Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad Peters@@jerradpetersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 22, 2014

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22:  Fernando Torres of Chelsea battles for the ball with Diego Godin 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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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea played to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

Atletico, despite carrying much of the play, could only muster a few half-chances while Chelsea recorded just a single shot on target.

Statistically, (stats courtesy WhoScored?), the Spanish outfit controlled 69% of possession and completed 83% of their passes to the Blues’ 63%

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Atletico Madrid Player Ratings
F. Luis88
R. Garcia87
D. Costa66

Half-Time analysis for Atletico Madrid

Courtois: Yet to make a single save.

Juanfran: Getting forward often and pinning Cole into his own half.

Miranda: Yet to put a foot wrong, though he’s hardly been tested.

Godin: Committed a needless foul on Torres that gifted Chelsea a free kick in dangerous space.

F.Luis: He’s won all of his aerial battles so far.

M.Suarez: No one has touched the ball more often.

Gabi: Has completed 87% of his passes—slightly substandard.

Koke: Quite nearly scored directly from a corner.

R.Garcia: Has established himself as Atletico’s favoured target-man so far.

Diego: Four shots already for the Brazilian.

D.Costa: Fighting a pitched battle with Terry.

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22:  Fernando Torres of Chelsea is closed down by and Diego Godin and Gabi of Club Atletico de Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea at Vicente Calderon Stadium
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Full-Time analysis for Atletico Madrid

Courtois: Was only called upon to make a pair of straightforward saves.

Juanfran: Marauded down the right and completed an eye-popping 98% of his passes.

Miranda: Distribution was sub-par, but he didn’t put a foot wrong in the centre of defense.

Godin: Made three tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

F.Luis: Won each and every one of his aerial battles.

M.Suarez: Completed 89% of his passes and executed three tackles.

Gabi: Touched the ball a game-high 103 times.

Koke: Didn’t make nearly the impact he will have hoped.

R.Garcia: Atletico’s primary target-man also committed himself defensively.

Diego: Took six shots before being substituted.

D.Costa: Had the chance to nick a late winner with a header at the far post.

Turan: Completed 100% of his passes after replacing Diego on the hour-mark.

Sosa: Just 14 touches in a 10-minute cameo.

Villa: His four-minute showing left little time to make an impact.

Chelsea Player Ratings
D. Luiz66

Half-Time analysis for Chelsea

Cech: Injured his shoulder on a corner and was substituted in the 18th minute.

Azpilicueta: Distribution has been poor and he’s struggled to get forward.

Cahill: Has won all of his aerial duels.

Terry: Already getting under Diego Costa’s skin.

Cole: Quite evident it’s his first start in three months.

Mikel: Made an important intervention to prevent Raul Garcia springing Diego Costa.

D.Luiz: Distribution has been appalling.

Lampard: Just 22 touches so far.

Ramires: His shot on a Chelsea counter was laughable.

Willian: Only 17 touches but a strong period defensively from the Brazilian.

Torres: Showing a willingness to track back.

Schwarzer: Came into the line of fire but has only had a single save to make.

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22:  Gary Cahill of Chelsea applauds the fans at the final whistle 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
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Full-Time analysis for Chelsea

Cech: Has a separated shoulder.

Azpilicueta: Made an absolutely vital challenge on Koke early in the second half.

Cahill: Had to be especially sturdy following Terry’s injury.

Terry: Substituted midway through the second half with a foot injury.

Cole: Showed a bit more spark after the restart.

Mikel: Will miss the second leg after picking up a booking.

D.Luiz: Did well to close down space, but his passing was way, way off.

Lampard: Lucky to have not been ejected for a pair of hand-balls.

Ramires: Contributed four tackles but completed barely half his passes.

Willian: One of Chelsea’s better, more committed players on the night.

Torres: Played the full 90 minutes and got a nice ovation from his former home fans at the final whistle.

Schwarzer: Made four saves to keep Chelsea in the tie.

Schurrle: Only eight touches after replacing Terry in the 73rd minute.

Ba: Essentially a time-wasting substitution.


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