Morata Scores Brace, Greizman Also on Target As Atletico Madrid Cruise to 3:0 Victory Over Getafe

Morata Scores Brace, Greizman Also on Target As Atletico Madrid Cruise to 3:0 Victory Over Getafe

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM
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  • Atletico Madrid got their La Liga campaign up and running with a convincing 3-0 win away to Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez
  • Alvaro Morata scored a goal in each half while Antione Griezman registered his name on the scoresheet after coming on as a substitute
  • Diego Simeone’s team continued their dominance against Los Azulones as they have not lost to their hosts in La Liga since 2011

Atletico Madrid got off their 2022/23 La Liga campaign to a flying start after an emphatic 3-0 victory against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Monday, August 15.

Alvaro Morata was the star of the night for Diego Simeone’s team as the 29-year-old forward bagged a brace while Antione Griezman completed the rout after coming on as a substitute.

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Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring his first goal against Getafe to hand Atletico Madrid the lead. Photo by Dennis Doyle
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The win for Atletico Madrid signifies their readiness to challenge the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid for the La Liga title this term.

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How Atletico Madrid overpowered Getafe

Atletico Madrid as early as the 15th minute took the lead at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez after Alvaro Morata controlled Joao Felix’s through ball well before finishing beautifully into the bottom-left corner.

Getafe striker, Borja Mayoral saw his effort come off the crossbar after being nicely set up by his teammate Juan Iglesias just before the break.

Rojiblancos would make it 2-0 immediately after the second half began as Morata once again smashed a strike into the roof of the net from inside the box to get his second on the night.

Second-half substitute, Antoine Griezmann completed the scoring with 15 minutes to go, placing a low, powerful shot into the net from the edge of the box to make it 3-0 in favour of Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid deservedly earned the victory to start the La Liga season off on the right foot.

Atletico Madrid seeks flying start to La Liga season against Getafe

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Atletico Madrid will kick-off their La Liga campaign away to Getafe on Monday, August 15 in a tricky game at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Rojiblancos will hope to better their 3rd place finish in the La Liga last season and a victory against Quique Sanchez Flores's side will represent the perfect start they need.

Atletico Madrid will be hoping to go toe-to-toe for the La Liga title with Real Madrid and Barcelona this term after finishing 15 points behind the league champions in the 2021/22 campaign.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..