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Atletico Madrid take their first chances now

  /  autty

Atletico Madrid took very little time to make their mark at Balaidos on Saturday afternoon. Luis Suarez's opener came within the first seven minutes of kick off against Celta Vigo, giving the visitors something to defend.

With Jan Oblak in goal and Diego Simeone's well-drilled defence, Los Rojiblancos held out, adding a second goal through Yannick Carrasco in the final minutes of the game.

One chance was all Suarez needed to put his stamp on proceedings in Galicia.

Atletico's new signing put his team in front after receiving a pass from Manu Sanchez inside the penalty area.

Simeone had hoped the Uruguayan would add a killer instinct to his frontline and, after two straight goalless draws before the international break, the evidence of that was there in Vigo.

Despite coming off shortly after half time, Manu Sanchez made a good impression on a rare start handed to him by Simeone.

The 20-year-old set up Suarez's opener on one of his runs down the left and generally slotted in well at full-back.

With Jose Maria Gimenez and Felipe out of the team, Mario Hermoso was tasked with the job of deputising at centre-back.

The former Espanyol defender was forced to tread a fine line for the majority of the match after picking up a needless booking in the first half.

You can have all the attacking talent you like, but Oblak remains the star of this Atletico team.

The Slovenian was unstoppable in between the sticks and never really looked like giving up his clean sheet.

Iago Aspas was Celta's shining light, once again.

The local hero in Vigo caused all sorts of problems for the Atletico defence and continues to make his case for the Spanish national team.

Although he hasn't played much football lately, Lucas Torreira seems to have adjusted well to a new style of play.

The former Arsenal player made Koke's life easier in the centre of midfield, softening the blow that was losing Thomas Partey during the transfer window.