27 October, 2016

Player ratings Man United 1-0 Man City [EFL Cup]

1-0 54' Mata (Zlatan Ibrahimović). Att: 75.196.

Man City: De Gea 6,10 - Marcos Rojo 6,20, Daley Blind 6,10, Luke Shaw 5,60, Antonio Valencia 6,00, Paul Pogba 5,50, Mata 6,80 (73' Morgan Schneiderlin 5,60), Michael Carrick 6,20, Ander Herrera 6,60, Zlatan Ibrahimović 6,10, Marcus Rashford 6,40 (82' Jesse Lingard). - coach: José Mourinho. = average: 6,10 [satisfactory]

Man United: Willy Caballero 6,50 - Vincent Kompany 5,90 (46' Aleksandar Kolarov 5,70), Gaël Clichy 5,60, Nicolás Otamendi 5,80, Pablo Maffeo 6,20, Fernando 5,90, Jesús Navas 6,70, Leroy Sané 5,10 (63' Raheem Sterling 5,60), Aleix García 6,20, Nolito 5,60 (71' Kun Agüero 5,10), Kelechi Iheanacho 5,10. - coach: Pep Guardiola. = average: 5,79 [mediocre]

23 October, 2016

Player ratings Milan 1-0 Juventus.

1-0 65' Manuel Locatelli r. (Suso). Att: 75.829.

Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma 6,90 - Ignazio Abate 5,90, Gabriel Paletta 6,70, Alessio Romagnoli 6,60, Mattia De Sciglio 6,20, Juraj Kucka 6,20, Manuel Locatelli 7,50 (81' Gustavo Gómez), Giacomo Bonaventura 6,20, Suso 6,20, Carlos Bacca 6,10 (90' Gianluca Lapadula), M'Baye Niang 6,10 (69' Andrea Poli 6,00). - coach: Vincenzo Montella 7,20. = average: 6,38 [strong]

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon 6,00 - Andrea Barzagli 6,60, Leonardo Bonucci 5,90, Mehdi Benatia 6,30 (75' Mario Mandžukić 5,50), Dani Alves 5,10, Sami Khedira 5,60, Hernanes 5,40 (87' Stefano Sturaro), Miralem Pjanić 5,40, Alex Sandro 5,70, Paulo Dybala 6,00 (33' Juan Cuadrado 5,70), Gonzalo Higuaí­n 5,30. - coach: Massimiliano Allegri 5,30. = average: 5,73 [disappointing]

Player ratings Valencia 2-3 Barcelona.

0-1 22' Lionel Messi l. (Ivan Rakitić), 1-1 52' Munir l. (Parejo), 2-1 56' Rodrigo l. (Nani), 2-2 62' Luis Suárez l., 2-3 90' Lionel Messi PK. Att: 46.770.

Valencia: Diego Alves 7,00 - João Cancelo 6,50, Eliaquim Mangala 6,20, Martín Montoya 6,00 (46' Munir 6,90), Ezequiel Garay 6,10, Mario Suárez 6,20, Enzo Pérez 6,10, Parejo 6,20, Gayà 5,80 (38' Aymen Abdennour 5,80), Nani 6,50, Rodrigo 6,50 (71' Santi Mina 5,50). - coach: Cesare Prandelli. = average: 6,24 [solid]

Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen 6,00 - Sergi Roberto 5,70, Javier Mascherano 5,70, Samuel Umtiti 6,60, Lucas Digne 5,20, André Gomes 5,10 (71' Denis Suárez 5,70), Busquets 5,90, Iniesta (14' Ivan Rakitić 7,00), Lionel Messi 7,10, Luis Suárez 6,70, Neymar 6,30. - coach: Luis Enrique. = average: 6,08 [satisfactory]

20 October, 2016

Player ratings Barcelona 4-0 Man City.

1-0 17' Lionel Messi l., 2-0 61' Lionel Messi l., 3-0 69' Lionel Messi l. (Luis Suárez), 4-0 89' Neymar r. (Lionel Messi). Neymar missed a PK (87'). Sent off: 39' Jérémy Mathieu, 53' Claudio Bravo . Att: 96.290.

Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen 6,70 - Piqué 5,90 (39' Jérémy Mathieu 4,60), Javier Mascherano 6,70, Jordi Alba (10' Lucas Digne 6,30), Samuel Umtiti 6,80, Ivan Rakitić 6,70, Busquets 6,50, Iniesta 7,30 (80' André Gomes), Luis Suárez 7,40, Lionel Messi 8,30, Neymar 6,60. - coach: Luis Enrique. = average: 6,65 [excellent]

Man City: Claudio Bravo 4,10 - Pablo Zabaleta 5,50 (58' Gaël Clichy 5,60), Aleksandar Kolarov 5,00, John Stones 5,20, Nicolás Otamendi 5,20, Raheem Sterling 6,10, İlkay Gündoğan 5,40 (79' Kun Agüero), Kevin De Bruyne 5,60, David Silva 5,70, Fernandinho 5,10, Nolito 5,80 (58' Willy Caballero 6,00). - coach: Pep Guardiola. = average: 5,41 [feeble]

18 October, 2016

Player ratings Liverpool 0-0 Man United.

Att: 52.769.

Liverpool: Loris Karius 5,20 - Nathaniel Clyne 5,60, Dejan Lovren 6,50, Joel Matip 6,60, James Milner 6,20 (86' Alberto Moreno), Coutinho 6,20, Roberto Firmino 5,80 (85' Divock Origi), Jordan Henderson 6,00, Emre Can 5,80, Daniel Sturridge 4,40 (60' Adam Lallana 6,20), Sadio Mané 5,40. - coach: Jürgen Klopp 5,80. = average: 5,82 [mediocre]

Man United: De Gea 7,40 - Eric Bailly 6,80, Chris Smalling 6,40, Daley Blind 5,70, Antonio Valencia 6,30, Paul Pogba 5,00, Ashley Young 6,00 (90' Luke Shaw), Ander Herrera 7,40, Marouane Fellaini 6,00, Zlatan Ibrahimović 5,10, Marcus Rashford 5,70 (77' Wayne Rooney). - coach: José Mourinho 6,00. = average: 6,16 [solid]

16 October, 2016

Memory Lane: European topscorers in the 1950 World Cup.

Including Qualifiers.

7: Calle Palmér (Sweden, photo), Telmo Zarra (Spain)
6: Željko Čajkovski (Yugoslavia)
5: Jacques Fatton (Switzerland), Estanislao Basora (Spain)
4: Stan Mortensen & Jack Rowley (England), Stjepan Bobek (Yugoslavia)
3: Egon Jönsson, Sune Andersson, Hans Jeppson, Ingvar Rydell & Stig Sundqvist (Sweden), Silvestre Igoa (Spain), Milutin Pajević (Yugoslavia), Jackie Milburn (England), Con Martin & Samuel Smyth (Ireland), Henry Morris (Scotland), Fahreddin Cansever (Turkey)
2: René Maillard & Charles Antenen (Switzerland), Riccardo Carapellese (Italy), Stan Pearson (England), Kosta Tomašević (Yugoslavia), Henri Baillot (France), Jarmo Vaihela (Finland)

14 October, 2016

Memory Lane: European topscorers in the 1954 World Cup.

Including Qualifiers.

