Atletico Madrid entertained Club Brugge at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier this evening as they hoped to earn a good result at home in the UEFA Champions League. The Madrid giants made a dominant start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.
Diego Simeone’s men pushed on in search of the opening goal in the second half and found themselves at a numerical advantage in the 82nd minute when Kamal Sowah was sent off by the referee. The contest ended with Atletico being held to a frustrating 0-0 draw in the Spanish capital.
Let’s take a look at how each Atletico Madrid player fared during the match against Club Brugge.
GK: Jan Oblak – 6.5/10
The talented keeper had to make just one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet at home.
RB: Nahuel Molina – 7/10
Molina got stuck in with some solid tackles and had two lively moments in the opponent’s half.
CB: Stefan Savic – 7/10
He was solid when defending inside his half and created one key chance going forward.
CB: Jose Gimenez – 7/10
Gimenez didn’t put a foot wrong at the back and was good on the ball as well.
CB: Reinildo Mandava – 7/10
He made a couple of important defensive contributions and engineered a couple of decent chances in the final third.
LB: Saul Niguez – 7/10
The Spaniard performed his defensive duties well and was a threat in the opponent’s half.
CM: Koke – 6.5/10
He created one key chance in the final third but failed to threaten the opponent’s goal.
CM: Geoffrey Kondogbia – 7/10
The gifted midfielder protected his backline really well and was not shy of having a strike at goal.
CM: Thomas Lemar – 6/10
Lemar had a couple of bright moments in the Club Brugge half but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
ST: Angel Correa – 6/10
He orchestrated one meaningful opening during the game and was mostly quiet on the attacking end of the field.
ST: Antoine Griezmann – 7/10
The French talent was a constant menace in the final third but failed to finish off any of his chances.
CM: Rodrigo de Paul – 6.5/10
He added some creativity to Simeone’s midfield.
LW: Yannick Carrasco – 7/10
The Belgian had a few lively moments in the game after coming off the bench.
ST: Alvaro Morata – 6/10
Morata failed to find the back of the net.
ST: Matheus Cunha – 6.5/10
He caused a few problems for the opposition defenders.
CM: Axel Witsel – 6/10
Witsel offered very little after coming on in the 78th minute.