İlkay Gündoğan 6,30, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 5,60, Kevin Großkreutz 6,00 (78' Miloš Jojić), Ciro Immobile 5,30 (61' Shinji Kagawa 5,50), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 5,30 (61' Adrián Ramos 5,50). - coach: Jürgen Klopp 5,00. = average: 5,66 [disappointing]

Player ratings FC Basel 0-1 Real Madrid.

0-1 35' Cristiano Ronaldo l. (Karim Benzema). Att: 36.000.

FC Basel : Tomáš Vaclík 5,70 - Philipp Degen 5,50 (76' Ahmed Hamoudi), Fabian Schär 5,50, Marek Suchý 5,50, Behrang Safari 5,90, Luca Zuffi 5,90 (87' Yoichiro Kakitani), Shkelzen Gashi 5,90, Fabian Frei 6,50 (83' Marcelo Díaz), Mohamed Elneny 5,90, Derlis González 6,70, Breel-Donald Embolo 6,50. - coach: Paulo Sousa 6,00. = average: 5,95 [acceptable]

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas 6,70 - Raphaël Varane 6,30, Sergio Ramos 5,70, Fábio Coentrão 6,30, Arbeloa 5,90, Toni Kroos 6,20, Isco 6,30 (90' Nacho), Cristiano Ronaldo 6,70, Karim Benzema 6,70 (71' Illarra 6,20), James Rodríguez 5,90 (89' Marcelo), Gareth Bale 6,10. - coach: Carlo Ancelotti 6,50. = average: 6,25 [solid]


N. B. Real Madrid's 15th consecutive victory in all competitions: club record.

Player ratings Malmö FF 0-2 Juventus.

0-1 49' Llorente l. (Claudio Marchisio), 0-2 88' Carlos Tévez r. (Paul Pogba). Sent off: 89' Erik Johansson. Att: 20.500.

Malmö FF: Robin Olsen 6,60 - Anton Tinnerholm 5,40 (85' Erdal Rakip), Filip Helander 5,60, Markus Halsti 5,70, Ricardinho 5,20, Erik Johansson 5,40, Enoch Adu 5,40, Emil Forsberg 5,60, Magnus Eriksson 5,80, Markus Rosenberg 6,10, Isaac Kiese Thelin 5,10 (70' Paweł Cibicki 5,60). - coach: Åge Hareide 5,70. = average: 5,62 [failing]

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon 6,40 - Giorgio Chiellini 6,70, Leonardo Bonucci 6,30, Stephan Lichtsteiner 6,30, Paul Pogba 6,30, Claudio Marchisio 7,10 (83' Roberto Pereyra), Simone Padoin 6,20, Andrea Pirlo 6,40, Arturo Vidal 6,10, Carlos Tévez 6,70, Llorente 6,80 (72' Morata 5,70). - coach: Massimiliano Allegri 6,80. = average: 6,42 [strong]

26 November, 2014

Player ratings Schalke 0-5 Chelsea.

0-1 2' John Terry h. (Cesc Fàbregas), 0-2 29' Willian r. (Eden Hazard), 0-3 44' og Jan Kirchhoff, 0-4 76' Didier Drogba r. (Willian), 0-5 78' Ramires h. (Didier Drogba). Att: 54.442.

Schalke: Ralf Fährmann 5,10 - Jan Kirchhoff 4,00 (46' Christian Clemens 5,40), Benedikt Höwedes 4,60, Felipe Santana 4,60, Dennis Aogo 4,80, Atsuto Uchida 4,40, Kevin-Prince Boateng 4,80 (63' Max Meyer), Marco Höger 4,60, Roman Neustädter 4,40, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 6,00, Klaas Jan Huntelaar 4,60. - coach: Roberto Di Matteo 4,60. = average: 4,78 [outrageous]

Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois  6,00 - Branislav Ivanović 6,80, Gary Cahill 6,50, John Terry 7,00, Azpilicueta 6,30, Cesc Fàbregas 7,30 (79' André Schürrle), Oscar 6,80 (75' Ramires), Eden Hazard 6,90, Nemanja Matić 6,80, Willian 7,60, Diego Costa 6,50 (66' Didier Drogba). - coach: José Mourinho 7,30. = average: 6,77 [superb]

Player ratings Paris Saint Germain 3-1 Ajax.

