Spain vs. Chile: Live Player Ratings

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistJune 18, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18:  Charles Aranguiz of Chile celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Chile defeated Spain, 2-0, at the Maracana to eliminate the defending champions from the tournament. 

Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz helped disassemble the Spanish back line with goals in the 20th and 43rd minutes.

Spain did have plenty of chances in the second half, but they failed to convert on any of them against their Group B opponents, who clinched a spot in the knockout round alongside the Netherlands. 

Check below for complete player ratings and analysis from both sides. 

Spain Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-Time RatingFull-Time Rating
Iker Casillas44
Cesar Azpilicueta5.55
Javi Martinez66
Sergio Ramos67
Jordi Alba5.55
Sergio Busquets6.56
Xabi Alonso66
Andres Iniesta66
Diego Costa54.5
David Silva66
Fernando TorresN/A6
Santi CazorlaN/A6.2

Half-Time Analysis

Iker Casillas: Came off his line too early to hand Vargas an open net on the first Chilean goal and made a terrible punch to set up a rebound for the second goal. 

Cesar Azpilicueta: Was nonexistent on both sides of the ball for a side in need of a spark on the wing. 

Javi Martinez: The replacement for Gerard Pique had an average first 45 minutes at best.

Sergio Ramos: Won three aerial duels and completed 84 percent of his passes, but those statistics fail to cover up the two goals. 

Jordi Alba: Another wing player who was close to nonexistent in the first half, as the defending champions played through the center of the pitch. 

Sergio Busquets: Completed all 33 of his passes in his defensive midfield role. 

Xabi Alonso: His giveaway in his own half handed Sanchez the opportunity to create the first goal. On the offensive end, he had two chances on goal, but neither found the back of the net. 

Andres Iniesta: Was ineffective for most of the first half thanks to the terrific pressure by the Chilean defense. 

Pedro: His pace did not do much to disturb the Chile back four. With his team playing too centrally in attack, he has not made a huge impact. 

Diego Costa: His best chance came at the near post in the 27th minute, but he hit the side netting. 

David Silva: Set up an opportunity for Costa to shoot on target in the 27th minute. 

Full-Time Analysis

Casillas: He didn't do much in the second half, but his two first-half blunders will be the involvement in this game fans remember. 

Azpilicueta: Had 93 touches, which was the second-most by any Spanish player, but he could not do much with those touches. 

Martinez: Had little to do in the second half as his team pushed forward in search of a goal. 

Ramos: Was the best Spanish defender on both sides of the pitch, as he tried to create a few chances moving forward on a free-kick and through his head. 

Alba: Had a go at goal off the remnants of a corner in the 49th minute, but his shot flew wide to the right. Other than that, he was ineffective, just like Azpilicueta, at the full-back position. 

Busquets: Missed a wide-open chance on goal in the 53rd minute. 

Alonso: Did not warrant another 45 minutes on the pitch, due to his dangerous play near the end of the first half. Picking up a yellow in the 40th minute didn't help his cause either. 

Iniesta: Was shut down in the center of the pitch by the Chilean wall in defense. His shot in the 84th minute did force Claudio Bravo into a save. 

Pedro: Failed to deliver any brilliance on the wing. He made the third fewest touches of any Spanish starter behind Costa and Casillas with 43. 

Costa: To say he played terribly would be putting it nicely. He had one chance early in the second half to score but did not challenge Bravo. 

Silva: Completed just 79 percent of his 70 passes in the lackluster attack. 


Koke: Failed to make an impact despite making 77 touches in his 45 minutes in the midfield. 

Fernando TorresTried to set up a few chances moving forward for his teammates with good ball control, but he did not take shots in the place of Costa. 

Santi CazorlaHad one of the best Spanish efforts on goal in the 80th minute with a shot that was saved by Bravo. 

Chile Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-Time RatingFull-Time Rating
Claudio Bravo67.5
Gary Medel7.58.5
Francisco Silva6.77.5
Gonzalo Jara6.77.5
Mauricio Isla5.56.5
Charles Aranguiz88
Marcelo Diaz77
Eugenio Mena6.57
Eduardo Vargas77.5
Arturo Vidal66.5
Alexis Sanchez6.56.7
Felipe GutierrezN/A6
Jorge ValdiviaN/A5
Carlos CarmonaN/A5

Half-time Analysis

Claudio Bravo: Did well to bat away Alonso's free-kick in the eighth minute. He also made a diving save on Alonso in the 15th minute. 

Gary Medel: Made seven effective clearances and two tackles in the well-organized back four. 

Francisco Silva: Was a consistent partner in the back for Medel and Gonzalo Jara with two interceptions and two effective clearances. 

Gonzalo Jara: Had an early chance to score in the second minute, but his header was off target. 

Mauricio Isla: Did not have a great first half, with 59 percent pass accuracy. 

Charles Aranguiz: Dumped off the assist on the first goal scored by Eduardo Vargas and scored on a rebound in the 43rd minute. 

Marcelo Diaz: His positioning and his pressure have kept Iniesta's influence to a minimum. 

Eugenio Mena: Has not played a huge role on the offensive end, but he has done well keeping Pedro at bay on the right wing. 

Eduardo Vargas: Scored in the 20th minute after he composed himself in the box following the pass from Aranguiz. 

Arturo Vidal: Picked up a stupid yellow card in the 26th minute when he kicked the ball away from a Spanish player waiting to take a free-kick. 

Alexis Sanchez: His pass to Aranguiz started the buildup to the first goal. 

Full-time Analysis

Bravo: Did not have to do much, but he did make six saves when he was called upon. 

Medel: Was an absolute force at the back for Chile with 16 effective clearances, two tackles, two interceptions and a blocked shot. 

Silva: Made four interceptions in the terrific performance put in by the back three. 

Jara: Was the only one of the three defenders to take a shot, but his offensive contributions were not required once the second goal was put in by Aranguiz. 

Isla: Shut down the Spain attack on the left wing, just like Mena did on the right. 

Aranguiz: Suffered a bit of knock early in the second half that caused him to leave the game. He had a strong game in attack with a goal and an assist. 

Diaz: Made three tackles and three effective clearances in the midfield, where he shut down Iniesta to the best of his abilities. 

Mena: Did pick up a yellow in the 61st minute, but that did not hurt his mentality on the wing one bit. 

Vargas: The scorer of the first goal made his mark on the match in the first half with two shots on target and a key pass. 

Vidal: Barreled into Pedro in the 52nd minute to create a free-kick opportunity for Spain. He did receive a yellow card in the first half, but he did the dirty work that was required of him. 

Sanchez: Made a strong run into the box from the right in the 75th minute, but his pass was denied by the Spanish defense. 


Felipe Gutierrez: The replacement for Aranguiz made 25 touches and won three aerial duels. 

Jorge Valdivia: Made just six touches after coming on in the 85th minute while his team sat back and defended. 

Carlos Carmona: Came on late for Vidal to help preserve the victory. 

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