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Atlético Madrid 0-0 Manchester City: Player Ratings

Man City advanced 1-0 on aggregate after an intense second leg.

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Oblak

Made a stunning save on İlkay Gündoğan during the lengthy second-half stoppage time. Hopefully, this isn’t his final Champions League game representing Atlético Madrid. 7

Savić

Matched up against Phil Foden, a battle that did not lack entertainment value. His distribution from the back was a touch inconsistent, but he was excellent positionally. The 31-year-old remains Atlético’s top center-back when fit. 7.5

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Felipe

His best performance all season, near-flawless in his reading of the game. Sent off in second-half stoppage time, exhibiting some naïveté after he swiped at Foden’s leg while following through on a (successful) tackle. The England international played up the minor contact and started a fracas that cleared both benches. 8

Reinildo

Made a vital block on Gündoğan’s goal-bound second-chance header midway through the first half to keep the score 0-0. Another stellar night defensively for the Mozambican. 8

Llorente

Could not readily involve himself in the offensive phase, as he started the game at right-wingback. Got forward a bit more in the second half and finished with three key passes, including a really tasty cross for João Félix that the Portuguese couldn’t head toward Ederson’s goal. But the player we saw Llorente become last season is still far from reappearing anytime soon. 6

Lodi

Crossing and diagonal passes were not up to snuff, and Riyad Mahrez gave him fits throughout the first 45 minutes. 4.5

Koke

The captain’s tireless running kept the midfield together in the first half, but he struggled individually to hold the ball or win it back. 5

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Kondogbia

Had Atlético’s sole shot on target in the opening half and won his share of midfield duels. Going into next season, Atleti need a holding midfielder with a more-reliable passing range than Kondogbia. But he showed once more on Tuesday that he is a serviceable pivot and a valuable squad member. 6.5

Lemar

Atlético needed a much-better version of Lemar in the first half. He’s relied upon to create space with his dribbling ability or deliver the difference-making through ball, and he did neither. Disappointing night (and tie) for the Frenchman. 5

João Félix

Tried valiantly in the first half, twisting and turning into freedom away from Manchester City’s defenders. But the support simply wasn’t there for the majority of the match. 5

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Griezmann

Dropped deep into the midfield line of four to jump passing lanes and play the ball short. Made a promising run in behind to begin the second half, then tried a curling shot from a João Félix lay-off that floated wide. 6


Carrasco

Replaced Griezmann in the 69th minute. Probably should have entered the match earlier. Routinely created havoc with his agility and dribbling prowess, though his decision-making wasn’t always the cleanest. His 97th-minute free kick forced Ederson into a spectacular save. 7

De Paul

Replaced Koke in the 69th minute. Got involved immediately with a couple cannoned shot attempts, but again struggled to impose his will within Atleti’s midfield in what we can now call a disappointing debut season. 5.5

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Correa

Replaced Lodi in the 69th minute. City’s defenders routinely tried tracking him in transition, but he was gone. Correa could have been through with a late opportunity but took one touch too many, then missed the ball from Yannick Carrasco’s sweeping low cross in the 89th minute. His cushioned shoulder-pass for Matheus Cunha was a beauty though, and might have led to an equalizer if not for John Stones. 6.5

Suárez

Replaced Lemar in the 82nd minute. A worthy roll of the dice from Diego Simeone, but El Pistolero’s Champions League career is probably over following a four-touch, zero-shot cameo. N/A

Cunha

Replaced João Félix in the 82nd minute. Nearly had himself an equalizer from a gentle Ángel Correa lay-off, but Stones made an important block to seal the result. N/A