   12: Maxl Morlock (BRD)
   11: Sándor Kocsis (Hungary), Erich Probst (Austria)
   6: Nat Lofthouse (England), Josef Hügi (Switzerland)
   5: Hans Schäfer, Ottmar Walter & Helmut Rahn (BRD), Henri Coppens & Léopold Anoul (Belgium), Burhan Sargun (Turkey)
   4: Ferenc Puskás & Nándor Hidegkuti (Hungary), ­Theodor Wagner & Ernst Stojaspal (Austria), Robert Ballaman (Switzerland), Nils-Åke "Kajan" Sandell (Sweden), Suat Mamat (Turkey)
   3: Fritz Walter (BRD), Zoltán Czibor (Hungary), Amleto Frignani & Giampiero Boniperti (Italy), Ivor Broadis & Dennis Wilshaw (England), Jean Vincent & Just Fontaine (France), Ernst Ocwirk (Austria), Kalevi Lehtovirta (Finland), John Charles (Wales)
   2: Roger Piantoni, Raymond Kopa, Léon Glovacki, Pierre Flamion, Joseph Ujlaki & Jean Desgranges (France), Mihály Lantos & Péter Palotás (Hungary), Miloš Milutinović & Branko Zebec (Yugoslavia), Harald Hassall & Jimmy Mullen (England), Robert Körner (Austria), Mathieu Bollen (Belgium), Lefter Küçükandonyadis (Turkey), Egisto Pandolfini (Italy), Charlie Fleming & Allan Brown (Scotland), Reg Ryan & Arthur Fitzsimmons (Ireland), František Vlk (Czechoslovakia), Olavi Lahtinen (Finland), Peter McParland (Northern Ireland), Ivor Allchurch (Wales), József Pecsovszky/Iosif Petschovschi (Romania), Ivan Kolev (Bulgaria)

12 October, 2016

Memory Lane: European topscorers in the 1958 World Cup.


Including Qualifiers.

   12: Just Fontaine (France)
   8: Tommy Taylor (England)
   7: Thadée Cisowski (France)
   6: Helmut Rahn (West Germany), Jackie Mudie (Scotland)
   5: Roger Piantoni (France), Nikita Simonyan (USSR), Lajos Tichy (Hungary), Peter McParland (Northern Ireland)
   4: Kurt Hamrin & Agne Simonsson (Sweden), Jean Vincent (France), Anatoli Ilyin (USSR), Zdeněk Zikán (Czechoslovakia), Ferenc Machos (Hungary), Ladislao Kubala (Spain), Paul Vandenbergh (Belgium)
   3: Raymond Kopa & Maryan Wisnieski (France), Hans Schäfer (West Germany), John Atyeo (England), Muhamed Mujić, Aleksandar Petaković & Todor Veselinović (Yugoslavia), Eduard Streltsov (USSR), Tadeusz Kraus (Czechoslovakia), Gerhard Hanappi (Austria), Noud van Melis & Abe Lenstra (Holland), Dermot Curtis (Ireland), Hristo Iliev (Bulgaria), Edward Jankowski (Poland)
   2: Nils Liedholm (Sweden), Joseph Ujlaki (France), Igor Netto, Anatoli Isaiev, Valentin Ivanov & Alexandr Ivanov (USSR), József Bozsik, Nándor Hidegkuti, Károly Sándor & Lajos Csordás (Hungary), Milan Dvořák & Václav Hovorka (Czechoslovakia), Des Palmer & Ivor Allchurch (Wales), Jimmy McIlroy & Derek Kevan (Northern Ireland), Uwe Seeler (West Germany), Duncan Edwards (England), Theodor Wagner, Karl Koller & Hans Busek (Austria), Miloš Milutinović (Yugoslavia), Maurice Willems, Ricard Orlans, Victor Mees & Henri Coppens (Belgium), Cor van der Gijp (Holland), Guido Gratton (Italy), Manuel Vasques (Portugal), Luis Suárez & Estanislao Basora (Spain), Ove Bech Nielsen (Denmark), Gerhard Cieślik (Poland), Thordar Thordarsson (Iceland), Georgi Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Harald Hennum (Norway), Günther Wirth (East Germany), Josef Hügi & Roger Vonlanthen (Switzerland), Alexandru Ere (Romania).

Memory Lane: European topscorers in the 1958 World Cup.


Including Qualifiers.

