Alvaro Morata

Morata Double Leads Atletico Madrid Win at Getafe in Their LaLiga Opener | Watch Highlights

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata made a blistering return to LaLiga by scoring twice to help his team seal a 3-0 win at Getafe in their opening match of the season.

After Morata’s brace, Griezmann scored the third goal late on and Atletico had enough chances to score even more despite the scorching heat.

Their inspired Portugal forward Joao Felix roamed all over the field and collected three assists.

He slipped a precise pass through for Morata, who drilled a perfectly placed shot from the edge of the box into the bottom left-hand corner of the net after 15 minutes.

Just before the hour, Felix found Morata inside the area by the far post and the Spaniard, back at Atletico after a two-year loan spell at Juventus, fired the ball into the top corner.

“I’m very happy to be back here and because it’s always good to start the season on the right foot with a win in a very difficult stadium to play in like Getafe,” Morata said after the match. “I love playing for Atletico, I’m here to leave everything on the field, to work hard and compete.

“I’m confident we have a very strong group that will fight for everything we play for.”

Atletico displayed a solid team performance, suffocating Getafe with relentless high pressure and keeping goalkeeper Jan Oblak’s area clear of threats for most of the match.

Watch match highlights below.

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