CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
Atlético Madrid player ratings after the heartbreak in Milan
As gutting as the final result was, Atlético fans can be proud of the players. Griezmann and Saúl were the men of the match and Carrasco was superb when he came on for Augusto.
-Oblak: The Slovenian produced a miraculous save in the first half to keep Benzema out, but was powerless to stop Ramos' opener. The Rojiblanco shot-stopper did well to deny Benzema (again) and Bale in the second half.
-Juanfran: More concerned with keeping tabs on Cristiano than joining the attack in the first half, the roving right-back laid on Carrasco for the equaliser soon after the break. He set up the goal but was also the only player to miss a penalty in the shootout.
-Savic: The Montenegrin was at fault for the first goal, although in retrospect it should have been flagged for offside. Aside from that he performed well and kept his composure for the rest of the game.
-Godín: Personality and leadership in spades, as usual. The Uruguayan was excellent dealing with crosses into the box.
-Filipe Luis: He struggled to contain Bale. The ex-Chelsea man was beaten on a number of occasions during the match. Eventually he started to find his feet and was dangerous going forward. Whatever Simeone told him at the break seemed to have an effect, but his final ended in extra-time when fatigue forced him to come off.
-Saúl: The youngster was one of Atlético's best players in the first half, doing a great job at minimising the threat of Marcelo. Taking a more central role after the break, he began to see more of the ball.
-Gabi: Tactically astute as always but quiet in the first half. Once he got into his stride he provided the Rojiblancos with balance in the middle of the park.
-Augusto: The Argentinian was taken off at half time to allow for Carrasco to shake things up. The former Celta man had a relatively sound performance but made two grave mistakes during the opening 45 minutes that could have cost Atlético dearly.
-Koke: The Spain international was at the heart of the bulk of Atléti's offensive play, showing in support continually and looking to link up with Griezmann.
-Griezmann: In a word the Frenchman was involved, and the most dangerous card in Simeone's deck during the first half. Griezmann was the man behind all three of the team's shots on goal before the break but construed to fire his 46th-minute spot-kick off the crossbar. He didn't let the setback get to him though and continued showing for the ball.
-Torres: El Niño chased everything down and pressed the Madrid defenders as if his life depended on it. His team-mates failed to properly read his movement off the ball. It was thanks to the veteran striker that Mark Clattenburg awarded Atlético with a penalty at the beginning of the second half.
-Carrasco: The Belgian speed demon came on for the start of the second half to provide the Colchoneros with more pace and was at hand to stir home Juanfran's cross and get the equaliser. The former Monaco man gave Danilo a torrid time down the left flank.
-Lucas: The youngster came on late into extra-time to replace Koke.
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