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La Liga 2017/18, Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona: Player Ratings

Greg Lea
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Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona each took a share of the spoils after an intense La Liga encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Saul Niguez gave the home side the lead in the first half, but Luis Suarez's late header earned Ernesto Valverde's men a precious point to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

Here's how the players rated for either side in last night's encounter in the Spanish capital:

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League
Atletico Madrid successfully fended off Barcelona, to win a point

Jan Oblak - 7/10

The Atleti goalkeeper perhaps could have done better with Suarez's header, but otherwise did well in between the sticks.

Juanfran - 6/10

Juanfran offered very little going forward and was guilty of a few nervous moments defensively. Did not look entirely comfortable throughout.

Stefan Savic - 7/10


The centre-back produced a wonderful block to deny Luis Suarez in the first half. His reading of the game was generally excellent, although he did allow Suarez to peel away from him for the equaliser.

Diego Godin - 7/10

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga

This was a typically aggressive and rugged display from the Uruguayan, who dominated his compatriot - Suarez for long periods and was commanding in the air.

Filipe Luis - 7/10

An underrated member of the Atletico side, Filipe performed well in all areas of the game. He dealt with Andre Gomes with ease, although, he was twice beaten for pace by Deulofeu.

Koke - 8/10

Excellent both with and without the ball, Koke showed why he is such an important player for Atletico on Saturday. He played two key passes in total, a tally bettered by only Jordi Alba.

Gabi - 6/10

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga

A warrior-like showing from captain Gabi, whose timing in the tackle was a little off at times. The midfielder always gives 100 percent and it was no different here.

Saul Niguez - 8/10

Produced Atletico's only real moment of quality in an attacking sense, scoring with a fantastic finish to break the deadlock. Produced some neat touches throughout, although was forced to defend for much of the second half.

Yannick Carrasco - 7/10

Carrasco was quiet for much of Saturday's match, but he did show flashes of his quality on the counter-attack. Simeone, perhaps, should have kept him on for longer.

Angel Correa - 6/10

This was a selfless showing from Correa, who hassled and harried to great effect at the top of the pitch. He did not offer much in possession, though.

Antoine Griezmann - 7/10

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League

Asked questions of the Barcelona defence with some brilliant dribbling in the first half, but struggled to get into goalscoring positions as often as he would have liked. The Frenchman could have cost his team with a clumsy foul late on, but Lionel Messi's free-kick was saved by Oblak.


Thomas Partey - 6/10

Spent most of his time on the field defending inside his own half and stuck to his task well.

Nicolas Gaitan - 5/10

Was unable to offer the sort of attacking spark Simeone's side needed from the bench.

Fernando Torres - N/A

Was introduced in the closing stages.

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