Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Lucas Hernández, Filipe Luis; Koke, Thomas (Carrasco 46’), Gabi, Saúl Ñíguez; Griezmann, Correa (Fernando Torres 66’). 4-4-2.
Málaga: Roberto; Rosales, Luis Hernández, Diego González, Ricca; Estebán Rolón (Keko 70‘), Recio; Chory Castro (Juanpi 64’), Adrián González, Alex Mula (Diego Rolán 85’); Borja Bastón. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 61. Griezmann. First time shot past Roberto from low Correa cross.
Yellow cards: Carrasco 64’, Juanfran 76’, Keko 88’, Recio 93’.
Atlético Madrid finally inaugurated their new Wanda Metropolitan stadium on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Málaga, a change of venue but a result which has been their trademark over the last few years. Simeone’s side had the better of the first half, Correa and Thomas firing shots over the top and Griezmann and Correa bringing good saves out of Roberto, although ex Atleti striker Borja Bastón could have put the Andalusians in front had Oblak not kept him out shortly before the break. The introduction of Carrasco at half time livened things up, the Belgian international firing a shot wide, and creating chances for Saúl which Roberto dealt with more or less with ease. With an hour gone though Griezmann connected with Correa’s cross to open the scoring, and Oblak produced the save of the night in the dying minutes from Diego Rolán to ensure a win which takes his side up to third, and leaves the visitors down at the bottom of the table.