Griezmann: Wanda Metropolitano best stadium I've played in

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Ghana in-form midfielder Thomas Partey was surprisingly substituted as half-time as Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano debuted with a low-key, 1-0 Liga win at home to Malaga on Saturday night.

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. "For me this is the best stadium to play at, not just as it is my club, although you have to recognise that".

"And with every match I feel better".

Antoine Griezmann got the game's only goal just past the hour mark, with the added irony of a player who nearly left Atletico for Manchester United in the summer going down in history as their first scorer at the Wanda.

"We really wanted to win, we trained here on Thursday but something was missing, the No. 12 [the fans] was missing", he explained to the assembled press.

Griezmann talked up the importance of the win, which came against a Malaga side which is point-less through four league games.

Atletico is back in action with a trip to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

"As a player and coach, I've never seen anything like this", said coach Simeone of the reception his team were given.

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