The dream premiere

Granada begins the course with victory before the European debut. Yangel scored the first goal of the First Division and Milla, who made his debut in the top flight, put the icing on the cake with 2-0


EI Granada took the first three points of the course against an Athletic that played a good first half, but was deflated as soon as it was seen with the game uphill after Yangel's goal, the first in the First Division this season. The icing on the cake was Luis Milla with a great goal on the day of his debut. The Nasrids smile again at Athletic without hitting.

The curtain opened in Los Cármenes as it closed last year, although with new features. Beginners in First in both teams, Milla in the Nasrid and Morcillo in the Bilbao. A start with a preseason flavor. Little pace, few arrivals and little football in the first minutes. It was Athletic who had the most ball, but chances were conspicuous by their absence. The only highlight were the debutantes. Morcillo showed self-confidence and daring, looking for one against one and being the most destabilizing of the game. Milla, showed more diesel, but being an SUV that presses, organizes and reaches both areas. The game was animated only in the final minutes, with a goal disallowed by Yangel after a previous foul by Germán and a great chance by Raúl García who sent out. No shots on target, the break was reached.

Everything changed after the restart. The second half started more animated and in the first minutes already more happened than in all the first part. A good arrival from Athletic, another from Granada. And, five minutes after the restart, Yangel repeated a goal, but this time it was worth it. The Venezuelan finished arriving from behind a great center of Montoro in a distraction from Athletic, which left the Valencian to think. First goal of the First Division this season. The goal, left Athletic touched, that had curdled a better first half, but it lacked aim. And, before being able to react, Milla stole Dani García in the midfield, went to the front and took an impossible shot for Unai Simón. Second blow for Garitano's men who reacted by taking out Williams and Sancet. It cost him, but it came to disturb Granada, especially with a shot by Williams with his knee after a great center from Morcillo that crashed into the crossbar. Some Basque whiplash and more than one Nasrid counterattack could change the marker that did not move anymore. Granada and Athletic started as they ended ... 444 444Garitano: "The team has been better than Granada"

The game: We have to stay focused for 90 minutes. The process of the game had little to do with the result. It is not worth dominating the game and playing in the opposite field, it is not worth it if you do not score. You need 90 minutes of defensive perfection because in ten minutes we have been bad, the game is gone.

After fitting in: We have arrived with a lot of people, but their center-backs are good and we haven't finished everything we wanted. I have seen a team that has tried and has not lowered their arms. Granada has defensive security and a lot of offensive punch. They have shot twice, I think, and they have scored two goals. They have hit and that is what marks, the areas, because in the process of the match the team has been better than Granada.

Debut de Morcillo: He played a great game. We have young people, it is what we have and we have to bet on them. We started with an older team and ended with a younger one. We have to make a good Athletic with everyone's mix. I don't think the team's image was bad at all.

Diego Martínez: "I give a lot of value to these three points"

The victory: I give a lot of value to these three points. We started well, but they were better than us in the first half. In the second we corrected some things that we thought could be useful for us. It is true that it was difficult for both teams to be fluent. The team got the goal and the second that comes with high pressure. We have many things to improve, but I place a lot of value on these three points.

Atypical pre-season: There were changes that were practically made before the start, we knew that we would have to suffer at times, there was a tone of equality in the first half, but the team knew how to control the game and deserved the victory. The preseason has been very unusual.

Milla: We are very happy for him. You have to be calm with him and maintain confidence. The effort has been everyone's titanium.

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