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December 11, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid
Referee:‬ D. Aytekin‎
Attendance:‬ 24629‎
 
 
37′ Diego Costa
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Porto

Goal saw Atletico cap their Group G exploits with a solid victory against Porto, with Raul Garcia opening the scoring beautifully and leading by example throughout the match

By Simon Harrison

  • Dani Aranzubia
    5
    0
    3.50

    Dani Aranzubia

    The 34-year-old debutant had a solid game, commanding his area well and making a good penalty save to deny Josue.

  • Toby Alderweireld
    6
    0
    3.00

    Toby Alderweireld

    The Belgian central was impressive in the air, and also made a couple of excellent blocks to deny the lively Martinez.

  • Javi Manquillo
    5
    0
    3.00

    Javi Manquillo

    A solid performance from the 19-year-old, who had no problem facing the attacking duo of Varela and Alex Sandro down the Porto left flank. Assured and composed.

  • Emiliano Insúa
    5
    0
    3.00

    Emiliano Insúa

    Made one important clearance from under his own crossbar, and had a steady game. Wasn't often troubled, but occasionally was outpaced.

  • Miranda
    6
    0
    3.00

    Miranda

    A physical performance from the Brazilian, who covered brilliantly and marshalled the defensive line with confidence. His physical attributes make him a brute.

  • Koke
    11
    1
    3.00

    Koke

    A hard-working performance, as can be expected, but the young midfielder didn't pop up too often in advanced areas. Vital to Atletico keeping the midfield tight.

  • Raúl García
    15
    0
    4.00

    Raúl García Top of the Match

    A colossal performance from the Spaniard, taking his goal phenomenally from a tight angle, before leading be example. Met almost every header in his own area.

  • Gabi
    5
    0
    3.50

    Gabi

    Composed in possession and looked to spark quick transitions for the hosts. Helped to force Porto into the wide areas.

  • Oliver Torres
    7
    0
    3.50

    Oliver Torres

    Had a bright first half, and was keen to get on the ball as often as possible. Lacked the final ball around the area, but will be pleased with another Champions League outing.

  • Adrián
    6
    0
    3.00

    Adrián

    Not the most effective game from the Spaniard, who flitted in and out of the game. He occasionally troubled his marker, but didn't pop up in space too often around the edge of the box.

  • Diego Costa
    22
    1
    3.50

    Diego Costa

    Led from the front for Atletico, chasing lost causes and using his physicality to doggedly run down any through ball. Took his goal brilliantly, showing good control before finishing from a tight angle.

Substitutions

  • Arda Turan
    7
    0
    3.00

    Arda Turan

    The Turkey international showed good close control, but didn't often cause too many problems, as Atletico spent a great deal of the second half voluntarily on the back foot.

  • David Villa
    9
    0
    3.00

    David Villa

    Was subject to a few cynical fouls from the Porto defence, and didn't have too many good opportunities to test Helton.

  • Helton
    1
    2
    3.00

    Helton

    The Brazilian keeper didn't have a great deal to do, but palmed a few corner deliveries away from danger well. Possibly could be questioned over Atletico's first goal.

  • Danilo
    2
    1
    3.00

    Danilo

    Provided several brilliant crosses from the right hand side, and his athleticism made it hard for Atletico to break too often down his flank.

  • Maicon Pereira Roque
    0
    1
    3.00

    Maicon Pereira Roque

    Made a few important challenges around the penalty area before clearing his lines well. A generally solid performance, minus being outpaced by Diego Costa.

  • Eliaquim Mangala
    3
    1
    3.00

    Eliaquim Mangala

    The athleticism of the French central defender allowed for him to make some excellent recovering tackles.

  • Alex Sandro
    2
    1
    2.50

    Alex Sandro

    Didn't overlap effectively on the left hand side, being stopped in his tracks by young Manquillo. His deliveries were also inconsistent.

  • Lucho González
    2
    1
    2.50

    Lucho González

    A quiet game for the usually inspirational captain, who laboured in the middle of midfield and only managed to get away one long-range strike.

  • Josue
    0
    4
    2.00

    Josue Flop of the Match

    Missed a first half penalty, and generally had an ineffectual day at the office. His deliveries were quite inconsistent and he never looked to be a threat.

  • Fernando
    4
    1
    3.00

    Fernando

    A powerful performance from deep lying midfield from the Brazilian, who returned to the side to inject some much-needed tenacity.

  • Steven Defour
    1
    1
    2.50

    Steven Defour

    Had a couple of forgettable long-range efforts, and generally offered little apart from his basal duties. When Porto were in search of a goal, the Belgian was of little assistance.

  • Jackson Martínez
    6
    1
    3.00

    Jackson Martínez

    His movement and positioning were a constant threat, with his pace and power allowing for him to get into some very interesting areas, also hitting the woodwork. A clever performance that on another day would have yielded goals.

  • Silvestre Varela
    0
    3
    3.00

    Silvestre Varela

    Struck the woodwork with a powerful header, and saw a few snapshots deflected wide of goal. Looked good when cutting inside, but otherwise didn't have the beating of his marker.

Substitutions

  • Licá
    0
    1
    3.00

    Licá

    Provided some good deliveries from set piece, and was unfortunate to strike the foot of the post, after some great movement earned the substitute some space.

  • Nabil Ghilas
    1
    1
    3.00

    Nabil Ghilas

    Added some energy and bravery into the equation, as the Algerian put his head on the line on one occasion to test Aranzubia.

Results
Group A Matchday 6
Times In GMT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2