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Atlético Madrid 2-2 Real Sociedad: Player Ratings

Two goals from Suárez helped Atlético mount a comeback.

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Starting XI:

Oblak

Faced with some challenging situations between the sticks. In the seventh minute, Real Sociedad had a quick counter and opened the defense. Oblak attempted to come out as Alexander Isak sent a ball into the penalty are, but he failed to get his hands on the ball and Alexander Sørloth tapped in an easy goal. Isak’s 48th-minute free kick looked like a relatively-easy save for Oblak to make, but it bounced into the back of the net to double the visitors’ lead. —5

Lodi

Had one or two solid tackles but failed to get into the game going forward. His crosses weren’t able to trouble Real Sociedad’s compact defense. The Brazilian was subbed off for Ángel Correa in the second half. —5

Hermoso

Although his distribution was a positive, the Atlético Madrid defender was vulnerable on La Real’s counterattack on more than one occasion. His defensive contributions, including a hearty tackle in the first half, were overshadowed by the chances created against him. —4

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Felipe

Similar to Hermoso, the center back was caught out of position far too many times. Felipe looked to press higher to intercept the ball, but skill and quick passing beat him easily. On the first goal, Felipe was taken out of the play completely, allowing Isak and Sørloth to combine for the opening goal. Later in the match, the defender fouled David Silva outside the box, leading to Isak’s free kick goal. —3

Trippier

The Englishman wasn't able to send nearly as many accurate crosses into the box as he usually does, but ended the match with three interceptions, two tackles, and a key pass. —6

Lemar

Was active up front while on the pitch. While with the ball, the France international could be seen trying to loft in crosses or cut inside for a shot. He found little success in his shooting but ended his shift with three key passes in 45 minutes. At the half, Lemar was subbed off for Carrasco. —7

Koke

Filled his role as the facilitator well. On the ball, the captain stretched the play wide and kept possession. His distribution helped to set the attack and led to players like Lemar and Trippier being able to send in crosses. —6

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De Paul

Caused trouble for the opposition when in possession. Drew multiple fouls and was often available as a wide outlet. Like Lemar, the Argentine ended the game with three key passes to his name. Kondogbia replaced him in the 58th minute. —7

João Félix

Lost the ball early on in the midfield, which led to Real Sociedad’s first goal. However, the attacker made up for it in the 61st minute with a tempting cross to Suárez, who deposited the header to start the comeback. —7

Griezmann

Looked promising in his off-ball movement, drifting in and out of lanes to provide opportunities for quick one-touch passing and layoffs for shots. His work created some attempts on net, but no goals. —6

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Suárez

The Uruguayan looked determined to mount the comeback from 2-0 down, starting with his first goal in the 61st minute. Suárez positioned himself well between two defenders and got his head on the Félix cross to cut the deficit in half. Later on, he drew a foul in the box and finished the penalty with the composure of a man kicking the ball in his backyard. He now his six goals in LaLiga — only Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has more. —8

Subs:

Carrasco

Came on for Lemar in the second half and added some much-needed flair into the attack. His dribbling out wide created some trouble for La Real’s backline. —6

Kondogbia

Subbed on for De Paul in the 58th minute. Kept position and offered desperately-needed solidity in midfield, which was vital in helping Atlético keep the ball. —5

Correa

His efforts didn’t lead to many great offensive opportunities, but he unbalanced La Real’s defense with his speed and skill. His one shot was blocked. —5

Cunha

Played just under 20 minutes after replacing Griezmann. His touches were limited, and so was his impact on the game. —4

Herrera

Looked solid even with such limited time. Passed the ball well and switched the point of attack on more than one occasion. —6

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match versus Real Sociedad

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    João Félix
    (48 votes)
  • 68%
    Luis Suárez
    (119 votes)
  • 4%
    Rodrigo De Paul
    (8 votes)
175 votes total Vote Now