First Division - Day 2

Deportivo La Coruña 1 - Atlético Madrid 0

Deportivo: Molina; Manuel Pablo, Andrade, Romero, Capdevila; Sergio, Duscher, Valerón (Scaloni 85'), Munitis; Diego Tristán (Taborda 73'), Rubén Castro (Iván Carril 78'). 4-4-2.
Atlético: Leo Franco; Valera, Perea (García Calvo 89'), Pablo, Antonio López; Gabi, Zahinos, Luccin; Maxi (Colsa 73'), Galletti (Petrov 59'); Fernando Torres. 4-3-2-1.

Team changes: Depor: Romero, Valerón, Munitis for Juanma, Scaloni, Iván Carril / Atlético: Valera, Zahinos, Galletti for Velasco, Kezman, Petrov.

1-0. 95. Capdevila. Drove shot past Franco after Sergio turned ball in from right.

Deportivo La Coruña move joint top of the table, level with their neighbours Celta, after beating Atlético Madrid 1-0. Despite the result it was a lively match with many chances for both sides. Molina did well to keep out a Pablo header in the opening minutes, and Leo Franco saved from Diego Tristán at point blank range. And soon after the restart Molina tipped a shot from Luccin round the post, and a Munitis free kick almost caught Franco unawares.

The closest anyone came to scoring though was a long shot from Sergio which crashed against the crossbar. Fernando Torres brought another good save out of Molina with a header, but Scaloni tested Franco again with a long shot. It looked though as if Atlético were heading for their second scoreless draw in a row before Sergio set up Capdevila for the winner in the fourth minute of injury time, referee Daudén Ibáñez waving away claims for a foul by the goalscorer on Valera leading up to the goal. It may not be pretty, but Caparrós has given this side a new lease of life.