With the limited number of spectators, Atletico Madrid demolished Granada. At the home stadium, it was first game of the season for Simeone’s team. Experts believed that it was time for Simeone to leave but we saw different.
1st half of the match
Atletico started the match with two strikers ahead. It was not a surprise for fans that Luis Suarez benched for the first match. Diego Costa and Joao Felix were the two main strikers from the very first minute. In the right wing Correa was the main attacker and Carrasco (who returned from China) was the main man from the left side.
Atletico Madrid started the match with a heavy attacking line. In the first five minutes, Atletico has shown the desire to score. In the 9th minute, Atletico scored their first goal and it was from Diego Costa. In the 15th minute, Atletico Madrid got right to shoot the penalty. Saul took the ball and could not convert the shot into the goal.
2nd half of the match
Atletico Madrid demonstrated the power of the attacking line in the second half. As the second half started, Atletico Madrid scored another goal. Angel Correa gave a two-goal lead to Atleti. In a few minutes, Diego Costa acted very smart and without touching the ball, Joao got one-on-one with a goalkeeper. Portuguese player converted an easy short into the goal.
Soon Luis Suarez entered the pitch and Atleti went for more goals. In a few minutes, Luis got his first assist and Atleti increased the lead: 4-0. In just 20 minutes, Luis Suarez could score two goals and get one assist. It was a perfect debut for the Uruguayan striker. Diego Simeone was very happy after the match. Coach noted that the team played well and deserved more goals.