peuterey store Diego Godin Saul Niguez AWOL as Atletico Madrid bow out of the Copa del Rey
3 Diego Simeone Picked a team that had enough to get the job done, but looked bereft of ideas and he was sent to the stands as frustration got the better of him.
Player ratings (1 10; 10 = best. Players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating)
GK Miguel Angel Moya, 3 Suffice to say Jan Oblak will not be losing any sleep. Let the first two shots on target in, looked flustered and likely will not be seen again this season.
DF Sime Vrsaljko, 4 A brilliant attacking outlet in the first half, he twice set up teammates for chances they should have buried, but his primary job is to defend: he did not track Escudero’s run and the rest is history.
DF Jose Maria Gimenez, 5 Should have scored from a header after two minutes. Better than his partner. That is about all you can say.
DF Diego Godin, 3 Uncharacteristically flustered, but that is how he has been all season. Played Moya a hospital backpass after about 15 minutes which provided a fitting summary of his form of late. Will be lucky not to be dropped
DF Lucas Hernandez, 5 Should have closed down the cross which led to the opener. Unlucky that Filipe Luis is injured as he would otherwise surely get a run at centre back. Is decent enough against mediocre opposition out wide, but gets found out against top opposition.
MF Koke, 4 Needs to offer more in these kind of matches. Looks like he has lost his confidence and even his usually reliable set pieces are not finding the right areas.
MF Gabi, 5 Booked for handbags, that that was his biggest contribution to the game about sums that up. Subbed at 2 1 as Los Colchoneros sought a way back into things.
Atletico’s last realistic shot at silverware went out the window Tuesday vs. Sevilla.
MF Saul Niguez, 3 AWOL. Is playing game after game after game, however he looks mentally and physically exhausted. Needs a break, however one does not look to be forthcoming.
MF Angel Correa, 2 Given another start, however once again showed that he is at best an impact sub. Should have made it 2 2 but fluffed a one on one that might have changed things.
FW Antoine Griezmann, 6 The only player to come away with any credit. A sensational goal dragged Atleti back into the game, however he too was guilty of missing a couple of presentable chances you would expect him to bury.