Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0: Player ratings

Atlético Madrid 0 Chelsea 0: Player ratings as the Rojiblancos are left frustrated by the Blues in the first leg of the semi-final

By Daragh Small
Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

Thibaut Courtois After all the debate surrounding him prior to the game, the Belgian was barely called upon as the Atletico defence manned the line well. 6/10

Juanfran Peppered the Chelsea six-yard box with a continuous stream of crosses that always seemed to find the head of Garcia. 7

Miranda Gave away a free-kick on the edge of box to get yellow in the closing exchanges. 6

Diego Godín Patrolled the line well to keep Torres and his team-mates quiet all night. 6

Filipe Luis Regularly bombed down the left but was outshone by Juanfran on the otherside. 6

Mario Suarez Great strike in the 34th minute from just outside the box that had Schwarzer scampering across his goal. 6

Gabi Got a yellow with 15 minutes to go for a clash with Mikel, subsequently forced a great save from Schwarzer with a free-kick. 6

Koke Found himself on the ball a lot, however, he didn’t contribute much in terms of attacking threat. 6

Raúl García The big number eight looked sharp all night, trying to make darting runs around the two Chelsea centre-halves. Had a header just over on the half-hour mark when he towered above Cole. Should have done better when he had a free-header late on. 7

Diego Ribas First chance he got on goal was his last action of the night. Was well-marshalled before being replaced by Turan. 6

Diego Costa In his seventh year on the Atletico books, he showed his classes in glimpses but never put himself forward to get into threatening positions. Had a good chance to change things late on but headed straight at Schwarzer. 6


Arda Turan Back after three weeks out with a groin problem. Replaced Diego in the 60th minute. 6

Jose Sose Came on for Suarez in the 79th minute as a more attacking option and made his presence felt with a few crosses after that. 6

David Villa Has scored more goals for Spain that anyone else, however, that didn’t help him here after replacing Garcia in the 86th minute. n/a


Petr Cech Injured in the 15th minute when dislocating his shoulder after a challenge from Garcia. Looked solid before that. 6

Cesar Azpilicueta Important block to deny Costa in the 41st minute when a goal looked on the cards. 6

Gary Cahill (Man-of-the-match) The only time he was caught out was when he won a free-kick from Turan who was climbing all over him. Stepped up manfully when his captain went off injured. 8

John Terry He made clearance after clearance all night. Tried to fight on through the pain barrier when he got injured in the 70th minute and was a huge loss when he went off. 7

Ashley Cole Was great defensively apart from the odd slip. Did well considering his lack of first-team football. 6

John Obi Mikel Put himself about all over the pitch as he cut off the distribution lines to the Atletico frontmen. Out of the second-leg after picking up a yellow in the 75th minute. 8

David Luiz Hasn’t played since the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain. His average free-kicks said everything about his display. 6

Frank Lampard Yellow card for a tackle on Turan in the 63rd minute means he will miss the second-leg. Was lucky not to get a second yellow for a deliberate handball. 6

Ramires Wasted a great opportunity in the 27th minute when he should have taken Miranda on, but decided to shoot. 6

Fernando Torres Joined Atletico as an 11-year-old. Third start in five weeks and his poor first touch showed exactly why. Played a lone striker role and looked a little isolated. Had on great run on the hour but to no avail. 7

Willian Looked energetic in the opening half but faded in the second 45 and was hauled off for Ba. 6


Mark Schwarzer Came on for Cech in the 17th minute to become the second oldest player in Champions League history. Showed a great pair of hands often and looked solid. Great save from a Gabi free-kick with 15 minutes left. 7

Andre Schurrle Replaced Terry in the 70th minute. Showed good work-rate to with a throw-in for his team when they were under pressure. 6

Demba Ba Came on in the dying embers for Willian. n/a


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