Sevilla vs. Benfica: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad Peters@@jerradpetersWorld Football Staff WriterMay 14, 2014

Sevilla prevailed on penalties to claim the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League title at the expense of Benfica.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Sevilla Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Beto710
Coke78
Pareja68
Fazio79
Moreno68
Carrico77
MBia67
Vitolo66
Rakitic67
Reyes56
Bacca67
MarinN/A5
FigueirasN/A6
GameiroN/A7
BR UK

Half-Time analysis for Sevilla

Beto: Absolutely robbed Pereira in first-half stoppage time.

Coke: Finding Gaitan to be a handful.

Pareja: Struggling in the air.

Fazio: Quite nearly opened the scoring from an early header.

Moreno: Had Sevilla’s best chance of the first half when he forced Oblak into an awkward save.

Carrico: Completed an impressive 92% of his chances in the opening frame.

Mbia: The defensive conscience in the Sevilla midfield.

Vitolo: Committed three fouls in the first half as a matchup unfolded with Benfica right-back Pereira.

Rakitic: Setting the tempo, although his rate of passing is a bit off.

Reyes: Has so far completed only 64% of his passes.

Bacca: Had a decent chance late in the first half but was blocked off expertly by Luisao.

Full-Time analysis for Sevilla

Beto: Made a pair of saves in the penalty shoot-out.

Coke: Saved a goal with his tackle on Lima midway through the second half.

Pareja: Made a vital, goal-line clearance on Lima shortly after the restart.

Fazio: Was an absolute colossus in the centre of defense.

Moreno: Contributed four tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Carrico: Made an eye-popping 10 tackles over the 120 minutes.

Mbia: Recovered from a knock to convert an emphatic penalty.

Vitolo: Showed some flashes down the left but was eventually withdrawn in favour of Figueiras.

Rakitic: He may be leaving in the summer, and a European trophy will send him off nicely.

Reyes: Took three shots but was substituted midway through the second period.

Bacca: Cramped up in extra time but still converted from the spot.

Marin: Came on to replace Reyes but was then, himself, replaced by Gameiro due to injury.

Figueiras: Touched the ball only 10 times but completed all of his passes.

Gameiro: Converted from the spot, which is what he was brought on to do.

Benfica Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Oblak77
Pereira77
Garay76
Luisao77
Siqueira66
Sulejmani77
Amorim67
Gomes57
Gaitan66
Rodrigo66
Lima56
Almeida66
CardozoN/A5
CavaleiroN/A5
BR UK

Half-Time analysis for Benfica

Oblak: The save on Moreno represented his only stop of the first half.

Pereira: Pushing high up the pitch at every opportunity

Garay: Should have opened the scoring following a free kick in the 14th minute.

Luisao: Made an absolutely vital intervention on Bacca.

Siqueira: Has already committed four fouls.

Sulejmani: Substituted after 24 minutes with a shoulder injury.

Amorim: Completed 90% of his passes in the first half.

Gomes: Only 19 touches for the 20-year-old, who is struggling to get involved.

Gaitan: Causing Coke all sorts of problems.

Rodrigo: Only a single shot despite 32 touches.

Lima: Mostly a passenger in the first half.

Almeida: Replaced Sulejmani, who had come off worse from collisions with Fazio and Moreno.

Full-Time analysis for Benfica

Oblak: Was excellent during the 120 minutes but couldn’t make a save from the penalty spot.

Pereira: Created numerous opportunities from wide on the right.

Garay: His first-half miss will haunt him.

Luisao: Made a superb, last-ditch intervention on Reyes in the 53rd minute.

Siqueira: Was replaced by Cardozo when Benfica thought they could win before penalties.

Sulejmani: Substituted after 24 minutes with a shoulder injury.

Amorim: Completed 87% of his passes over the 120 minutes.

Gomes: Came to life in the second half but still couldn’t deliver that killer ball to his more attacking teammates.

Gaitan: Mostly disappointing after a solid start.

Rodrigo: His penalty attempt was abysmal and easily saved by Beto.

Lima: Missed a hatful of chances in the second half.

Almeida: Contributed five tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Cardozo: Missed his stuttered penalty attempt.

Cavaleiro: Only one touch in a late cameo.

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