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Another goal from Correa, another stellar performance from Llorente, and Atlético get the job done.

Atletico de Madrid v SD Huesca - La Liga Santander Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Jan Oblak

Second game in a row where he was hardly challenged. The switch to a back four has kept him protected. Sandro tried an ambitious effort from a tight angle late on, which the keeper tipped off target — 7.

Renan Lodi

Excellent start, with Huesca scrambling to stop him causing damage. Slowed up as the half wore on and looked injured, but appeared back on the field after the break. He recovered and continued to stamp his authority down the left, forcing a good save from Álvaro Fernández on the hour mark. Made an outstanding clearance from Sandro that saved a point — 9.

José Giménez

Booked for a late challenge on Dani Escriche in the second half, which means he misses Atlético Madrid’s trip to San Mamés on Sunday. Sandro nutmegged him as Huesca pushed for an equaliser, and the Uruguayan did not convince entirely — 6.

Stefan Savić

Bullied the in-form Rafa Mir and covered well for Trippier. Sandro and Escriche asked questions later on in the game but Savić remains a rock at the back and was vital to another clean sheet — 7.

Kieran Trippier

Relentless up and down the right in the first half and was involved in Correa’s 39th minute goal. Not as attacking in the second half with Atlético growing more cautious and Pacheta altering his tactics to ask some questions of Simeone’s full-backs — 8.

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Yannick Carrasco

Has lost some importance after being pushed further forward to facilitate a change to four at the back. More functional now than the electrifying version we saw in weeks past but still useful, and he got his reward with a handy 80th minute finish. He’s scored in three straight games — 8.

Héctor Herrera

With Mario Hermoso losing his place, Diego Simeone needs someone to find Trippier with those long, sweeping passes. Héctor has proven he can be the man to provide the ambition and precision needed. Another good performance from the Mexican. Went off after 75 minutes — 7.

Koke

Lovely ball over the top for Trippier to set up the first goal. Looks liberated with Herrera next to him, and Atlético are more dangerous when the pair are on the ball, willing to pass forward. Back to his creative best in the opposing half — 8.

Saúl Ñíguez

Showed nice flashes but ultimately a disappointing performance from the Spaniard. He has shown signs of life in recent weeks, but he’s lacking that personality that was evident in every performance from him in recent years. He stung Fernández’s hands in the second half with a decent effort after the keeper kept him out in the first half — 6.

Ángel Correa

Another game, another goal for the Argentine. The concern over Atlético’s absences has disappeared with Correa hitting fine form. He continued to lurk in the second half and poked the ball forward to Koke for a good chance minutes after the restart. Not his most influential game, but he got the goal, and that’s all the matters at this point in the season — 8.

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Marcos Llorente

An excellent complement to Trippier on the right, yet again. Arrived late time and again, causing a raft of problems for Huesca. He played the final pass to Correa before the Argentine’s goal and grew more influential as the minutes ticked by — he became the main source of Atlético’s attacking output. The Spain international made the second goal too, in another outstanding display. Ten assists for him in league play now — 9.

Substitutes

Moussa Dembélé

Replaced Herrera after 75 minutes in a rare attacking change from Simeone. Involved in the second goal and helped by Atlético’s need to push for a second. Encouraging signs from the Frenchman — 7.

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Brought on for Carrasco after the second goal as Simeone could relax and kill the game.

Lucas Torreira

A late run out for the second straight game. Not on long enough to make an impact after he replaced Correa.

Vitolo

Not on long enough to make an impact after he took over for Lodi.

Felipe

On for just a few minutes in Saúl’s place.

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match versus Huesca:

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Lodi
    (23 votes)
  • 76%
    Llorente
    (141 votes)
  • 9%
    Correa
    (17 votes)
  • 2%
    Carrasco
    (4 votes)
185 votes total Vote Now