Atleti on Tuesday earned a 1-0 win against UE Sant Andreu at the Narcís Sala Stadium in the Copa del Rey Last 32's first leg.
Under the rainy Barcelona sky, our team started off the game with the right attitude, attacking the home team's defense. Gelson Martins was particularly active in the first few minutes, trying his luck with a few take-ons and taking several shots.
And it was the Portuguese international who opened the score in the 33rd minute with his first goal with the Atleti shirt.
Lemar, who was also active during the game, was substituted after an hour. Correa came on for the Frenchman. The Argentine proved to be an offensive threat and so did Arias, who permanently attacked down the right flank in the second half. A shot by the Colombian full-back at around the 70th minute mark went just wide of the post.
Ten minutes later, UE Sant Andreu had their first big chance of the game, but their shot was saved in style by Adán. After that, the Catalans' corner resulted in a shot that hit the post.
The home team pushed for the equaliser in the last few minutes but were unable to put the ball past Adán. Correa had a good chance in the last minute, but his volley went over the crossbar, and so the match ended 1-0 for our team.
Atleti will now look to seal the deal at the Wanda Metropolitano in the second leg.