Let's just say Atlético Madrid supporters shouldn't be too happy with this one.
Jan Oblak, GK: 6.5
Not at fault for the Lucas Pérez goal, the Slovenian was mostly in command and caught almost everything shot or lofted his way.
Juanfran, RB: 6
Like many of his teammates (as you'll see below), Juanfran lost his luster as the game went on and did not attack with nearly as much verve as he did in the early part of the match. Was not as troubled defensively as Filipe Luís, but had his share of issues with Jonás Gutiérrez on the left wing.
Diego Godín, CB: 7
As expected, the pharaoh bounced back after a rough outing at the weekend. He controlled the tempo from the backline and was often in perfect position, and he could have scored his first of the season after he smashed a header off the upright late in the first half. With the way the game turned out, that miss, although by inches, was huge.
José Giménez, CB: 5
The Uruguayan put in a commanding first half performance but tailed off badly in the second half, culminating in an egregious error that led to the equalizer. Giménez did not play big when he needed to and his nervous play around his own goal allowed Lucas to snatch the ball and slot in to an open net. The 20-year-old's form lately has been inconsistent, and he must rediscover it fast or face serious competition for his spot from Stefan Savić.
Filipe Luís, LB: 5
Very good first half from the Brazilian, less influential second half as Fede Cartabia began to exert control over the proceedings from his side. Filipe appears to have fully regained the attacking gusto present in his first stint at Atlético, but he still has a lot to do to recover his once-excellent defensive acumen.
Koke, RM: 7
Another solid game from the Spanish international. Koke started on the left and eventually found himself rotating between the right-hand side and central midfield, and the only complaint one could have is his set-piece delivery was a bit lacking. Otherwise, his passing was incisive, his pressing was excellent, and the Spanish international reinforced his importance to the side.
Tiago, CM: 7
Tiago opened the scoring 10 minutes from halftime with a half-volley screamer from outside the box. A fine game for the Portuguese, was at times the team's only protection in the middle of the park. He was removed in the final 10 minutes to get a head-start on resting for Tuesday's trip to Kazakhstan.
Gabi, CM: 5
The captain registered a game-high 99 touches and did his impassioned running, but Fayçal Fajr completely outclassed him in the second half and nearly won the game in the final minutes. Tuesday is a prime opportunity to get the 32-year-old some rest.
Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, LM: 7
It was Carrasco who provided the troublesome ball into the box that pinged around and found Tiago's right foot for Atlético's only goal. YFC blazed up and down both wings and his influence on this Atleti team is becoming palpable; it's no surprise that the attack completely petered out after he was substituted on the hour.
Antoine Griezmann, FW: 5
Griezmann found himself constantly hounded and stonewalled by 35-year-old Alberto Lopo at the heart of Deportivo's defense and never really broke free, other than to smash a header into the side netting at the end of the first half. A rare off night for the French talisman, who played all 90 ahead of the trip to Astana.
Jackson Martínez, FW: 4
Jackson took a step back on Friday, hustling well but getting his positioning and shooting all wrong. As we've said before here at Into the Calderón, Jackson is not the guy who should be starting counterattacks at midfield. He's the guy who needs to be *finishing* those counters. As a result of errant positioning, the Colombian managed only 26 touches prior to his removal after 70 minutes. Back to the drawing board.
Ángel Correa, FW: 5
Shuffled on after 60 minutes to give Carrasco rest and facilitate a switch to the 4-3-3. The young Argentine eventually was shifted back into midfield - where he has struggled - just before the goal. I'm not saying there's a coincidence there, but Correa's entrance into this particular game - where Simeone needed someone to help regain control of midfield - was very curious.
Saúl Ñíguez, CM: 5
Saúl came on for Jackson in the final 20 minutes as Cholo quickly realized the 4-3-3 wasn't going to work in this game. The canterano trudged about in central midfield but he, too, failed to stop the Fajr and Lucas show.
Fernando Torres, FW: 4
Cholo emptied his attacking reserves in an attempt to take all three points, and Torres was duly rushed on for Tiago minutes after the equalizer. He managed two touches in ten minutes as Depor continued to dominate. El Niño hasn't played well in about six weeks and at this point doesn't have much to offer to the team. Will be interesting to see if his time is further reduced once Luciano Vietto returns.