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Cádiz 1-4 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Griezmann and Cunha shined in a needed win.

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Cádiz XI: Ledesma; Iza, Haroyan, Cala, Espino; Jønsson (Fali 83’), Álex (Bastida 83’), Salvi (Chapela 78’), Perea (Negredo 68’); Sobrino (Arzamendia 78’), Lozano.

Goals Lozano 86’

Atlético XI: Oblak; Llorente, Savić, Giménez (Felipe 34’), Hermoso; De Paul, Koke, Lemar (Correa 73’), Carrasco; Griezmann, Suárez (Cunha 73’).

Goals Lemar 57’ Griezmann 70’ Correa 76’ Cunha 86’

Starting XI:

Oblak

A mostly-quiet night in net. Cádiz struggled to get a shot on target for most of the match. It wasn't until the 86th minute, after Yannick Carrasco could not knock down Choco Lozano’s looping cross, when Oblak was beaten. The cross squeezed in off the post after Oblak tried to track it down. The goal prevented a clean sheet, but it’s hard to fault the keeper for the goal. —5.5

Carrasco

Took on the Cádiz defense and had mixed results early on in the match. His aggressiveness brought promising moments in the second half. Picked up an assist in the 56th minute, when his well-weighted cross ended with a Thomas Lemar header. As the match continued and momentum swung Atlético Madrid’s way, Carrasco pushed forward with more success. —7.5

Hermoso

Frequently pulled into duels with winger Salvi on the right flank. The defender did well to clear the ball when the opportunity showed itself. Passed efficiently between the lines. —6

Giménez

Played just over a half an hour on the pitch before he was subbed off following a knock to the head. —5

Savić

Ended the match with four clearances, three tackles, an interception, and a blocked shot. The Montenegrin was a solid presence, particularly in moments Cádiz applied pressure, mostly during the cagey opening half. —6.5

Llorente

Relied on heavily to create offensive chances from the right-hand side. Llorente’s persistence and connection with Lemar allowed him to escape defensive traps, and he stuck his first assist of the season with an accurate low cross to Antoine Griezmann in the 70th minute. —7.5

Lemar

Ran Atlético’s attack most of the match from a free-roaming central midfield position. His distribution and quick dribbling caused problems throughout. In the 56th minute, the Frenchman opened the floodgates with a header past Jeremías Ledesma. He missed a big one-on-one chance later in the second half but he continued to make an impact, contributing to Griezmann’s goal with a clipped pass over the top to Llorente. —8

FBL-ESP-LIGA-CADIZ-ATLETICO MADRID Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images

Koke

Tracked back well to slow Cádiz’s attack and took 137 touches, but with the ball at his feet, the midfielder misfired on his ball placement. —4.5

De Paul

Strong in midfield, consistently able to maintain possession and stretch the game out wide with long passes. The Argentine also picked up two tackles on the night. —6.5

Griezmann

Active throughout the night with intelligent runs and crisp one-touch passing. His right-footed finish into the bottom corner gave Atlético a 2-0 cushion. It was also his one-touch pass to Matheus Cunha that helped set up Ángel Correa’s goal in the 76th minute. Ten minutes after that, Griezmann sent a through ball into a running Cunha’s path, and he put the nail in the coffin. —8.5

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Suárez

Missed a big chance before the half, when he skied the ball over the net. As the match went on, the striker continued to struggle and could not get overly involved before Cunha replaced him. —4

Subs:

Felipe

Slotted in for Giménez after he picked up a head injury and made some required interventions defensively. His presence on corners was notable. —6.5

Cunha

Came on for Suárez and made the most with his time. The Brazilian ended the match with an assist and a goal in less than 20 minutes. —8.5

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Correa

Aggressive from his first minutes after he replaced Lemar. Scored Atlético’s third goal with a nice and precise finish in the 76th minute. —7.5

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match Against Valencia

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Cunha
    (106 votes)
  • 30%
    Correa
    (63 votes)
  • 18%
    Carrasco
    (38 votes)
  • 0%
    Hermoso
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Other
    (0 votes)
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