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Atlético Madrid 0-0 Villarreal: Player Ratings

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Both teams think ahead to Europe in lively draw at the Calderón

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Jan Oblak, GK: 6

Second straight game in which Oblak did not need to make a save. Cédric Bakambu nearly beat him, though.

Juanfran, RB: 9

Man of the match for me, Juanfran was superb and at the heart nearly every noteworthy Atlético attack. Nearly notched an assist late in the first half but Antoine Griezmann couldn't head his cross in.

Stefan Savic, CB: 7

Fully fit again, Savic stepped in for the suspended Giménez and again stated his case for first-team football with a solid performance. Made a superb sliding tackle to stop a Samu Castillejo counter that drew Simeone's applause.

Diego Godín, CB: 7

Solid as ever, imposing in the air and rarely caught out of position.

Filipe Luís, LB: 6

Vastly outperformed Mario Gaspar on Villarreal's right side and cleaned up well in defense. Was a bit lacking in the final third however, particularly on his crosses.

Koke, RM: 6

Led all players with 100 touches. Primarily focused on attack Sunday and did a good job linking midfield to attack. Set-piece delivery was awful, though.

Gabi, CM: 5

Not much to speak of for Gabi, pretty squarely lost the central midfield battle (and battle of the captains) to Bruno.

Saúl Ñíguez, CM: 7

Joined the attack quite a bit in the first half and had a couple decent chances. Played well again, substituted late in order to get a head start on preparations for Wednesday.

Ángel Correa, LM: 8

Very tricky, as ever, caused many problems for Villarreal's back line. If he had remained on the pitch, perhaps would have contributed to a goal, but Simeone chose to remove him with the midweek trip to the Netherlands looming.

Antoine Griezmann, FW: 5

Griezmann needs to rediscover his form really soon. He's goalless in five league games; Atleti have failed to score in two of those games (both of which were at home). Grizi can't be faulted for a lack of effort, but the team needs his luck to turn and turn fast. A good time for that to happen would be Wednesday.

Fernando Torres, FW: 5

Played all 90 minutes. As for his performance...he played all 90 minutes!

Óliver Torres, RM: 6

Came on for Griezmann in the 62nd minute. Intent and space were there for Óliver, execution was not.

Luciano Vietto, FW: 5

Came on for Correa in the 69th minute. Could have notched the winner very late after receiving a good ball from Óliver, but Eric Bailly chased him down in the box and forced a harmless shot into the side netting.

Matías Kranevitter, CM: 5

Came on for Saúl in the 81st minute. Had little time to make an impact, but I am eager to see more of him in the coming weeks.