1-0 33' Edinson Cavani l.  (Ezequiel Lavezzi), 1-1 67' Davy Klaassen h. (Ricardo Kishna), 2-1 79' Zlatan Ibrahimović r. (Javier Pastore), 3-1 83' Edinson Cavani l. Att: 46.130.

PSG: Salvatore Sirigu 6,30 - Marquinhos 6,60, Maxwell 6,10, Gregory van der Wiel 6,10,     David Luiz 6,30, Blaise Matuidi 5,40, Adrien Rabiot 5,50 (75' Clément Chantôme), Javier Pastore 6,80, Edinson Cavani 7,00, Zlatan Ibrahimović 7,00 (86' Lucas Digne), Ezequiel Lavezzi 6,10 (68' Lucas 5,80). - coach: Laurent Blanc 6,80. = average: 6,25 [solid]

Ajax: Jasper Cillessen 5,80 - Ricardo van Rhijn 5,00, Nicolai Boilesen (10' Nick Viergever 5,80), Mike van der Hoorn 5,00, Stefano Denswil 5,00, Davy Klaassen 6,50, Lucas Andersen 5,20, Thulani Serero 5,00 (69' Niki Zimling 5,00), Ricardo Kishna 5,80, Arkadiusz Milik 5,20, Lasse Schöne 5,00. - coach: Frank de Boer 5,20. = average: 5,36 [feeble]

Player ratings Man City 3-1 Bayern Munich.

1-0 21' Kun Agüero penalty  (Kun Agüero), 1-1 40' Xabi Alonso freekick, 1-2 45' Robert Lewandowski h.  (Jérôme Boateng), 2-2 85' Kun Agüero 85' (Stevan Jovetić), 3-2 90' Kun Agüero r. Sent off: 20' Medhi Benatia. Att: 44.502.

Man City: Joe Hart 5,60 - Bacary Sagna 5,00 (68' Pablo Zabaleta), Vincent Kompany 6,30, Eliaquim Mangala 5,80, Gaël Clichy 6,00, Fernando 6,10, James Milner 6,00 (66' Stevan Jovetić), Samir Nasri 5,60, Jesús Navas 6,60, Frank Lampard 6,30, Kun Agüero 8,60 (90' Martín Demichelis. - coach: Manuel Pellegrini 6,40. = average: 6,17 [solid]


Bayern: Manuel Neuer 6,20 - Mehdi Benatia 4,60, Rafinha 5,70, Jérôme Boateng 5,70, Juan Bernat 6,00, Xabi Alonso 6,20, Franck Ribéry 6,20 (81' Bastian Schweinsteiger), Sebastian Rode 6,00 (25' Dante 6,00), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg 6,50, Robert Lewandowski 6,70 (84' Xherdan Shaqiri), Arjen Robben 6,00. - coach: Pep Guardiola 6,50. = average: 5,98 [acceptable]

Champions League all-time topscorers.

74 goals: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 31 knockouts+43 group stage 
71: Raúl (Schalke 04, Real Madrid) 18+53
70: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Man United) 34+36
56: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid, Man United, PSV) 6+50
50: Thierry Henry (Barcelona, Arsenal, Monaco) 12+38
46: Filippo Inzaghi (Milan, Juventus) 16+30
46: Andriy Shevchenko (Chelsea, Milan, Dinamo Kiev) 17+29
44: Didier Drogba (Chelsea, Galatasaray, Marseille) 14+30
42: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris-St Germain, Milan, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Ajax) 7+35
41: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) 9+32
41: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, Lyon) 11+30
33: Fernando Morientes (Valencia, Liverpool, Monaco, Real Madrid) 9+24
30: Kaká (Milan, Real Madrid) 11+19
30: Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea, Inter, Barcelona, Mallorca) 10+20
29: Patrick Kluivert (Barcelona, Ajax) 4+25
29: Roy Makaay (Bayern München, Deportivo) 2+27
29: David Trezeguet (Juventus, Monaco) 6+23
29: Wayne Rooney (Man United) 14+15
28: Ryan Giggs (Man United) 6+22
27: Rivaldo (Olympiakos, Milan, Barcelona) 2+25
26: Mario Gómez (Bayern München, Stuttgart) 9+17
25: Hernán Crespo (Inter, Chelsea, Milan, Lazio, Parma) 5+20
25: Giovane Élber (Lyon, Bayern München) 6+19
25: Mário Jardel (Galatasaray, FC Porto) 3+22

24 November, 2014

Player ratings Milan 1-1 Inter.

