The Champions League Final will be a city derby for the first time in its history.
Atletico Madrid, by beating Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, punched their ticket to Lisbon where they will face local rivals Real Madrid on May 24.
Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.
|Chelsea Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Chelsea
Schwarzer: No chance on the Adrian goal, and just minutes before he had saved a Koke free kick.
Ivanovic: Trying to get forward as much as possible, but Koke and Felipe Luis have made that difficult for him so far.
Cahill: Booked for a lunging tackle on Diego Costa.
Terry: Made a superb, headed clearance midway through the first half.
Cole: Has completed 97% of his passes after 45 minutes.
Ramires: The Brazilian has so far thrown himself into five tackles.
D.Luiz: Putting himself about all over the pitch—winning tackles and making interceptions.
Azpilicueta: Picked up an assist on the Torres opener.
Willian: His superb work down the right allowed Chelsea to open the scoring.
Hazard: Lost his concentration at the far post when Juanfran set up Adrian.
Torres: Made a lovely deflection on Azpilicueta’s pass and didn’t celebrate against his former club.
Full-Time analysis for Chelsea
Schwarzer: Got a piece of Arda’s effort before the Turkey international converted on the rebound.
Ivanovic: Completely outplayed by Koke and Felipe Luis.
Cahill: Threw himself into five tackles but should have done better on both the Adrian and Arda goals.
Terry: Hard to fault his work-rate, and he won all of his aerial duels.
Cole: Withdrawn just nine minutes after the restart in favour of Eto’o.
Ramires: Aside from his tackling, he offered very little over the 90 minutes.
D.Luiz: Hit the crossbar in the second half and was one of his side’s more committed contributors.
Azpilicueta: Switched to left-back upon Cole’s exit.
Willian: Excellent rate of passing in the final third.
Hazard: Quite clearly not match-fit; twice he lost Juanfran down the left flank.
Torres: Faded after the restart and made way for Ba.
Eto’o: Committed the foul that sent Diego Costa to the spot.
Ba: Only managed a single shot after coming on.
Schurrle: Just nine touches of the ball in a brief cameo.
|Atletico Madrid Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Atletico Madrid
Courtois: Was well beaten on the Torres goal.
Juanfran: Fantastic ball to Adrian to restore level terms.
Miranda: Distribution was poor, but he made a pair of important tackles in the first half.
Godin: Yet to misplace a single pass.
F.Luis: Combining well with his attacking teammates down the left.
Tiago: Atletico’s captain on the night has completed 93% of his passes.
M.Suarez: Has so far won all of his aerial battles.
Adrian: Made no mistake from in close as he beat Schwarzer
Koke: Taking all of Atletico’s set pieces; has generally been their best attacking player.
Turan: Adding a physical aspect to the Atletico attack but has already committed a pair of fouls.
D.Costa: Just 15 touches through 45 minutes.
Full-Time analysis for Atletico Madrid
Courtois: His heroics in the final few minutes will unfortunately be overlooked.
Juanfran: Ran Hazard, Cole and Azpilicueta into the ground.
Miranda: A much better second half from the 29-year-old.
Godin: Didn’t put a foot wrong, even as Chelsea attempted to increase their pressure on the Atletico goal in the final minutes.
F.Luis: Touched the ball 80 times and completed 94% of his passes.
Tiago: He was Atletico’s metronome in Gabi’s absence.
M.Suarez: Distribution improved after the restart; he was Atletico’s answer to David Luiz.
Adrian: His inclusion made his manager look good.
Koke: Perhaps the best player on the park, he touched the ball more than anyone else and was generally involved in everything Atletico created going forward.
Turan: Scored the insurance marker and will be the first Turkish-born player to start a Champions League Final—should he start.
D.Costa: Fussed around with the penalty spot before converting from 12 yards.
R.Garcia: Put in an efficient 24 minutes after replacing Adrian.
Sosa: Moved the ball around nicely.
Rodriguez: Only 10 touches after coming on with six minutes left in normal time.
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