Atletico Madrid 1-0 Getafe: Trippier put up a solid performance

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Atletico Madrid Getafe – Atletico Madrid started their La Liga campaign with their opening fixture against Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano, which is the home ground for Getafe. After a dominating performance in the first 20 minutes of the game, Atletico got rewarded as Alvaro Morato guided the ball in the bottom corner of the net with the help of Kieran Trippier’s assist. Kieran made his debut in the Spanish Premier Division from Tottenham Hotspurs. Things went further south for Getafe as after the half time whistle, their captain Jorge Molina was given a red card by the VAR (Video Assistant Referee).

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Atletico Madrid Getafe

The advantage to Madrid lasted for a very short time, minutes later Renan Lodi (Summer signing from Athletico Paranaense) got sent off for Atleti. Now both sides had a man sent off. He was first booked for a late tackle, before receiving a second booking just moments later for jumping on Damian Suarez’s back. Atletico won a penalty when Joao Felix was fouled in Getafe’s box and Morata stood up to the penalty but was denied a goal by David Soria who made a strong save from his right hand to still keep the match in Getafe’s grip. Getafe’s best chance for an equalizer came in the 86th minute when a long-range attempt from Angel Rodriguez hit the crossbar.

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Joao Felix was sent off after the challenge and possesses a risk of an ankle injury. Los Colchoneros’ season has started perfectly with a winning start and currently sit level with their Madrid rivals. Both the Madrid clubs enjoy being on top of Barcelona in the opening week of the La Liga. Trippier was the star man for Atleti and he put up the excellent work rate and got rewarded with an assist in the opener.

Atletico Madrid Getafe

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For Getafe, it was their goalkeeper David Soria who kept them in reach, as Atleti could have easily increased their lead. Atletico will now make a trip to Leganes for their next fixture game. The next match will be held in Leganes, Atletico but without Renan Lodi because of the red card.

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