ATLÉTICO 1 – 0 ROSTOV
Atlético de Madrid: Alex; Solano, Montero, Gómez, Lalo (Toni Moya, 65’); Rubén Fernández, Mikel, Yael (Giovanni, 71’), Juan Moreno; Schiappacasse and Ródenas (Aitor, 77’).
Rostov: Evgenii Goshev; Sergey Kiriakov, Norik Mkrtchain, Dmitry Tananeev, Alexey Neskoromnyi, Maxim Sukhomlinov; Philipp Kondryukov, Dmitry Veber (Roman Petrov, 82’), Sergey Zabrodin; Dmitrii Solovev and Dzhambulat Dulaev (Denis Karnuta, 51’).
Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland). Booked the home player Solano (65’); and the visiting Dulaev (28’) and Kiryakov (86’).
1-0. 72 '. Giovanni wins a ball inside the area, dribbles the Russian keeper and scores with a high ball.
Rostov came with the objective of not conceding goals. Atlético tried once and again but the first half ended with a goalless tie because the chances to score were not clear, except Ródenas's shot in the added time, which hit the crossbar. In the second half, the script was the same until Toni Moya entered. Then, Giovanni’s entrance was also providential, and, one minute after being on the pitch, he won a ball inside the area to send it into the net and thus break the Russian wall.