Atlético left the Spanish Super Cup with a bittersweet feeling, after fall in the final on penalties against Real Madrid, but once again demonstrating that despite having a staff with many faces that changed in the summer, he is able to compete against anyone. He eliminated Barcelona in the semifinals after tracing and winning 2-3 and the white team could not do so much in 120 minutes. The first two classified LaLiga whose advantage over the rojiblanco team has been reduced to five points. In the tournament several players came out reinforced, although others not so much. Reinforced:PhilipThe center again became a titan throughout the Super Cup. He completed the 210 minutes of the team in the tournament and was impregnable from above. In the semifinals against Barcelona he occupied the left side of the center of the back, since Savic always acts on the right. The Montenegrin returned after three months without playing and Felipe was very attentive at the time of throwing the line to his pair. Savic complied despite inactivity and the Brazilian stood out again. A level that was amplified in the final against Real Madrid. This time on the right profile, his natural side, until Savic replaced Giménez in extra time, ended up making 14 clearances before the centers of the white team players. Seven more than Ramos, the second most in the game and eight more than Trippier, the next athletic. At 30 he shows a security and capital veterancy in the team, but it can also boast a privileged physicist. In Porto he never suffered an injury in three seasons, and in the Athletic one it has been done with the position taking advantage of the absences of Savic and Giménez. Before Madrid he recovered five balls and did not commit any fault, another of its characteristics. It also provides a good ball out, without risking, but looking for the well placed partner. Although he doubted his signing for the 20 million paid by a veteran player, so far it is one of the great incorporations of the course. Inferior performanceJoão FelixThe Portuguese played every minute of the tournament except the final 20 against Real Madrid, but could not be decisive. Little presence, much wear, but with the ball more is required. Before the white team tried several quality flashes, but none came out. Maybe he sinned as a cashier looking for several pipes and it was not effective. He needs to have more presence in the team’s attack, show himself more and seem less apathetic. The high price paid by Atlético (127.2 million) may have led to anxiety in search of demonstrating his technique that takes its toll on matches. Against Barcelona he suffered a lot receiving far away from the rival area, but against Real Madrid enjoyed a very clear occasion after a Ramos ruling and finished off. When he could turn he did not choose well. He is very young, only 20 years old, and has a huge future ahead of him, but the rojiblanca fans begin to get impatient. It is taking with difficulty the period of acclimatization necessary to cholismo and Correa and Morata are more decisive above. Despite that great things are expected of him, he is beginning. Renan LodiA player who is adapting to European football and who He is much happier when he attacks than when he defends. Rival teams are looking for their backs a lot and must still grow in that facet. At 21 he has a lot of progression ahead, but he must work back. The Cholo replaced him in the two meetings to place Saul, a midfielder, in his position. In the final he ended up playing Arias from the left back to changed leg. In front of Barça he was replaced by Vitolo in the 67th minute with the score against and against Madrid he left his place to Llorente in 89 ‘. Before Madrid, Simeone was disheartened in the band asking for concentration back. Liverpool is a cannon on the right, with Salah and Alexander-Arnold attacking like hammers, so you must be very sure in the Champions League tie. Llorente and VitoloAtlético’s bench was presented in Saudi Arabia very little of offensive alternatives. But Llorente and Vitolo They changed the face of the team and claimed their search for minutes. The pivot was key in his entry against Barcelona, falling on the scoreboard by 2-1 and going around the scoreboard with Llorente’s participation in the third goal stealing the ball from Griezmann and in the previous play where the team claimed penalty by Piqué. He was also close to scoring his goal driving from own field to test Neto. In the final he played the extra time and Atlético again raised its level and regained its presence in the midfield, where before his departure he was losing his way. Good minutes after a complicated start to the course and that can lead you to be more protagonist. Vitolo for his part put a lot of imbalance against Barcelona, showed that he is recovered from his physical problems and caused the penalty that was the draw. Before Madrid his entrance did not cause such an important effect, but he also tested Courtois with danger and proved to be a useful piece from the bench. BlacksmithDouble opportunity in the eleven for the Mexican taking advantage of Koke’s absence. Although he could play in the double pivot next to ThomasHe was not well with the ball in either game. His presence and ability to cover the field is important, with great physical work, but he must give more at the start. He was gaining a lot of importance in Atlético in the last dates, but he did not stand out in the Super Cup. Simeone replaced him with Koke in the rest of the match against Barcelona and was again the first change against Madrid, in the final by Vitolo. He must return to hope as he was doing in the previous meetings. MorataGreat highlight in the two games leaving the skin for the team despite the difficulties faced. A lot of work on his back and great ability to take advantage of the possibility of running in attack. While no reinforcement arrives with which to compete or share an attack point, the ‘9’ leaves everything in each match. Against Barcelona he scored the penalty goal who put the tie after a great assist for Vitolo, who was shot down by Neto and then gave the goal pass to Correa with another precise pass to space. The canary also gave him the option to beat Courtois in extra time against Madrid, but the Belgian won. Same case as before the occasion of Morata clearer, where perhaps He did not choose the direction of his auction. When he was going to have a new option after a fantastic ride, he was stopped by Valverde with a very hard foul from behind. Commendable Work and nothing to reproach him in the tournament. beltPure imbalance, He scored the goal that qualified Atlético to the final and that knocked Barcelona out. A questioned player and called to go out in summer, but that is currently capital up. He also completed the 210 minutes of the Atleti and has been gaining ground to all its competitors despite starting behind João Félix, Vitolo, Diego Costa, Morata and Lemar. Effort for each ball, sometimes excessive nerve, but in a team with difficulties to propose something different in attack is an oasis when it is good. And lately it always is. Against Barcelona, in addition to overcoming Neto in the hand-to-hand, he assisted Koke in the goal that opened the scoring and when he played above caused a lot of danger. In the final against Madrid he was also the most dangerous players and could be subject to penalty by Ramos. In the extra time he left several plays of great merit and was about to get the goal through a center in 119 ‘. He leaves very plugged in the tournament.