peuterey sambo Filipe Luis scores again as Atletico Madrid beat Real Sociedad for fifth straight win
Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa were also guilty of missing chances, but Atletico comfortably held on to all but seal Champions League football again next season.
7 Diego Simeone went with his strongest possible side despite the looming tasks of the derby and Leciester’s visit to the Calderon next week. Diego Godin and Carrasco returned to the starting lineup from Saturday’s win at Malaga and Simeone was even reluctant to use his bench as he made only two subs. Antoine Griezmann was importantly handed a rest for the final 20 minutes and that decision didn’t come back to haunt Simeone as Atletico held out for another three points.
Player ratings (1 10; 10 = best. Players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating)
GK Jan Oblak, 6 No serious saves to make. Flapped at a couple of early crosses, but his handling improved as the game went on.
DF Juanfran, 7 Enjoying his time back as a first team regular in Sime Vrsaljko’s absence and his energy levels show no sign of dipping even at 32.
DF Stefan Savic, 7 Well protected by Gabi and Saul Niguez, enjoyed a trouble free night.
DF Diego Godin, 7 A few charges forward would have had Simeone’s heart in his mouth, but coasted through the 90 minutes.
DF Filipe Luis 9 The Brazilian was a constant ball of energy bursting forward, scoring in addition to doing his defensive duties when called upon.
7 Struggled to get a grip of the midfield early on, but once he laid the platform the more creative players ahead of him had the chance to shine.
MF Koke, 7 Run of goals and assists comes to an end, but adds great balance on the left particularly to cover Filipe when he bombs forward.
After not scoring in the first 35 games of the season over all competitions, Filipe Luis scored for the second game running.
MF Saul Niguez, 6 Not his best display. Barely noticeable as an attacking threat
MF Yannick Carrasco, 7 Excellent in the first 45 minutes bar fluffing his lines when teed up by Griezmann’s unselfish cutback.
FW Fernando Torres, 5 Gets credit for the assist, but the double miss will live much longer in the memory.
FW Antoine Griezmann, 7 Failed to score against his old side, but was a true team player as he often picked out teammates in better positions. Unfortunately for Atletico there is only one Griezmann. Had he been on the end of some of the chances,
the margin of victory would have been a lot greater.