I'm glad Gago got another game tonight - even if it was at the expense of Garay suffering. He's really shot of confidence and given a very tame performance against Xerez at the weekend, I'm sure his morale was close to rock bottom. However, he came in tonight and played a very tidy game. Hopefully a much improved performance, in all aspects, will improve his confidence and form. He takes a lot of slack on this board; a lot of it vindicated but some borders crazy talk. Still very young and given that players in this position don't generally peak until much later in their career then it's very premature to be giving up just yet. Some really nice one -touch football on show in the first half. Could and should have had the game beyond doubt by the break but again guilty of wasting clear chances. Would have liked a litte more intensity in the second half to try and finnish the game off earlier. Should have capitalised on the one man advantage so the likes of Ronaldo and Kaka can get a well earned break amidst this hectic schedule. Higuain looks to be suffering badly from the rotation policy. Doesn't really seem to understand the system and certainly isn't understanding how Ronaldo and Kaka play. You could see quite clearly Ronaldo was frustrated with his poor movement during the game. The look of frustration was evident when he was substituted. He shouldn't lose too much hope though as neither Raul or Benz have been a beacon of inspiration up front. Ronaldo is just awesome at times. Absolutley destroyed Villareal at times. Every time he ventured forward he looked like a real threat. Just a point that Sid Lowe made recently regarding Ronaldo: it's not necessarily a good thing that we're relying heavily on Ronaldo. Reason being in that he's not integral to how we play and function as a team. Players like Kaka, Guti, Xabi etc are more important. Ronaldo is the player you can give the ball to and expect or anticipate a piece of magic and he can do that at any time. But he can do this without ever having to impose himself on the game. A good 3 points at a tricky stadium. Good time to play them.