Jan Oblak (9): Very good once again from Oblak. Getafe did get some fairly decent chances that resulted in shots on target, but Jan was level to them. He came up clutch when he saved a Fayçal Fajr penalty, this third spot kick save in four tries this season.
Juanfran (7.5): Juanfran looked good, again after a period of rest. His tackling was excellent, though his passing left something to be desired as it was below 80 percent. That said, he got the hockey assist on Koke’s goal.
Stefan Savić (7): Nothing particularly egregious from Savic this week, unlike when he scored an own goal against Espanyol last week. He made half a dozen clearances with 82 percent pass completion.
Diego Godín (7): Again, neither center back was particularly convincing, probably because neither of them have the capability to run anymore. Godín was good even as he gave away a dubious penalty, but his passing was poor by his standards.
Filipe Luis (8): It is amazing that Filipe was able to recover this quickly, and that he just as quickly returned to form. He can beat a man just as easily as he can win the ball back. The Brazilian didn’t push the envelope so much in attack — understandably so — but was very active in defense.
Thomas (8): Definitely the best of the two most-central midfielders, but nobody in this midfield plays well when central players play all four positions. Cholo should really stop doing that, as it inhibits Atlético’s attacking effectiveness.
Gabi (6): Gabi’s playing career is in its final stage. It does not seem likely, especially in a Diego Simeone team, that Gabi can continue to get starts in LaLiga next season. He is not as decisive in the tackle — he tackled and won possession just once on Saturday — and was just a step too slow. Not even his leadership should be able to keep him on the pitch against teams in the top half.
Saúl (7): Not great from Saúl on Saturday, but then, he’s not a winger. Simeone didn’t put him in a position to succeed.
Koke (8.5): Got the vital opening goal in the first half. Other than that, Koke did Koke things in passing the ball well and buzzing around the pitch. He benefitted early on from being played in a pseudo-#10 role as the furthest forward midfielder. Unfortunately, he soon retreated to the win and lost eight out of 11 total duels.
Antoine Griezmann (7.5): Provided the assist for Koke, and was pretty good linking the dysfunctional midfield to the attack. Through 62 minutes Griezmann did not take a shot though, which could be seen as a problem, but he was working very hard to create for others.
Diego Costa (7): Unfortunately Costa did not do much in this match, getting just one shot off in a one-on-one situation before being substituted alongside Griezmann. It has not been the best run for Costa, but he’s tortured opponents in the Europa League, where Atlético play next.
Subs: Though all three — Ángel Correa, Kévin Gameiro and Fernando Torres — are attackers, none really had much influence on the game, as it was Atleti’s goal to see out the result at 1-0. As such, no subs rating for this week.
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