Atlético Madrid booked their place in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday evening, turning the tie on it’s head with a heroic 2-0 win against holders Barcelona.
Two goals from Antoine Griezmann were the difference, but it was a monumental performance from the whole team on a night that will live long in the memory at the Vicente Calderón.
Read on to see how we rated the players:
Jan Oblak – 8
He may not have made any spectacular saves, but that was because he caught and held everything that came at him. His calmness and authority took the pressure off on a number of occasions. A wall in the Atleti goal.
Juanfran – 8
Our very own ‘Lightning McQueen’ was up and down the right flank as always, helping us attack before we got the goal and pocketing Neymar for most of the night. Arguably the best in the world in his position.
Diego Godín – 9 (Man of the match)
A titan, a warrior, a colossus at the back as usual. Every cross, shot and ball into the box seemed to gravitate towards him, and every time he got it away. With him in the team, anything is possible.
Lucas Hernández – 8
The boy became a man tonight. Alongside Godín, he stood up to Messi, Suárez and Neymar and didn’t let them pass. For one so young, his reading of the game and positioning is exceptional. Great performance.
Filipe Luís – 8
Made one or two small lapses at the back, but it was a near flawless performance from the Brazilian. Did superbly well to get forward in the last minute and find that bit extra to win the penalty, and helped us see out the game.
Gabi – 8
Our captain is well and truly back. This was the Gabi of 2013/14, patrolling and marshalling the midfield and using his vast experience to limit Barça’s play between the lines. Embodies the spirit in this team.
Augusto Fernández – 8
May not get the plaudits that some others do, but he was hugely effective in front of the defence and won tackle after tackle in crucial areas. Some fans had their doubts over him, but not after tonight. Tiago-esque.
Koke – 8
Like in the quarter-final two years ago, the canterano was everywhere. He was the link-man between attack and defence, using the ball well and doing a great job of stopping Barça in the wide areas. Astonishing to think that he is just 24.
Saúl Ñíguez – 8
We’ve known it all season, but this may well have been the night that the rest of Europe stood up and took notice of Saúl. His ball for the opener was sumptuous, and his work-rate and ball retention was even better. Such a complete midfielder, and will only get better.
Yannick Carrasco – 8
The road-runner, and a player that Barça will be glad to see the back of this season. Combines incredible pace and trickery with a calm head and impressive tactical nous, and the never-say-die attitude that Simeone loves. Signing of the season.
Antoine Griezmann – 9
What more can we say about Griezmann? His transformation from tricky winger to all-action killer in attack has been breathtaking. Some criticised him for not performing in the big games, he shut them down completely tonight. Will go down in Atleti history with his two goals.
Thomas Partey – 7
Minutes have been hard to come by for Thomas this season, but he looks to have earned Cholo’s trust through hard work and sacrifice. Helped us see out the game with a number of important clearances and interceptions.
Ángel Correa – N/A
Stefan Savic – N/A
Do you agree with our ratings? Are we being a little harsh on the team with our ratings?