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Celta Vigo 1-1 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

A disappointing night, in a draw that helps neither side.

RC Celta de Vigo v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Starting XI

Oblak (7): Made three saves in the match, all inside the box. The one goal Oblak did concede was an unlucky one. Off a cross, Fran Beltrán put his foot on the ball in what it seemed like a last-ditch effort and it lofted sweetly into the back of the net.

Arias (6): The Colombian pushed up the field and took a team-high 86 touches. It was his low, hard ball to Ángel Correa which set up Atlético Madrid’s only goal.

Savić (6.5): Had four clearances, an interception and a tackle on the night. His efforts helped to force Celta Vigo’s attempts away from the middle.

Giménez (5.5): Made some necessary interventions throughout the match and almost scored toward the end of the game.

Lodi (6): Active, especially in the second half. His darting runs up the left side helped breathe some life into Atlético counterattacks. Although there were times when Iago Aspas seemed to get the best of the defender, Lodi made five tackles and three interceptions.

Koke (4.5): The captain tracked back dutifully to try and precent Celta Vigo from building attacks from Lodi’s. On the offensive end, Koke had one of his quieter games, unable to facilitate the tempo like he usually does.

Llorente (7): Always seemed to be involved with the ball at his feet. On Álvaro Morata’s goal, it was Llorente who set up Arias for the initial cross into the box. As the game continued, his hustle plays and creative ability became more apparent.

Thomas (3.5): A more subdued performance from the man in the middle. He could never really find a rhythm in the match and at times looked like he was forcing the play.

Saúl (5): Had a strong showing in his distribution of the ball, completing 91 percent of his passes. He knew when to play simply and when to try a long ball, but very few of his passes resulted in a solid effort on goal.

Correa (5.5): The Argentine continued his magic connection with Morata, demonstrating so via his ball to the forward within the first minute. As the match progressed, there were glimmers from Correa running upfield or dribbling, but there were also moments where he lost the ball far too easily.

Morata (7): His goal in the first minute brought his tally to 16 in all competitions. The forward had trouble building off that perfect start to the game, but he did make a nice block on Lodi’s shot while appealing for a foul in the second half.


Herrera (2): Went on for the struggling Thomas but didn’t do much better. He also picked up a yellow card in 23 uninspiring minutes.

Vitolo (3): Entered for Llorente and ran hard in his 22 minutes, but his efforts did not come to fruition aside from one key pass.

Sanchéz (3.5): Simeone rewarded the academy graduate with more minutes. Again, he took advantage, picking up where Lodi left off with two interceptions and two tackles. He just needed more time to get hot.

Lemar (4): The Frenchman has received a fair amount of criticism for his lackluster season, but he looked aggressive and ready on Tuesday. His one shot forced a save from substitute goalkeeper Iván Villar.

Śaponjić (N/A): Finished the last 10 minutes of the game and didn’t have much of an impact with his limited time. He took just one touch.