Notes: Atlético fall to shock defeat in Bilbao
Conceded two, but can’t be fully blamed either. The first, in the ninth minute, quickly took Felipe’s knee off and Ãlex Berenguer huddled him at home with his head. The second was a thunderous header from IÃ±igo MartÃnez in the dying minutes of the match â6.
Played about an hour before being (surprisingly) replaced. Made a few interventions that put an end to Athletic’s counters, and his off-ball positioning allowed AtlÃ©tico Madrid to transfer the game to him. The England international could not send as many hard-hitting crosses as he did. he usually does â6.
Came big with his header in the 77th minute, which equalized the game. On Yannick Carrasco’s corner, SaviÄ climbed the highest in the crowd and pulled the ball back into the net. His interceptions helped relieve the pressure and his distribution was pretty neat throughout the game. â8.
Intervened several times to make interesting interventions, but seemed uncomfortable at times. His communication at the back with SaviÄ could have been better. Lost MartÃnez on the winning goal â5.
Made some promising dribbles, which generated free kick opportunities. The final product was missing in the last third, especially during its crossing and its passage on the side. Mario Hermoso replaced him about 15 minutes from time â5.
Started the attack with his dribble and movement off the ball. His work caused problems for the hosts as he was able to work his way into the box to shoot or send a low cross to the face of the goal. He collected the assist for Atleti’s goal and remains in good shape -7.
Distributed the ball accurately. Was able to stretch Athletic’s defense, sending passes widely, but short passes weren’t enough to break the hosts’ press consistently. Lemar replaced him in the 59th minute â6.
A mixed sack for the captain, especially in the first half, when his pass wasn’t clear enough and the inaccuracy allowed Athletic to block. Hooked in the home stretch, but his efforts weren’t enough to bring the game up to level â5.
Had some quality moments in his cast, including a blind pass to set up Correa in the first half, but faded over time. SuÃ¡rez replaced him on time â5.
Presented his team with his best scoring opportunities, but failed to convert as he did earlier this week. Time and time again his footwork was sublime, using feints and a low center of gravity to turn and cut, but he couldn’t put the icing on the cake and score a goal, sending two good chances wide open. â6.
Received a yellow card early on but continued to work hard on both sides, racing the ball and nibbling on Athletic’s heels to regain possession. Was held with one shot and had to shoot double serve to right-back for the last half hour -7.
The forward made some promising passes with the few touches (eight) he got, but couldn’t get a shot. Unable to get heavily involved in the game â5.
Immediately affected the build-up of AtlÃ©tico. Fired a few balls into the box, which added more to the late pressure from the visitors, but produced nothing to lead to a goal â5.
Actively searched for the ball, but Athletic’s annoying defense overpowered him â5.
Had more than one sloppy foul, one of which resulted in him receiving a yellow â4.