Axel Witsel

33-Year-Old Midfielder/DefenderM/D
Atlético Madrid
La Liga

Belgium

On bench versus Athletic
M/DAtlético Madrid
October 15, 2022
Witsel was moved to the bench for Saturday's clash with Athletic Club.
ANALYSIS
Witsel had previously started all eight of his La Liga appearances since coming over to Atletico from Dortmund. Accordingly, the move to the bench for this one is likely rest-related, and he could be called upon if his squad need to defend a result later in the match.
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Opens season as center-back
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September 27, 2022
Witsel has started all eight league and UCL matches to open the season, keeping two clean sheets.
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Records assist in UCL win
M/DAtlético Madrid
September 8, 2022
Witsel took a shot and assisted a goal in Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League victory against FC Porto. He also made five blocks, four clearances and an interception in the match.
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Signs with Atleti
M/DAtlético Madrid
July 6, 2022
Witsel joined Atletico Madrid on a one-year contract, it was announced Wednesday.
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Consistent in midfield
M/DBorussia Dortmund
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Witsel made 29 appearances (22 starts) throughout the 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign.
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Second goal of season
M/DBorussia Dortmund
April 16, 2022
Witsel scored a goal with his lone shot while creating two chances and making three interceptions during Saturday's 6-1 win over Wolfsburg.
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