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Player Ratings: RCD Espanyol 1-1 Atlético Madrid

The marks from a disappointing result in Barcelona.

RCD Espanyol v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by Eric Alonso/MB Media/Getty Images

Jan Oblak (7.5): The Slovenia international made three saves in the match. His 90th minute save from a wide-open header salvaged a point away from home. The own goal he did concede was a hard blow to take, since he looked ready to receive a shot. His effort to thwart Savić’s unfortunate deflection went for nought.

Trippier (5.5): The England international got the start over Šime Vrsaljko but his often-lethal crossing was less so on Sunday. The nine deliveries he made didn’t connect with much of anything, and he was too easily beaten on the defensive end.

Savić (4): A match he will look to forget. The veteran’s crowning contribution to the match was an unfortunate own goal. Espanyol’s Wu Lei got free on the left side of the pitch and sent in a hard hit cross on the ground — Savić slid down and got a piece of the ball, but it rolled into Oblak’s net.

Felipe (6.5): Although he picked up a booking early on, the Brazilian made nine clearances and won 12 headers was able to keep his string of strong defensive games going.

Lodi (5): Lodi wasn’t able to connect on his crosses throughout the game. It was down his flank that Wu was able to find so much time to send in his cross ahead of the opening goal. On top of that, the 21-year-old picked up a yellow card.

Carrasco (5.5): Looked comfortable and made a few nice passes in his first leg start for over two years. He was subbed off for João Félix just before the hour.

Partey (7): Another game where Thomas’ presence was felt in more places than not. His relentless defensive work rate, dribbling and passing helped to create opportunities or grant space to breathe at times when the team needed it. But the yellow card he picked up will result in him missing the next match against Sevilla.

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Saúl (8): Coming out of the halftime tunnel, Diego Simeone and his men needed to pick up their boots and get a goal. Saúl answered the call in the 46th minute with a beauty of a volley that he smashed into the top of the net. His goal ended up being decisive as it helped earn Atlético Madrid a point. And like Thomas, he won the ball back well, with four tackles on defense.

Koke (6): The captain put in his usual work on the left, consisting of hustle and tempo-setting passes. There were multiple moments in the match where Koke worked to create decent chances for the team but wasn’t able to get much of a result from them.

Correa (4.5): The Argentine has been in great form lately, but this was a really quiet game up front for him. Correa only recorded one shot and looked invisible out there at times. Atlético really could have used a spark from him, and Vitolo replaced him 20 minutes from time.

Morata (4): Much of the same. Morata’s one shot was what looked like an easy goal in the 62nd minute. Félix’s cross fumbled off Diego López, giving Álvaro room to control the ball and put it away. With defenders on his back, he got a touch and attempted to tap home — but his attempt hit the woodwork.


Félix (5): With 34 minutes on the field, João looked lively, but it was tough for him to make something happen with how often he was fouled. His cross in the box which ended up getting to Morata was his biggest contribution.

Diego Costa (3): Ended the game with more fouls than shots — thereby doing less than Morata, the man he replaced.

Vitolo (3): His presence wasn’t felt in limited minutes.