Matchday LIVE: Rostov vs. Atlético

Follow all the action as Atleti take on the Russians at the Olimp-2 stadium

Rostov haven't lost at home since May 2015 (Wikipedia)

Rostov haven't lost at home since May 2015 (Wikipedia)

Having won their opening two matches, Atlético Madrid can take a huge step towards qualification to the Champions League round of 16 with a win against Rostov in Russia tonight.

The hosts are playing against Spanish opposition for the first ever time, but despite being debutants in the tournament they are expected to provide a difficult, hostile test for Simeone’s men.

You can prepare for the match by reading our Match Preview.

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Savic, Filipe; Gabi, Koke, Carrasco, Correa; Griezmann, Torres

Rostov: Dzhanaev; Kudryashov, Mevlja, Navas, Granat; Kireev, Gatskan, Noboa, Erokhin; Poloz, Azmoun

  • Mitch

    Well, they are parking the bus as expected, but we should be quicker and move the ball side to side, too many touches and that’s why 0 – 0!. I’m 100% sure after the “lecture” from Cholo during half-time, we will be much quicker and get a goal:-)!

  • uuuuuumma

    The goal different isnt to worry..Playing in Russia is very hard and glad we come with 3 points! 9 points out of 9!
    Need a draw atleast against Bayern away!

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Well playing in the cold is always difficult.
    I really hate to say it but Torres held us back today but I’ll put that down to the conditions

  • Zinni DUDU

    Did you realized that it was his touch which allowed Carrasco to Shoot? He has won nearly everthink in the air; no he wasn´t that bad. He was better than correa.

  • Kris

    I think Torres is the best player in the world. We all love him man, but every little thing he does you make it seem like God’s work.

  • Mitch

    Thanks you Kris. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

  • nandes

    Well, it’s true