Atlético Madrid produced their best attacking display of the season so far against Astana on Wednesday night, beating the Kazakh side 4-0 to move top of Group B in the Champions League.
A late own goal added to strikes from Saúl Ñíguez, Jackson Martínez and Óliver Torres, but it was Yannick Carrasco who really stole the show with a brilliant performance on the wing.
Read on to see how we rated the team man-by-man:
Jan Oblak – 7
Although he wasn’t overly involved during the course of the match, he showed just why he is such a top ‘keeper with one stunning save in the second half in particular from Kéthévoama. Was there when we needed him.
Juanfran – 7
Really impressive first half in particular, and was like a motor on the right having to provide the width given we had the more central-minded Saúl in front of him. Can claim an assist for the late own goal.
Diego Godín – 7
Focused, dominant and the leader in defence as usual, which was important as he wasn’t alongside his usual partner in Giménez. Unlucky not to score his first of the season as a number of corners came his way, but Astana ‘keeper Eric kept him out.
Stefan Savic – 6
A few nervy moments in the second half, although that was perhaps to be expected in his first Champions League appearance for the club. Definitely feel that he has a bit of Godín about him, confident on the ball but no nonsense when having to defend.
Guilherme Siquiera – 6
Only his third game of the season, and he looked a little rusty at times. Still, plenty of good intent and looked to have a fairly good understanding with Carrasco. Wasn’t really called into action defensively.
Gabi – 7
The captain had control of the midfield from start to finish. On top form with his set pieces and passing, and also did brilliant for Óliver’s goal with a lung-busting run and selfless pass. Just a shame he didn’t get any rest.
Tiago – 6
Smartly taken off at half-time by Cholo, who wrapped him in cotton wool ahead of Valencia’s visit on Sunday. Typical Tiago performance, simple but effective in the heart of midfield. One of our most important players now.
Saúl Ñíguez – 7
Did well in two positions, as an interior in the first half and midfield in the second. Showed the confidence he has with a delightful backheeled goal, and looks ready to take on more responsibility in the team and squad.
Yannick Carrasco – 8 (Man of the match)
Inspired match from Carrasco, who is really starting to shine now in red and white. Brimming with confidence and ability, every time he got the ball he looked dangerous and he had a hand in the first two goals. The standout performer tonight.
Antoine Griezmann – 6
Quiet for his standards, but did get a few sightings of goal in the first half before being withdrawn before the hour mark. Some nice link-up play with Jackson, lets hope he’s saving the goals for Sunday.
Jackson Martínez – 7
Not only did he finally break his duck and get off the mark at the Calderón, but he also did well in general play and worked hard for the team. Could’ve had two or three goals, but you have to feel that they will come within time.
Óliver Torres – 8
Showed his talent after coming on at half-time, passing the ball around with a real swagger and looking like the player that shone on loan at Porto last year. Took his goal really well, hopefully now he can push on and perform on a regular basis.
Ángel Correa – 7
Picked up from where he left off in the last Champions League game against Benfica. Another young player full of natural skill, he created two great chances for Torres and played a great pass to Juanfran for the fourth goal. Joy to watch.
Fernando Torres – 6
Should’ve probably scored on two occasions after Correa twice played him in, but was thwarted first by the ‘keeper and then a poor touch. Making the right movement, but perhaps that 100th goal is playing on his mind.
How impressed were you with the performance tonight? Would you start Carrasco, Óliver or Correa against Valencia?