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Atlético Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo: Player Ratings

Lodi’s brace snags three points against Celta.

Club Atletico de Madrid v RC Celta de Vigo - La Liga Santander Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Starting XI:

Oblak

Picked up a yellow card early on in the match for arguing a foul decision. Was active in seeking out Celta Vigo’s free kicks and crosses, consistently looking to intervene. Oblak ended the match with two saves and a clean sheet. —5.5

Lodi

Continued his good form, adding another option out wide as an out-and-out winger. After making his way into the box in the 36th minute, the Brazilian received a long ball from Geoffrey Kondogbia, cut quickly on Hugo Mallo, and beat Matías Dituro to put Atlético Madrid ahead. He continued to work on both ends of the ball and was rewarded with another pass over the top from Kondogbia and a first-time finish in the 60th minute. —8

Club Atletico de Madrid v RC Celta de Vigo - La Liga Santander Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Reinildo

The Mozambican international was committed to every defensive effort and played simply with the ball at his feet. He made a crucial block in the 15th minute to prevent Celta from going up early. —7

Giménez

Aggressive to a fault. A reckless tackle on Iago Aspas in the first half resulted a Celta Vigo counterattack up the field and a yellow card for the defender. —4.5

Savić

Looked to clear the ball when the opportunity presented itself. The defender received a yellow in the first half, ruling him out from Atlético’s next match against Real Betis. —5

Vrsaljko

When out of possession, Vrsaljko positioned himself close to Savić, creating a more-compact defense. Became more involved offensively in the second half, frequently looking to push up the field for a cross. —6.5

Herrera

Put in a shift, in and out of possession. Had more than one quick turn on the ball to beat defenders and push the ball to the likes of João Félix and Ángel Correa. Defensively, Herrera could be seen starting the team’s pressing and winning back possession. —7

Kondogbia

Worked hard in the middle with his pressure and tackles, which helped create chances to win the ball back. The midfielder had both assists on the night, both coming from well-placed passes over the top of Celta’s defense. —8

Llorente

Tasked with more defensive efforts on the right-hand side and worked to fulfill them through well-timed tackles. When the Spaniard had the ball, he attempted to win the race to the endline and cut the ball back to runners in the box. He ended the match with four key passes. —7

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João Félix

Had moments of delicious passing and good off-ball movement, but failed to create opportunities in the final third, resulting in a relatively quiet game. —4.5

Correa

Similar to João Félix, Correa couldn't get much going offensively. He did a lot of running and hustled to press up on Celta Vigo’s backline, but not much came of his efforts. —4.5

Subs:

De Paul

Challenged Dituro with a strong effort from outside the box after being subbed on for Lodi in the 62nd minute. —5

Atletico Madrid v Celta de Vigo - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Griezmann

Came on for Correa in the 63rd minute. Searched for opportunities to score, coming close with a searching shot off his left foot and again with a free kick late on. —5

Carrasco

His fresh legs helped open up options to the left. He tried to pressure Celta’s defense in his limited minutes and was challenged defensively. —5

Lemar

Came on for Kondogbia in the 69th minute. Couldn't make much of an impact in his limited touches. —N/A

Suárez

Similar to Lemar, the Uruguayan didn't do much with such limited time. —N/A

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match vs Celta Vigo:

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Lodi
    (129 votes)
  • 36%
    Kondogbia
    (99 votes)
  • 4%
    Herrera
    (12 votes)
  • 12%
    Other
    (35 votes)
275 votes total Vote Now