Espanyol 3-0 Almeria: Player ratings as Los Periquitos continue superb winning streak

first_img CET Felipe Caicedo 7Is in a goal glut and came up with another one just minutes after his introduction, showing great strength to hold off the defender and a cool head to tuck it home. Upd. at 21:09 Alex N/A Abraham 6Played some fine passes in the first half, but tired in the second and was replaced after an hour. Christian Stuani 7Consolidated his place as the top scoring Uruguayan in Barcelona this season with a quick-fire double towards the end of the first half. One a close-range header, the other a tap-in from a similar position. Kiko Casilla 6Dealt comfortably with everything Almeria had to throw at him, which wasn’t that much anyway.  Alvaro 6Has shown himself to be a reliable customer since arriving in the summer, and today was no different.  Hector Moreno 7A couple of dodgy clearances aside, was composed at the back, making a few good challenges.  JA Canas 6Not quite as accurate as usual but kept the ball moving and Espanyol ticking.  Rik Sharma Juan Fuentes 6Solid performance but must be wary that Duarte, who has performed impressively recently, doesn’t outshine him when given the chance. Handled Edgar Mendes well.  25/01/2015 Sergio Garica 8Created the first for Stuani with hard work down the right and played a large part in the second. Went close himself with a shot which hit the side netting.  Javi Lopez 7His manager will have no complaints, tidy and efficient. Doesn’t get forward a lot but isn’t asked to either.  SUBS Victor Sanchez 7His energy was needed after the break and in an impressive display he also created the third goal, playing in Caicedo. Helped out the defence too.  Lucas Vazquez 6Mis-hit the ball perfectly into Stuani’s path for Espanyol’s second goal. Has spark, but it needs to be channeled better than it was today.  Salva Sevilla 6Performed his midfield role well, although didn’t sparkle particularly.last_img