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Atlético Madrid 1-1 Sevilla: Player Ratings

Giménez’s goal was not enough in the season’s home finale.

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Starting XI:

Oblak

The Slovenian came off his line quickly and dealt with the limited danger Sevilla threw at him most of the match. But Oblak was unable to get a hand on the ball in the final minutes as Youssef En-Nesyri beat him with a thumping 85th-minute header. —4.5

Reinildo

Began the game with some leeway up the field and took advantage to make some crosses. Nearly had his first Atlético Madrid goal from a Rodrigo de Paul free kick early on. Reinildo used his physicality to shield the ball and make tackles, his halting many of Sevilla’s attempts up the field. But a miscommunication with Koke in the final five minutes allowed Óliver Torres to sneak in a cross for En-Nesyri to pop home. —6

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Giménez

Was his usual aggressive self on the defensive end, frequently racing to the ball to make a clearance or tackle. In the 30th minute, Giménez made a darting near-post run from Yannick Carrasco’s corner, breaking away from Sevilla’s defense and redirecting the ball past Yassine Bounou. This was the defender’s first league goal since 2017. —7

Savić

Looked to progress the ball forward with his long passes, but had some trouble defensively trying to keep up with the pacy runs and quick turns from the likes of En-Nesyri. —4

Llorente

Shifted into the midfield at the beginning of the game, creating a back three. The Spaniard’s offensive troubles rolled on but his defensive effort was noteworthy. —4.5

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Carrasco

The Belgian was able to draw fouls thanks to his direct dribbling, and his well-placed corner in the first half gave him the assist on Atlético’s goal. —6.5

Kondogbia

Another strong outing from the midfielder. Worked to pressure the opposition when out of possession and was successfully in intervening to win the ball. Offensively, Kondogbia sent in a few balls over the top to fast-track some promising passages of play. —6.5

De Paul

In the midfield, the Argentina international worked the ball into promising areas, ending the game with four key passes. His four tackles also helped defensively. —6.5

Koke

The captain played practically all across the midfield, looking to maintain possession with short, safe passing. —5

Griezmann

Diego Simeone once again allowed for Griezmann to float farther back to receive the ball, taking more of a number 10 role for the team. The Frenchman was involved throughout his 70 minutes of action but still hasn’t scored a league goal in nearly six months. —5

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Suárez

From the opening whistle, the Uruguayan looked desperate to score in his home sendoff for the mattress makers. His best chance in the first half flew wide, and he finished without an effort on target. Suárez left the match without a goal, but received a proper sendoff from the fans. —5

Subs:

Cunha

Replaced Suárez on 64 minutes. Quiet cameo without a shot on target. —5

Correa

Ran hard for the ball after coming on for Griezmann up top, but couldn't do much in his time. —5

Herrera

Slotted into the midfield in his final home game for Atlético. The Mexico international will join Houston Dynamo at season’s end. —5

Felipe

Part of a double switch, replacing Marcos Llorente. Unable to track En-Nesyri in the final minutes, leaving him space to get his head on the ball and score the goal that clinched Sevilla’s spot in next season’s Champions League. —4