Atlético Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw by Sevilla on Sunday afternoon, failing to find the breakthrough despite playing the last half an hour with a man extra at the Vicente Calderón.
The rojiblancos did most of the attacking, but couldn’t find the winner and drop to second place behind Barcelona ahead of next week’s crucial trip to the Camp Nou.
Read on to see how we rated the players:
Jan Oblak – 6
Didn’t really have much to do, as Sevilla only hit one shot on target all game. Good with his feet and transmitted his usual sense of security to the defence.
Juanfran – 6
A constant threat going forward on the right wing, but perhaps could’ve done better with his crossing at times. Feel that he made the wrong decision on a few occasions.
Diego Godín – 7
Dealt with Llorente farily comfortably on wat was a fairly quiet afternoon. Tried driving the team forward from defence and set up a good chance in the first half for Griezmann, but it wasn’t to be.
Stefan Savic – 7
Proved once more that he is a more than valid option for this team, especially alongside Godín. Always committed, good on the ball and positionally excellent. Great signing.
Filipe Luís – 6
Had another good game on the left, but couldn’t help inspire us to victory despite his best efforts. Crossing could do with some work as well, but he got forward at all opportunities and was solid in defence.
Gabi – 6
Although he won the midfield battle today, his final ball wasn’t at his best and at times he made a few frustrating decisions. Guilty of shooting at times which killed some of our build-up play.
Augusto – 5
Replaced at half-time after seeing yellow early on for a needless challenge on Vitolo. Not really happening for him in a red and white shirt so far, but it is early days still.
Koke – 6
In and out of the game. Was more involved as we chased the goal, but like Gabi, his final ball really seems to have regressed this season. Would like to see him in the central role more often.
Saúl Ñíguez – 7
Good in the first half, and probably our best midfielder over the course of the match. Wins a lot of balls with his physical presence and makes intelligent passes. Deserves to play ahead of Augusto at the moment.
Antoine Griezmann – 6
Came closest to scoring, first with an acrobatic first half attempt and then with a header in the second half that hit the post. Didn’t really have the space to play his normal game today.
Luciano Vietto – 6
More involved than in recent matches, but like Griezmann he was afforded next to no time on the ball. A few bright sparks, including a good run that saw Vitolo get a second yellow card, but still needs to do a bit more.
Yannick Carrasco – 7 (Man of the match)
The team’s biggest attacking threat, and should really have played from the start. At times his decision making can be erratic, but he is young and has more than enough talent to make up for it.
Jackson Martínez – N/A
Ángel Correa – 6
Lively in his brief cameo, much more so than Jackson who we don’t think touched the ball. Made some good runs and passes, but his late booking means he’ll miss next Saturday’s game in the Camp Nou.
What were your thoughts on the performance?