Granada: Toño; Nyom, Diakhaté,
Borja Gómez, Siqueira; Iriney (Juanma Ortíz 46'), Mikel Rico;
Torje (Orellana 71'), Brahimi (Ighalo 71'), Dani Benítez; El-Arabi.
Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Filipe Luis; Mario Suárez, Gabi; Adrián (Diego Costa 46'), Raúl García (Koke 58'), Arda Turan (Tiago 72'); Falcao. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 61. Arda Turan. Got on end of Koke cross to turn ball in from far post.
Yellow cards: El-Arabi 04', Mario Suárez 40', 70', Godín 54', Iriney 62', Diego Costa 64', Diakhaté 79', Filipe Luis 86' / red cards: Mario Suárez 70'.
Barcelona may be breaking all the records this year, but Atlético Madrid are also having their best ever start to a season, and they ended the weekend only three points behind the leaders after a 0-1 victory at Granada on Sunday evening. The Andalusians' win at Betis last weekend gave them new confidence, and El-Arabi in particular tested Courtois early on. Toño did well to tip over a Godín header at the other end, but later in the first half it took a timely tackle from Arda Turan to deflect Torje's shot on to the post, El-Arabi firing the rebound over the top with the goal at his mercy. Simeone brought on Diego Costa at the break though (although they had to play a couple of minutes with ten men as he wasn't ready!), and the striker combined with fellow substitute Koke on the hour mark to set up Arda Turan to score what was to prove the only goal of the game. A few minutes later the visitors were left with ten men when Mario Suárez picked up a second booking, but even so they could have won by a bigger margin after Falcao uncharacteristically missed a couple of easy chances. The result maintains Atleti's five point gap over Real Madrid though, and they are therefore sure of starting the big derby game against their city rivals in two weeks' time ahead of them in the table.