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Granada CF 2-1 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Records continue to fall as Atlético lose to Granada for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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GRA XI Luís Maximiano; Arias (Díaz 46’), Sánchez, Torrente, Neva; Milla, Ruiz (Monchu 79’), Puertas, Machís (Escudero 66’); Molina (Eteki 79’), Luis Javier Suárez (Bacca 90’).

Goals Machís 18’ Molina 61’

ATM XI Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Kondogbia (Herrera 68’), Hermoso, Carrasco (Lodi 78’); Koke, De Paul (Correa 68’), Lemar; Félix, Luis Suárez Díaz (Cunha 68’).

Goals Félix 2’


Nothing he could do about Darwin Machís’s golazo — issues in transition defense left Oblak out to dry. The second goal was extremely unfortunate as João Félix hit the post, Granada launched a break, then Jorge Molina tucked the ball in. 4

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Good first half, looked to establish a connection with Félix and set him up for a half-chance. Disappeared in the second half. 5


Took risks with his positioning and passing, some of which were unnecessary, but he played well overall. 6


Played Molina onside immediately before the 39-year-old put Granada ahead. 4.5


Could have restored Atlético Madrid’s lead with a header early in the second half, but Luís Maximiano made the save. His passing wasn’t nearly impactful enough, and the less said about his defensive awareness and positioning, the better. 5

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Carrasco’s ball losses and decision-making are really hurting the team at the moment. He was dispossessed on the counterattack that led to Machís’s game-tying goal and never meaningfully rejoined the play. He had shooting lanes with the score level in the first half but chose to cross or dribble instead. 3


Aggressive in the tackle and passed accurately throughout, but the captain continues to look below-par physically and nearly unrecognizable from last season’s Koke. 4

De Paul

Missed the ball on Machís’s outside-the-box equalizer, a tackle you’d expect him to make. Booked in the game’s opening exchanges but didn’t seem fazed. His set-piece deliveries have to improve. 5


Credited with an assist on Félix’s opening goal, though it must be said the Portuguese did much of the work himself. Atlético turned to him frequently to try to pick the Granada lock in the second half, and the Frenchman did what he could — one of his crosses was too hot to handle for Maximiano, but Matheus Cunha fired the rebound wide. 7

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Needed a little over a minute to score his first goal since October, turning and driving through the Granada defense before passing the ball into the net with his right foot. Had multiple other chances in the first 45, but his goal-bound header was called back for a “foul,” he lashed a Yannick Carrasco low cross into orbit, then drew a great save from Maximiano at the end of the half. On the hour, he struck a shot off the base of the post that turned into Granada’s winner. 8


Determined to involve himself early on, fluffed his lines with what would have been his first good opportunity. Steadily worked out of the game as his poor form rolls on. 2.5


The Mexico international offers little to this team, and his partnership with Koke goes beyond any description of “bad.”


Stuck a volley over the crossbar inside the final 10 minutes — would have been a sure goal if it had been on target. 4.5


Had two quality chances toward the end and should have at least put the rebound from Lemar’s shot-cross on target. 3.5


Did not stand out. N/A