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Eibar 0-2 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Atlético earn three points at frigid Ipurúa

SD Eibar v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Miguel Ángel Moyà, GK: 6

Made one save of middling difficulty, but was under duress much of the afternoon. Looked relaxed and confident in picking up another clean sheet.

Šime Vrsaljko, RB: 5

Vrsaljko had a rough 45 minutes, routinely losing out in his battle with speedy winger Takashi Inui (hauled him down for a yellow card toward the end of the first half). The Croatian was lucky not to concede a penalty on a clear handball as well.

Stefan Savic, CB: 8

Excellent. Hounded Pedro León and Sergi Enrich throughout and kept his cool when the latter tried to win a penalty off him at the end of the first half. Savic was good in the air and his long ball delivery was sound. Hopefully regains consistency from here.

Diego Godín, CB: 6

Decent game for the pharaoh. Not outstanding and vacated too much space in the middle at times, but displayed his usual strength in the air.

Filipe Luís, LB: 7

Provided the assist on Saúl’s goal with a brilliant, pinpoint cross from a short corner. Eibar attacked a lot on his flank in the second half, but the Brazilian held his own in defense.

José Giménez, DM: 7.5

Giménez’ move to defensive midfield has been met with equal parts enthusiasm and skepticism, as his energy could be channeled into busting up play just as easily as it could into conceding a penalty. Joséma was much more of the former Saturday, appearing more comfortable in front of the back four as the game moved along. He won the ball with intelligence and tackled with strength. Of course, he nearly put the ball in his own net in the dying moments, but the game was decided by then.

Antoine Griezmann, RM: 8

The goalless drought is no more. Griezmann scored with 15 minutes to go Saturday for his first league goal in 843 minutes - just reward for his super work rate, especially in the second half. His link up play with Koke and Kévin Gameiro was good, too.

Koke, CM: 6

To no one’s surprise, Koke got off to a sluggish start on the left hand side and was much better when moved to the middle. Atlético looked more dangerous when he created chances through the center of the park.

Gabi, CM: 7

It’s all so natural for the captain. The 33-year-old, always the willing runner, got the job done Saturday, helping out on the wing when needed and making important tackles.

Saúl Ñíguez, LM: 7

Saúl’s goal six minutes before the hour was well offside, but one could say Atleti were overdue in the luck department. Other than the goal, Saúl wasn't great, as he looked a little out of sorts and struggled to string passes together at times. However, the goal - his second in as many league games - should keep him confident.

Fernando Torres, FW: 5

Full of running and offered value with his aerial abilities. But Torres never came close to scoring and he hasn’t registered a league goal since September.

Juanfran, RB: 7

Entered for Vrsaljko at half time. Instantly negated the threat of Inui on the left hand side, which changed the game. Juanfran didn't contribute much in attack but made key clearances as Eibar came agonizingly close to getting the ball over the line.

Kévin Gameiro, FW: 7

Entered for Torres in the 71st minute. Set up Griezmann’s goal by playing a delicious one-two with his countryman and slipping him through to slot into an open net.