First Division - Day 2

Atlético Madrid 1 - Albacete 0

Atlético: Burgos; Ortíz, García Calvo, Lequi, Pinola; Simeone; Novo, Jorge (De los Santos 83'), Musampa (Nano 70'); Rodrigo (Paunovic 57'), Fernando Torres. 4-1-3-2.
Albacete: Roa; Oscar Montiel, Pablo, Unai, Peña; Viaud, Parri (David Sánchez 60'); Lawal, Iván Díaz, Delporte (Pablo García 72'); Cacá (Amato 68'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Atlético: Ortíz, Pinola for Aguilera, Sergi / Albacete: Unai, Iván Díaz, Cacá for Siviero, Basti, Amato.

1-0. 50. Jorge. Bent free kick around wall and inside near post.

Atlético Madrid got their first three points of the season thanks to a second half free kick from Jorge. The Spanish under 21 international was only in the side thanks to the fact that new signing Ibagaza failed a late fitness test, but he demonstrated that Gregorio Manzano should try and find him a place in the side with another sterling performance.

It was not an exciting match, with the visitors packing defence and looking to strike on the breakaway, but there was action with only a minute on the clock when Fernando Torres broke free and went flying over the body of keeper Carlos Roa. The crowd bayed for a penalty, but referee Pérez Burrull correctly spotted that Roa had remained stationary on the ground and that Torres had flung himself forward even before reaching the keeper in search of a spot kick.

Iván Díaz tested Burgos later in the half, the eccentric keeper none the worse for being forced to wear shorts rather than long pants under one of the sillier UEFA new regulations, but otherwise there was little further action other than a long shot from Simeone.

The second half, apart from the goal, was fairly similar, although Torres could have increased the lead when he shot just over the bar later on. Albacete find themselves in the bottom three together with Athletic Bilbao and Zaragoza, all without a point and not having scored a goal in their first two games.