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Real Betis 1-3 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

A second half push from Simeone’s men resulted in three points.

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Starting XI:

Oblak

Looked more confident in net, evident early in his communication with the backline. Although he conceded Cristian Tello’s first-time strike seconds before halftime, his goal-denying efforts in the second half kept Betis at bay for the remainder of the match. —7

Lodi

Not as impactful offensively as he has been as of late. He connected on quick give-and-go passing with João Félix, but Thomas Lemar was much more effective after halftime. —5.5

Reinildo

Positioned himself well to intercept the ball and regain possession. When in possession, the defender opted for the simple pass instead of trying to force anything too audacious. —5

Felipe

Like the rest of the Atlético Madrid team, Felipe had trouble defending on set pieces. But his presence could be felt in open play. He made quick decisions to jump on a tackle or intercept a slow pass. —5

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Giménez

Stuck tightly to Betis’s talented attacking players, and cleared the ball well when given the chance. His five clearances tied Felipe for the game-high. —5.5

Vrsaljko

The Croatian helped set up the opening goal with his header, flicking the ball back for Ángel Correa to drive toward the goal. Came off injured not long after, hobbling off the field. —5.5

De Paul

Was beaten in midfield on more than one occasion, responding to the Betis pressure by trying to draw fouls rather than passing quickly. Struggled for most of the match, but his best moment came on the setup for the second goal, where he fed a darting Marcos Llorente on the right side. —4.5

Herrera

The Houston Dynamo signee tried to start the press and organize the midfield, but he had little offensive presence in the first half. His mistake deep into first half stoppage time led to Betis’s equalizer. —4

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Llorente

Moved to right wingback after Vrsaljko came off injured, and the Spaniard found space against a tiring back line. In the 61st minute, his sprint up the field left him time and space to cross the ball to a hungry João Félix, whose sharp finish gave the team a 2-1 lead with 60 minutes played. —7

João Félix

Another strong performance up top. Had a great start to the game, finishing Correa’s low cross to give the team the lead within 75 seconds. Continued to make an impact, dropping back into open space to receive the ball instead of waiting for it to come to him. From there, he could turn and either distribute or drive at the opposition. The Portuguese’s clever movement then allowed him to convert Llorente’s cross and restore Atlético’s lead. —8

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Correa

The Argentine made the right decision finding an open João Félix in the box to give the team the lead. Not long after, Correa clipped his foot badly on a clearance. He attempted to continue playing, limping slowly, but Griezmann ultimately replaced him. —6.5

Subs:

Carrasco

Came on for Vrsaljko after his injury. Fluffed a prime opportunity to score, failing to connect with both Lodi and João Félix on a 3v1 with Atlético 1-0 up. —4

Griezmann

Picked up an 80th-minute assist for fellow France international Thomas Lemar, picking him out after outmuscling Víctor Ruiz. He was active defensively and ran hard yards in place of the injured Correa. —6.5

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Lemar

Came on for Lodi at halftime and scored the goal to ice the game in a first-time finish past Claudio Bravo. —6.5

Suárez

Subbed on for João Félix late in the second half and couldn't have much of an impact in his limited time on the pitch. —N/A

Javier Serrano

Similar to Suárez, the academy product was full of energy but couldn't make much of an impact on the match. —N/A

Poll

Mattress Maker of the match at Real Betis

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Lemar
    (3 votes)
  • 88%
    João Félix
    (234 votes)
  • 8%
    Llorente
    (22 votes)
  • 1%
    Other
    (4 votes)
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