Very happy with the performance today. The team created a lot of really good chances, some of the best of which didn't even result in goals. I thought they worked hard off the ball too. They were a bit sloppy in possession a few times and La Real looked dangerous on a few counters, but overall we were better than I expected.
Tello had a good match and definitely had some of the end product I've been looking for. I also thought he linked up well with both Alba and later on Alves. Pedro looks like where he left off last season and back to his best. I liked what Alba brought in the sense of an attacking balance down the left. Great to see Villa playing again much less scoring a goal. Class goal celebration from him too. Ditto for Puyol, again despite the goal, as he was his old battling self. Liked what I saw from Pique with his time out there (fighting for his place?). Also thought Iniesta made a difference coming on.
Again, overall very pleased and while it was only La Real it was still the first match of the season.