Atlético Madrid played out a goalless draw with Celta Vigo on Wednesday night, and will have to win next week’s second leg at the Vicente Calderón to qualify for the Copa del Rey semi-final.
Both teams cancelled each other out in an even match with few real goalscoring chances, although Celta will feel that they could’ve snatched the win towards the end.
See how we rated the players below:
Miguel Ángel Moyá – 6
Thankfully his mix-up with Augusto at the end didn’t prove costly, as he had had a good game up until that point. Made some important saves and showed good hands on a number of occasions.
Jesús Gámez – 6
Always does a job when he plays, whether it’s on the right or the left. His long throw is an asset as well, although on an attacking level he just isn’t on the level of Filipe or Juanfran. Still, solid enough in defence.
Diego Godín – 8 (Man of the match)
No matter the opponent, venue or competition, Godín always stands up to be counted. As usual, he won everything today, and even tried driving the team on from defence at times. Our leader, even without the armband.
Stefan Savic – 7
His game time may be limited, but I don’t think he’s had a bad game since signing for Atleti. Made one sloppy first half pass, but other than that he was secure all game, committed in every challenge and positionally very good.
Filipe Luís – 7
Another excellent match, as his second spell at the club goes from strength to strength. Put a great ball in for Jackson early on, and was steady throughout the game both going forward and at the back.
Gabi – 7
Where does he find the energy from? He may be 32, but he has the legs of a 22 year-old. Came up everywhere on the pitch, and saved Augusto’s blushes with a crucial goal-line clearance near the end.
Augusto Fernández – 5
Although he kept things ticking in midfield alongside Gabi, he had a few worrying moments, misplacing one or two passes in our third and almost scoring a comic own goal late on. Balaídos would’ve erupted had that one gone in…
Koke – 6
After a good game in Las Palmas on Sunday, he wasn’t as involved today. Put in a few good set pieces and was involved in phases, but didn’t create much or have his usual influence on the team.
Yannick Carrasco – 6
Started the game in lively fashion with some positive runs and a few good passes, but faded midway through the first half and was ineffective from then onwards. Came off early in the second half.
Antoine Griezmann – 5
Cholo will probably wish that he had rested him tonight, given how little his impact was. Wasn’t really a game for him, and he just never got going. Need him fit and in form for the games ahead.
Jackson Martínez – 5
We don’t want to be too critical on Jackson, as he is going through a low-patch and is working hard, but nothing is working for him at the moment. Did come close with a good left-footed effort in the second half, but otherwise another forgettable game.
Ángel Correa – 6
His clever movement and vision did make a momentary difference off the bench, but perhaps didn’t get as much of the ball as he would’ve liked. Spurned a great chance towards the end, heading Gabi’s cross over the bar from close range.
Luciano Vietto – 6
Like Correa, we did see more of a threat with him on the pitch and he made a few clever touches, almost setting up Koke similarly to his assist for Saúl in the last round. Need to see more of that when he starts.
Thomas Partey – N/A
Do you agree with our ratings? Who should start up front against Sevilla on Sunday?