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Atlético Madrid player ratings vs Celta Vigo

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Atlético Madrid dropped points for the first time since December as Celta Vigo equalised late on.

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Jan Oblak

Beaten from close range by Santi Mina in the 13th minute, but there was little he could do with it. Hesitant for the second goal but it was a dangerous cross into a difficult area to defend — 6.

Renan Lodi

Didn’t close Hugo Mallo down quick enough for the opening goal but Saúl offered little help. Out of sync with his teammates on occasion and hesitant to get forward. More suited to the full-back role in the second half and delivered a perfect cross for Suárez’ second goal. Left in no man’s land for Celta’s 89th minute equaliser — 6.

José Giménez

Played in Mario Hermoso’s role on the left of a back three to start but transitioned into a traditional back four for the second half. Better in the second half as he was less exposed in a 4-4-2 formation, but made a mistake for Facundo Ferreyra’s equaliser as he failed to pick up the proper man as Celta Vigo built on the right — 6.

Felipe

Lost Santi Mina for the opener, as the Brazilian let him sneak through. Booked shortly afterwards and continues to look a level below his best form last season. Had words with the referee after another collision with Iago Aspas, and Diego Simeone took him off at the break — 5.

Stefan Savić

Commanding performance again from the big central defender. Might have been a little more ambitious with his passing during the build-up, but continues to provide a level of consistency that is necessary for title hopefuls. Nothing he could do for Ferreyra’s tying goal — 7.

Marcos Llorente

Struggled to impact the game down the right in the first half. Several passes were either too ambitious or just off-target for the versatile midfielder. Delivered a nice cross for Suárez for his 45th-minute equaliser. A testament to his skills that Kieran Trippier has hardly been missed with Llorente plugging the gap at right-back — 7.

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Geoffrey Kondogbia

A little sloppy in some of his passes to begin, but grew into the game and impressed. He hit a Thomas Partey-esque pass to Lodi for the second goal. He got a leg on a shot that was destined for the back of the net as Aspas bore down on goal. It took some time, but the ex-Valencia star is proving his worth in red and white — 8.

Koke

Shifted across the middle to the right as Kondogbia played in deep midfield. He had more ground to cover laterally, and that meant he was not as effective during the build-up. Atlético Madrid suffered for it. He showed his versatility and willingness to sacrifice in the second half with a role on the left of midfield but was left flat-footed for the equaliser and didn’t see danger behind him in the form of Denis Suárez — 6.

Saúl Ñíguez

Failed to make it across the field quick enough for Santi Mina’s opening goal. Played in Thomas Lemar’s normal position but failed to influence the attack. Even when Atlético improved, Saúl didn’t and needs to find his form to keep getting chances — 5.

Ángel Correa

A solid performance from the Argentine, and he was involved in the first goal. His associations with Suárez are limited and not helped with Saúl’s struggles, but he improved as the game went on. Workmanlike performance, though touches in the box will always be limited with Suárez there to demand attention — 6.

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Luis Suárez

Atlético suffered for the opening half aside from the occasional spark. Suárez was peripheral and struggling to get into the game. Just before the end of the half, the Uruguayan scored a tap-in and the game’s entire complexion changed. Scored a similar goal to give Atlético the lead after 50 minutes. El Pistolero produced another clinical performance, with two goals that should have sealed all three points for Atlético — 10.

Substitutions

Lucas Torreira

The Uruguay international came on at half-time for Felipe. He gave the ball away for a dangerous Celta break but offered his usual tenacity and tactical diligence at the base of midfield when introduced — 6.