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Real Sociedad 1-1 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Umar Sadiq cancelled out Álvaro Morata’s opener.

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Real Sociedad’s early onslaught forced Oblak into saves on Momo Cho and Brais Mendez. He was beaten in the 55th minute, the keeper’s outstretched arm not enough to keep out Umar Sadiq’s equalizer (which went in off his shoulder). The keeper had to be taken out of the game late after colliding with Reinildo and picking up a knock. –6.5


Had 45 minutes filled with running and risky tackles. These defensive efforts often ended in a foul. Playing in his natural midfield position, he ended his time with a yellow and a halftime exit. Geoffrey Kondogbia was subbed on in an attempt to help plug up the midfield. –3.5


A force to be reckoned with in open play. The defender was the main subduing presence coming up against La Real attackers, winning most of his individual battles and covering yards upon yards in the defensive third. Unfortunately did not win the individual duel he had to win the most — the Cho cross that Sadiq turned in with his shoulder. –6.5


Was caught off-guard defensively at times, but did well in the first half to shift over to the right side in support of Llorente and Giménez, defending 18-year-old Cho. Witsel’s passing was calm and precise, as can be expected. –5.5

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Had major problems containing the pacy Cho. The Frenchman was the main attacking presence for the hosts and was able to use his deft touch to open space around Giménez, as seen in La Real’s second half goal. Josema was a threat from set pieces, but the failure to close down Cho looms large over his performance. –3


Bounded up the flank with rapidity in the first 45 minutes. His crosses were dangerous early on, but a yellow card following an argument with Cho negated the Spain international for much of the second half. –7


Set piece delivery was quality, especially the fifth-minute corner that culminated in Morata’s goal. Could have tracked back or communicated with Reinildo better on Sadiq’s equalizing goal. –4.5

de Paul

The midfielder’s high work rate was admirable, but reckless tackling got de Paul in trouble early on. He needed to be on the ball more — the Argentina international attempted only 10 passes in 62 minutes. –3.5

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The captain’s best moment came from a disallowed goal, perhaps ironically. Morata had a goal waved off for a João Félix handball, but the captain’s well-weighted long ball to Llorente up the flank started the counterattack. Koke attempted to swing the ball to the flanks and took a team-high 57 touches, but he could not bring much else offensively to the team. –4

João Félix

Real Sociedad’s marking on João Félix was strangling. The hosts made sure to limit any time the Portuguese international had on the ball and did well in preventing the 22-year-old from turning with the ball at his feet and sparking any offense. Félix created a chance for Ángel Correa late on in the match but was relatively quiet otherwise. –4


Morata pressed high early and got a quick reward. He created just enough space away from Zubimendi to score the rebound from Carrasco’s corner. Morata’s first-time finish doubled the lead in the 29th minute, but the goal was later called back. –7

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Came on for Saúl in the 46th minute. The midfielder made simple passes to keep possession but was unable to utilize his physicality and tighten the midfield. –4.5


Replaced de Paul in the 63rd minute, added more attacking power to the match and helped Atlético Madrid’s ball retention and build-up play further up the pitch. –5.5


Missed one of the better chances in the second half in the 80th minute from João Félix’s pass. Álex Remiro got over to save the Argentine’s attempt just inside the 18-yard box. –4.5


Replaced Carrasco in the 79th minute. Promising minutes as a left midfielder/left wing-back, involving himself on the attacking end as best he could. —5


Came on in the final minutes of the game after Oblak picked up a muscle injury. The goalkeeper saw the match out between the sticks. – N/A