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Atlético Madrid 3-1 Eibar: Player Ratings

An XI with only two players over age 24 snapped Atleti's winless run

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Jan Oblak, GK: 5

Goal was not his fault, but Oblak was a bit off Saturday. His normally-sound positioning wasn't quite so sound and he nearly conceded an embarrassing equalizer off a free kick, but luckily for him Mauro Dos Santos whiffed on the tap-in.

Jesús Gámez, RB: 6

Better in the second half, was more comfortable pushing forward into wide areas. Delivered a few tantalizing crosses.

José Maria Giménez, CB: 9

Showed just how much he's learned from Diego Godín. Giménez marshaled Saturday's makeshift backline and put in a commanding performance which included a goal at the other end.

Saúl Ñíguez, CB: 7

First appearance at CB for Saül since his time at Rayo Vallecano. Made an egregious error in front of Oblak that led to Eibar's only goal, but soon made up for it by thumping home the eventual winning goal just after the hour. The goal counts for Saúl's sixth this season.

Lucas Hernández, LB: 6

First Liga appearance for the 19-year-old Frenchman this season, and while it was unspectacular, it was the kind of game necessary to keep this backline from getting hit on the counter by Eibar's pace. Lucas rarely ventured forward and tried to play it safe; other than completely losing Keko before he scored, he did just that.

Thomas Partey, RM: 5

Not quite as good when moved to a wider position, should see him marauding through the center next time out.

Gabi, CM: 6

Got better as the game moved along. Wasn't terribly active pushing up the pitch but helped stifle Eibar's attack after Keko scored.

Koke, CM: 9

Cracking performance from the Spanish international. Set-piece delivery was masterful as he laid on two goals for Giménez and Saúl via corners. Put nary a foot wrong tracking back and winning the ball, too. The next step for Koke is achieving the consistency he's lacked at times this term.

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, LM: 7

The Belgian's pace unsettled Eibar's backline several times Saturday, and while he didn't create or score a goal, his mazy and deceptive runs helped open the game once Atlético expanded the pitch after halftime.

Antoine Griezmann, FW: 5

A rarity: Atlético scored three goals Saturday and Griezmann didn't play a part in any of them. You won't see that often, and Atleti can't afford to have it happen too often.

Ángel Correa, FW: 7

A bit harsh to see him removed before the hour (even though it worked out for the best). Correa looked very good in the first half and could have won a penalty after Ander Capa tackled him without the ball. Could definitely see him retaining his place in the XI next week at Getafe.

Óliver Torres, RM: 8

Came on for Thomas in the 59th minute. Tremendous outing for the canterano, who wisely eschewed a move to Borussia Dortmund in an attempt to prove his worth to Simeone. He will have been impressed with this one, as Óliver controlled the game from the right flank almost immediately after coming on, leaving defenders in his wake with an array of clever spins, turns and long balls.

Luciano Vietto, FW: 6

Came on for Correa in the 59th minute. Had a goal ruled out for offside but set up Fernando Torres in added time to make up for it.

Fernando Torres, FW: 8

Came on for Carrasco in the 75th minute. At long last, El Niño has his century of goals for Atlético. No less than he deserved, either, as he kept working and waiting for his chance during his 140-day drought. Torres was particularly lively Saturday and was finally rewarded in added time, when Vietto's cross took out two defenders and the keeper, leaving Torres to tap into an open net.