1-0 23' Jérémy Ménez r.  (Stephan El Shaarawy), 1-1 61' Joel Obi l. Att: 79.173.

Milan: Diego López 5,90 - Mattia De Sciglio 5,80, Philippe Mexès 6,20, Adil Rami 6,20, Cristián Zapata 6,10, Sulley Ali Muntari 5,10 (76' Andrea Poli), Michael Essien 5,80, Giacomo Bonaventura 6,50, Jérémy Ménez 6,40, Fernando Torres 5,00 (74' Keisuke Honda), Stephan El Shaarawy 5,80. - coach: Filippo Inzaghi 5,70. = average: 5,89 [vulnerable]


Inter: Samir Handanovič 6,00 - Juan Jesus 5,80, Dodô 5,90, Andrea Ranocchia 5,70, Yuto Nagatomo 6,20, Mateo Kovačić 5,00 (90' Yann M'Vila), Fredy Guarín 6,00, Zdravko Kuzmanović 6,10, Joel Obi 6,40 (73' Hernanes), Rodrigo Palacio 5,50, Mauro Icardi 5,00 (89' Pablo Osvaldo). - coach: Roberto Mancini 6,00. = average: 5,78 [mediocre]

23 November, 2014

Player ratings Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla.

1-0 21' Lionel Messi l., 1-1 47' og Jordi Alba, 2-1 49' Neymar h.  (Xavi), 3-1 65' Ivan Rakitić h.  (Luis Suárez), 4-1 72' Lionel Messi r.  (Neymar), 5-1 78' Lionel Messi l.  (Neymar). Att: 78.283.

Barcelona: Claudio Bravo 5,90 -  Piqué 6,10, Jordi Alba 6,40 (81' Adriano), Dani Alves 5,90, Jérémy Mathieu 6,30, Ivan Rakitić 6,40, Busquets 6,60, Xavi 6,90 (77' Rafinha), Luis Suárez 6,40 (74' Pedro), Lionel Messi 8,90, Neymar 7,10. - coach: Luis Enrique. = average: 6,63 [excellent]


Sevilla: Beto 5,10 - Grzegorz Krychowiak 6,30, Diogo 5,40, Daniel Carriço 5,30, Nicolás Pareja 5,30, Coke 5,40, Denís Suárez 5,40 (61' Deulofeu 5,60), Éver Banega 5,10, Aleix Vidal 5,10 (61' Kevin Gameiro 5,60), Carlos Bacca 4,80 (75' Iago Aspas), Vitolo 5,60. - coach: Unai Emery. = average: 5,38 [feeble]


Lionel Messi's 251th, 252nd and 253rd Liga gol, making him the all-time topscorer ahead of Telmo Zarra (251 goals).

20 November, 2014

Player ratings Scotland 1-3 England.

0-1 32' Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain h.  (Jack Wilshere), 0-2 47' Wayne Rooney h, 1-2 83' Andrew Robertson l.  (Stevie May), 1-3 85' Wayne Rooney r. (Johnny Russell). Att: 49.526 (Celtic Park, Glasgow).

Scotland: David Marshall 5,80 (46' Craig Gordon 6,00) - Steven Whittaker 5,20, Andrew Robertson 6,70, Charlie Mulgrew 5,00, Grant Hanley 5,00 (66' Stevie May), Steven Naismith 5,90, Russell Martin 5,70, Shaun Maloney 5,20 (81' Johnny Russell), Scott Brown 5,50 (46' Darren Fletcher 5,20), Ikechi Anya 5,10 (61' Barry Bannan), Chris Martin 4,70 (46' James Morrison 4,90). - coach: Gordon Strachan. = average: 5,42 [feeble]     


England: Fraser Forster 6,10 - Nathaniel Clyne 7,30, Chris Smalling 5,90, Luke Shaw 6,60 (66' Kieran Gibbs), Gary Cahill 6,20 (46' Phil Jagielka 6,00), Stewart Downing 5,30 (46' Adam Lallana 6,40), Jack Wilshere 8,00 (87' Ross Barkley), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7,10 (80' Rickie Lambert), James Milner 6,30, Danny Welbeck 6,60 (66' Raheem Sterling), Wayne Rooney 7,80. - coach: Roy Hodgson. = average: 6,58 [excellent]



19 November, 2014

Managers having won "big" titles, 2000-2014.