   12: Just Fontaine (France)
   8: Tommy Taylor (England)
   7: Thadée Cisowski (France)
   6: Helmut Rahn (West Germany), Jackie Mudie (Scotland)
   5: Roger Piantoni (France), Nikita Simonyan (USSR), Lajos Tichy (Hungary), Peter McParland (Northern Ireland)
   4: Kurt Hamrin & Agne Simonsson (Sweden), Jean Vincent (France), Anatoli Ilyin (USSR), Zdeněk Zikán (Czechoslovakia), Ferenc Machos (Hungary), Ladislao Kubala (Spain), Paul Vandenbergh (Belgium)
   3: Raymond Kopa & Maryan Wisnieski (France), Hans Schäfer (West Germany), John Atyeo (England), Muhamed Mujić, Aleksandar Petaković & Todor Veselinović (Yugoslavia), Eduard Streltsov (USSR), Tadeusz Kraus (Czechoslovakia), Gerhard Hanappi (Austria), Noud van Melis & Abe Lenstra (Holland), Dermot Curtis (Ireland), Hristo Iliev (Bulgaria), Edward Jankowski (Poland)
   2: Nils Liedholm (Sweden), Joseph Ujlaki (France), Igor Netto, Anatoli Isaiev, Valentin Ivanov & Alexandr Ivanov (USSR), József Bozsik, Nándor Hidegkuti, Károly Sándor & Lajos Csordás (Hungary), Milan Dvořák & Václav Hovorka (Czechoslovakia), Des Palmer & Ivor Allchurch (Wales), Jimmy McIlroy & Derek Kevan (Northern Ireland), Uwe Seeler (West Germany), Duncan Edwards (England), Theodor Wagner, Karl Koller & Hans Busek (Austria), Miloš Milutinović (Yugoslavia), Maurice Willems, Ricard Orlans, Victor Mees & Henri Coppens (Belgium), Cor van der Gijp (Holland), Guido Gratton (Italy), Manuel Vasques (Portugal), Luis Suárez & Estanislao Basora (Spain), Ove Bech Nielsen (Denmark), Gerhard Cieślik (Poland), Thordar Thordarsson (Iceland), Georgi Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Harald Hennum (Norway), Günther Wirth (East Germany), Josef Hügi & Roger Vonlanthen (Switzerland), Alexandru Ere (Romania).

Player ratings Slovenia 0-0 England.

Att: 17.000 (Stožice, Ljubljana).

Slovenia: Jan Oblak 6,20 - Aljaž Struna 6,10, Miral Samardžič 6,00, Bojan Jokić 6,00, Boštjan Cesar 6,20 (68' Miha Mevlja 5,50), Jasmin Kurtić 6,30, Rene Krhin 5,90 (84' Nik Omladič), Josip Iličič 6,50, Valter Birsa 6,00 (59' Rok Kronaveter 5,50), Benjamin Verbič 5,80, Roman Bezjak 6,20. - coach: Srečko Katanec. = average: 6,02 [acceptable]

England: Joe Hart 7,90 - Danny Rose 5,70, Gary Cahill 5,40, Kyle Walker 5,40, John Stones 5,70, Jesse Lingard 5,40, Jordan Henderson 5,30, Dele Alli 5,90 (73' Wayne Rooney 5,60), Eric Dier 4,70, Theo Walcott 4,60 (62' Andros Townsend 5,80), Daniel Sturridge 5,20 (82' Marcus Rashford). - coach: Gareth Southgate. = average: 5,58 [failing]

07 October, 2016

Player ratings Italy 1-1 Spain.

0-1 55' Vitolo r. (Busquets), 1-1 82' Daniele De Rossi PK (Éder). Att: 38.470 (Turin).

Italy: Gianluigi Buffon 4,30 - Alessio Romagnoli 6,30, Mattia De Sciglio 5,40, Leonardo Bonucci 6,50, Andrea Barzagli 6,80, Marco Parolo 5,20 (76' Andrea Belotti), Riccardo Montolivo 5,10 (30' Giacomo Bonaventura 5,70), Alessandro Florenzi 5,40, Daniele De Rossi 6,40, Graziano Pellè 5,20 (60' Ciro Immobile 6,90), Éder 6,20. - coach: Giampiero Ventura 5,50. = average: 5,80 [mediocre]

Spain: De Gea 6,00 - Sergio Ramos 5,30, Piqué 6,10, Jordi Alba 5,90 (22' Nacho 6,00), Dani Carvajal 6,10, Koke 6,80, Iniesta 7,10, David Silva 6,90, Busquets 6,60, Vitolo 6,60 (84' Thiago), Diego Costa 5,20 (67' Morata 5,60). - coach: Lopetegui 6,20. = average: 6,17 [solid]