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Atlético Madrid 2-0 Real Betis: Player Ratings

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Goals from Llorente and Suárez put Atlético second in the league.

Atletico de Madrid v Real Betis - La Liga Santander Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Jan Oblak

Good save from William Carvalho in the first half and then denied Nabil Fekir after that, beating away his curling effort. Had just one save to make in the second half, again from Fekir, and dealt with it. Has still conceded only one league goal this season - 7.

Kieran Trippier

Very involved down the right, but a number of misplaced passes led to a disappointing night. Looked like a player still struggling after being targeted against Bayern Munich. Hasn’t started the season well and needs a couple good performances to get his confidence back - 5.

Felipe

Not as convincing as he was last season and relying more now on Savić as the backbone of this defence. More erratic and looks nervous, but didn’t do much wrong - 6.

Stefan Savić

Continues his good start to the season. Barely gave Tony Sanabria a sniff, and José Giménez’s return gives Diego Simeone a great decision to make at the back - 8.

Mario Hermoso

Fekir took him to school early and he wasn’t helped by Thomas Lemar, who was understandably keen to impress going forward. Struggled with his passes out from the back, too. Found his feet in the second half and got himself an assist for Llorente’s goal. Left-back is not his natural position, but Renan Lodi has started the season slowly and Hermoso will take any minutes he can get. The Brazilian replaced him after 77 minutes - 7.

Lucas Torreira

Struggled in the first half as Real Betis overran Atlético Madrid. Torreira was unconvincing in his passing and Simeone’s side struggled in general. The Uruguayan was singled out as part of the problem and replaced at half-time. Simeone got his tactics wrong, but Torreira didn’t do much to convince of his credentials to start in midfield - 5.

Koke

Failed to get any control in the middle in the first half, but that was part of a wider problem. Offered his usual relentless effort and plugged holes all over the field. Looked much better and with a clearer role when Herrera entered - 7.

Thomas Lemar

Taken off at half-time after an error-strewn first half. The wayward attacker struggles to bring the ball out under pressure and has lost his touch in the final third. You’d have to wonder how many more chances Simeone, who is partly to blame for the Frenchman’s lack of confidence, will offer him - 5.

Atletico de Madrid v Real Betis - La Liga Santander Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Marcos Llorente

Looked very sharp once he got the ball but Atlético didn’t see much of it in the opening. Offered loads of energy, and his ability to beat a man is something this side is missing. Scored at the start of the second half, which settled the match - 9.

Ángel Correa

Not a very convincing display, but he did get in behind a number of times without ever doing anything. He doesn’t play close enough to goal to cause problems for defences and he’s not instinctively good going backward - 5.

Luis Suárez

Had a couple snapshots in the first half and lacked composure, but he looked a lot more lively and likely to score with Llorente in the team. Got a goal in the end after trying all night, the first time Simeone afforded him a full 90 minutes. Still not the gunslinging striker we saw at Barcelona but he is getting there - 8.


Yannick Carrasco

Rattled one off the post from long range after coming on at half-time. Injected some pace and daring in attack. Drew a red card for Martín Montoya after getting in behind Betis’ backline. Should have scored shortly afterward when Félix put him through on goal but Claudio Bravo saved well. Left the field on 82 minutes with a hamstring injury, but did plenty of damage in his cameo - 8.

Hector Herrera

Simeone didn’t like what he saw in the first half and brought the Mexican on to stamp his authority in the middle, something Torreira couldn’t do. Herrera offered that control and helped to turn the game in Atlético’s favour - 8.

João Félix

Second game in a row in LaLiga where the Portuguese was left on the bench until the second half. The game opened up in the second 45 and the youngster was finding pockets to pass into behind Betis’ depleted defence. Continues to show glimpses of his brilliance but needs to start dominating games given that talent - 7.

Vitolo

Came on after 82 minutes when Carrasco pulled up lame. Not enough time to make much of an impression.

Renan Lodi

Not on long enough to make a big impression on the game but did play the pass back to Suárez for the second goal.

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match versus Real Betis:

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Suárez
    (60 votes)
  • 70%
    Llorente
    (260 votes)
  • 10%
    Oblak
    (38 votes)
  • 2%
    Savić
    (11 votes)
369 votes total Vote Now