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Luis Suárez won all three points for Atlético with a brace, including a late penalty.

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Jan Oblak

Couldn’t do anything about Marko Dmitrović’s 12th-minute penalty, and didn't have much to do aside from that — three shots on target, with one being the penalty. Dived low to prevent a shot from Kike getting through in his six-yard box. Fairly comfortable — 7.

Šime Vrsaljko

Eibar play a particularly grueling pressing game and never let you build momentum. Vrsaljko didn’t get up the field as frequently as Kieran Trippier might have done and suffered throughout, but he needs these type of games to get match-fit. It was a decent gallop for the Croatian as he tries to recover his best form — 6.

Stefan Savić

Forced to work hard with no Trippier beside him as he covered for Vrsaljko. Takashi Inui had the Croatian’s number, and Savić made a couple no-nonsense tackles in an effort to quiet the diminutive Japanese attacker. Question of a late hand-ball penalty but he smiled as he walked away from the scene of the potential crime. Not always pretty, but effective in his own way — 6.

Felipe

Lost the head a little bit in the second half and was booked for a challenge on Expósito. Had to make a couple challenges to slow down a threatening Eibar attack. Another performance that won’t go down as particularly elegant, but got the job done — 6.

José Giménez

Played in Mario Hermoso’s position, on the left of a back three. Atlético Madrid missed Hermoso’s angled passes and their ball progression suffered because of it. Giménez didn’t look entirely comfortable on the left either, but managed to get out of Ipurua without taking much damage — 6.

Yannick Carrasco

Gave away a clumsy penalty when he stood on Yoshinori Muto’s ankle. Forced to defend more than he would like, and he was pinned back for long periods due to Eibar’s high press. A couple wayward passes, some poor crosses and a free that went over the bar late stood as the measure of his contribution — 5.

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Marcos Llorente

His usual busy self. Didn’t have much luck in the first half but kept at it and blocked the clearance that led to Suárez’s equaliser. As the game progressed, he got himself into more attacking positions due to Torreira’s introduction, but he couldn’t find space to create much — 7.

Saúl Ñíguez

Big chance for the midfielder in Koke’s absence, but he didn’t take it. Not enough line-breaking passes, and not quick enough to lead players in transition — Eibar’s high press didn’t help. Playing within himself and continues to struggle — 6.

Ángel Correa

Hit the crossbar with a nice effort from a corner in the first half. Aside from that, it was another game that passed the attacker by, and he was replaced at half-time. Correa struggles against teams that play high. He much prefers operating in tight spaces, and in and around the penalty box — 5.

Thomas Lemar

Poor performance from Lemar, or more accurately, an anonymous performance. He struggled with Mendilibar’s press and never looked comfortable — 5.

Luis Suárez

Hustled his way through the first half. Had a blocked shot and almost got on the end of a couple long balls, but was frustrated until Llorente created a 40th-minute chance for him out of nothing. The Uruguayan finished really well from a tight angle for his 10th of the season. Then, he bought an 89th-minute penalty and hit Dmitrović with the panenka. Attitude, effort and decisiveness — 10.

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Substitutes

João Félix

Brought on at half-time for Lemar. Needed some time to come into the game but did improve as the minutes ticked past. Suárez played him into a good position and he forced a really good save from Dmitrović with about five minutes left. Maybe too soon to be worried, but he should be starting these games — 5.

Lucas Torreira

Came off the bench to replace Correa at the break as Simeone explored a different approach in midfield. He freed Llorente and Saúl ahead of him and was his tigerish self with a couple aggressive challenges. He even got forward on a couple occasions — 6.

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Simeone’s last sub. Not on long enough to make an impact.