The last day of August brought a close to the frantic summer transfer window with Mbappé staying at PSG and Griezmann and Saúl moving late on deadline day.
Those happy days when Madrid’s second string, which gave Zidane the chance to rotate his team in key moments, seem long behind us, writes Alfredo Relaño.
It was a beautiful game at Los Carménes on Thursday night but Granada fell thanks to an away goal through a Yuri strike to set up a final 110 years in the making.
Four goals and two players sent-off was the outcome of a game that saw Barça move to second in the table, just two points behind Real Madrid who they face in a fortnight.
ATLÉTICO MADRID 1-0 EIBAR
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