Monday, 20 January 2014

Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid 1 vs 1 Sevilla

  • Thibaut Courtois
    0
    0

    Thibaut Courtois

    Did well with the few saves he had to make. A couple of efforts were straight at him but he held onto everything. Had no chance with Rakitic's excellent penalty.
  • Diego Godín
    1
    0

    Diego Godín

    Kept the ball well as he was put into little trouble when in possession at the back. A solid enough display as another clean sheet was secured.
  • Filipe Luis
    0
    0

    Filipe Luis

    As always posed a threat going forward but final ball was lacking on more than one occasion. Blazed over when well placed in the first half.
  • Juanfran
    0
    1

    Juanfran

    Barely troubled in defence as own forward runs meant Moreno's threat was neutralised. Needless foul on Bacca saw him give away penalty for Rakitic's equaliser.
  • Miranda
    0
    1

    Miranda

    Again was very comfortable at the heart of defence as almost every move began with him. Coped well with the pace of Bacca, especially in the first half.
  • Koke
    0
    0

    Koke

    Never got into the game and struggled to create anything from midfield. Speculation regarding his future may have caused a distraction.
  • Raúl García
    0
    1

    Raúl García

    Never showed the attacking prowess that we have become accustomed to in what was a fairly quiet showing.
  • Arda Turan
    0
    0

    Arda Turan

    Started brightly enough as he won a number of corners on the left-hand side. Faded badly in the second half and one wayward cross summed up his performance.
  • Gabi
    0
    0

    Gabi

    Was the hosts most creative outlet as he swung in a number of quality crosses into the box. Booked for dissent in an otherwise good showing.
  • David Villa
    1
    0

    David Villa Top of the Match

    Took his goal expertly and showed great feet to lay on chances for both Filipe and Costa. On the periphery in the second half before being replaced late on.
  • Diego Costa
    0
    0

    Diego Costa

    Went close twice early on but cut a frustrated figure as the match went progressed. Not his best showing of the season.

Substitutions

  • Cristian Rodríguez
    0
    0

    Cristian Rodríguez

    Went on a couple of mazy runs in late cameo.
  • José Sosa
    0
    0

    José Sosa

    Brought on too late to impact the game.
  • Beto
    0
    0

    Beto Flop of the Match

    Poor punch led to Villa opening the scoring and never looked comfortable with any ball into the box.
  • Federico Julián Fazio
    1
    0

    Federico Julián Fazio

    Struggled early on with Villa's movement but once he began to concentrate on marking Costa he flourished. Fortunate to get away with a late punch on the striker.
  • Fernando Navarro
    0
    1

    Fernando Navarro

    Looked to get Bacca in behind early on with limited success. Kept Garcia quiet in decent display.
  • Daniel Carrico
    0
    1

    Daniel Carrico

    Booked early on and lucky to escape a red as he made a number of other fouls. Combative style helped stop Atletico's creative midfield.
  • Nicolás Pareja
    1
    0

    Nicolás Pareja

    Booked in the opening minutes but made up for it with fine last-ditch challenge on Costa. Replaced at the break.
  • Coke
    0
    0

    Coke

    Fired wide on rare foray forward as he spent most of his time keeping Turan quiet. Not many have marked the Turkey international better.
  • Alberto
    0
    0

    Alberto

    Aided Navarro well on the left though that meant he was barely seen going forward. Unlucky to be sent off in dying minutes.
  • Ivan Rakitic
    0
    0

    Ivan Rakitic

    Growing influence on the game reflected Sevilla's performance as he helped drag them back into it after poor opening. Expertly converted from the spot.
  • Iborra
    0
    0

    Iborra

    Wasted Sevilla's best chance from open play as he headed straight at Courtois from close range. Better when in a more defensive role.
  • Vitolo
    0
    0

    Vitolo

    Got better as the game wore on as he helped the visitors keep the ball in the opposition's half.
  • C. Bacca
    0
    2

    C. Bacca

    Pace caused problems throughout and tested Courtois early in the second half. Worried Juanfran enough to win the penalty for the equaliser.

Substitutions

  • Marko Marin
    0
    0

    Marko Marin

    Didn't quite have the desired impact after replacing Vitolo in the second period.
  • Kevin Gameiro
    0
    0

    Kevin Gameiro

    Presence as the second striker caused problems though his touch deserted him on occasion.
  • Reyes
    0
    1

    Reyes

    Had little time to make any real impact.
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