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Porto 1-3 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Atlético sneak into the next round of the Champions League after a smash-and-grab at Porto.

FC Porto v Atletico Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Jan Oblak

Wonderful save in the first half to deny Marko Grujić. Made another good save early in the second half to deny Mehdi Taremi. Not really troubled after that effort, but called upon to make a number of routine saves. Kept Atlético Madrid in it when it was all level. No chance for the Sergio Oliveira penalty, and it meant nothing anyway — 8.

Šime Vrsaljko

Well-positioned as the right center-half. Looked suspect as the game opened up and Porto countered, but Atlético did a good job not leaving him out to dry — 6.

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Did fine as a makeshift central defender. Atlético sat deep and protected their back-line and Kondogbia looked solid. Acted as a decoy for Griezmann’s 56th-minute goal as it landed to the attacker at the back post — 6.

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Mario Hermoso

Full of gusto, but loses his head too easily. Clattered into Grujić as they jostled for position before a corner. A push in the back of Otávio also led to penalty shouts in the second half. Finally stepped over the line late when he gave away a penalty. Continues to do well, but his physicality is a liability — 6.

Yannick Carrasco

Central to Atlético’s plan and the source of several counter-attacks. Not so sharp defensively, but as a marauding wing-back, he is Atlético’s biggest threat. Sent off for grabbing Otávio around the head after conceding a foul. Very silly from the Belgian veteran — 6.

Koke

Atlético’s metronome in midfield, but looks badly out of place when chasing attackers. Not entirely comfortable when put under pressure, too — 6.

Rodrigo De Paul

Got involved in some mouthing off early and it unsettled him. Did more talking to the ref than playing football in the first half, enjoying the rough-and-tumble of the game. Sat and protected the back four all night and got himself his first Atlético goal in the 92nd minute — 7.

FC Porto v Atletico Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Marcos Llorente

Drilled a chance at Diogo Costa from a tight angle early in the first half when he might have squared it. An abrasive and aggressive game from the right-back. Didn’t get forward as much as he might have liked, but didn’t give any Porto player an inch when coming up against him — 8.

Thomas Lemar

First half of the game passed him by with Atlético conceding possession. He was forced to help out Llorente in the second half and Correa replaced him after 65 minutes. Not the most effective game from the Frenchman, but he won’t mind too much as he got the assist for Griezmann’s goal from a corner — 7.

Antoine Griezmann

Caught flat-footed for a chance in the first half. Linked well on the counter but frustrated like the rest of his teammates. On hand to finish off at the back post from a Lemar corner before assisting Correa’s 90th-minute counterattack goal. He worked tirelessly all over the field to get Atlético over the line — 8.

Luis Suárez

Lasted just 12 minutes. An injury forced him off as Matheus Cunha replaced him — N/A.

Substitutions

Matheus Cunha

Keen to get involved, but left frustrated in the first half. Showed some nice flashes in the second half and could have scored a second after a nice run. Worked hard and showed off his defensive ability — 6.

FC Porto v Atletico Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Ángel Correa

Really smart finish after coming off the bench to seal the deal for Atlético. Was living off scraps after replacing Lemar on 65 minutes, but his goal was well-taken — 7.

Renan Lodi

Not on long enough to make a proper impact. Caught offside at the end of a nice move when Griezmann played him through and blazed the effort over anyway. — N/A.

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match at Porto:

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Griezmann
    (166 votes)
  • 12%
    De Paul
    (36 votes)
  • 25%
    Oblak
    (74 votes)
  • 3%
    Other
    (9 votes)
285 votes total Vote Now