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Ratings: Brugge draw puts Atlético on the brink

Despite a heavy shots advantage, Atleti could not put the ball beyond Simon Mignolet.

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Starting XI:

Jan Oblak

A quiet night for the keeper. Club Brugge only had one shot on target. The Slovenian’s passing remained simple and effective. —5


The Spaniard found space moving up the field. He found crossing opportunities on the left flank and often looked for a floating Antoine Griezmann’s head. His attempts to take players one-on-one weren’t as effective, but Saúl’s efforts on his 350th Atlético Madrid appearance were noteworthy. –6.5

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The Mozambique international’s strength and physical style kept Atlético solid at the back. But he was unable to move up in the attack, and at times that allowed for the opposition to cut inside with ease. —5

Jose Giménez

Knocked balls back into rotation with his aerial prowess. The defender’s compactness and chemistry with Savić made life easy for Oblak. Offensively, like his partner in central defense, Giménez could have been more accurate with his long passes, as some were picked off too easily. —5.5

Stefan Savić

Had moments where he successfully pressured an attacker one of the visitors’ ventures forward, but needs to keep his composure — he picked up a needless yellow in the first half for arguing with the referee. —5

Nahuel Molina

Appeared to have given away a penalty late in the first half, but a VAR review determined Tajon Buchanan stepped on him in the penalty area first. In the second, Molina looked consistently for crossing opportunities, but his deliveries were not good enough. —4.5

Thomas Lemar

Worked his way into positions to lob in crosses from the left. Many did not connect with another player wearing red and white, instead often bouncing off a Club Brugge player for a corner. Lemar had just one shot on the night, and it went wide. —4.5

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Geoffrey Kondogbia

A quiet first half that turned into a big overall night. Kondogbia led all players with 102 touches and he completed 89 percent of his passes. His physicality helped him pick up five tackles, and he was called for only one foul. —6


A strong showing from the new appearances record holder. His pressing up front helped win back possession, and his distribution aided the team’s chance creation. Most of his big moments came in the first half, as the team looked to get on the front foot and score. —7

Ángel Correa

His interplay with Koke and Griezmann was tasty, especially in the first half. This chemistry between the longtime teammates helped the streaky Correa get into positions to score, but he was missing the final product. His best chance came early in the second half, where he had the ball in the net but was called offside. —7

Antoine Griezmann

The Frenchman drew in players while he received with his back to goal, and he always looked for a quick layoff or drop pass. His tricky movement in the box led to multiple chances, many of which were headers. Griezmann finished with eight shot attempts and had five on target, but zero goals. —6

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Yannick Carrasco

The Belgian’s attacking prowess was nearly decisive after a late game cross eventually fell to Morata, but the Spain forward’s effort was not enough to win the match. –5

Álvaro Morata

Had a late chance in the six-yard box that was blasted at Simon Mignolet, but it was saved. –4.5

Rodrigo De Paul

Recycled the ball from side to side as Atlético hit the gas in the final minutes. –5

Matheus Cunha

Denied via a big-time save from Mignolet in stoppage time. –4.5

Axel Witsel

Active in his minimal minutes on the pitch. His fresh legs were vital in keeping up the pressure on Club Brugge. –5