• first half
  • 15'
  • 30'
  • second half
  • 60'
  • 75'
  • 90'
Rostov

27' Mevlja

74' Out Azmoun in Prepelita

76' Out Poloz in Moussa Doumbia

Atlético

3' Filipe Luis

56' Out Correa in Gameiro

61' Carrasco

69' Juanfran

88' Out Carrasco in Saúl

90' Out Griezmann in Tiago

ROSTOV 0-1 ATLÉTICO

Carrasco edges Atleti past resilient Rostov

A goal from the in-form Belgian international was enough to give Diego Simeone's men the three points in a hard-fought game.

Carrasco edges Atleti past resilient Rostov
YURI KOCHETKOV EFE

Atlético Madrid laboured to a 1-0 win over Rostov on Wednesday evening to maintain their 100 percent record in this season's Champions League.The impressive Yannick Carrasco scored the only goal in the second half to hand Rostov their first home defeat in 26 games.

Atlético were favourites but it wasn't plain sailing

Atlético were hot favourites and should have taken the lead after just 90 seconds. Soslan Dzhanaev could only weakly parry Carrasco's free kick straight into the path of Angel Correa who screwed his shot wide. Dzhanaev made up for his error by saving well from Carrasco and midway through the half Correra wastefully blazed over from close range.

LaLiga leaders Atletico continued to dominate in the second half but they had to wait until just before the hour mark until they had a decent effort on goal as Fernando Torres's header went inches over the bar.

Yannick Carrasco handed Atlético the three points against a tough Rostov side

In-form Carrasco the difference

The breakthrough came soon afterwards as Rostov failed to cut out Juanfran's cross and the ball dropped invitingly for Carrasco, who drilled a fierce left-foot shot past Dzhanaev. The Rostov goalkeeper made another fine save to deny Antoine Griezmann late on as the visitors held on for a deserved victory.