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Barcelona 4-2 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Defensive shambles result in another loss.

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Starting XI:


The international break was not long enough for the keeper to regain his form. Oblak conceded four goals, one a tremendous 10th-minute volley from Jordi Alba, and at times looked nervous with the ball at his feet. Again, the Slovenian’s defenders gave him no help between the sticks. —3


The physicality and speed from Adama Traoré, FC Barcelona’s newest signing from Wolves, was far too much for Hermoso to handle. He was frequently caught out of position and beaten, who wreaked havoc on the left-hand side and picked up an assist on Gavi’s 21st-minute goal. —3


Looked understandably frustrated. Passed the ball well to keep possession and attempted to thwart Barcelona’s attacks through the middle. Picked up the assist on the team’s second goal with a headed pass for Luis Suárez in the 58th minute. —5.5

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Slotted back into Atlético Madrid’s defense for the first time in two months. The Montenegro international’s presence is usually calming, but his return was not enough to subdue the hosts’ onslaught. —4


Failed to contain the attack on the right hand side of the field. Quick passing and outright speed from players like Dani Alves and Gavi caught him out repeatedly. The right-back was subbed off for Daniel Wass at halftime. —3


With so much defensive work to do, the Frenchman’s touches on the ball were limited. When he was able to get possession, he looked to push the ball up field and counter. He created one chance before being subbed off for Reinildo in the second half. —4.5


Came up with three tackles and two clearances, and he helped set up the game’s first goal with a long pass toward the penalty area. But the captain couldn't facilitate many more chances with Barcelona dominating offensively. —4

De Paul

Always looked to move forward and push the ball into good positions. Atlético’s relatively-sustained pressure in the second half was down to his insistence. —5.5


Scored in the eighth minute, converting a tough finish into the bottom corner. Couldn't take many players one-on-one, but was always an option out wide and never afraid to dribble down the line. —6.5


Playing against his former team, Suárez looked determined to do all he could to win the game. His first impact came with an assist for Yannick Carrasco via a low cross into the box. In the second half, the Uruguayan cut Barcelona’s lead in half with a header. —7.5

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João Félix

Had opportunities in the first half, including a looping shot that went just wide. Did what he could with the ball and took players on, drawing fouls and opening space for runs. —5



Made his Atlético debut. The new signing’s pace was put to the test immediately. He picked up a yellow with his late foul on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and sustained a knee injury at the end of the match. —4.5


The Brazilian’s fresh legs added some energy to the offense and he pressed well defensively. However, nothing came to fruition in his limited touches. —5


In his first match after signing from Lille, Reinildo worked to keep possession for the team but was not able to do much in his limited time. —5


Tried to create chances in the offense after replacing João Félix in the second half, but wasn't able to do much. He only took 13 touches after winning LaLiga’s player of the month award. —4.5


Came on for Koke in the 76th minute. Picked up a yellow and couldn't add much on the offensive end. —4.5