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Valencia CF 3-3 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Atlético were in control, but Valencia’s very late rally damaged the visitors’ title hopes.

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Oblak

Made two quality saves on Gonçalo Guedes and Yunus Musah, but Hugo Duro beat him with two good finishes in stoppage time. He could have done better with the substitute’s 96th-minute header. 4.5

Savić

Stuck a 50th-minute own goal behind Jan Oblak, a shame after his strong first half. Lost Duro from the Guedes free kick that the ex-Real Madrid forward turned into the net to equalize. 5

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Giménez

Poor first half pass ended up on Guedes’ boot and nearly past Oblak, but the keeper spared Giménez’s blushes. Made a game-high 13 clearances. 7

Hermoso

Looked to get involved in the final third early on, and he saw a stinging effort from distance miss the Valencia goal. Too reckless and susceptible at the back when questions were asked of him. 5.5

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Trippier

Lasted only seven minutes after colliding with Hélder Costa and landing on his left shoulder. N/A

Carrasco

Ran at Dimitri Foulquier quite often in the first half and stayed extremely wide to help facilitate Atlético Madrid’s better attacking moments in the second half. 5.5

De Paul

Everywhere in the first half, again. Covered an incredible amount of ground, creating two chances and ringing up six clearances. A massive, possibly season-defining mistake from Diego Simeone to substitute him. 8.5

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Koke

Fine, if not reserved, display from the captain. Looked to create danger closer to the final third than in previous games. 5.5

Correa

Two assists in as many league games for the Argentine, who played the final pass for Luis Suárez ahead of El Pistolero’s 35th-minute opening goal. He forced Jasper Cillessen into a good save with a snapshot 20 minutes from time. 7

Griezmann

Not a great opening half hour, but his combination with Ángel Correa set up Suárez’s strike. Missed a quality headed chance almost immediately after halftime, then scored an absolute screamer on 58 minutes — an outside-the-box belter that restored Atlético’s lead. But his rash foul on Guedes created the free kick opportunity that led to Valencia’s third goal. 7

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Suárez

Grabbed his seventh goal of the league season (and 13th career goal against Valencia) with an expert 35th-minute snipe, the ball clattering off the far post and rolling in. He then set up Šime Vrsaljko’s goal with a spin and a knocked-down pass. 7.5


Vrsaljko

Replaced Trippier on eight minutes. The best performance from an Atlético right-back this season. Sound defensively, and rewarded for his humility and patience by tapping home a bouncing ball on the hour — his first-ever league goal for Atleti. 7.5

Kondogbia

Replaced Correa on 72 minutes and entered to a bunch of whistles against his former club. He lost a ball in midfield while trying to spring João Félix into the final third, which led to Duro’s 91st-minute counterattack goal and brought Valencia to within one.

Félix

Replaced Suárez in the 86th minute. Not a necessary or logical change — had no opportunity to get in a rhythm. N/A

Herrera

Replaced De Paul in the 86th minute. Gave away a cheap free kick early in the decisive stoppage time period and was caught looking on Duro’s equalizing header.