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Sevilla 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings

Low marks to go around as Atleti slump to defeat in Nervion

Sevilla FC v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Jan Oblak, GK: 6

Poor defensive organization was the culprit for Steven N’Zonzi’s goal, not anything Oblak did. Made an outstanding save on Vitolo early in the second half when Sevilla began to take control.

Juanfran, RB: 5

Was excellent in the midweek win over Rostov but not good here. Juanfran was not involved in much buildup play and uncharacteristically struggled to clear his lines; Sergio Escudero and Vitolo played quite well on his side.

Stefan Savic, CB: 6

A solid but unspectacular game for Savic. He did not take his touches well but one of his defensive highlights occurred when he wisely stood his ground after Vitolo dove in the penalty box in the first half.

Diego Godin, CB: 8

Probably Atletico Madrid’s best player on the day. Was outstanding in the air and a clearance machine. He committed only one foul and nearly found himself celebrating an equalizer late in the second half, only to see his header saved on the line by Sergio Rico.

Filipe Luis, LB: 6

Filipe looked somewhat average for really the first time this season. He did a solid job in defense but his final ball was a touch off (perhaps due to the rain). Speaks to his outstanding form thus far that a good game for many other full backs is looked at as “average” for him.

Angel Correa, RM: 4

Probably time for Correa to go back to the bench. He missed another sitter late in the first half that could have changed the course of the game and he was guilty of playing much too fast, which resulted in him losing the ball on a few occasions and picking up a silly booking. No one should question Correa’s potential and he will gradually become more reliable starting games, but the best thing for Atletico at this moment in time would be to return him to his super sub role.

Gabi, CM: 7

Atletico’s second-best player on the day. Gabi played closer to the opposition box than normal and looked comfortable, melding this increased responsibility in buildup with his usual relentless running and ball recovery.

Koke, CM: 5

Bad day for the canterano, who was sent off for a second bookable offense shortly after Sevilla scored and will miss next Saturday’s tilt vs. Malaga. Koke’s passing, while reliably accurate, did not create signifcant openings. Both of his yellow cards were the result of sloppy tackles.

Yannick Carrasco, LM: 4

The Belgian was ineffective in his first game since signing his contract renewal, really struggling for space and failing to register a single shot (this after he uncorked six shots on Wednesday).

Antoine Griezmann, FW: 6

Just the one shot again for Griezmann on Sunday, and the Frenchman has not scored since returning from international duty. However, his passing was again responsible for some of Atletico’s better chances or half-chances.

Kevin Gameiro, FW: 6

Gameiro was up for this one. He unfortunately could not mark his return to his old stomping grounds with a goal, but he took the most shots of any Atleti player and found openings with his speed.

Nicolas Gaitan, LM: 5

Entered for Correa at halftime. Big opportunity missed for Gaitan, who has yet to secure the place in the XI he was expected to have at this point. His pace created free kick opportunities late in the match, but he was poor until then, struggling in defense and misplacing too many passes.

Tiago, CM: 6

Entered for Carrasco in the 56th minute. This was a smart change from Simeone, as Atletico’s midfield needed a boost and Tiago helped to clean things up and produce a positive spell for the visitors (that is, until N’Zonzi scored).

Fernando Torres, FW: 4

Entered for Gameiro in the 66th minute. Six touches and two passes in more than half an hour of action.