Following Europa’s triumph yesterday over Mons Calpe – here’s a round up of the Gibtelecom Rock Cup. Continue reading
Europa beat Mons Calpe 2-1 to win the Gibtelecom Rock Cup for a second consecutive time this evening after a Kike brace.
We were watching the game and rated each players’ performance at the Victoria Stadium.
Javi Munoz – 7
Confident on the ball but largely untroubled.
Ibrahim Ayew – 9
Good industry and overlapping, a very solid all-round game.
Alberto Merino – 8
Kept Pibe relatively quiet in the first half but his pace was too much for the equaliser.
Martin Belfortti – 7
Dealt with Rubo well but was caught out for the equaliser.
Antonio Garcia – 7
Caught out of position for the equaliser – most of Mons attacks came through his side.
Guillermo Roldan – 8
A constant threat on the wing but his crossing was below par.
Mustapha Yahaya – 9
Mopped up anything in front of the back four in his role as a defensive midfielder.
Ivan Moya – 8
A few eyebrows raised at his yellow card but was too strong for the opposition midfield.
Alex Quillo – 7
Didn’t get involved in the game as much as he would have liked and should have scored.
Mikey Yome – 7
Started well but found it difficult to match the pace of Andre Dos Santos.
Kike – 9
Showed glimpses of last season’s form, scoring two goals – an all-round great performance.
Mateo Grasso – 6
Didn’t have much to do for large parts of the game but you shouldn’t concede at your near-post.
Andre Dos Santos – 5
Dealt with Yome & Toni well but his sending off was out of pure frustration.
Federico Villar – 4
Looked lost after failing to stop Kike from scoring the opening goal.
Francisco Zuniga – 7
Great performance and kept Kike quiet for large parts of the game.
Renan Bernardes – 6
Had a hard time keeping up with Ayew, especially after the first red card.
Jonathan Di Toro – 5
Struggled with the power of Yahaya & Moya – chasing shadows for the majority of the game.
Graeme Torrilla – 7
For his first taste of a Cup final at a young age, he can be proud of his performance.
Manuel Onega – 3
Got given the runaround from Ayew and let his team down when he got sent off at 1-1.
Facundo Cascio – 6
Looked threatening from set pieces but couldn’t match the physicality of Europa.
Pibe – 7
His goal gave him & his team-mates a huge rise in confidence but his team never recovered when he went off injured.
Rubo Blanco – 7
Was very quiet in the first half but assisted the equaliser and then tried his best as the lone striker but to no avail.
Photo by C Correa Photography.
Mons Calpe face holders Europa in the Gibtelecom Rock Cup final in the Victoria Stadium today (kick-off 6:00pm), looking to secure a Europa League spot.
Luis Manuel Blanco’s side, who saw off Gibraltar United 5-0 in the semi-final, face champions Europa, who were winners last year under Juanjo Gallardo, beating Lincoln Red Imps. Continue reading