Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Live Player Ratings for Colchoneros and Blaugrana

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Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Live Player Ratings for Colchoneros and Blaugrana
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Atletico Madrid know a clean sheet or a victory will be enough to lift them to a historic Champions League semifinal, but standing in their way? Lionel Messi and Neymar's Barcelona boys.

Diego Simeone will have to outmaneuver Gerardo Martino once again, but this time without the likes of Diego Costa and Arda Turan—both of whom missed training on Monday and appear serious doubts to play.

Can la Blaugrana turn it around?

We grade the players live—updated both at half-time and full time—so check in to see if you agree with our ratings!

 

Atleti XI

Atletico XI
Player Position H/T Rating F/T Rating
Courtois GK 7 9
Juanfran RB 7 7
Godín CB 7 7
Miranda CB 7 6
Filipe Luis LB 7 8
Tiago CM 7 7
Koke LM 8 8
Gabi CM 7 7
García RM 8 8
Adrián ST 9 8
Villa ST 8 8
Subs
Diego CF N/A 7
Rodriguez CF N/A N/A

B/R UK

Courtois: Sent sprawling by a Messi header, and saved superbly from Neymar. Busy in the end.

Juanfran: Tracked Neymar and Iniesta's runs rather well.

Godín: Dominant in every department, though let Messi slip for a header.

Miranda: Complemented Godin superbly as usual, but nearly let Neymar go late on for a goal.

Filipe Luis: Industrious and hardworking on the left. Controlled his flank with ease.

Tiago: Distributed the ball simply and easily, didn't take any silly risks.

Gabi: Captain fantastic, as usual, structured his defensive setup superbly.

Koke: Scored the opener, was tidy and effective on the ball without pulling up any trees.

Raúl García: Demonic in the air, battling hard for every ball on the right side.

Adrián: Rose to the challenge of replacing Costa's energy and combativeness. Ran out of gas in the second half.

Villa: Hit the post twice after rolling his marker. Extremely unlucky not to be on the scoresheet.

 

Barca XI

Barca XI
Player Position H/T Rating F/T Rating
Pinto GK 5 5
Alves RB 7 7
Mascherano CB 6 5
Bartra CB 4 5
Alba LB 5 6
Busquets DM 5 5
Fàbregas CM 6 5
Xavi CM 6 7
Iniesta LW 6 6
Messi CF 5 5
Neymar RW 6 6
Subs
Alexis Wing N/A 6
Pedro Wing N/A 6

B/R UK

Pinto: Made bad decisions and worried his defence with some dodgy feet.

Alves: Made a goal-saving challenge and crossed perfectly for an unmarked Messi to head wide.

Mascherano: Struggled aerially and didn't look great on the deck, either. Shoved Villa over in the box and was lucky not to see a penalty awarded.

Bartra: A shocking performance, cleaved open in the channels three or four times.

Alba: Unable to penetrate on the left due to Juanfran, but showed remarkable pace in recovery.

Busquets: Struggled with the physicality of Atletico and picked up a cheap booking for a professional foul.

Fàbregas: Kept the ball well but offered little in penetrative runs/movement. Replaced early.

Xavi: Struggled badly early on but regained his composure after 15 minutes.

Iniesta: On his 500th appearance for Barcelona, he did very little of note in the final third.

Messi: Headed wide unmarked and had very little effect on the game.

Neymar: Showed some nice quick feet at times, but was largely bottled up. Denied by Courtois twice.

 

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