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Atlético Madrid player ratings vs Getafe

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Atlético suffered for long spells, but got all three points to end 2020.

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Jan Oblak

Dealt with everything sent his way. Getafe had a couple chances but never stressed Oblak. Aside from a couple tame headers and efforts blazed over or wide, Oblak was comfortable — 6.

Šime Vrsaljko

A solid re-introduction to the starting XI after Kieran Trippier’s ban. Atlético Madrid did their best to protect him and that stunted their usual lively right-hand side, but Vrsaljko was good — though not ambitious in his attacking. Went off after 55 minutes and didn’t do much wrong — 6.

Stefan Savić

Booked for a high hand to Jaime Mata in the first half and walked a tightrope after that. Continues to lead Atlético’s defence. Plenty of physical battles with Mata and came out on top in the end. Not a pretty performance, but a productive one — 6.

Felipe

Heavily involved in Atlético’s build-up but off-target with a number of long passes. A number of important defensive interventions as he swept from left to right and patrolled the centre. Has struggled in recent weeks, but this was a return to some form — 7.

Mario Hermoso

Another good performance from the left centre-back. Offers a direct-passing option at the back, though a sloppy effort at the start of the second half left Savić with a clearance to make. Was at the centre of Atlético’s forward movement as Carrasco continually looked to make progress. Off target with some longer passes, but such is his role — 6.

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Yannick Carrasco

On the ball a lot in the opening exchanges. A wellspring of speed and creativity on the left with Lemar aiding as the team pursued chances. Lovely delivery into Suárez for the goal and continued to try and stretch Getafe’s defense even when the visitors were on top. Not much reward for his efforts in the second half, but not for the want of trying — 7.

Marcos Llorente

Not as involved in a central midfield role as he usually is, as he had to protect Vrsaljko on the right side. Went to right-back after Saúl replaced Vrsaljko and did well without looking completely comfortable — 6.

Koke

Archetypal game from Koke. Covered lots of ground and knitted things together in the middle. Atlético lost control at the end of the first half and had no way of stopping it. Hard to play through the middle, and a lot of Atlético’s attacking took place on the wings — 6.

Thomas Lemar

Hit the post with a left-footed effort from a tight angle after 15 minutes. Continues to play well and with increasing confidence. A couple nice dribbles but did a lot of dirty work in the second half, chasing Getafe players as they sped away from him — 5.

João Félix

Started very strongly in the first half, but faded. Struggled to place his unique stamp on the game after that. Very disappointing in general as Atlético sat back and ceded possession to their opponent. One of his quietest games in recent times — 5.

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Luis Suárez

The Uruguayan comes alive when João Félix gets the ball. He scored his eighth goal of the season with a glancing header after 20 minutes. Showed some nice signs before that, and looked more active than in previous games — 6.

Substitutes

Saúl Ñíguez

Replaced Vrsaljko after 55 minutes. Atlético were on the back foot when he came on, and he spent a lot of time chasing Getafe players and the ball. — 5.

Lucas Torreira

Added energy after replacing Lemar on 70 minutes. Well-able to mix it with Getafe’s big boys. Torreira was put there as more of a stopper than anything else in a sloppy performance from Atlético — 5.

Ángel Correa

A couple touches on the left and right as Atlético struggled to a victory. Came on for 20 minutes and didn’t see very much action until the end, when he dribbled through Getafe’s defence and nearly scored before Rubén Yáñez ended his dream — 5.

José Giménez

On for the last 10 minutes for countryman Suárez as Simeone looked to secure the points — N/A.