World Cup, Euro, Champions League, UEFA Cup, Europa League, La Liga, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga & Ligue 1 titles:

  8: Ferguson [2000-13]
, Mourinho [2003-12]
  6: Guardiola [2009-14], Ancelotti [2003-14], Del Bosque [2000-12]
  5: Benítez [2002-13], Hitzfeld [2001-08]
  4: Mancini [2006-12]
  3: Conte [2012-14], Heynckes [2013], Klopp [2011-12], Magath [2005-09], Houllier [2001-07], Rijkaard [2005-06], Lippi [2002-06], Le Guen [2003-05]
  2: Simeone [2012-14], Blanc [2009-14], Ramos [2006-07], Capello [2001-07], Wenger [2002-04]
  1: Löw, Emery & Pellegrini [2014], Vilanova [2013], Di Matteo & Girard [2012], Villas-Boas, Garcia & Allegri [2011], Quique Flores, Deschamps & Van Gaal [2010], Lucescu [2009], Aragonés, Grant, Advocaat, Schuster & Perrin [2008], Veh [2007], Gazzaev [2005], Schaaf [2004], Scolari, Van Marwijk, Santini & Sammer [2002], Denoueix [2001], Lemerre, Terim, Puel & Irureta [2000]


Titles per nationality
24: Spain
20: Italy
18: Germany, France
9: Portugal
8: Scotland
2: Argentina
1: Chile, Sweden, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Romania, Brazil.

Player ratings Portugal 1-0 Argentina.

1-0 90' Raphaël Guerreiro h. Att: 41.233 (Old Trafford, Manchester).

Portugal: Beto 6,60 - Tiago 5,60 (51' Raphaël Guerreiro 6,90), Pepe 5,90 (46' José Fonte 5,90), Bruno Alves 6,20, Bosingwa 5,70, Tiago 5,90 (78' William Carvalho), Nani 6,20, João Moutinho 5,60, André Gomes 5,60 (66' Adrien Silva 5,60), Danny 6,00 (46' Quaresma 5,60), Cristiano Ronaldo 6,20 (46' Éder 5,90). - coach: Fernando Santos. = average: 5,96 [acceptable]


Argentina: Nahuel Guzmán 5,90 - Facundo Roncaglia 5,70, Nicolás Otamendi 5,90, Martín Demichelis 5,90, Cristian Ansaldi 5,90 (73' Roberto Pereyra 5,60), Javier Pastore 6,60 (73' Jonathan Silva 5,90), Javier Mascherano 6,60, Ángel Di María 6,90 (61' Erik Lamela 5,60), Lucas Biglia 6,30, Lionel Messi 6,20 (46' Nicolás Gaitán 6,20), Gonzalo Higuaí­n 5,60 (61' Carlos Tévez 5,90). - coach: Gerardo Martino. = average: 6,04 [acceptable]

Player ratings Spain 0-1 Germany.

0-1 90' Toni Kroos r.  (Max Kruse). Att: 26.900 (Balaídos, Vigo).

Spain: Iker Casillas 6,50 (77' Kiko Casilla) - Juan Bernat 5,70, Piqué 5,70 (46' Raúl Albiol 5,90), Azpilicueta 5,70, Sergio Ramos 6,00 (46' Camacho 5,70), Isco 6,80, Bruno Soriano 6,00, Raúl García 5,40 (70' José Callejón), Busquets 5,70 (46' Bartra 5,90), Nolito 6,20 (77' Pedro), Morata 5,70. - coach: Vicente Del Bosque. = average: 5,92 [vulnerable]


Germany: Ron-Robert Zieler 6,50 - Benedikt Höwedes 6,00, Antonio Rüdiger 6,30, Erik Durm 5,90, Shkodran Mustafi 5,90, Sami Khedira 6,30 (90' Lars Bender), Mario Götze 5,80 (84' Max Kruse), Sebastian Rudy 5,50, Thomas Müller (22' Karim Bellarabi 5,60), Toni Kroos 6,90, Kevin Volland 5,90. - coach: Joachim Löw. = average: 6,05 [satisfactory]

17 November, 2014

Memory Lane: Average points in Euro qualifiers in the 1970s & 1980s.

