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 MetropolitanoWanda 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres BelénBooked at 76mins
  • 2Godín
  • 19Hernández
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 8Saúl
  • 5ParteySubstituted forCarrascoat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 6Koke
  • 7Griezmann
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forTorresat 66'minutes

Substitutes

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

Malaga

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Málaga 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Recio (Málaga) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Borja Bastón (Málaga).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Jan Oblak.

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luis Hernández (Málaga).

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Keko (Málaga).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Federico Ricca (Málaga).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Málaga. Diego Rolán replaces Alejandro Mula.

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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