The spoils were shared in the Madrid derby on Sunday night, as a late goal from Luciano Vietto earned a 1-1 draw for Atlético against rivals Real in the Vicente Calderón.
Both teams will feel a little aggrieved at the result, but despite Antoine Griezmann’s first half penalty miss, the red and whites were perhaps a little fortunate not to suffer a third successive defeat following a disappointing performance.
Read on to see how we rated the the team one-by-one:
Jan Oblak – 6
Wouldn’t have been expected to have stopped the goal, and looked solid for the rest of the match. No real stand out stops, but dealt with everything he had to, caught most shots and crosses and was decisive at all times.
Juanfran – 6
Provided the outlet on the right hand side, and showed a few promising signs of understanding with Carrasco in the second half. Caused a few dangerous moments with runs into the box.
Diego Godín – 7
Lead the defence as usual, and contained their attacking threat for most of the match. Whilst Giménez showed his inexperience at times, he stood strong and helped guide his defensive partner through. Good game.
Jose Giménez – 6
Can’t take too much fault for the goal, but perhaps bought the trap from Cristiano which freed up Benzema to run in behind undetected. One forray forward at the end could’ve proved costly, but he was up to the challenge for most of the match.
Filipe Luís – 5
Improved in the second half, but still doesn’t look like the player we had before his move to Chelsea just yet. Very poor for the goal as Carvajal sped past him with ease, but did fairly well going forward.
Gabi – 6
For us, the main culprit for Benzema’s goal as he let him run into the six yard box unchallenged. Battled well for most of the game, but not as influential as he can be. Would like to see Saúl share his role after the international break.
Tiago – 7
Showed that there are still some warriors left in the team (beyond the defence), showing great determination to win the penalty and taking a boot to the face in the second half to stop Kroos from shooting. Our best player in possession.
Óliver Torres – 5
Cholo has kept faith in him over the last few weeks, but he’s not delivering. Perhaps not suited to the position, but he isn’t giving us what we need or what Arda provided at the moment. May be better utilised as a creative force off the bench.
Antoine Griezmann – 7
Despite the penalty miss, this was one of his best big-game performances for Atleti. Was involved throughout and never let his head go down, and also did well for the goal to divert the ball away from Navas.
Ángel Correa – 7
Excellent in the first half, already looking like he belongs at this level and playing without fear. Did let his inexperience get the better of him a little though, and had to go off before getting a second yellow. Worth his starting place right now.
Fernando Torres – 5
Took a lot of criticism tonight (mainly from neutrals), but still did what was asked of him, ran the channels well and created spaces in attack. Just doesn’t look as sharp as he was a few weeks ago.
Yannick Carrasco – 7 (Man of the match)
Not everything he did came off, but he was positive, constantly wanted the ball and tried his best to make things happen. Played a big part in the goal with a nice run and pass, hopefully will get another chance from the start soon.
Luciano Vietto – 6
Wasn’t overly involved, but got the goal which will do his confidence the world of good. Like Carrasco, we would like to see what he can do from the start at some point, as he looks hungry and desperate to succeed.
Jackson Martínez – 6
Could’ve been the match-winner today if not for a great save from Keylor Navas. Did really well to get the ball in for the goal, and showed his quality when the ball came his way. Have to feel it’s a matter of time before he finds his shooting boots.
Do you agree with our ratings? How do you feel the new signings are performing at the moment?