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Real Valladolid 1-2 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

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Correa and Suárez grabbed the goals in a nerve-racking final game.

Real Valladolid CF v Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Starting XI:

Oblak

Beaten at his near post on 18 minutes as Óscar Plano finished off a quick Valladolid counter, but Oblak was solid throughout the remainder of the match. The keeper ended the game with three saves and over 100 for the season. —7

Trippier

Facilitated the attack on the right side with a stead two-way game, as expected. In the attacking third, his crosses were a mixed bag, with some on the money and others just a little overhit. Defensively, the Englishman made some important tackles as he clinched his first-ever major trophy. —6

Felipe

It would be hard to find any point where the center back made a misstep. Especially in the first half, where the nerves frayed, his well-timed tackles, interceptions, and blocks were vital in keeping the scoreline at 1-0. —8

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Giménez

The Uruguayan showed his class in his distribution. His decision-making and now-reliably accurate passing helped Atlético get back into the game and control the pace. He’s now a two-time league champion. —6

Hermoso

Utilized his body positioning to defend well and shield the ball, but failed to make much of an impact moving forward. His usual connection with Yannick Carrasco was off and he could not send in many crosses. Still, he completed a very strong second season in Madrid. —5

Llorente

His off-ball work to pressure the opposition made life hard for Valladolid as the game moved along. Couldn't make as many of his darting runs into the box in the first half, but grew into the game after halftime. His efforts led to chances around the box and set pieces. —7

Koke

The only player in the squad that featured in Atlético Madrid’s last title-winning match looked uncomfortable, perhaps even nervous, in the first half. He held onto the ball for too long and had multiple passes miss their mark. In the second half, the captain looked more composed and helped to maintain possession with his passing. He won his eighth trophy on Saturday. —6

Saúl

Similar to Koke, the fellow academy graduate lost the ball far too easily at times. His passing and movement showed promise, but little came to fruition for him. Defensively, he made sure to track back to slow down buildup. João Félix replaced him, wrapping up a difficult season for the 26-year-old. —5

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Carrasco

Battled hard against the physical Saidy Janko. The Valladolid right back subdued and overpowered him on more than one occasion, but Carrasco’s eagerness to attack never faltered as he continued to take him on. His efforts helped produce Correa’s goal to bring the match level. He finishes the season with 10 assists and a first major trophy. —7

Correa

From the opening minute, Correa looked to be knocking on Jordi Masip’s door, with smooth turns and deft touches. In the 57th minute, he put it all together — the striker received the ball, guided it past two diving defenders, and poked it into the bottom corner to bring life back into the team. This is his second major trophy, after the Europa League win in 2018. —8

Suárez

Didn’t have many chances to score, but took full advantage of the one he got in the 67th minute. He intercepted a Sergi Guardiola back pass, found an open lane to goal, and dispatched the shot past Masip at his near post. His goal brought his league tally to 21, and sealed his fifth league title in seven years in Spain. —8

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Subs:

Lodi

Added more of an attacking presence to the left side of the field when he replaced Hermoso on 62 minutes. His positioning stretched opposition and really opened up the left side late on in the match. —6

João Félix

Played just under a half an hour after replacing Saúl. He couldn't get much going, though he completed a dribble and all 10 passes. At 21 years old, he’s won league titles in Portugal and Spain. —5

Kondogbia

Came on for a tired Llorente late in the match, added muscle and length to midfield. He hustled hard to make sure the title wouldn’t slip away. The former Valencia pivot clinched his second trophy after the 2019 Copa del Rey. —N/A

Herrera

Subbed on for Correa in the last minutes of the game. Didn't have much of an impact with such limited time. —N/A

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match at Valladolid:

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Felipe
    (31 votes)
  • 58%
    Correa
    (256 votes)
  • 33%
    Suárez
    (146 votes)
  • 1%
    Other
    (7 votes)
440 votes total Vote Now