1. England : 83,8%
2. West Germany : 76,9%
3. Spain : 76,6%
4. Holland : 75,0%
5. Yugoslavia : 71,7%
6. Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia : 70,3%
8. Belgium : 69,1%
9. Romania : 63,2%
10. Italy : 62,5%
11. Portugal, East Germany : 60,3%
13. Wales : 56,7%
14. Austria, Poland : 55,9%
16. Sweden, Hungary : 54,4%
18. France : 51,9%
19. Northern Ireland : 51,5%
20. Scotland, Greece : 50,0%
22. Ireland : 48,6%
23. Bulgaria : 48,5%
24. Switzerland : 42,6%
25. Turkey : 42,2%
26. Denmark : 41,2%
27. Iceland : 21,7%
28. Finland : 20,0%
29. Norway : 17,6%
30. Albania : 12,5%
31. Malta : 11,8%
32. Cyprus : 5,9%
33. Luxembourg : 4,4%


Home
1. Holland : 88,9%
2. Czechoslovakia : 87,5%
3. England : 85,3%
4. Spain, Romania : 84,4%
6. Belgium : 82,4%

7. Italy : 81,2%
8. West Germany : 80,8%

Away
1. England : 82,4%
2. West Germany : 73,1%
3. Spain : 68,8%
4. Yugoslavia : 66,7%
5. Holland : 61,1%

6. Italy : 58,3%
7. Belgium : 55,9%
8. Czechoslovakia : 53,1%

Average points in World Cup & Euro qualifiers, 2010-2014.

1. Germany : 90,3%
2. Spain : 88,3%
3. Holland : 84,7%
4. Italy : 80,6%
5. England : 78,8%
6. Ukraine : 71,4%
7. France : 70,4%
8. Sweden, Russia, Greece : 69,4%
11. Portugal : 68,3%
12. Croatia : 68,1%
13. Belgium : 66,7%
14. Bosnia & Hercegovina : 65,3%
15. Denmark : 63,6%
16. Switzerland : 62,1%
17. Czech Republic : 60,6%
18. Romania, Hungary : 59,7%
20. Ireland : 58,3%
21. Israel : 56,5%
22. Norway : 56,1%
23. Slovakia : 55,6%
24. Poland : 54,8%
25. Austria : 54,2%
26. Turkey : 51,4%
27. Slovenia : 48,6%
28. Montenegro : 48,5%
29. Serbia : 47,8%
30. Iceland : 45,5%
31. Armenia : 44,9%
32. Scotland : 43,9%
33. Wales : 40,9%
34. Estonia : 37,5%
35. Finland, Albania : 34,8%
37. Northern Ireland : 34,7%
38. Lithuania, Bulgaria : 33,3%
40. Moldova, Latvia : 29,2%
42. Belarus, Georgia : 27,3%
44. Macedonia : 25,0%
45. Azerbaijan : 22,2%
46. Cyprus : 19,7%
47. Luxembourg : 15,3%
48. Liechtenstein : 15,2%
49. Kazakhstan : 13,9%
50. Faroe Island : 11,1%
51. Malta : 6,9%
52. San Marino : 1,4%
53. Andorra, Gibraltar : 0,0%


Home
1. Holland : 100%
2. Germany : 89,7%
3. Italy : 88,9%
4. Spain : 86,7%
5. England : 81,8%
6. Russia : 80,6%

Away
1. Germany : 90,9%
2. Spain : 90,0%
3. England : 75,8%
4. Greece : 72,7%
5. Italy : 72,2%
6. France : 70,4%

Player ratings Italy 1-1 Croatia.

1-0 11' Antonio Candreva r.  (Simone Zaza), 1-1 15' Ivan Perišić r.  (Ivan Rakitić). Att: 63.222 (San Siro, Milan).

