Player ratings: Atleti drop points at hands of officials

We look at the team's performance in frustrating 0-0 draw with Athletic


Atleti slumped to a disappointing 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening, but can feel hard done by having seen two legitimate goals wrongly chalked off for offside in the second half.

It was not a showing to remember from the rojiblancos, but they will feel they did enough to win the match and will now have to wait another week at least to secure Champions League qualification.

We take a look at each of the players’ performances below.

Jan Oblak – 6

Nothing really of note for the Slovenian who had a very quiet afternoon, but extends his run without conceding in the Calderón to six matches.

Juanfran – 6

Wasn’t a vintage showing from Juanfran, who was unable to provide the usual energy he does in attack. Looked quite visibly tired towards the end of the match.

Diego Godín – 6

Was caught on the ball at one point during the first half but got off the hook, in what was an overwise solid defensive performance. Made a vital challenge early on to stop Iñaki Williams.

João Miranda – 7

Assured as ever, and looking a lot more like the Miranda of last season after an unconvincing (for his standards) few months. Big decision at the end of the season, either to cash in or look to renew.

Guilherme Siqueira – 7

Another good game from Siqueira, who has also really stepped up his game lately. Looking the part both in defence and attack, which is a positive sign if Atleti do get hit with a transfer ban.

Tiago – 6

Wrongly denied a goal on his 34th birthday, which ultimately cost Atleti the three points. Scrappy nature of the game made it difficult for either side to get control of the midfield, but even so he was not at his best.

Gabi – 6

Plenty of effort from the Atleti captain, but sadly his influence was lacking. Another position that needs to be looked at next season, especially as his court case still hasn’t been resolved.

Koke – 5

Game to forget for the canterano, who has seen his form drop after a spell of excellent games in March. Today perhaps another example of when he underperforms, so does the team. Just wasn’t his day, as most things didn’t come off.

Raúl García – 5

Fashioned Atleti’s two best chances of the first half, the second of which he really should’ve scored when left unmarked at a corner. Was replaced around the hour mark after one too many misplaced passes.

Antoine Griezmann – 7

Lately, when not scoring the Frenchman has been quiet, but he was our most dangerous player today. Should’ve also had a goal if not for the incompetency of the officials. Seems to have fully transitioned from a tricky winger to a goal-hungry frontman.

Fernando Torres – 6

Not a bad showing by any means, working hard as usual and linking up well. Should’ve had a penalty in the first half, and was unlucky to see his time cut short as Cholo chased the all important goal.


Arda Turan – 5

The season really seems to have taken it’s toll on Arda, who offered very little when coming off the bench. Many of his crosses were underhit, and lacked his usual spark when on the ball.

Mario Mandzukic – 5

Fought hard as always, but still seems to be affected by the ankle injury that has seen him go without a goal since February. Just missing that ruthlessness and edge inside the box, which could’ve made a vital difference in the last few months.

Saúl – N/A

Who was your Man of the Match?

  • AaX

    Well, there should also be ratings for the referees !! which probably are Negative 3. What’s new ?!

  • aileen

    The Referee://///Any negative points can`t illustrate his mistakes (two “offsides”, a penalty which should be decided, yellow card for Torres being fouled in a penalty area)
    What a disgrace!

  • Chewie

    Think about it this way – we could have lost. That would be absolutely ridiculous. Good thing Sevilla and Valencia dropped points as well.

  • Amr Misir Mukadaffi

    Woow this was extreme.. 2 disallowed goals.. But why ? Did the reff got instructions to do this ? Matchfixing ?

    What if Valencia gets the 3th place by some miracle ? Than it’s fully to blame on this refferee.. He should quit his job, i really never seen a game like this.. Well yeah, the game between Ireland – France.. And now this

  • AaX

    You’re right ! I can’t think of any better one. Probably *@%# XXX

  • AaX

    We didn’t play that well either. Disappointed of losing the outside chance to end up 2nd because surely that reflects the True order of Best Team in this year’s La Liga.

  • I was not happy with how we played but Tiago’s goal was valid. He was not off-sides. So we have 2 points less than we should.

  • Sure Chewie, we could lose every game. It is good that RM play our 4th place rivals. They better win.