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Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Atlético Madrid

A blowout loss does not equal much leniency for Atlético’s stars.

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Starting XI:

Oblak (5.5): You rarely see Oblak concede one goal, let alone four. The Slovene was not his usual self but suffered from a defense that was softer than butter. He could only come up with a single save and before today he had never been hit for more than three goals in a game.

Juanfran (5.5): Juanfran was burned defensively but did his job well in attack for the most part. He won eight of nine duels and came up with interceptions when the match was close, but Achraf Hakimi notched three assists from his side.

Godín (7): The captain was active at both ends and was a rare bright spot. He was heavily involved in the second half helping to create chances that Antoine Griezmann could not. The captain made four key passes and won five aerial duels.

Lucas Hernandez (4): The World Cup winner had an off night, as he looked lost on when Borussia Dortmund countered and was caught frantically trying to chase down players at times.

Filipe Luís (5): Filipe will want to forget tonight’s dismal display. He picked up a yellow card late in the match and then minutes later passed the ball to no one in his final third, which gifted Dortmund their fourth goal.

Koke (6.5): Koke could not get much going from the right side. His passing was good (89 percent) but only good enough for one key pass. He was dispossessed three times and seemed to disappear as the match went on.

Thomas (5.5): Big opportunity for Thomas Partey to solidify a place in the XI and he squandered it. Diego Simeone lifted him at halftime after an invisible first half — he committed dumb fouls and picked up a 35th minute booking. Right now, the Ghanaian is far away from the player he was just six months ago.

Saúl (7.5): Saúl was another bright light from Wednesday’s dark match. He played higher up the pitch in the second half and responded by hitting the crossbar with a curler and lashing a shot into side netting. He was unlucky not to score and Atlético Madrid were much worse after Ángel Correa replaced him.

Lemar (6): The Frenchman’s presence has been felt in many games this season but he was absent most of the match. Lemar picked up a yellow card before halftime and despite four successful crosses and five accurate long balls provided little influence.

Diego Costa (5): The big man’s scoring drought rolls on, despite his best efforts to intimidate mentally. Costa was swarmed every time he touched the ball and got quite frustrated in the closing minutes, when he picked up a yellow card.

Griezmann (6): Griezmann saw three shots blocked and could not place one on target. Dortmund took away his touches but at least he worked hard defensively.


Rodri (6.5): Rodri came on for Thomas at half and immediately Atlético gained more control over proceedings. Unfortunately for Rodri and his teammates, Dortmund’s second goal came against the run of play and the hosts could not be stopped after that.

Ángel Correa (5): Had the same amount of shots (1) as he had yellow cards (1).