Spanish La Liga
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Atletico Madrid 1-0 Malaga

Wanda Metropolitano
Atletico Madrid's new Wanda Metropolitano stadium holds a capacity of 68,000

Atletico Madrid made a winning start in their new stadium as France forward Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal in a La Liga victory over Malaga.

Griezmann darted in front of Luis Hernandez to meet Angel Correa's cross in front of about 63,000 fans.

Atletico left the Vicente Calderon at the end of last season and started the campaign with three away games.

They returned to Madrid on Saturday for 12 hours of celebrations at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Spain's royal air force took part in a flyover pre-match and the match ball was delivered by paragliders in front of Spanish king Felipe VI, a supporter of the club.

Diego Simeone's side are a point behind Real Sociedad and four off leaders Barcelona.

"As a player or a coach I have never seen anything like it," said Simeone. "The memory will live with me for the rest of my life. All the Atletico flags flying, the fans' involvement. I wanted to go on and play."

Bottom side Malaga could easily have put a dampener on the party, though, with Swansea loanee Borja Baston forcing a save from Jan Oblak in the first half and Diego Rolan going close in the final minute.

Wanda Metropolitano
Wanda Metropolitano

Elsewhere in La Liga, Barcelona maintained their 100% start by coming from behind to beat Getafe 2-1. Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho scored the winner late on.

On-loan Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira provided the cross for former Bolton loanee Rodrigo to head home as Valencia drew 1-1 at Levante.

Former Spain winger Joaquin scored twice as Real Betis beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-1.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20JuanfranBooked at 76mins
  • 2Godín
  • 19Hernández
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 8Ñíguez
  • 5ParteySubstituted forCarrascoat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 14Gabi
  • 6Koke
  • 7Griezmann
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forTorresat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá
  • 9Torres
  • 10Carrasco
  • 15Savic
  • 17Vietto
  • 21Gameiro
  • 22Gaitán

Malaga

  • 1Jiménez
  • 18Rosales
  • 4Hernández
  • 3González Polanco
  • 15Ricca
  • 14García del PozoBooked at 90mins
  • 5RolónSubstituted forGontán Gallardoat 70'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 28MulaSubstituted forRolánat 85'minutes
  • 8González Morales
  • 11CastroSubstituted forAñor Acostaat 64'minutes
  • 9Bastón

Substitutes

  • 6Kuzmanovic
  • 10Añor Acosta
  • 12Garrido Cifuentes
  • 20Gontán Gallardo
  • 22Baysse
  • 24Rolán
  • 25Prieto
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
62,906

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamMalaga
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Málaga 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Málaga 0.

Booking

Recio (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Borja Bastón (Málaga).

Attempt saved. Federico Ricca (Málaga) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juanpi.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Diego Rolán (Málaga) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Borja Bastón (Málaga) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Recio with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Jan Oblak.

Attempt saved. Diego Rolán (Málaga) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Recio.

Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luis Hernández (Málaga).

Booking

Keko (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Keko (Málaga).

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

Foul by Federico Ricca (Málaga).

Attempt missed. Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Diego Rolán replaces Alejandro Mula.

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

Foul by Juanpi (Málaga).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Adrián González.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Luis Hernández.

Attempt blocked. Federico Ricca (Málaga) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Recio with a cross.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Koke.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Booking

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Federico Ricca (Málaga) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Málaga).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) because of an injury.

Delay in match Luis Hernández (Málaga) because of an injury.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Diego Godín is caught offside.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Recio.

Attempt blocked. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Keko replaces Esteban Rolón.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th September 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona44001111012
2Real Sociedad330010469
3Atl Madrid42208358
4Sevilla32105147
5Ath Bilbao32103037
6Levante41305416
7Valencia41304316
8Leganés42023306
9Real Betis420257-26
10Eibar420224-26
11Real Madrid31206335
12Getafe411234-14
13Girona311134-14
14Celta Vigo310245-13
15Villarreal310235-23
16Las Palmas310247-33
17Dep La Coruña4013511-61
18Espanyol301217-61
19Alavés300304-40
20Malaga400416-50
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