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Atlético Madrid player ratings vs. Sevilla

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Atlético returned from the international break with a 1-0 loss.

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Jan Oblak

Good stop from Suso very early on. Saved Lucas Ocampos’ eighth-minute penalty down low and to his left — the Argentine forced Oblak into another good save later in the first half. Oblak flapped at a cross in the second half that could have spelled danger and couldn’t do anything about the goal. Busy night for the Slovenian — 7.

José Giménez

Made a number of important clearances in the penalty area but his passing did not convince. Under pressure like all Atlético Madrid’s defenders at the start and didn’t excel, was the best of a bad bunch — 6.

Mario Hermoso

Not his most adventurous game in terms of passing. Caught out around the back for Jesús Navas’ run and delivery into Marcos Acuña for the goal, missed a sitter moments later. Taken off immediately after — 5.

Felipe

Booked very early for a hack on Ocampos in a hectic start. Denied Luuk de Jong from point-blank range minutes later. Another mistake at the end of the first half gifted Sevilla a clean break. but nothing came from it. Never looked steady and was on thin ice after the early yellow — 5.

Kieran Trippier

Struggled against Ocampos in the early going but slowly wrestled back some control and sent a few decent crosses into the box. More involved in the second half as he got further forward, but slack defending for Acuña’s goal — 5.

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Renan Lodi

Only lasted half an hour, and during that time Atlético were under the cosh — N/A.

Saúl Ñíguez

Stood on Ivan Rakitić’s foot to concede the penalty which Ocampos missed. It was harsh but clumsy from Saúl despite this being one of his better games in recent weeks. Still not offering as much as he can, though — 5.

Koke

Worked hard to make sure Atlético maintained a semblance of control in the middle. Improved when Atlético became more proactive in the second half. Forced a good save from Bono with a corkscrew volley into the ground — 5.

Marcos Llorente

One of Llorente’s quieter games in red and white. He came to life late on but it was too little too late. His poor performance coinciding with Atlético’s tepid display further evidence of the energetic midfielder’s importance. He will be suspended for next week’s game at Real Betis due to card accumulation — 4.

Thomas Lemar

The liveliest of Atlético’s attackers, but his defensive tasks push him too far back to do damage. Elusive when dribbling, as always, but lacked the end product or any supply to Suárez. Taken off after the goal despite looking like one of Atlético’s better attackers (which isn’t saying much), and this is the first time Atlético this season have lost a league game he’s started— 6.

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Luis Suárez

One of those games in which he looked disconnected from his teammates. Very little involvement and no chances. Booked early in the second half and will miss the Betis game, too. Came to life late to deliver a lovely ball onto Correa’s foot, but not good enough overall — 4.

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Ángel Correa

Came on for Lodi after roughly half an hour. Lovely break and cross looking for Suárez to begin the second 45, but the Uruguayan couldn’t reach it. Wonderful chance at the very end that could have salvaged a point, but the Argentine went with the outside-of-the-boot effort and Bono saved. A volatile performance — 5.

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Replaced Thomas Lemar after 73 minutes. Not on long enough to make a difference even though Atlético improved when Diego Simeone made the change. He, too, picked up a fifth yellow card, ruling him out of next week’s game — N/A.

Héctor Herrera

Replaced Hermoso after the goal as Simeone tried to change the dynamic. Delivered a ball into Suárez for Atlético’s best chance of the game but didn’t have enough time to make a significant impact — N/A.