Griezmann Nets As Atletico Edge Past Malaga
Spanish La Liga Report: Atletico Madrid v Malaga 16 September 2017
Spanish La Liga
Result: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Malaga
Date: 16 September 2017
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano
Atletico Madrid were in victorious in their first game at the Wanda Metropolitano, as Antoine Griezmann's strike secured a 1-0 win over Malaga.
The hosts threatened early on and they could have gone ahead after 11 minutes but Angel Correa blazes over the crossbar from close range.
Malaga, meanwhile, were finding it tough to carve out clear-cut openings as Diego Simeone's charges enjoyed most of the possession.
Ateltico went agonsingly close to breaking the deadlock in the 29th minute as Griezmann struck the upright from close range.
The visitors carved out their first meaningful chance after 37 minutes when Borja Baston burst into the box only to see shot superbly turned away by Jan Oblak.
That proved to be the final chance of the half, as the score remained goalless at the break.
Atletico eventually broke the deadlock on the hour mark as Correa fired a low cross into Griezmann, who fired home from close range.
Simeone opted for a change on the 67th minute as Correa made way for Fernando Torres.
The visitors pushed for an equaliser as the second half went on, but they were finding it tough to break down the Atletico defence.
Nevertheless, Los Rojiblancos managed to see off a late surge from Malaga to claim the victory in their new stadium.
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