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Atlético Madrid player ratings vs Club Brugge

One of the worst nights of Diego Simeone’s time in charge of Atlético.

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Jan Oblak

Made a world class save from Ferrán Jutglà early in the second half that would have made it almost impossible for the visitors. Atlético Madrid‘s longtime #1 could do nothing to stop Jutglà’s 62nd-minute strike either — 5.

Nahuel Molina

Hit the ground in the penalty area as Jutglà, literally, skipped past him to set up the 36th-minute opener for Kamal Sowah. Some nice passes forward but too many mistakes defensively. Some decent crosses but Brugge were in total control in the penalty area and they were dealt with calmly — 4.

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Stefan Savić

Not particularly at fault for either goal, and highly-accurate on his passing, but as the leader in a back-line that look neither sturdy or sure of itself, he has to shoulder some of the blame — 4.

Jose Giménez

Fell asleep for the goal thinking Molina would execute the tackle. His man slipped behind him and it was 1-0. Injured himself again and replaced by Geoffrey Kondogbia at half time, with Witsel dropping into defence — 4.


Got a little lucky when he tugged Sowah’s jersey inside the box early in the game. The ref waved it off. Got booked later on for a foul. Not his best game, but far from Atlético’s biggest problem — 5.

Axel Witsel

Second game in a row starting as the pivot. Passive in the first half and got worse in the second half when he moved to centre-back. Worst game of his Atlético career to date — 4.

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Anonymous in the first half and didn’t improve in the second. Atlético created nothing and Koke as the main creative hub of the team was too safe with his passing. He wasn’t helped by the lacklustre movement and effort around him — 4.

Marcos Llorente

Never properly got into the game and had to be replaced by Angel Correa with a muscle injury after half an hour — 5.

Yannick Carrasco

A non-factor in the first half. He came to life at the start of the second and drilled a shot just wide. The most harmless display of football you’ll see. Replaced after 81 minutes — 3.

Antoine Griezmann

Stung Simon Mignolet’s palms with a good effort. One of Atlético’s better forwards but that’s not really saying much. Rattled the crossbar with a penalty 15 minutes from time and that summed up both his and Atlético’s night — 3.

Álvaro Morata

Missed a gilt-edged chance 25 minutes in when Simon Mignolet saved with his feet. Molina had played him through with a perfect pass. Didn’t do anything after that — 3.


Ángel Correa

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Some nice link-up play with Griezmann and Molina at times but did essentially nothing during his hour on the field — 4.

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Conceded possession with his second touch of the ball which led to a clear-cut chance for Brugge, but Oblak saved it well. Atlético owned the ball for much of the second half but they did nothing with it. Kondogbia’s job isn’t to create though, so he can hardly be blamed — 5.

Matheus Cunha

Replaced Morata after 65 minutes. Won the penalty that could have gotten Atlético back into the game but Griezmann missed it. Won another free just outside the box and caused some trouble for Brugge — 5.

João Félix

A couple of runs that came to nothing and a shot that Mignolet saved from a free.