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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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by David Simón (Las Palmas).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Vicente Gómez (Las Palmas).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Willian José (Las Palmas).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Pedro Bigas (Las Palmas).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Pedro Bigas (Las Palmas).

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Giménez.

  20. Substitution

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 22nd August 2015

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