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Morata scored twice for Atletico to open the victory against Getafe

21 Aug 2022 | 08:56 | Football

Atletico Madrid players celebrate after scoring a goal. Photo: Twitter

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Atletico Madrid players celebrate after scoring a goal. Photo: Twitter

Alvaro Morata scored twice to help Atletico Madrid win 3-0 over Getafe in Monday’s La Liga season opener.

Morata, who returned to Atletico after two years on loan to Juventus, scored a goal in each half before Antoine Griezmann scored.

Joao Felix played a key role in scoring all three goals, the first of which was Morata’s goal from the edge of the box in the 15th minute.

Borja Mayoral grazed the crossbar for Getafe late in the first half, but Morata eased Atletico’s nerves with a close-range finish minutes after being fouled by Stefan Mitrovic.

Felix then passed the ball to Griezmann, who cut inside and headed into the bottom corner to ensure Atletico’s victory following the departure of Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan rejoined his boyhood club Nacional on a short-term deal in July following the expiration of his contract with Atletico.

Athletic Bilbao drew Mallorca 0-0 at home, while Real Betis beat 10 Elche with a score of 3-0 to complete the opening match of the group stage in Spain.

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