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Atlético Madrid 1-2 Athletic Bilbao: Player Ratings

Two late goals knock Atlético out of the Supercopa.

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Starting XI:

Oblak

Although Oblak conceded twice on the night, Athletic Club easily could have scored more. He made a solid save on Iñaki Williams in the 11th minute and another at point-blank range from an Iñigo Martínez header in the 64th minute. His heroics kept Athletic at bay for a large part of the match and prevented what could have been an onslaught. —8

Carrasco

Had moments of magic when Atlético Madrid’s attack appeared flat, including some silky dribbles and set-pieces won. But he looked hesitant and failed to create a clear goalscoring opportunity. —5.5

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Hermoso

Looked flustered. The Williams brothers ate well on the left-hand side and Hermoso struggled to keep up in the second half. He was caught ball-watching in the 80th minute, leaving Nico Williams a clear path to goal and forcing Oblak to make another goal-denying save (Nico scored the winner a minute later). —3.5

Giménez

The man in the middle of the back three, Josema made a few good interceptions and offered more security than Atlético have had in recent matches. He lost Yeray before the defender headed in Athletic’s 77th-minute equalizer. The red card he picked up in added time for a high boot rules him out of next week’s Copa del Rey clash with Real Sociedad. —5.5

Vrsaljko

Made multiple interventions in the first half that stopped Athletic from pushing into dangerous areas. Ended with four interceptions and four tackles, which is not a bad return for a natural right-back covering at center-back. —6.5

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Llorente

The Spain international couldn't break free into open space down the flank and was subbed off at halftime due to muscular problems. —4.5

Lemar

Was free to float into pockets of space around the midfield and made several classy deliveries. The former Monaco man made three key passes, and he dribbled aggressively and purposefully. —7

Kondogbia

Made key interceptions in front of the back three and distributed the ball reliably. He, too, had to exit due to a muscular issue. —6

Koke

Too many ball losses in midfield, beaten defensively on more than one occasion. His passing was not incisive enough to spark Atlético’s attack to life. —4

João Félix

Had a goal inside the opening 10 seconds called back for offsides. Silent up until the 62nd minute, when he rose up to win the header from a Lemar corner which bounced off goalkeeper Unai Simón and rolled into the back of the net. —7

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Correa

Failed to make his presence felt on a night where his inspiration was needed to break down an organized defense. The Argentine had both his shots blocked and he was removed with 20 minutes to go. —4.5

Subs:

Lodi

Replaced Llorente at halftime. Lodi pushed up the field and had a crack at goal. But defensively, he was unable to help out Hermoso, and Marcelino’s men targeted him often. —4.5

De Paul

Replaced Kondogbia in the 51st minute. Brought some much-needed energy into the midfield. De Paul attempted to get the ball to the attackers up front or to players out wide. —5.5

Suárez

Replaced Correa in the 71st minute. Came on in an attempt to add to the lead, but he was denied any real chance to do so. —5

Herrera

Replaced Koke in the 84th minute and was unable to make much of an impact in such limited time. —N/A

Cunha

Replaced Lemar in the 85th minute, unable to make a real impact in such limited time. —N/A