Saul seals Atletico win v PSV
PSV had a goal disallowed, missed a penalty and had two further strong shouts for a spot-kick waved away by the officials as last year's runners-up Atletico got their campaign off to a fortuitous start.
Lively PSV forward Luciano Narsingh wanted a penalty for a shove in the box midway through the first half and looked to have a case.
Yet it was Atletico who took the lead on 43 minutes when Saul volleyed home at the second attempt as PSV failed to clear his initial shot following a corner.
Narsingh was adjudged to have been fouled in the box by Atletico's Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez, but Andres Guardado saw his penalty superbly saved by visiting goalkeeper Jan Oblak in first half stoppage time.
PSV had much of the ball in the second period but should have fallen further behind when Kevin Gameiro found himself in space in the box, but the Atletico forward fired wildly over the bar.