Atlético: Sergio Asenjo; Silvio, Pulido,
Cata Díaz, Cisma; Mario Suárez, Emre; Adrián, Raúl
García, Cristian Rodríguez (Pedro Martín 86'); Diego Costa
(Koke 58'). 4-2-3-1.
Hapoel: Edel Apoula; Shushan, Haimovic, Petkovic; Pantsil, Maman, Gordana (Mere 76'), Danin; Vermouth (Toama 61'), Damari, Ben Haim. 3-4-3.
1-0. 07. Raúl García. Fired shot in off crossbar after Emre laid ball back.
Atlético Madrid top their group after a narrow 1-0 victory over Hapoel Te-Aviv, and a draw at second placed Viktoria Plsen in a fortnight's time will ensure they stay there. Simeone's side only needed a point to make sure of their place in the next round, and they seemed to be well on the way when Raúl García fired a shot in off the crossbar after Emre laid the ball back to him following a good run by Adrián. However the Israelis put up a good fight after that, Maman and Danin both heading just wide before the break, and Asenjo having to save from Ben Haim after the restart. Adrián and Raúl García did bring late saves out of Apoula as the visitors tired near the end, but the defending champions had done enough to see them through once again, and they can now concentrate on other objectives until the new year.