Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Jesús Gámez, Savic, Lucas, Siqueira; Koke (Carrasco, 60’), Saúl, Thomas, Óliver Torres; Correa (Gabi, 83’) and Fernando Torres.
Reus Deportiu: Badía; Cassama, Olmo, Moyano, Ángel; Ricardo, Ramón, Colorado, Óscar Rico (David Haro, 60’); Víctor (Fernando, 78’) and Edgar (Fran, 72’).
Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Committee from Navarra). Booked the home player Thomas (55’); and the visiting Víctor (21’).
1–0. 54’. Thomas picks up a strong shot from the edge of the box that he sends with a tight angle to the left post.
Atlético de Madrid came out very eager and found the same Reus of the first leg, a team that was determined to face up to them. Torres sought his 100th goal and had three chances in the first half that Badia was responsible of spoiling. Even Koke, on a free kick from the side, crashed the ball to the post. And when the first half ended, Moyá had his work cut out for him with a shot from Ricardo.
But shortly after starting the second half, Lucas warned with a drive from a corner kick that should have been reflected on the scoreboard. The one that was reflected was a thunderbolt from Thomas from the edge of the box, at a tight angle to the left post to which Badia could do nothing.
The match had a different rhythm from that point on and there were no dangerous situations like in the first half. It’s the ninth consecutive win of this Atlético de Madrid, which will be in the draw for the round of 16 this Friday at 12:00, a round that will be played in the first two weeks of January.