Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 30, 2014

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22:  Fernando Torres of Chelsea battles for the ball with Arda Turan of Atletcio Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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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.

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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Cole: Withdrawn just nine minutes after the restart in favour of Eto’o.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.

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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.