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Atlético Madrid 2-1 Girona: Player Ratings

Correa and Oblak heroics helped to secure three points at home.

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Jan Oblak

Had very little in the first half, as Girona failed to record a shot on target. The keeper conceded in the 66th minute from Rodrigo Riquelme’s shot that took a heavy deflection off Giménez and bolted into the goal. Oblak later made two massive saves from Aleix García’s long-range shots to keep the lead intact. His heroics were vital in clinching the three points. —7.5

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Continues to show his €3 million price tag was a steal for the squad. Early on, the defender was a viable option out wide. On the 5th minute opener, Reinildo’s positioning helped to draw defenders in while he had the ball and to set up Griezmann for a back-post cross. Was Showed his versatility defensively in a four or a five. —6.5

José Giménez

Caught in a bad tackle on teenager Arnau Martínez just before the half and lost sight of Yangel Herrera from the ensuing free kick, The midfielder’s thumping header went just wide. Later in the match, an unlucky deflection off the Uruguayan resulted in Girona’s goal. —4.5

Stefan Savić

Looked strong and aggressive in the back. He continued to play through a knock to the head late into the match. —6

Nahuel Molina

Made a quiet start to the match, unable to offer himself in space on the right flank. There were moments, in Atlético Madrid’s more aggressive passages, when the defender looked more active and exciting, and he nearly scored his first goal from the club off a wicked Carrasco cross. —4

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Yannick Carrasco

The Belgian midfielder looks out of form. His usual one-on-one battles and strong dribbling were unable to influence the game. Often there were other chances and players to whom he could distribute, but Carrasco opted to take his chances and go it alone. —4

Axel Witsel

His presence was rarely felt from his normal midfield position. Worked to receive the ball by dropping deep but often opted for the simple pass and couldn’t free Koke to kickstart charges toward the penalty area. —5


Similar to his midfield partner, the captain passed accurately, but missed opportunities to switch the field of play or break lines going forward. —5

Ángel Correa

The Argentine’s poaching proficiency is back. Correa scored his second goal this season in the 5th minute with a stabbed finish at the back post, then added his third (the eventual winner) when he intercepted a pass from Girona goalkeeper Juan Carlos Martín. —8

Antoine Griezmann

Was the heartbeat of the team for his hour-plus on the pitch. Dropping back into pockets of pace gave Griezmann plenty of time to turn and initiate the counter or maintain possession. He grabbed his first assist this season with a delicious cross to Correa at the back post. —7.5

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Matheus Cunha

A quiet performance up top. The Brazilian couldn’t get many good looks on goal, ending his time on the pitch with two shots on target and another blocked. —4


Álvaro Morata

Came on for Cunha in the 64th minute. The Spaniard could not do much better than the man he replaced. –4.5

Thomas Lemar

Entered for Griezmann in the 64th minute. Looked to dribble into dangerous areas but his final pass was missing and he spent most of his time defending. –4.5


Replaced Carrasco in the 64th minute. Didn’t have much of an impact in his time on the pitch. —5

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Replaced Witsel in the 74th minute. The 6’2’’ midfielder’s fresh legs helped to keep the midfield disciplined and compact as the match entered its closing stages, but his passing leaves much to be desired. –5

João Félix

Replaced Correa in the 74th minute. Active and searching up top, but halted each time by Santiago Bueno and Girona’s defense. –5


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