Oct 26, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Coliseum Alfonso Perez
Getafe
0-1
AtleticoAtletico Madrid

Lafita (69'), Velazquez (71'), Sarabia (90')
Alexis (56')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Mandzukic (40')
Mandzukic (53'), Miranda (58'), Siqueira (83')

Player Ratings: Getafe 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Sports Mole analyses how each individual player performed in Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win over Getafe in La Liga this evening.

A first-half strike from Mario Mandzukic helped Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 1-0 in La Liga this evening.

The Croatian forward struck late in the first period to secure all the points for the champions.

Getafe, meanwhile, finished with 10 men after Alexis saw red for an off-the-ball elbow on Mandzukic.

Here, Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed in the Spanish capital.


GETAFE

Goal

Vicente Guaita: Made some decent saves in the first period, but should have done better with the Atletico goal - palming straight into the path of Mandzukic inside the box. (6/10)

Defence

Juan Valera: Was solid enough during his 43 minutes on the field, but was forced to depart with an injury in the latter stages of the first period. (6/10)

Alexis: Actually had a decent first half in terms of defending, but saw red early in the second period for an elbow on Mandzukic. It was really, really poor from the Spaniard. (4/10)

Emiliano Velazquez: On-loan Atletico defender, who was cleared to play against his parent club, will have impressed Diego Simeone with a mature performance this evening. (6/10)

Sergio Escudero: Put in some dangerous free kicks, especially in the second period, and looked a threat in wide positions. One of his side's best players on the night. (6/10)

Midfield

Mehdi Lacen: Did his best to impose himself in the middle of the park, but was late with a number of challenges. Needed more energy than those around him. (5/10)

Juan Rodriguez: Cowardly stood on Mandzukic after the Croatian had been elbowed by Alexis, but the Spaniard somehow remained on the pitch. Will surely receive a ban when the footage is reviewed. (4/10)

Fredy Hinestroza: Looked bright in possession of the ball, but struggled to create too much in the final third before being replaced 15 minutes from time. (6/10)

Attack

Sammir: Had plenty of space to exploit in the second period, but needed to be a little better in possession. Had some bright moments, but failed to seriously influence the match. (6/10)

Angel Lafita: Looked his side's most dangerous player in the latter stages and came close with a couple of long-range attempts. Was a bright spark for the hosts. (6/10)

Karim Yoda: Scored twice against Real Sociedad last time out, but could not produce a similar performance this evening. Was bright in spells, but drifted in and out of the match. (6/10)

Substitutes

Naldo: Replaced Valera in the latter stages of the first period and slotted effortlessly into the back four. Impressed with a number of headed clearances. (6/10)

Baba Diawara: Immediately brought an injection of pace to the home side's attack, with his movement causing problems. Perhaps should have started the match. (6/10)

Pablo Sarabia: Entered the fold after 77 minutes, but his only contribution occurred in stoppage time when he picked up a yellow card for dissent. (5/10)


ATLETICO

Goal

Miguel Moya: Had his feet up in the first period, but was forced into a number of smart saves in the second 45 minutes. Played his part in securing all three points for the visitors. (7/10)

Defence

Juanfran: Caused Getafe all sorts of problems with his pace and movement in the final third, while the right-back was also strong defensively in the latter stages. (7/10)

Diego Godin: Another man-of-the-match display from the centre-back, who controlled his area of the pitch. Won every header and was also calm and composed in possession of the ball. (8/10)

Miranda: Was perhaps a shade fortunate not to be sent off for a push on Alexis after the Getafe defender had seen red, but the centre-back's defensive performance was very solid. (7/10)

Guilherme Siqueira: Did his best to provide a threat in a wide position, but the Brazilian was a little untidy in possession of the ball. Steady enough on the night. (6/10)

Midfield

Mario Suarez: Provided a strong defensive shield in the middle of the park, while the midfielder was calm in possession of the ball when it mattered. (6/10)

Koke: Dangerous from set pieces, but struggled to make his mark in general play. Had to sacrifice his normal style to help his side battle to all three points this evening. (6/10)

Raul Garcia: Relished the physical battle in the middle of the park and helped his defence in the latter stages. Always performs regardless of where he is positioned. (6/10)

Attack

Antoine Griezmann: Played his part in the goal, with the Frenchman's low effort forcing Guaita into a nervous save. Had some good moments, but still not showing his best form for Atletico. (6/10)

Mario Mandzukic: Scored the decisive goal in the latter stages of the first period and stood up well to the physical challenge in Madrid. A strong centre-forward's display. (7/10)

Arda Turan: Always looked capable of making something happen in the final third, but was another that had to sacrifice his attacking style to help his team dig out a result. (6/10)

Substitutes

Alessio Cerci: Provided an injection of pace to the Atletico attack and set up Mandzukic with a brilliant piece of play late on. Starting to settle with his new team. (6/10)

Saul Niguez: Replaced Mandzukic after 83 minutes and immediately picked up the pace of the match. (6/10)


Raul Garcia of Atletico Madrid competes for the ball with Alexis Ruano of Getafe CF during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on October 26, 2014
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