Our match at Mendizorroza in Vitoria ended in a 0-1 win thanks to Kevin Gameiro's second half goal from the penalty spot. Our side dominated the match and had the best chances during the 90 minutes. Diego Costa, Vitolo, Fernando Torres and Diego Godín had our best chances of the afternoon and finally Kevin Gameiro scored in the 77th minute.
The lads knew how difficult the match in the Basque Country was going to be and Alavés played very well. However, Atleti kept insisting and creating chances.
We had four good chances in the first half, but the ball didn't want to go in. In the second half, Godín and Gameiro came on the pitch and added some depth to our play.
First, Vitolo had a wonderful chance to score, but his shot hit the post. Moments later, Torres took a penalty but Pacheco flew to save it.
In the final stretch of the match, the referee blew another whistle and Gameiro ended up smashing the ball into the back of the net to give us the win.
ALAVÉS 0 – 1 ATLÉTICO
Alavés: Sivera (Pacheco, 63’); Alexis, Laguardia, Maripán, Adrián Diéguez; Sobrino, Pina, Wakaso (Manu García. 79’), Pedraza; Munir and Guidetti (Ibai Gómez, 72’).
Atlético de Madrid: Werner; Thomas, Savic, Lucas, Vrsaljko; Correa, Gabi, Koke (Godín, 63’), Vitolo; Fernando Torres and Diego Costa (Gameiro, 63’).