Atletico Madrid and Granada CF faced off in the first match day of La Liga with Atletico Madrid coming out as the winner. Álvaro Borja Morata Martín scored in the 45th minute to give his team an early lead, but Samuel Omorodion Aghehowa from Granada CF evened it up in the 62nd minute. Memphis Depay from Atletico Madrid gave them a much needed lead again at 67 minutes, and Marcos Llorente Moreno made sure of their victory by scoring the third goal for them at 90 minutes. The final score was 3-1 to Atletico Madrid.
- Jan Oblak (7.2)
- César Azpilicueta Tanco (7.2)
- Stefan Savić (7.3)
- Mario Hermoso Canseco (7.2)
- Marcos Llorente Moreno (8)
- Jorge Resurrección Merodio (0)
- Rodrigo Javier De Paul (6.9)
- Thomas Benoît Lemar (6.5)
- Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (7.9)
- Antoine Griezmann (7.2)
- Álvaro Borja Morata Martín (7)
- André Filipe Magalhães Ribeiro Ferreira (6.6)
- José María Callejón Bueno (6.7)
- Jesús Vallejo Lázaro (6)
- Miguel Ángel Rubio Lestan (6.7)
- Ignasi Miquel Pons (6.3)
- Carlos Neva Tey (6.2)
- Sergio Ruiz Alonso (6.9)
- Gerard Gumbau Garriga (6.5)
- Óscar Melendo Jiménez (6.5)
- Samuel Omorodion Aghehowa (7.5)
- Myrto Uzuni (6.7)
- Pablo Barrios Rivas (Jorge Resurrección Merodio, 7)
- Memphis Depay (Álvaro Borja Morata Martín, 58)
- Çağlar Söyüncü (Thomas Benoît Lemar, 59)
- Saúl Ñíguez Esclapez (Antoine Griezmann, 77)
- Ángel Martín Correa Martínez (Rodrigo Javier De Paul, 78)
- Gonzalo Villar del Fraile (Óscar Melendo Jiménez, 58)
- José Antonio Rodríguez Díaz (José María Callejón Bueno, 74)
- Ricard Sánchez Sendra (Gerard Gumbau Garriga, 74)
- Bryan Zaragoza Martínez (Samuel Omorodion Aghehowa, 81)
- Njegoš Petrović (Carlos Neva Tey, 82)
Atletico Madrid had a slight edge in ball possession during the game, with 45% compared to Granada CF’s 55%. Atletico Madrid made 14 shots on target and 6 of those were on goal. Álvaro Borja Morata Martín lead the way in terms of the number of shots taken. Granada CF managed 7 shots on target, 4 of which were on goal. Samuel Omorodion Aghehowa was the most successful in terms of hits on goal for Granada CF.
Atletico Madrid had two players, Mario Hermoso Canseco and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, face off against Granada CF’s Jesús Vallejo Lázaro and Samuel Omorodion Aghehowa in a recent match. Canseco had a pass accuracy of 79% over 58 passes while Lázaro boasted an impressive 92% accuracy over 71 passes. Ferreira Carrasco made 4 key passes during the match, while Omorodion Aghehowa made 2.
Atletico Madrid have a clear advantage when it comes to interceptions, with 16 compared to Granada CF’s 4. The leader in interceptions for Atletico Madrid is Stefan Savić, who has a total of 5. For Granada CF, Miguel Ángel Rubio Lestan has the most with 4 interceptions. Atletico Madrid also have Stefan Savić at the top of their list for interceptions with 2, while Jesús Vallejo Lázaro has 1 for Granada CF.
The statistics show that Mario Hermoso Canseco from Atletico Madrid and Sergio Ruiz Alonso from Granada CF are the leaders in their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball. Mario Hermoso Canseco has won nine such fights while Sergio Ruiz Alonso has managed to come out on top twelve times. These two players demonstrate a great level of skill and determination when it comes to competing for the ball.
- Mario Hermoso Canseco (Atletico Madrid) at 39 minute
- Álvaro Borja Morata Martín (Atletico Madrid) at 42 minute
- César Azpilicueta Tanco (Atletico Madrid) at 90 minute
- Gerard Gumbau Garriga (Granada CF) at 10 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Atletico Madrid – W
- Granada CF – L
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (1, Real Betis)
- Javier Guerra Moreno (1, Valencia)
- Samuel Omorodion Aghehowa (1, Granada CF)
- Isaac Palazón Camacho (1, Rayo Vallecano)
- Álvaro Borja Morata Martín (1, Atletico Madrid)
- Atletico Madrid will play with Real Betis. August 20 at 19:30 (UTC), on Estadio Benito Villamarín.
- Granada CF will play with Rayo Vallecano. August 21 at 19:30 (UTC), on Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.