Miguel Ángel Moyà, GK: 5
Victimized twice by hard-working Las Palmas forward Marko Livaja; neither time was it really the veteran custodian’s fault. The third and final goal showed everyone taking a share of the blame, as the entire defense fell asleep from the free kick.
Šime Vrsaljko, RB/LB: 6
The Croatian is a more natural right back but showed improvement from Saturday’s Eibar debacle on both flanks. Considering the errors Juanfran made late in the match (along with other, non-Copa-related factors), right back looks to be Vrsaljko’s moving forward.
José Giménez, CB: 6.5
Giménez wasnt a standout performer Tuesday and on occasion appeared a half-step behind. Adequate performance nonetheless.
Diego Godín, CB: 6.5
Fine outing from the pharaoh, looked the swashbuckling box-to-box CB at times.
Lucas Hernández, LB: 6
Usually offers something different than Filipe Luís as a primarily defensive fullback, but Lucas flashed attacking intent and looked very energetic. Unfortunate to see him substituted at halftime due to a slight muscle injury, but Filipe will be grateful for the night off.
Juanfran, RM/RB: 5
Decent outing undone by two errors in the final minutes. Juanfran misread a long ball which allowed Mateo García to tee up Livaja for the equalizer, then got lost in La La Land as García snuck past him to win the match (but ultimately lose the war).
Saúl Ñíguez, CM: 6
Solid yet unspectacular. Full of huffing, puffing and tireless running.
Koke, CM: 6.5
Notched the assist on Correa’s goal with an outrageous touch and long ball from well, well behind the halfway line.
Nico Gaitán, LM: 7
Assisted the opening goal with a low cross following a nice one-two that Griezmann directed into the net. The Argentine showed more of the willingness to run and work that could get him into the team more, while also displaying his sweet touch and on-ball skill.
Antoine Griezmann, FW: 7.5
Had the beat chance of the first with a cracking left-footed shot borne out of otherworldly control and rounded off an excellent move less than five minutes into the second half. The goal was Griezmann’s third in as many games, and best of all, he received some extra rest in anticipation of Real Betis’ visit Saturday.
Ángel Correa, FW: 7.5
After a poor first half in which he looked lively but ultimately was wasteful in possession and picked up a dumb yellow card, Correa stepped up in the second half and scored on the hour via a lovely angled finish to remind us just how much talent he has to burn.
Gabi, CM: 5
Entered for Lucas at halftime. Thought the captain’s entrance was unnecessary and left Atleti too congested in central midfield. He didn't seem to offer a whole lot in this particular game.
Fernando Torres, FW: 4
Entered for Griezmann in the 64th minute. Few touches for Torres, who in his younger days may have gotten on top of a super through ball offered up by Correa and slotted it home.
Keidi Bare, CM: N/A
Entered for Correa in the 78th minute. First team debut for the 19-year-old, making him the first Albanian to play for Atlético.