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Qarabag FK - Atlético Madrid
Champions League - 18 October 2017
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Full time. Qarabag's first ever European Champions League point, who studiously held off an insipid Atletico Madrid, despite going down to 10 minutes towards the end of the game. Qarabag are still bottom, but Atletico will be more worried about having just two points from three games.
The free kick falls to Griezmann, and he snatches a shot wide of the near post. That's almost certainly that.
- Yellow cardBadavi GuseynovQarabag FK
Guseinov is leaving on a stretcher, so Atletico will probably be able to send i na cross against nine players with what might be the last attack of the game. Guseinov is booked for the foul.
Correa wins a free kick on the edge of the box, on the left of the area, after he was caught by Guseinov's clumsy challenge.
There will be three minutes of added time.
Sehic launches a huge punt forward for Elyounoussi, and he lashes a rising volley just a yard over the near top corner.
Around five minutes left tonight. Sehic claims another cross, a calm presence throughout.
- OffMíchelQarabag FK
- OnTarik ElyounoussiQarabag FK
Elyounoussi is on for Michel.
Gabi seizes on a loose save from Sehic, he spins and finds Torres at the back post, but Agolli nudges him from behind and sends a header well over. It should be a penalty but Qarabag ride their luck.
Should the game finish goalless, Atletico would be in third with just two points after three games.
Atletico would be staring the Europa in the face at the moment - something Griezmann might start to consider.
The task for Qarabag now is simply to hold on. Nothing more.
- Red cardDino NdlovuQarabag FK
RED CARD! Ndlovu strides into the box, and takes a tumble in search of a penalty. It's not at all convincing and the referee reaches for a second yellow for Ndlovu, sending him off. Godin did catch him and it did look a potential penalty.
The game can get going after that flurry of subs appears to be over.
- OffKevin GameiroAtlético Madrid
- OnFernando TorresAtlético Madrid
Gameiro and Carrasco off, Torres and Correa on.
- OffMaksim MedvedevQarabag FK
- OnJakub RzezniczakQarabag FK
Kuba is on for Medvedev.
- OffPedro HenriqueQarabag FK
- OnWilde-Donald GuerrierQarabag FK
Guerrier on for Henrique.
Michel frees up Henrique ahead of him, who passes forward to Ndlovu on the shoulder of hte defence. It looks for a moment that he'll get through on goal, but Vrsalinko recovers to chase back and tackle.
Atletico win a corner on the right wing. It's headed away.
Madatov slips in Henrique down the middle, he scoots towards goa, and his shot skews well wide.
Michel plays the ball back to Madatov, who switches it back to Almeida, 30 yards out. He aims a curling shot at goal, but it's straight at Oblak.
Griezmann lobs a ball between defence and 'keeper, but Sehic is out speedily to claim.
- Yellow cardDino NdlovuQarabag FK
Luis and Carrasco team up on the left wing, but his cross is blocked by Henrique. Now, there's a booking for Ndlovu for a foul on Carrasco about 25 yards from goal.
Almeido prods a clever ball into the box for Ndlovu to chase, Vrsalinko tangles legs with him and the two fall in the box - nothing going.
- Yellow cardMíchelQarabag FK
Michel slides in behind on Carrasco, and catches him. That, Michel, is a yellow card. Moments later Griezmann is flagged offside, and gets radge despite obviously being offside.
Carrasco's attempted one-two in the box ends with Griezmann chasing a ball towards the touchline, and out of play.
Qarabag continue to sit deep, but now Atletico are using the chance to get closer towards goal.
- 2nd Half
The second half gets underway.
- End of 1st Half
Half time after an almost eventless half. See you in 15 minutes.
If Atetico want to Mourinho themselves to a point here, they're going about it the right way.
Gimenez meets a dropping pass from the corner on the left. and falls as he sends a volley a few yards wide.
Carrasco slips in Griezmann behind the defence. He has a one-on-one chance with the 'keeper, but Sehic pushes the ball away and behind.
Stiil nothing so far.
Michel is penalised for sliding in from behind on Carrasco, but he won the ball cleanly enough. From the free kick, Saul heads limply at goal.
Henrique gets a cyncial shove to the floor by Godin, but he's allowed to walk away a free man. From the throw the ball is worked to Madatov, but he can't play the obvious ball to Ndlovu in space. Corner on the left for Qarabag, but they lose it quickly.
Qarabag break and Ndlovu slips in Madatov down the middle. Oblak rushes out and takes the ball off his toes and clears the danger away.
A third of the game gone, with nothing to show for it on either side.
Carrasco is slipped in down the right, he takes a touch into the box, allowing the 'keeper to rush out, and Sehic is out quickly to block.
A chance, the best and only of the game so far. Gaitan has a shot from distance, down the middle of the pitch, and it flies well over.
This has been really dull so far. Some of my friends once went to Wimbledon v Coventry, the lowest attended Premier League game ever, in the 90s, and I know how they feel.
More Atletico possession in defence, but they bring the ball forward and already Qarabag are just as deep as they had been.
Almeida pushes down the right but has his cross blocked, in what is the best chance of the half so far. Yes, really.
About a fifth of the game gone and neither side is doing anything of merit. Atletico are sitting deep, and fair enough - that's how they can play - but they can't leave it too much longer to turn the screw.
There's no rhythm to the game yet, as both sides are quick to tackle and quick to try a counter. More patience might help both sides, but at the same time make the other side more dangerous, too.
Qarabag swarm around Griezmann when it looks like he may burst into the box. Defending like that could be enough for Qarabag if they're alert enough.
Qarabag have seen plenty of the ball early on. And now it's Atletico's chance to sit on the ball in defence.
According to my Spanish colleagues, this is not just the first time that Qarabag have faced any Spanish side, but it's the first time clubs from the two countries have met.
Ndlovu - presumably not the striker made famous at Coventry in the 90s - strains towards a ball at the near post but it's cleared.
New ground for Qarabag this afternoon.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway.
Frank Lampard has some positive words for Chelsea ahead of their Champions League group game.
Atletico Madrid are in third place, with only a single point so far. They need a win to move level with Roma, who face Chelsea tonight.
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It's clearly an emotional match for Atletico, who are sponsored by the state of Azerbaijan on their shirts and who no doubt feel a serious affinity with the country, the people, and its leadership.
Atletico Madrid need a win after struggling to defeat against Chelsea, at home. They start with Griezmann and Gameiro in attack and, really, that should be enough to secure victory.
Diego Conte: "We will continue in the same spirit and there will be more successes. As for how to achieve it, it’s important for me to earn three points [on Wednesday] and I’ll make any necessary changes in order to do that. Even though the opponent may seem weak, we have dropped points against teams like Astana. In addition, Qarabag had a good second half against Chelsea, and Roma struggled to win in Baku, so it will not be easy for us.”
TEAMS: Qarabag: Sehic; Medvedev, Guseinov, Sadygov, Agolli; Almeida, Qarayev, Henrique, Michel, Madatov; Ndlovu. /// Atletico: Oblak, Luis, Vrsalinko, Godin, Gimenez, Gabi, Saul, Carrasco, Gaitan, Gameiro, Griezmann. Subs: Moya, Savic, Lucas, Thomas, Augusto, Torres, Correa.
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