Italy: Gianluigi Buffon 4,90 - Mattia De Sciglio 5,20, Matteo Darmian 5,30, Giorgio Chiellini 6,10, Andrea Ranocchia 6,50, Manuel Pasqual 5,50 (28' Roberto Soriano 5,80), Daniele De Rossi 5,60, Antonio Candreva 6,30, Claudio Marchisio 5,40, Simone Zaza 6,00 (63' Graziano Pellè 6,20), Ciro Immobile 5,40 (52' Stephan El Shaarawy 6,10). - coach: Antonio Conte 6,10. = average: 5,74 [disappointing]


Croatia: Danijel Subašić 6,00 - Vedran Ćorluka 6,20, Domagoj Vida 6,20, Darijo Srna 6,20, Marcelo Brozović 6,10 (83' Milan Badelj), Ivan Rakitić 6,70, Danijel Pranjić 5,90, Ivan Perišić 7,10, Luka Modrić 6,60 (28' Mateo Kovačić 6,00), Ivica Olić 6,10 (68' Andrej Kramarić), Mario Mandžukić 5,70. - coach: Niko Kovač 6,50. = average: 6,23 [solid]

16 November, 2014

Player ratings England 3-1 Slovenia.

0-1 57' og Jordan Henderson, 1-1 59' Wayne Rooney penalty, 2-1 66' Danny Welbeck, 3-1 72' Danny Welbeck  (Raheem Sterling). Att: 82.305.

England: Joe Hart 6,00 - Gary Cahill 6,50, Kieran Gibbs 5,90, Nathaniel Clyne 6,50, Phil Jagielka 5,70 (89' Chris Smalling), Jordan Henderson 4,90, Raheem Sterling 6,50 (85' Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain), Jack Wilshere 6,90, Adam Lallana 6,20 (80' James Milner), Danny Welbeck 7,40, Wayne Rooney 6,90. - coach: Roy Hodgson. = average: 6,31 [good]


Slovenia: Samir Handanovič 6,10 - Boštjan Cesar 5,00, Mišo Brečko 5,20, Branko Ilič 6,30, Aleš Mertelj 5,80, Valter Birsa 5,20 (63' Dejan Lazarevič 6,00), Jasmin Kurtić 5,50 (75' Rajko Rotman), Andraž Kirm 5,80 (78' Zlatan Ljubijankič), Kevin Kampl 6,10, Andraž Struna 5,20, Milivoje Novakovič 5,20. - coach: Srečko Katanec. = average: 5,62 [failing]

14 November, 2014

Average ratings Napoli.

6,13 Higuaín
6,10 Gargano
6,07 David López
6,00 Mertens
5,94 Callejón
5,87 Koulibaly
5,86 Rafael
5,83 Hamsík
5,80 Inler
5,79 Zúñiga, Insigne
5,71 Jorginho
5,64 Britos
5,61 Ghoulam
5,60 Zapata
5,58 De Guzmán
5,57 Maggio
5,52 Albiol
5,40 Michu

13 November, 2014

The 50 greatest Argentine players in history.

According to Guerin Sportivo.

1. Diego Maradona
2. Alfredo Di Stéfano
3. Lionel Messi
4. Daniel Passarella
5. José Manuel "Charro" Moreno
6. Mario Kempes
7. Gabriel Batistuta
8. Ángel Labruna
9. Omar Sívori
10. Raimundo Orsi
11. Luis Monti
12. Ubaldo "Pato" Fillol
13. Claudio Caniggia
14. Ricardo Bochini
15. Adolfo Pedernera
16. Antonio Valentín Angelillo
17. René Houseman
18. Jorge Valdano
19. Amadeo Carrizo
20. Osvaldo Ardiles
21. Diego Simeone
22. Hugo "Loco" Gatti
23. Daniel Bertoni
24. Jorge Luis Burruchaga
25. Fernando Redondo
26. Esteban Cambiasso
27. Javier Zanetti
28. Leopoldo Luque
29. Hernán Crespo
30. Javier Mascherano
31. Walter Samuel
32. Carlos Tévez
33. Juan Sebastián Verón
34. Norberto "Beto" Alonso
35. Diego Milito
36. Gonzalo Higuaín
37. Roberto Fabián Ayala
38. Ángel Di María
39. Juan Román Riquelme
40. Abel Balbo
41. Ariel Ortega
42. Oreste Corbatta
43. Claudio Borghi
44. Ramón Díaz
45. Néstor Sensini
46. Martín Palermo
47. René Pontoni
48. Antonio Rattín
49. Rinaldo Martino
50. Mauro Germán Camoranesi