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Rayo Majadahonda 0-5 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Simeone’s men cruised to a Copa del Rey win.

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Starting XI:

Oblak

Another relatively-easy night for Oblak in net, as Rayo Majadahonda only recorded three shots on target. The keeper has improved his distribution with both hands and feet. —6

Lodi

Made advanced runs up the pitch early as Atlético Madrid sent in waves of attacking pressure. He got himself on the score sheet in the 26th minute with a run up the flank and a one-time finish into the back of the net. The Brazilian also assisted João Félix’s goal in the second half with a bounding ball up the sideline. —8

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Giménez

Played the first half before Koke replaced him. Made a clearance and finished with a perfect pass completion rate, with all 30 of his passes hitting the mark. —6.5

Felipe

Made well-timed interceptions throughout the game to prevent the “hosts” from getting into dangerous positions. Helped both José Giménez and Geoffrey Kondogbia keep the back line compact. —6

Llorente

Started at right-back with Kieran Trippier on his way to Newcastle. The Spaniard worked his way up and down the flank. In possession, Llorente searched for passes or made runs toward the boundary. He assisted Luis Suárez’s goal before the first half concluded. —7.5

Lemar

Aggressive offensively, frequently looking for an open man or a shot on net, which drew in defenders and further opened up teammates. In the 26th minute, the Frenchman sent a well-weighted ball to a running Lodi, who slotted it home to double the team’s lead. —7

Kondogbia

Playing in midfield in the first half, the 28-year-old broke up Rayo Majadahonda’s attacks, making two tackles and an interception. Once Giménez was subbed off in the second half, Kondogbia moved to center-back. He forced his passes at times, but used his physicality to keep the opposition at bay. —7

De Paul

Commanding on both ends of the pitch. Defensively, De Paul’s made himself known with tough tackles and smart interceptions. With the ball at his feet, he was able to open up the field with his passing and even had a few looks on net himself. —7.5

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Carrasco

Connected with Llorente on the right-hand side and pressed aggressively. His strong defensive effort helped set up both Cunha and Lodi’s goals. —7.5

Suárez

Started the game off strong, almost converting on a rebound in the opening minute. Scored a much-needed goal in the 41st minute, when he turned in a sharp Llorente low cross to end his nine-game scoring drought. —7.5

Cunha

Rewarded for his diligence and intensity in the 17th minute. Carrasco’s pressure forced an errant pass that landed at the Brazilian’s feet, and he converted the chance easily. Vrsaljko replaced him at halftime. —7.5

Subs:

Vrsaljko

Worked his way into good crossing positions, but appeared rusty defensively, conceding a free kick in dangerous territory from a mistimed tackle. —5.5

Koke

Looked revived in his 45 minutes, frequently dropping back to receive the ball and then moving it out wide or up top to a striker. —6

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Correa

Ended the night with two shots and two key passes, one of which was his assist to Griezmann in the 67th minute. —7

Félix

Came out firing, megging two opponents with his first touches on the ball. Continued to look dangerous and converted his chance on goal in the 79th minute to make it 5-0. —7

Griezmann

Subbed on for Lemar in the 57th minute and scored 10 minutes later. The Frenchman’s goal came with a deft touch past two defenders, which created an open lane on goal before he hit a rocket past Álvaro Fernández. But Griezmann had to exit the game moments later with a re-injured hamstring, which is likely to cost him a few weeks. —7

Poll

Mattress Maker of the Match Against Valencia

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