Atlético Madrid Wins Long-Awaited First Game At Wanda Metropolitano
Atlético Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano debuted with a "low-key" 1-0 La Liga win over Málaga on Saturday, according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN.com. Even though Atlético's plan to move from the "crumbling" Vicente Calderón to the remodeled former athletics stadium near the city's airport "was three decades in the making, there were fears even this week about whether all would be ready on time." The club's four former stadiums were remembered on the pitch during a pregame ceremony. Atlético's Fernando Torres said, "Tonight was a party for all Atléticos and would not have been possible without everyone who has been through this club over the years. We have all lived it very intensely, leaving the Calderón last year and now this. These are moments that will go down in history; we will remember them forever" (ESPN.com, 9/24).