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Portugal 0-0 Spain: Player Ratings as neighbours play out goalless draw | International Friendly

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Modified 08 Oct 2020, 15:28 IST
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Spain Player Ratings

Sergio Canales was impressive in midfield for Spain
Sergio Canales was impressive in midfield for Spain

Kepa Arrizabalaga - 5/10

He had only one save to make throughout the game, and that was rather routine. Even though he was beaten twice, the crossbar came to his rescue. Whatever the circumstances, a clean sheet against a top team like Portugal is bound to result in increased confidence.

Sergi Roberto - 6/10

Roberto was solid enough as a right-back in this game. With his job being to prevent Ronaldo from getting the ball onto his right foot, Roberto's approach of being aggressive really worked.

Diego Llorente - 6/10

Diego Llorente had a solid game for Spain. Right at the end. he could have conceded the winner, though, when Jota beautifully skipped past him with a piece of skill, but no damage was done.

Eric Garcia - 5/10

He was steady, without having to be too adventurous at the back. That always seemed the safer strategy again - with the Manchester City man largely able to shut down the ball reaching the Portuguese strikers.

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Sergio Reguilon - 6/10

Reguilon's pace and energy on the flanks are things that are now taken for granted. Even though he was taken off at half-time, Reguilon really did contribute to his side, with a very mature performance in that phase.

Sergio Busquets - 6/10

In his 118th cap for his country, Busquets was, as usual, a silent killer in midfield. He really did not allow the likes of Neves, Moutinho and Carvalho time to get their heads up and pick a pass.

Dani Ceballos - 7/10

It showed that the confidence was flowing for Ceballos at this moment. There is no backward step with his passing, and he has the range to complement the penetration as well.

Sergio Canales - 8/10

Canales was Spain's best player in this game. He was strong physically in midfield, he also could create chances by the bucketload.

Rodrigo - 6/10

Fresh off scoring his first ever goal for Leeds United, Rodrigo was a menace for Portugal to deal with. He cut inside with precision, and his left-foot released some hammers of shots.

Dani Olmo - 7/10

Olmo was getting into positions to trouble Cancelo throughout the game. Like Rodrigo on the other flank, Olmo was only cutting in and trying to get his shots away.

Gerard Moreno - 5/10

Unfortunately for Gerard, nothing quite stuck for him as they normally do, with Pepe and Dias defending him really well.

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Mikel Merino - 6/10

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He was neat in possession, but could not translate that into creating more goal-scoing opportunities for his side.

Jose Campana - 5/10

Like Merino, Campana also had trouble with his final pass, with the penetration not really coming through. His set-pieces were atrocious too.

Rodri - 6/10

Rodri replacing Sergio Canales was a clear indication that Spain wanted to shut out the game and stop Portugal from attacking .

Adama Traore - 5/10

Back in the Spain fold, Adama had a couple of moments to score goals on the counter attack.

Sergio Ramos - 6/10

He nearly won Spain the game in injury time but he put his header high and wide.

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Published 08 Oct 2020, 03:27 IST
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