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Valencia vs. Atletico Madrid: Live Player Ratings

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 18: Koke of Atletico de Madrid protests to the referee during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Elche FC at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 18, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterApril 27, 2014

Atletico Madrid continue their quest to win every remaining game and lift La Liga title at season's end this weekend, with a visit to the Mestalla next on the agenda.

Valencia don't have an awful lot to play for, floating in midtable without threat of relegation nor chance of European football, but they are an improving side who are taking important, progressive steps with every good performance.

Join us to see if los Colchoneros can keep it up! We'll be rating the Atletico players at half-time and full-time, so check in and see if you agree.


Atletico Madrid XI

Atleti XI
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating


Courtois: Assured in claiming any loose balls; a very quiet half.

Miranda: Made a few strong headed clearances.

Juanfran: Started attacks from the back well, locked down Piatti when he was in a wide position.

Luis: Struggled with Valencia's Barragan on the flank.

Godin: Made several errors in the passing game, but solid overall.

Tiago: Active in the defensive side of the game, making three tackles and halting Valencia's progress.

Gabi: Solid defensively and untroubled by runners, but a non-factor going forward.

R Garcia: Got himself into some strong positions and finally cashed in with a goal. Subbed for a rest.

Koke: Fluffed an excellent chance to volley home from a Costa cross. Solid overall.

Villa: Hasn't scored for months, but came closest with a fizzing effort just past the post.

Costa: A so-so game for the naturalised Spaniard. One cross from the right was very good, but fluffed a one vs. one to make it comfortable.



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