Antoine Griezmann gives Atletico Madrid win in first match at new home

Angelo Anderson
September 17, 2017

Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann was delighted to prove the matchwinner against Malaga.

"And with every match I feel better".

As well as an opening ceremony which paid tribute to the club's former homes and included parachutists delivering the match ball and Atletico and Spain flags, a vibrant firework display lit the sky up in red and white.

The game was one of few chances, and Simeone did not shy away from the evident lack of creativity. "When the goal came the situation then changed".


"The first hitch in your stadium, with all new, it is hard, but we have to improve and may this triumph serve us to make us strong", concluded Simeone, excited about a stadium that "looks huge from outside" and in "people see it up close and very participant (sic) in game".

Griezmann netted the victor in Atletico's inaugural match at the stadium, seeing Diego Simeone's side to a 1-0 victory over Malaga on Saturday. "We need [Griezmann] at his best and, bit by bit, he is becoming that decisive player again".

"I am very happy to score the first goal in this magnificent stadium and hopefully many more will come", Griezmann said. "The exit to stadium has been tremendous, I will remember all my life, has been a unique moment; I had never seen anything like it, neir as a player nor as a coach", a more serene Simeone about release of new home of Athletic.

Each player who had played over 100 games for Atletico - such as Manchester City's Sergio Aguero - had a plaque made for them. "We are picking up our rhythm bit by bit".

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