Astana: Eric; Ilic, Postnikov, Anicic, Shomko; Dzolchiyev (Beysebekov, 89’), Cañas, Maksimovic, Kethevoama; Kabananga (Shchetkin, 80’) and Muzhikov (Zhukov, 77’).
Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Siqueira; Saúl (Carrasco, 73’), Gabi, Tiago, Koke (Óliver Torres, 81’); Griezmann and Fernando Torres (Jackson Martínez, 64’).
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England). Booked the locals Postnikov (44’), Dzolchiyev (60’) and Zhukov (84’).
The match began with an intense struggle between both teams for the possession of the ball, although our team had the ball more and created greater danger for the Kazakh goalkeeper. Fernando Torres, who was looking for his 100th goal with the red and white shirt, had the first opportunity half an hour into the game from a cross by Juanfran, but his shot went deviated. Then it was Koke who shot an effort form a side foul that crashed on the crossbar.
In the second half, our team sought more the goal of Kazakh squad without luck. Godin and Tiago tried at the beginning, Griezmann later and Carrasco had the win at his boots. First on 75 minutes, with a poisoned cross that crashed on the crossbar, and then with a shot on the last minute that was saved by the Kazak goalkeeper.
Scoreless draw on the fourth round in a match in which our team should have won for the chances created. Now, we have to think about Sunday’s match against Sporting. We will have time to think about the game against Galatasaray on November 25th at the Calderón.