Sevilla had just one shot on target in the first half, so he had little to do. Continues to go long with his goalkicks in search of Morata, and it worked too. Sevilla made a mess of Morata’s flick-on, which resulted in Atlético’s second of the game on 57 minutes. Barely troubled all game — 6.
This looked like the kind of performance Atlético Madrid signed Molina for. He continually found himself in areas where he could cross, accumulating nine in the first half. Diego Simeone’s tactics have always centered heavily on full-backs, and if Molina can keep showing this kind of form, it changes Atlético’s outlook in every competition. Hopefully the muscle pull he suffered at the end isn’t too serious — 8.
A cakewalk. Kasper Dolberg troubled him in the very early going but it was a successful return to action for the Montenegrin without it being spectacular. If all he does is free up Witsel to play in midfield, then he has done a great job. Sevilla were out of sorts in attack and Savić was hardly troubled — 7.
Érik Lamela has been one of Sevilla’s best attackers this season and Giménez kept him very quiet. Had more clearances than any Atlético player and looks great beside Savić. If those two can stay healthy, Atlético don’t have to worry about central defense — 8.
Another strong performance from the Mozambican. He is the bruiser Atlético need back there and with Cunha working hard up the other end of the field, it makes Reinildo’s job that little bit easier — 7.
Liberated in his role ahead of Molina. Witsel played in the deepest midfield role and Koke could push slightly further forward to cause problems with Llorente and Molina. The Spaniard grabbed his first goal since May 2021 when he opened the scoring in the first half with a slick finish — 8.
The Belgian’s first start in his natural position at Atlético. Dictating play at the base of midfield and looked composed but got booked after losing the ball near the end of the first half. The improved performance from Atlético was down to a lot of things, but one of them was Witsel. They look more assured with him at the base of midfield and the team improved structurally there — 8.
Played further forward with Witsel behind him on his record 554th appearance for Atlético. He marked the occasion with an assist to Llorente. A very solid performance with three chances created during his 73 minutes — 7.
Saúl’s best game in an Atlético Madrid shirt in living memory! He still doesn’t have his confidence back but he touched the ball more than any other player for Atlético during his hour on the pitch and he took three shots — 7.
Cunha’s first start of the season was a good one. He played on the left and worked tirelessly to cover for Reinildo, even though he’d much prefer to be attacking. His pressure caused the mistake for the second goal. He forced a good save from Bono too after switching position when Morata went off. He won more duels and had more dribbles than any other Atlético player. He needs to start weekly — 9.
Blazed a shot over after a nice move down the right hand side in the first half. He did the same again after half an hour but this one was more difficult to hit. He scored his fourth goal of the season after half-time when Cunha forced a mistake from José Ángel Carmona. He took it well, too. If Morata can add goals to his productive off-the-ball effort, he’s a gamechanger — 8.
Saw a shot blocked inside the box after a nice move to break free. Tucked in beside Reinildo more often than not as Atlético looked to see out the game when he came on, which they did — 6.
Back to his customary 30 minutes a game, but refreshed Atlético’s attack when he came on. Looked very keen to get a goal and shot a couple of times when there might have been better options — 6.
Missed a sitter at the back post when he came on for Cunha. Looked lively but with the score at 2-0 when he came on, scoring and creating chances wasn’t the priority. Did his part — 6.
Replaced Koke after 73 minutes and played alongside Witsel to close out the game — N/A.
Came on for the last five minutes and had no chance of really impacting the game. Picked up a silly yellow card for a lunge on Ivan Rakitić — N/A.
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