Griezmann rates new Wanda Metropolitano the best

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Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann labelled the Wanda Metropolitano the best stadium he has ever played in after leading his side to a memorable win in the first game at its new home.

Griezmann netted the winner in Atletico's inaugural match at the stadium, seeing Diego Simeone's side to a 1-0 victory over Malaga in LaLiga.

He was delighted to make history at the stadium, which he said was the best he had played in.

"I am very happy to score the first goal in this magnificent stadium and hopefully many more will come," Griezmann said.

"We trained here on Thursday [Friday AEST] but we were missing the 12th player [the fans]. It's the best stadium I've ever played in. I hope they push us in every game."

The result continued Atletico's unbeaten start to the season as it moved into third in LaLiga.

Griezmann talked up the importance of the win, which came against a Malaga side that is without points after four league games.

"I'm happy with the victory," he said. "It was very important to get the three points."

Atletico is back in action with a trip to Athletic Bilbao on Thursday (AEST).