Jan Oblak, GK: 6
Little to do first half other than fantastic flying save on Ibai Gómez. Not at fault for the Athletic Bilbao goal.
Juanfran, RB: 6
Willing as ever tracking back, but his age and loss of agility prevents him from being the two-way force he once was.
José Giménez, CB: 7
Closing speed on display several times. Unlucky to be fouled in the buildup to the goal — the referee turned a blind eye.
Diego Godín, CB: 6
Positioning sterling, produced strong headers in the first half. Completely culpable for leaving Iñaki Williams unmarked as the forward slotted home a 72nd minute goal.
Saúl Ñíguez, LB: 5.5
I miss the old Saúl, straight from the go Saúl, chop up the soul Saúl, score all his goals Saúl.
Thomas Partey, CM: 6
On the ball a lot in the first half and rounded defenders pretty well. But was rounded often himself and failed to register any of those signature long range shots to challenge Iago Herrerín.
Rodri, CM: 7
Neat, tidy passing as we’ve come to expect (85 percent). Has to stop fouling in dangerous areas and at times needs to take more chances with aforementioned passing.
Koke, RM: 6.5
Busy as a bee and fired off four key passes, but also looked in need of a rest. Luis Enrique’s decision to drop him from Spain’s upcoming games might be a godsend.
Antoine Griezmann, LM: 4.5
Tried to be the playmaker but never found a way through — he managed just one shot and zero key passes. Could have been awarded a penalty for a so-so Yeray tackle on 43 minutes. Disappeared almost entirely in the second half.
Álvaro Morata, FW: 5
Uninvolved other than a penalty claim on the hour that went to VAR. Losing form fast.
Diego Costa, FW: 3.5
Had no form to begin with.
Ángel Correa, RM: N/A
Entered for Juanfran in the 80th minute. Again offered very little.