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Getafe CF 0-2 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

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Atlético prevailed in a tough away fixture.

Jan Oblak (8.5): Quiet day for Jan Oblak, who was only forced into a save twice. Getafe took a number of shots, but most were off target or from a low percentage area.

Juanfran (7.5): Juanfran was pretty solid Saturday, making three tackles and passing intelligently. He will never again be the world-beater he once was, but he will have to do until Diego Simeone recovers Santiago Arias and the Colombian adjusts.

José Giménez (7.5): Another solid day at the office for Josema, who made his whopping 10 clearances look easy. He’s seen consistent minutes this month and really should have done enough to supplant Stefan Savić once and for all.

Lucas Hernández (8): The pairing of Lucas and Josema proved spectacular for about 70 minutes at the Alfonso Pérez, after which the former shifted to left back. Lucas again showed his athleticism and his ability defensively, making three interceptions and blocking three shots. He had the highest pass completion rate of any starting defender on the day.

Filipe Luís (7): Overall a decent day from Filipe, who contributed more defensively than usual — he cleaned up there as the match moved along. Diego Godín replaced him with 20 minutes to go, so his fitness may still be lacking a touch.

Rodri (8): Another good performance from Rodri, but another early exit. Despite looking supremely confident on the ball, Rodri was hooked for Thomas Partey early in the second half. This may be due to adjusting to Atlético Madrid’s high energy style of play which requires a lot from a player’s fitness, so hopefully as the season goes on Rodri will get the full 90 consistently.

Saúl (7.5): Felt as if he could have done more going forward, especially given that Rodri was his partner in midfield and he had a bit of cover to make some of his forward jaunts.

Thomas Lemar (10): Although he technically hit the bar and forced an own goal in the 14th minute, I’m giving him credit for that goal. And because of that, Lemar hit a brace against Getafe — the first was a bit of individual skill from the Frenchman, the second from a beautiful team goal. When Lemar signed, he was known for his technical ability, especially on his left foot, and the first goal was a cannon of a strike from well beyond the box that thundered off the bar. The second goal was a thing of beauty, as seven different Atlético players combined to play in a lurking Lemar.

Koke (7): In fairness to Koke, his rating today reflects more on the role he was asked to perform for Atlético — he moved much wider than we’ve seen so far this season. Based on this season so far, it would make more sense to use Koke in a three-man midfield, which would benefit him, Rodri and Saúl alike.

Antoine Griezmann (7.5): Griezmann was a bit unlucky not to score Saturday, and he could have very easily made it 3-0 right at the end but he was foiled by David Soria. He laid on a hockey assist for Lemar’s goal but otherwise was somewhat reserved.

Diego Costa (7.5): Costa had a good chance to score about 10 minutes from time after he took up a Lucas cross, but he is remarkably still without a goal in LaLiga this season. He’s improving though after some very poor performances in August and early September.

Subs:

Thomas Partey (7.5): It was a bit of a surprise to see Thomas come on when he did, but he played well, completed over 90 percent of his passes and helped get the ball out of defense faster.

Diego Godín (7): The captain came on and contested headers without making the mistakes we’ve seen him make so far this season. Still would like to see him get a full day off.

Ángel Correa (n/a): Only got about 10 minutes, but did play Griezmann in at the death, only to see the Frenchman miss the chance.