Brilliant display in the RZD Arena. Atlético beat Lokomotiv Moscow 1-5 (1-8 on aggregate) to qualify for the Europa League quarter-finals.
Our side knew they would have to give it their all in Moscow and that was what they showed on the pitch. From the start, our players played with maximum intensity.
Ángel Correa scored the first of the afternoon in the 16th minute, but Lokomotiv equalized in the 20th minute. The hosts were playing good football and wanted to show their fans what they were made of.
However in the start of the second half, we picked up the speed the again and Saúl scored in the 47th minute. Fernando Torres converted a penalty in the 65th minute and just five minutes later, got his brace. Antoine Griezmann, who came on in the 61st minute, scored the fifth with a brilliant chip goal.
We'll find out who we'll face in the Europa League quarter-finals on Friday 16 March at 1 p.m.
LOKOMOTIV 1 - 5 ATLÉTICO
Lokomotiv: Kochenkov; Rybus, Kverkvelia, Corluka (Pejcinovic, 75’), Lysov; Manuel Fernandes, Anton Miranchuk, Igor Denisov, Kolomeytsev (Tarasov, 63’), Aleksei Miranchuk; and Farfán (Eder, 46’).
Atlético de Madrid: Werner; Juanfran (Vrsaljko, 46’), Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luis (Lucas, 62’); Saúl (Griezmann, 61’), Thomas, Gabi, Koke; Correa and Fernando Torres.