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Atlético Madrid 0-0 FC Porto: Player Ratings

Atlético’s attacking stars were silenced at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday.

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ATM XI Oblak; Llorente, Felipe (Herrera 75’), Giménez, Hermoso (Lodi 56’); Carrasco, Kondogbia, Koke (Correa 56’), Lemar (De Paul 35’); Félix (Griezmann 56’), Suárez.

FCP XI Costa; Corona, Mbemba (red card 90+5’), Pepe (Marcano 53’), Zaidu (Wendell 46’); Uribe (Vitinha 66’), Grujić, Otávio, Luis Díaz (Pepê 83’); Taremi, Toni Martínez (Sérgio 66’).


Oblak

Kept a clean sheet, though an Otávio shot-cross caught the keeper out of position and rattled off the post. 5

Llorente

Not a right-back. In the first half, Atlético Madrid failed to switch the play to his side and he accordingly saw the ball precious few times in meaningful positions. Seemed to tire in the second half and has yet to approach the player of last season. 4.5

Felipe

One really bad pass that allowed Porto to break, but the Brazilian played a sterling first half otherwise. He had a much more erratic second half, and he was booked after an ill-advised run into Porto’s half saw him lose the ball and have to scramble back to make a flying challenge. 6

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Giménez

Outstanding game from the Uruguayan, especially in Stefan Savić’s absence. He won five headers, managed four combined tackles and interceptions, even completed two dribbles. 8

Hermoso

His 43 touches in the first half led all players, and he wasn’t afraid to make an adventurous run. Ultimately sacrificed before the hour for natural left-back Renan Lodi. 5

Carrasco

Quiet in the first half, looked to push the tempo in the second 45 but a poor touch let him down on multiple occasions. 4

Kondogbia

Unquestionably Atlético’s best player in the first half. Made a crunching, goal-saving tackle on Zaidu Sanusi, and though he misplaced a few passes, his press resistance made it impossible for anyone to dispossess him. He moved to center-back in the second half and continued his classy performance. 7.5

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Koke

The captain was on the receiving end of two poor, bookable challenges in the first half. The only thing that really worked about Atlético’s first half setup was Kondogbia’s presence allowing Koke to play further forward and try to connect with Llorente along the right-hand side. 5

Lemar

Removed on 35 minutes with a muscular injury, but looked good up until that point, with one key pass and and 92 percent passing accuracy. 6

Félix

Looked confident and lively in the first half, with several nice touches. But the disconnect between Atlético’s midfield and forward lines meant relatively few involvements for the 21-year-old. 4.5

Suárez

Saw a free kick bend over late in the first half, and another one in the 97th minute that bounced off the top of the net. Utterly invisible otherwise. 1.5

De Paul

A hard-working and willing runner, but his set-piece delivery let him down. 5.5

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Lodi

Made an atrocious back pass to Kondogbia which ended up behind Oblak after Mehdi Taremi knocked it in. However, a VAR review determined Taremi ushered the ball over the line with his hand, and the goal was disallowed. 3.5

Correa

Had the game’s best chance when he forced goalkeeper Diogo Costa into a save with a low snapshot. 5

Griezmann

Supplied what would have been an assist for Correa shortly after the hour, but Costa turned it away expertly. Chancel Mbemba fouled him late when he was just about clean through on goal, leading to a red card. 4.5

Herrera

Passed tidily, but didn’t impact the game one way or the other. N/A

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