Brugge: Horvath; Poulain, Mechele, Denswil; Vormer, Amrabat, Nakamba, Vanaken (Rits 91’), Ngonge (Luan Peres 69’); Wesley, Openda (Schrijvers 74’). 3-5-2.
Atlético: Oblak; Arias, Godín, Montero, Saúl Ñíguez; Lemar (Vitolo 61’), Rodri, Thomas (Kalinic 69’), Koke; Gelson (Correa 61’), Griezmann. 4-4-2.
Yellow cards: Saúl Ñíguez 48’, Denswil 56’, Godín 57’, Amrabat 76’.
Atlético Madrid could only draw 0-0 at Club Brugge on Tuesday evening, and with Borussia Dortmund beating Monaco in the other group game, Simeone’s side have to settle for second spot, behind the Germans on goal difference. Despite missing several injured and suspended players, the visitors started well, Thomas and in particular Griezmann bringing good saves out of Horvath before the break. Oblak also had work to do though, especially from a Luan Peres header after the restart, and in the end the game petered out to a draw. Brugge go into the Europa League as third in the group, but Atleti miss out on that top spot, and will now have to face a group champion in the first knock-out round.