Spanish La Liga
Atl Madrid1Las Palmas0

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Las Palmas

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann scored 22 La Liga goals for Atletico last season

Atletico Madrid opened their La Liga season with a narrow but deserved victory over promoted Las Palmas.

Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal after 16 minutes with a deflected free-kick which wrong-footed keeper Raul Lizoain.

The visitors from the Canary Islands, celebrating their 66th anniversary, were playing in their first La Liga match since 2002 and competed well.

But they almost lost 2-0 when Koke hit the post with a free-kick late on.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone started two of his summer signings, ex-Chelsea defender Filipe Luis and former Porto frontman Jackson Martinez.

Luis, who won the Spanish title with Atletico in 2014 before one season at Stamford Bridge, played well at left-back, getting involved in several attacks and having three shots at goal.

Colombia striker Martinez, who cost £25m, was quiet and was replaced by Fernando Torres in the second half.

Elsewhere, David Moyes's Real Sociedad started their season with a goalless draw at Deportivo La Coruna.

Espanyol beat Getafe 1-0 thanks to Salva Sevilla's third-minute free-kick. Sunderland loanee Santiago Vergini was sent off on his Getafe debut late on.

Friday night saw another ex-Premier League player sent off on his debut as Steven Nzonzi was dismissed in Sevilla's 0-0 draw at Malaga.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres BelénBooked at 57mins
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 10Torres MuñozSubstituted forCorreaat 65'minutes
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 5Cardoso Mendes
  • 6Koke
  • 11MartínezSubstituted forTorresat 59'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forGarcia Escuderoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 8Garcia Escudero
  • 9Torres
  • 15Savic
  • 16Correa
  • 17Saúl
  • 23Vietto

Las Palmas

  • 1Lizoain
  • 2Simón
  • 3Alcaraz
  • 16Artiles Oliva
  • 17Bigas
  • 23Castellano BetancorSubstituted forDa Silvaat 80'minutes
  • 15Mesa QuevedoSubstituted forFigueroa Cabreraat 64'minutes
  • 14Santana TrujilloSubstituted forGómez Umpiérrezat 63'minutes
  • 18Castellano Betancor
  • 20Viera Ramos
  • 10Araujo

Substitutes

  • 4Gómez Umpiérrez
  • 5García Santana
  • 7Alemán Viera
  • 8Da Silva
  • 11Figueroa Cabrera
  • 21Valerón
  • 31Lorenzo Lorenzo
Referee:
Eduardo Prieto Iglesias
Attendance:
39,735

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamLas Palmas
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Las Palmas 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Las Palmas 0.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Simón (Las Palmas).

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

David Simón (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vicente Gómez (Las Palmas).

Attempt blocked. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tiago.

Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Willian José (Las Palmas).

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Pedro Bigas (Las Palmas).

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Pedro Bigas (Las Palmas).

Booking

Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Aythami (Las Palmas) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Viera with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Giménez.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl García replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Javi Castellano (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Willian José replaces Dani Castellano.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Raúl Lizoain.

Attempt missed. Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

Attempt saved. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tiago.

Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Momo (Las Palmas).

Attempt saved. Aythami (Las Palmas) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Viera with a cross.

Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Attempt blocked. Dani Castellano (Las Palmas) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Araujo (Las Palmas) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Tiago.

Attempt blocked. Pedro Bigas (Las Palmas) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Momo with a cross.

Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

Attempt blocked. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Jonathan Viera (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Javi Castellano (Las Palmas).

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Saturday 22nd August 2015

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