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Ratings: Félix, Lemar run the show in Atlético’s San Siro comeback

It took until the final kick, but Atlético completed another dramatic rally against Milan.

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Oblak

Nothing to be done about Rafael Leão’s 20th-minute opener, an arrow into the bottom right corner. Looked comfortable and secure otherwise, and made a huge point-blank stop on Ante Rebić before that Leão goal. 7

Felipe

He was up for this one and played with confidence, passing reliably and winning three headers. 7

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Giménez

Brahim Díaz cooked him to set up Rebić’s one-on-one with Oblak in the first half. That was Giménez’s only real mistake — he completed each of his 56 passes and made six clearances. 7.5

Hermoso

Operated more or less as an out-and-out left back in his 45 minutes on the pitch. Went missing on the Milan goal and was swapped out for Renan Lodi at the intermission. 5

Llorente

Provoked two fouls from Franck Kessié, which saw the Milan midfielder sent off in the 29th minute. He moved to right back in the second half, where he does not look comfortable but found openings reasonably well. 6.5

Koke

The captain’s return increased the tempo to Atlético Madrid’s game, but he was bypassed repeatedly in midfield in the first half. 5

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Kondogbia

Good in a vacuum, particularly as he had little help in stifling Milan’s speedy attackers. But for all Kondogbia’s virtues, he simply does not carry the ball or progress the play enough to aid the rojiblancos’ sputtering attack. However, it’s difficult to drop him due to his defensive strength. 5.5

Trippier

Immediately jumped into the play after the Kessié red card, but his deliveries — especially for Llorente — still aren’t quite getting where they need to go. He was removed five minutes before halftime with a possible muscle strain. 5

Carrasco

Atlético’s poor form and frustrated efforts to attack cohesively are really getting to the Belgian, who is struggling right now to make a decisive impact around the penalty area. 4

Correa

Heavy touch let him down at forward (where he struggled with Milan’s big, physical center-halves) and at right wing (after the hour, to accommodate Antoine Griezmann). 4.5

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Suárez

The game’s speed looked to be too much for the 34-year-old, whose ball losses and lack of foot speed can be easy to track for opposing defenders. He missed two good chances either side of halftime, but his ice-cold 97th minute penalty decided the game. Madre mia. 6

Félix

Replaced Trippier in the 40th minute, and played an outstanding game. Félix exceeded 90 percent passing accuracy and marshaled Atlético’s entire attack. Mike Maignan turned aside a vicious shot off the Portuguese’s right boot shortly after Atleti equalized, and a goal would have capped his evening in the perfect way. 8

De Paul

Replaced Carrasco at halftime. As we can now expect, De Paul carried the ball forward and looked to distribute it as close to the penalty area as he could. The midfield retained its cohesion even after Koke’s departure thanks to the Argentine’s drive and work rate. 7

Lodi

Replaced Hermoso at halftime. Nightmarish game for him in defense, but his classy headed assist for Griezmann was one of his five(!) key passes. 6.5

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Griezmann

Replaced Koke in the 61st minute. He got one! Griezmann scored his first goal this season in the 84th minute, a trademark left-footed half-volley from Lodi’s headed pass. Perhaps he kicks on now, and he finds a home behind and to the left of Luis Suárez and João Félix. 7

Lemar

Replaced Kondogbia in the 64th minute. An instant spark in Atleti’s midfield, consistently pushing the ball forward and driving play. After landing the pre-assist on Griezmann’s equalizer, Lemar won a 93rd-minute penalty after he intercepted a clearance and the ball glanced off substitute Pierre Kalulu’s arm — the call stood after a VAR review. 8

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match against Barcelona:

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Suárez
    (168 votes)
  • 30%
    Lemar
    (201 votes)
  • 41%
    Félix
    (275 votes)
  • 2%
    Other
    (15 votes)
659 votes total Vote Now