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Atlético Madrid 2-0 Roma: Player Ratings

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Griezmann silenced his critics in a standout performance as Atlético stayed alive.

Atletico Madrid v AS Roma - UEFA Champions League Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Jan Oblak - 7

Didn’t have much to do other than clear the ball and make a few routine saves. Looked comfortable throughout but nearly got caught out at his near post with a Radja Nainggolan shot from out wide that would have been an anomaly had it gone in.

Thomas Partey - 6.5

Started really poorly and it’s a wonder Roma didn’t continue to bombard that side of the field to exploit Thomas’ inexperience. Settled in just fine and added not very much, but something, going forward.

Lucas Hernández - 7.5

Looked slightly more jittery than he did at left-back in the derby, which might have been due to Atlético Madrid’s defense missing Diego Godín, the high king of the backline. He was fine despite a couple of shaky moments.

José Giménez - 7

Took up Godin’s role as the enforcer and was good. Roma never seemed like they were looking for a winner and were happy at 0-0. Covered well at times and looked sharp.

Filipe Luís - 6.5

Quite poor in his return. No lung-busting runs up the field and has some problems with Gerson. He looked frustrated and confined for long periods.

Saúl Ñíguez - 7

Did what was asked if him but probably needs to do more. Koke was the man driving forward tonight and Saúl is not used to operating so deep on his own and, maybe, with a new midfield partner in Augusto.

Augusto Fernández - 7

Struggled to get involved in the game which is excusable seeing as he hasn’t played much this season. He had a goal that was (incorrectly) ruled out for handball. Hard to see where he fits into this Atlético midfield going forward but was okay tonight.

Koke - 7.5

Got himself into a couple nice positions and could have had a goal or two, was missed when he was gone. Taken off after an hour as he recovers from that month-long layoff.

Yannick Carrasco - 7

Looked dangerous in the first half with a good strike into side netting and what should have been an assist for either Griezmann or Koke.

Antoine Griezmann - 9

Tried hard to get involved and even harder to score — until he did so in spectacular style. His body language screamed frustration until he was moved to the right-hand side and got his goal from that position. However, he was alienated at times and Simeone has to help alleviate that.

Fernando Torres - 7.5

We’re not talking the Fernando Torres of old or even half of that El Niño, but he is a warm body, willing to work and act as a number nine. Sad to say but if he performs in even the most functional way possible, he can start for the remainder of the calendar year as Atlético’s striker.

Kévin Gameiro - 8

Entered for Carrasco in the 67th minute. Looked very good when introduced and scored a lovely goal after rounding Alisson. He might have had more than one.

Ángel Correa - 7.5

Entered for Augusto in the 58th minute. Set up Griezmann’s goal and looked quite dangerous as per.

Gabi - 7

Entered for Koke in the 63rd minute. It was all happening in front of him and around him when he came on.

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match:

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    José Giménez
    (14 votes)
  • 3%
    Yannick Carrasco
    (4 votes)
  • 10%
    Ángel Correa
    (11 votes)
  • 73%
    Antoine Griezmann
    (79 votes)
108 votes total Vote Now