European Champions League

Atlético Madrid 1 - Qarabag 1

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Correa, Thomas (Gaitán 61‘), Gabi, Saúl; Griezmann, Gameiro (Fernando Torres 69‘). 4-4-2.
Qarabag: Sehic; Medvedev, Rzezniczak, Sadygov, Agolli; Almeida, Garayev; Pedro Henrique, Michel (Ismaylov 92‘),Guerrier (Yunuszada 63’); Sheydaev (Quintana 71’). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 39. Michel. Steered near post header wide of Oblak from Guerrier corner.
1-1. 55. Thomas. Fired shot past Sehic after Griezmann played back Correa pass.

Yellow cards: Sadygov 08’, Savic 31’, 88’, Rzezniczak 33’, Fernando Torres 75’ / red cards: Pedro Henrique 58’, Savic 88’.

Atlético Madrid are virtually out of the Champions League after they were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw in the Metropolitan stadium by Qarabag! Simeone’s side were on top throughout, Sehic saving from Griezmann and Gameiro early on. Ex Gijón midfielder Michel headed the Azerbaijanis in to the lead though from Guerrier’s corner shortly before the break, but Thomas made it all square soon after the restart, and a couple of minutes later the visitors were left with ten men when Pedro Henrique picked up a second yellow card. Saúl had a header cleared off the line after that, Sehic saved from Gabi, Godín and Gaitán, and Gameiro and Filipe Luis also missed chances, but they could not find the net, and they too had Savic sent off for a second bookable offence near the end. Atleti now have to beat Roma and Chelsea, and hope Qarabag take something off one of them to have any chance of going through.