With the Spanish league's top players resting, a new arrival to the top flight didn't waste his chance to shine on the opening day.
Luis Milla scored from a wonderful solo effort on his first-division debut for Granada on Saturday.
The midfielder intercepted a pass, dribbled to the edge of the area, and blasted a strike in off the post to ensure a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at home.
The new La Liga season without champions Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. The league's powerhouses have had their matches from the first two rounds postponed to give them more rest after their participation in European competitions in August.
Like the end of last season, stadiums reopened without spectators to ensure games don't become a source of mass contagion amid the pandemic.
Granada struck first against Bilbao when Yangel Herrera headed in a cross in the 49th. Milla scored four minutes later.
Milla's goal capped an impressive effort from the team that is hoping to build on their excellent return to the first division last season, when Granada earned a Europa League berth by finishing in seventh place.
Coach Diego Martinez, however, is keeping his team modest.
"Each time this Granada takes three points we have to celebrate it like we have won the league," Martinez said. "We will have a hard time staying up this season. We are a humble side."
Osasuna showed Cadiz how tough the league is, dealing the newcomers a 2-0 defeat in their first top-flight match in 15 years.
Adrian Lopez got the visitors going in the 10th when Oier Sanjurjo played him clear after recovering the ball.
Ruben Garcia took Osasuna's second goal after he fended off his marker to win a throw-in and score with an acrobatic kick.
Eibar had goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic to thank for salvaging a 0-0 draw with Celta Vigo at home.
Australian Associated Press