La Liga round-up: Antoine Griezmann goal gives Atletico win in new stadium
Last Updated: 17/09/17 2:37pm
Antoine Griezmann ensured Malaga didn't spoil Atletico Madrid's moving-in party at their new 68,000 Wanda Metropolitano stadium with the only goal in a 1-0 win on Saturday.
The France international, restored to the side after a two-game La Liga ban, swept home Angel Correa's cross on the hour mark to move Atletico up to third in the table.
Atletico remain four points adrift of Barcelona, though, as Paulinho scored his first Barca goal six minutes from time to continue their 100 percent record in a 2-1 win at Getafe.
"I'm delighted to score the first goal in this magnificent stadium and hopefully it is the first of many," Griezmann told Bein Sports Spain.
"For me it is the best stadium I have played in, and I don't just say that because it is my club."
Elsewhere in La Liga on Saturday, Valencia were held to a 1-1 draw at Levante; Rodrigo scored the visitors' goal after 31 minutes, before Enis Bardhi's leveller 10 minutes later.
And Real Betis got their second win of the season, beating Deportivo 2-1 thanks to a double from Joaquin. Federico Nicolas Cartabia got the visitors' goal.