Atletico Madrid started their La Liga season with a difficult fought win, beating Getafe 1- at the Wanda Metropolitano on Friday evening.
Right after a relentless opening 20 minutes exactly where Atletico dominated their opponents, Alvaro Morata headed them in front from Kieran Trippier’s cross – the English debutant delivering a amazing ball which Morata merely had to guided into the bottom corner.
Factors went from negative to worse for Getafe minutes ahead of half time when captain Jorge Molina was shown a straight red card following a VAR verify. Molina was initially booked for an apparent stamp on Thomas, but was as an alternative sent straight off following a VAR verify from referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernández.
The numerical benefit lasted for 4 minutes, with Renan Lodi – a summer season signing from Athletico Paranaense – quickly sent off for Atleti. He was very first booked for a late lunge, ahead of getting a second booking just moments later for jumping on Damian Suarez’s back.
Atletico have been awarded a penalty following the restart when Joao Felix was brought down following a spectacular run from his personal half all the way into the box. Morata stepped up with a opportunity to double his tally for the evening, but David Soria produced a robust save to his proper hand side to preserve the scoreline close.
Getafe have been far from threatening going forward, but kept browsing for a way back into the game. Their most effective opportunity came in the 86th minute when Angel Rodriguez’s extended variety hit cannoned off the crossbar.
Important Speaking Point
Atletico Madrid have been on best and in manage from the starting, peppering the opposition objective with opportunity following opportunity. It was only a matter of time ahead of they located the back of the net, and a nicely worked move was completed off by Morata to give the Rojiblancos the lead.
Atleti should’ve killed the game off when they won a penalty, but Morata’s miss kept the game alive. They played really nicely and dominated most of the match, but for all of their early superiority then came inside a couple of inches of throwing away two points at Getafe started to climb more than their defence in the closing stages.
The residence side should’ve won by a higher margin, and wrapped up the win extended ahead of the complete-time whistle. Nonetheless, 3 points to kick off Los Colchoneros’ season is the ideal start out, and the complaints will be restricted as Diego Simeone’s side got off to a winning start out.
1 concern? Joao Felix went off injured not extended following winning the penalty with an apparent ankle injury. Some thing to watch out for as the week progresses.
Beginning XI: Oblak (six) Lodi (four), Savic (six), Gimenez (six), Trippier (7*) Lemar (six), Thomas (six), Koke (7), Saul (six) Felix (7), Morata (7).
Substitutes: Hermoso (six), Llorente (six), Vitolo (six).
STAR MAN – Atleti place in a decent attacking show, Joao Felix dazzling with his abilities and Alvaro Morata
The Englishman’s function price down the proper flank was superb, and he got a excellent help to open his La Liga account. The debutant was superb in his very first game in Spanish football, as Trippier was outstanding all evening extended at the Wanda.
Beginning XI: Soria (7*) Djene (five), Suarez (six), Cabrera (six), Bruno (six) Arambarri (six), Fajr (six), Cucurella (five), Nyom (six) Mata (five), Molina (four).
Substitutes: R.Garcia (six), Rodriguez (six), Gallego (N/A).
STAR MAN – A mediocre efficiency saw no true stars in Getafe’s side, but goalkeeper David Soria played nicely in objective. He kept Atletico out for a extended time and produced some really superior saves, which includes a terrific save from the penalty spot in a robust show in a disappointing defeat.
Atletico Madrid will make a quick trip across central Spain subsequent Sunday to face Leganes, before returning home to the Wanda at the start out of the new month to welcome Eibar.
Getafe have back to back residence games against Basque opponents coming up, beginning with the go to of Athletic Club subsequent Saturday. That match is followed by Alaves’ trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.