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Getafe CF 0-3 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Goals from Morata and Griezmann sealed Atleti’s opening week victory.

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A quiet first half in net for the Slovenian. The best chance for the hosts came from Borja Mayoral’s first-time volley that bounced off the crossbar late in the half. The second half saw Getafe snatching a bit more possession and penetrate the backline with more success, but the keeper was not tested much and did not have a save to make. –5


Slotted in at the left wing-back spot in his first game for Atlético Madrid in nearly a year. Saúl worked his way up the pitch early in the match and made some crunching tackles. His quick thinking helped move the ball forward to Joāo Félix on the opening goal. Defensively, he could have done better to solidify the left side, as Getafe took advantage of his rust at the position and targeted him. –6


Started the game with some sloppy fouls, and he doesn’t break lines enough to be a natural offensive full-back. But his defensive instincts are top-notch. He covered a lot of ground to track back and either shield the ball for a throw in or attempt a tackle. –7


When an opportunity presented itself, Witsel lofted the ball over the top to a forward, but the Belgian mostly kept his play simple in the back, opting to make the quick pass. He remained calm and locked-in under pressure and completed 94 percent of his passes. –6.5


A standard, no-nonsense game from the experienced defender. His positioning and reading of the game kept Atlético’s backline watertight when Getafe pushed for an equalizer in the first half. He won six headers and made six combined clearances and interceptions on the night. –7

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Although the new signing lost Mayoral in the buildup to Getafe’s best chance in the first half, his performance could be considered promising, as Diego Simeone slid him directly into the team. Molina positioned himself high up the pitch and showcased a burgeoning connection with Marcos Llorente, which will be important to Atlético’s success this season. –6


His passing was quick and accurate (97 percent), which helped in pushing the ball forward at the speed Atlético need to play at. Lemar’s defensive efforts were also noteworthy, and it was his recovery that keyed the move for Álvaro Morata’s opening goal. The Frenchman was subbed off for his compatriot Antoine Griezmann in the second half. —6


As the captain narrows the gap between him and the club appearances record, he continues to plug gaps and fill holes wherever needed in midfield, even if it comes at personal sacrifice. He played at the base of a midfield three on middle on Monday and led the team in touches. The best Atleti sides have an in-form, on-song Koke. –5.5


Started aggressively on the right-hand side, looking to advance up the pitch with more freedom. Llorente’s connection with Molina and company led to some promising attacks on the right flank. –5

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João Félix

A strong showing from the forward, as he assisted all three goals in the match. His presence was felt early on with his quick movement and decision-making. He slid deadly through balls to Morata (twice) and Griezmann (once) to account tidily for his assists. Great effort throughout. –8.5


Opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a first-time, left-footed finish into the bottom corner. His movement off the ball caused problems for Getafe’s defense, and his 59th minute goal saw him receive, turn, and pop the ball past David Soria in the net. Looked comfortable and determined. –8



Came on for Saúl in the 62nd minute. Looked to push up the field on the left flank and did a lot of running in a 3-4-3. His pace up the line and individual battles won helped Atleti keep possession for longer spells. –5


Used his fresh legs to move around the field and float into dangerous areas in the final third. His efforts paid off in the 75th minute, when the attacker cut onto his favored left foot and drilled the ball into the bottom corner for his first league goal since November. –7

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De Paul

Replaced Llorente on 62 minutes. Played physically, and offered himself in attack. –5


Entered on 83 minutes for João Félix. Couldn’t do much in his limited minutes. –N/A


Similar to Correa, the striker replaced Morata in a double change and couldn’t do much in his brief time on the pitch. –N/A


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