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Atlético Madrid player ratings vs. Real Betis

A brace from Griezmann, one an Olympic goal and the other a nutmeg on the keeper, sealed three points for Atlético.

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Jan Oblak

Tipped a free over at the end of the first half which he watched all the way. Luiz Enrique blasted one home, which Oblak got his hand to, but it was ruled out for offside by VAR at the start of the second. Might have done better for the 84th-minute free kick goal but Nabil Fékir placed it well — 7.

Nahuel Molina

Took a booking for pulling down Luiz Enrique on the break in the first half. Betis looked dangerous on the counter so the Argentine took no risks. Struggling to get as far forward in recent weeks, and Álex Moreno had his measure this time too. Switched off a couple of times at the back post and was very lucky that Moreno couldn’t finish at the back post late on, smashing an effort off the bar — 6.

José Giménez

Made a number of important blocks and clearances when Atlético took the lead. He made more clearances than any other Atlético Madrid player — 7.

Stefan Savić

Seemed to struggle against Borja Iglesias and his hold-up play. Committed more fouls than any Atlético Madrid player — 6.

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Struggled defensively against Luiz Enrique. He made a complete mess of a clearance that led to Betis scoring in the opening minutes of the second half. It was ruled out by VAR, but hard to know what Reinildo was thinking. He saved the day when Atlético were 1-0 up with a last-gasp tackle after Betis broke and nearly caught Atlético out — 7.

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Did well until Fékir came on, and then he struggled. He was outnumbered most of the time with Fékir and William Carvalho moving well together at the back of Atlético’s midfield — 7.

Axel Witsel

Playing in Koke’s role just ahead of Kondogbia and is playing fine if not spectacularly. Looks good and eager in attack when given the chance to push forward. A calming presence in the absence of Atlético’s captain. He also won possession more than any other visiting player — 7.

Saúl Ñiguez

Hands full with Youssof Sabaly in the first half. The right-back and Luiz Enrique link well together, and Saúl was tasked with helping Reinildo along Atlético’s left flank. A batting performance from Saúl, and he was replaced late on for Rodrigo de Paul. Still no juice going forward, though — 7.

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Ángel Correa

Not his best first half. He was getting touches too far away from the penalty area, but he worked hard on the right. His involvement when moved further forward was good though, and he was involved in the second goal, passing to Cunha before the Brazilian’s assist for Griezmann — 6.

Álvaro Morata

Betis did a good job of keeping him out of the penalty area. Replaced after an hour when he lost his head and got booked but kept talking to ref Gil Manzano. Looks like himself and Griezmann have a good understanding and are Simeone’s preferred two until further notice — 6.

Antoine Griezmann

He played as a second striker, but he seemed to be everywhere in the attacking midfield line and the attack. Started the second half well and created a good chance for Correa but it was blocked. He then scored an olímpico from the resulting 55th-minute corner. Scored a second later on, in the 71st minute, and seems to be back in form with Atlético’s form looking good for now too — 8.


Matheus Cunha

Replaced Morata after an hour. He only played for half an hour, but his movement and energy when defending was notable. Got an assist during his cameo too — 8.


João Félix

Looked committed in defense, but struggled to do anything in attack. He came on after 75 minutes and didn’t have much time to get himself involved. I think it’s safe to refer to his current situation as a crisis. Did have a good chance late on to kill the game, but Rui Silva saved it.

Yannick Carrasco

Nearly found fellow substitute João Félix with a nice cross after catching Betis on the counter. Not on long enough to really make an impact.

Rodrigo de Paul

Came on for Saúl at the end of the game to kill it off.


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