Atletico Madrid ensured Champions League football will be back again at the Wanda Metropolitano next season as they swept aside Levante 3- at home on Sunday afternoon.
Soon after a dismal display in Lisbon in midweek it was back again to enterprise for Atleti, who hardly ever definitely appeared troubled by their readers and duly took a deserved direct by way of Angel Correa’s initial-50 % strike.
Antoine Griezmann was then harshly judged to have dived as he appeared to be wiped out as he rounded the goalkeeper, but then produced a minute of magic to make it 2- just immediately after the break. Substitute Fernando Torres put the icing on the cake late on as he swept home on the volley as Atleti preserve their grip on second place.
Back to winning methods with a clear sheet and a place at Europe’s top rated table for subsequent 12 months assured. Pleased times.
Lucas Hernandez’s suspension leaves the aspect gentle at the back again next week.
Supervisor score out of 10
eight — The aspect Diego Simeone picked obtained the occupation accomplished. With the Champions League assured next season, the target should definitely change to the Europa League semis now?
Participant scores (1-10 10 = greatest. Players released immediately after 70 minutes get no score)
GK Jan Oblak, 6 — Did what was essential with the minimum of fuss, as he constantly does. A amazing 20th clear sheet this season.
DF Sime Vrsaljko, 7 — Was able to attack at will. Set in a wonderful ball for Griezmann to score and was a continuous menace all afternoon.
DF Stefan Savic, 6 — Dealt with the minimal attacking menace the readers posed with ease.
DF Diego Godin, 7 — One wonderful block at 1- that could possibly have transformed the game. Otherwise was largely untroubled.
DF Lucas Hernandez, 6 — Booked and now misses the subsequent match, which is not excellent presented the club’s injuries scenario. Then lucky to stay away from injuries as he obtained taken out himself.
MF Angel Correa, 9 — Excellent displaying. A wonderful complete to open up the scoring immediately after a awesome change remaining 3 defenders incorrect-footed. Confirmed wonderful motivation and pace to tee up Torres for the 3rd, far too.
MF Koke, 7 — Served retain the ball shifting in the center of the park but visibly weary immediately after his midweek exertions. Taken off with 50 % an hour to go.
MF Vitolo 7 — A substantially far better outing. Produced a very good direct operate to assist set up Correa for the opener in advance of going shut on a couple of instances himself. Demands to use this as a platform, relatively than a phony dawn.
FW Antoine Griezmann, 7 — Harshly deemed to have dived when he rounded the keeper on the break and was booked in the initial 50 %. Additional than made up for it when he smashed home Atletico’s second. Another who was presented the remaining 50 % hour off.
FW Kevin Gameiro, 6 — The ball just would not rather bounce for him. Worked tirelessly and obtained himself into some very good positions, but the remaining ball to him was missing.
FW Fernando Torres (for Griezmann), 7 — Delighted the group as he spectacularly volleyed in from shut vary to seal the 3 points.
MF Gabi (for Koke), 6 — To begin with appeared a minimal sloppy and gave the ball absent a couple of times in advance of regaining his regular composure.
MF Juanfran (for Vitolo), NR — Brought on late and presented a bit of license to roam forwards in a more highly developed position.