Martinez, a €35 million summer signing from Porto, scored in a superb 25-yard goal against Sevilla on August 30, but has yet to click with his new teammates and struggled again in Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League win at Galatasaray.
That game was well-fought and only settled by a moment of Lionel Messi magic.
“We’ve had to play different kinds of games”. I think the first 10 minutes were very good and the end was better.
Atletico did double their lead in the final minute.
Los Che have managed just five points from their opening five games and coach Nuno Espirito Santo was subjected to calls for his resignation by fans during Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Real Betis. “Apart from those situations, which were down to individual errors, the team always kept on the right track”.
The Frenchman’s two strikes from close range – his fourth and fifth goals of the season in all competitions – proved decisive as the home side made it four victories from five league games to pull level on points with leaders Barcelona.
Very much like the first period it was a half of very few clear opportunities but Getafe began to get a foothold in the game, just before the hour mark as Carlos Vigaray drove brilliantly down the left hand side before finding Lafita who played an excellent cross into the area but nobody was on there to get onto it.
Angel Correa – another of the weekend goalscorers for Atletico – came on at half-time – while Jackson Martinez was also introduced early in the second half as he replaced Fernando Torres. At one point we played with [Diego] Costa and [Radamel] Falcao, and in some games a year ago with [Mario] Mandzukic and Torres. He’s the brains of the midfield. “He is an enthusiastic worker and will try to fulfill the expectations we have of him”. He knows what the team needs and you only can know it with experience. We’re very happy. But it’s hard to have two “Tiagos”.