Atlético Madrid were invited by Fuenlabrada for the inaugural match of their Fernando Torres Stadium, named after the Premier League superstar who grew up in the Madrid suburb.
Unfortunately, ‘El Niño’ himself wasn’t able to attend to the game in his hometown, but he already took a look when the stadium officially opened back in March.
Atlético beat Fuenlabrada by three goals, but the biggest news of the night was the return of Sergio Asenjo and the debut of Portuguese signing Pizzi.
After just four minutes Atlético B-forward Collado opened the scoring and half an hour of play later our lead was doubled by Mario Suárez.
In the second half Gregorio Manzano brought on six substitutions including Pizzi, who impressed on his unofficial debut.
Gabi had a goal disallowed for offside while goalkeeper David Borrás prevented Paulo Assunção from scoring.
Shortly before the final whistle blew, Juanfran allowed canterano Pedro to score Atleti’s third goal of the night.
Line-up: Asenjo; Antonio López, Pulido, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Assunção, Mario Suárez, Tiago; Adrián, Collado and Reyes.
Subs: Gabi, Juanfran, Pedro, Manquillo, Noguera and Pizzi
Goals: 0-1 Collado; 0-2 Mario Suárez; 0-3 Pedro