Nothing he could do about Tiago's two goals and Dominguez's header. Let down by a very poor defence tonight.
Played well in midfield, winning a couple of challenges, but struggled with his passing. Replaced at half-time.
Atrocious marking led to the third and shares the blame for the first two, too. His positioning let him down badly.
Tried hard, but could not conjure any magic to prevent Malaga from losing. Had a few good touches and did well after he switched to left back shortly after the restart.
Very quiet down the flank, but sound defensively. Had some troubles with Reyes early on, but improved as the game progressed. Sacrificed for Portillo at half-time as Malaga were looking for a way back in the game.
Conceded the free-kick that led to the goal and had some troubles with Atleti's roaming forwards. Offered little in attack.
Like Stadsgaard his marking was sub-par and the centre pairing's inability to organize at set-pieces proved costly for Malaga.
Showed much commitment tonight and covered a lot of ground. Did not produce much in attacking sense and struggled with his passing.
Aside from his dangerous free-kick on the half-hour mark, the Portuguese struggled with his set-pieces. No sign of his trademark runs tonight.
Did very little aside from kicking Felipe in the nose in the 48th minute. Received very little service tonight.
Deprived of service tonight and mostly ran around aimlessly. Was not presented with much tonight and will be remembered for one powerful shot straight at De Gea from distance in the 52nd minute.
Had to stop just three shots tonight and generally had very little to do.
Had to intervene on just a couple of occasions, but did well on each and every occasion. A solid performance from the centre-half. Powered a good header for his goal.
Had fairly little to do in defensive sense in the first half and joined the attack well on a few occasions. Had some troubles in the second half against Malaga's left flank.
Had one lapse in concentration today in the 48th minute when his positioning let him down, but generally did well.
Shut out Eliseu in the first half and was rock-solid at the back. Put his body on the line for his team in the 48th minute when he received an accidental kick in the nose. Made a howler in the 89th minute, which almost cost Atleti a goal.
Worked hard in midfield and covered a lot of ground. Did not exactly shine with his distribution.
What a farewell performance! Assisted the first and third with great delivery from set-pieces and provided the free-kick in the build-up to the second, too. A top performance.
Very strong in midfield, scored two goals and got one assist. An outstanding performance.
Very good performance from the midfielder despite the fact that he met little resistance from Lopez and Juanito in the centre of the pitch. Ran hard and showed good tackling.
José Antonio Reyes
Fairly quiet tonight, did not offer much in attack. Had a few good passes and runs, but nothing more.
Did not have much chances tonight and on the one occasion he might have scored (56th minute), his first touch let him down.
Came on at half-time and made a few good passes, but ultimately could make a difference upfront.
- 20 Manolo Gaspar
- 22 Sandro Silva
Did well in midfield and helped Malaga improve after the break.
Came on for Sebastian Fernandez, inserted much needed pace upfront, but never threatened De Gea.
- 7 N. Baha