Atletico Madrid secured an early lead in La Liga by defeating Granada 3-1 in their opening match. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring in the first half injury time, with Gonzalo Villar leveling the game for Granada in the second half. Yannick Carrasco redeemed himself with an assist for Memphis Depay’s goal, and Marcos Llorente sealed the victory with a late goal in added time. Atletico’s win allowed them to claim the top spot in the league table, with their three goals being the highest tally in the opening round. The only downside was captain Koke’s early injury.