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Real Betis 1-0 Atlético Madrid: Player ratings

Atlético may have been robbed of a win in Andalusia, but also struggled to create good chances.

Real Betis Balompie v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Jan Oblak, GK: 7

Made an absolutely scandalous save on Zouhair Feddal in the third minute, when he clawed away the defender’s goal-bound header. He even got a hand to Sergio Canales’ 65th minute penalty.

Santiago Arias, RB: 5

Atlético Madrid’s right back really only got involved in the first 45 when he went through the back of Francis’ knee, which earned him a yellow card. He was substituted at halftime.

Jose Giménez, CB: 6

Tremendous in the air with six headers won, but failed to make a clearance and contributed just one interception.

Lucas Hernández, CB: 5

If Giménez was quiet, Lucas was silent — zero tackles, zero clearances and just two interceptions.

Juanfran, LB: 6.5

Probably Atlético’s best defender on Sunday, which doesn’t speak well of his teammates. Working as hard as ever across both flanks.

Rodri, CM: 6.5

Made several recoveries and passed at a high clip (94 percent), but a bit sloppy going into the tackle and struggled to keep play ticking as he normally does. This was Rodri’s first league loss as a starter for Atlético.

Thomas Partey, CM: 7

Once more, Atleti’s best midfielder. Authoritative performance with seven tackles, three interceptions and a 90 percent pass success rate.

Ángel Correa, RM: 4.5

Like the fullback on his side, not overly involved in the first half other than a 41st minute booking. He made it to 75 minutes without seeing much action other than a few wayward crosses.

Thomas Lemar, LM: 5.5

Decision-making remains suspect, and despite a good work rate and some nice on-ball tricks, his place in the team really should be up for grabs considering his lack of end product.

Antoine Griezmann, FW: 6

Tried his hardest with five shots (one off the post) and four key passes, but couldn’t will his way to a goal.

Álvaro Morata, FW: 6

Inconclusive. Very good aerially — a quality Atlético really need from their forwards — and his side’s only shot on target. But he was also called for five fouls and denied a pretty clear penalty early in the second half. Still, Morata played all 90 minutes and appears in good physical condition.

Filipe Luís, LB: 4

Only notable action was the blatant handball which led to Real Betis’ penalty.

Vitolo, LM: 6

Really needs to start and offers more than Correa at the moment. He is a very slippery players whose change of pace and on-ball skill generates set piece opportunities.

Nikola Kalinić, FW: N/A

Has been poor off the bench this season and did not have enough time to make an impact. Doesn’t appear all that compatible with Morata.