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Rayo Vallecano 0-7 Atlético Madrid: Player Ratings

Atlético explode at Vallecas, notching seven goals away from home for the first time in 75 years.

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Another quiet night for Oblak. Atlético Madrid’s captain on the night stopped all three shots on target from Rayo Vallecano. 5


The Argentine took full advantage of the space down the line that Rayo offered. In the 36th minute, Molina timed his run and received a spinning ball from Rodrigo de Paul. The World Cup winner’s superb finish past Stole Dimitrievski made it 3-0 — his first goal of the season, in his first game. 7.5

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Worked well with Nahuel Molina, who had liberty to push up the flank thanks to a responsible evening from Savić. He ended the match with two clearances. 5


The 34-year-old navigated the back three well and was often the first to put pressure on the ball when Rayo ventured close to the 18-yard box. His passing was effective (85 percent), and he rarely seemed troubled by the hosts’ higher press. 5.5


Took no chances in defense, clearing the ball six times. Unafraid to move forward when in possession. His pass through to Saúl sparked the move to life that culminated in Memphis’ 16th-minute goal. 6.5

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The Belgian covered a lot of ground during the match and often helped build moves from the back with Mario Hermoso. His work off the ball forced Ivan Balliu and company to track his runs, opening up space for other attackers. 5.5


Got the start at the base of midfield and put in a huge effort on both sides of the ball. His distribution wasn't always clean, but play moves forward when the ball leaves his foot. Barrios often found the likes of de Paul and Antoine Griezmann in space, and defensively, he added pressure on the ball and won back possession, including his tackle to jump-start Molina’s goal. 7

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De Paul

In a game with seven goals, it can be easy to miss how much de Paul ran the show in his 67 minutes on the field. His passing broke lines and laid the groundwork for multiple chances. The midfielder assisted goals from Griezmann and Molina before coming off for Marcos Llorente. 8.5


Assisted Memphis’ goal with a low cross into the six-yard box after he made a diagonal run through Rayo’s backline. Remained influential as the match continued, and he later put Álvaro Morata through in the 74th minute for the game’s fourth goal. 7.5

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Opened the floodgates in the second minute, scoring after starting a run from deep and then floating wide, finding himself wide open to volley home a de Paul cross. Continued to work hard on both ends of the ball and ended the game with two key passes and three tackles. 8


Had the patience to hold up play in the opening minutes of the match, these efforts paying off immediately in the buildup to the first goal. Was repaid for his work in the 16th minute with a first-time finish past Dimitrievski. Subbed off for Morata later in the first half after feeling some discomfort. 7.5


Replaced Memphis in the 35th minute. Scored a brace, bringing his goal tally to three goals on the season. His second goal, in the 84th minute, was a nice sliding finish from an Ángel Correa assist. 8.5


Replaced de Paul in the second half. Roamed the midfield and made his mark on the scoresheet in the 86th minute, pouncing on a pass that bounced off defender Aridane and slotting home Atlético’s seventh goal. 7.5

Samuel Lino

The Brazilian saw some more minutes at left wing-back, cutting inside and showing off some slippery movement. 5


A nice defensive presence to bring off the bench. He made a couple clearances late on with Atleti already out to a big lead. 5


Made sure the team didn’t take its foot off the gas. In less than 20 minutes on the pitch, Correa scored via an audacious 79th-minute chip and assisted Morata’s second strike with a quick ball behind the defense. 8.5


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    De Paul
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