First Division - Day 1

Girona 2 - Atlético Madrid 2

Girona: Iraizoz; Pablo Maffeo, Alcalá, Bernardo, Muniesa, Aday Benítez (Planas 72’); Borja García, Pere Pons, Àlex Granell; Portu (Kayode 85’), Stuani. 5-3-2.
Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran (Correa 58’), Giménez, Savic, Lucas Hernández; Koke, Saúl Ñíguez, Gabi (Gaitán 69’), Carrasco; Griezmann, Fernando Torres (Vietto 73’). 4-4-2.

1-0. 22. Stuani. Got above marker to head Granell cross inside Oblak’s far post..
2-0. 25. Stuani. Steered header past keeper after Granell free kick headed back.
2-1. 79. Correa. Picked up Giménez pass and cut across to shoot past Iraizoz.
2-2. 85. Giménez. Got in front of keeper to head Koke free kick in to the net.

Yellow cards: Carrasco 28’, Stuani 45’, Saúl 50’, Lucas 61’, Griezmann 67’, Pere Pons 95’ / red cards: Griezmann 67’.

Girona were just three minutes away from a historic win against Atlético Madrid in their first ever match in the top flight this Saturday, but in the end they had to settle for a more than respectable 2-2 draw. Two headed goals from Stuani before the break gave the Catalans the lead, and the visitors were left with ten men when Griezmann was sent off for insulting the referee midway through the second half. However Correa got one back with twelve minutes to go, and Giménez headed a last gasp equaliser to save a point for his team.