First Division - Day 1

Atlético Madrid 4 - Málaga 0

Atlético: Coupet; Seitaridis, Heitinga, Ujfalusi, Pernía; Maxi (Raúl García 77'), Maniche, Paulo Assunçao, Simao; Diego Forlán (Luis García 59'), Agüero (Sinama-Pongolle 55'). 4-4-2.
Málaga: Arnau; Jesús Gámez, Cuadrado, Weligton, Nacho (Juanjo Luque 46'); Lolo, Miguel Ángel (Apoño 74'); Cheli (Adrián 56'), Duda, Calleja; Baha. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 26. Heitinga. Deflected ball into net after Ujfalusi turned back Pernía corner.
2-0. 38. Diego Forlán. Picked up Agüero pass and drove low shot past Arnau.
3-0. 43. Diego Forlán (penalty). After Weligton pushed over Heitinga in area.
4-0. 80. Sinama-Pongolle. Ran on to Luis García cross and fired shot inside post.

Atlético Madrid top the table after the first round of matches of the newly named Liga BBVA, a 4-0 victory over Málaga rounding off a great week for the club. An enthusiastic crowd turned up after their Champions League victory over Schalke '04 midweek, and once again they were treated to a goal feast. Simao tested Arnau with an early free kick, and midway through the first half Heitinga deflected a shot from Ujfalusi past Arnau following a corner to start things off.

Diego Forlán hit the post before scoring his side's second, picking up a deflected pass from Agüero before driving a low shot under the keeper. And before the half time whistle Forlán had his second of the night, the Uruguayan striker converting a penalty after Weligton was adjudged to have pushed Heitinga in the area.

Aguirre rested his two strikers early in the second half but the pressure continued, Maxi fluffing a chance before the two García's combined to set up fellow substitute Sinama-Pongolle for a fourth. Málaga's only really effort was a dangerous free kick which Duda curled wide, and only a couple of saves by Arnau from Luis García and Maniche prevented a bigger scoreline. Atlético were back on top, and on this form they could stay there for some time.