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Atlético Madrid 1-1 Eibar: Player ratings

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Atlético snatched a late draw after going behind to visiting Eibar.

Club Atletico de Madrid v SD Eibar - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

It is Atlético Madrid’s worst start to a season since 2009, and the worst under Diego Simeone. Atlético managed to nab a draw, but there are issues all over the field for Cholo — and with injuries mounting and games coming thick and fast, it remains to be seen just how good this Atlético side really is despite all the cash splashed in the summer.

Jan Oblak - 5

Didn’t have a single save to make in the first half. Made one or two in the second half but never overly stressed. Couldn’t do anything for the goal really, even though he got a hand to the initial cross.

Filipe Luís - 5

Combined well with Thomas Lemar at times in the first half. Didn’t get as far forward as he normally likes with Lemar occupying that wing. Eibar committed bodies to stopping Atlético’s left-hand side too, which didn’t help their creativity.

Diego Godín - 4

Looks a little sloppy at time when he overplayed the ball or overelaborated but was solid as the game wore on until the end. Gave the ball away for the goal with a tired pass and fell over as it came back in.

Jose Giménez - 5

Another player who looked sloppy, but that might be down to the changes ahead of him and lack of game time with Rodri and Lemar. Decent defensively and did what he was asked to do, but his passing was off-target and he lacked tempo too often.

Juanfran - 5

Had acres of space to work in with Eibar prioritising Atlético’s threat on the left. Needs to be more attacking when Koke drifts inside, but decent overall. Atlético may be ruing selling Šime Vrsaljko right now.

Rodri - 7

Stellar performance in midfield. Brought in to do exactly what he did today. Controlled the middle and won back possession on several occasions. Replaced in the second half and his influence on the game was seen only when he was gone — Atlético looked very vulnerable when he left.

Saúl - 6

Nearly scored from a header in the first half. Decent performance but Simeone and Atletico need more from him. It might be a systemic thing, but he looked far too subdued compared to the player we saw for Spain last week.

Koke - 5

Fairly normal performance from Koke — and by that, I mean nothing out of the ordinary, which is troubling. Deployed on the left and cut inside but had to do more running than actually controlling the flow of the game. Went more central when Ángel Correa was introduced and Atlético lost control. Needs to have more influence.

Thomas Lemar - 6

Took a while to get going, but became Atleti’s most potent and creative threat midway through the first half. Replaced as he still tries to find his feet.

Antoine Griezmann - 5

Not involved enough. Barely made an impact in the first half and did have chances in the second, but looked quite hesitant when he did get in on goal. Lacklustre, like many of his teammates.

Diego Costa - 6

Had to survive on long balls in the first half, but really sprung to life as Atlético took the game to Eibar in the second. Had a couple early chances in the second half but couldn’t beat Dmitrović, who had the game of his life. Lack of link-up on display too often.

Subs:

Angel Correa - 4

A typically jinky performance from Correa. He tried to wriggle his way free, but lost the ball almost as often and barely caused a threat.

Borja Garcés - 7

The 19-year-old came on and caused problems with his pace and willingness to use it to put pressure on defenders. Had one effort and scored it. Brought the kind of energy Atlético so often lack.