Atletico cruise into Champions League last 16
Madrid – Atletico Madrid booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Austria Vienna.
Atletico went into the game Wednesday as clear favourites after their 3-0 away win against the Austrian side a fortnight ago and quickly made their superiority count, reports Xinhua.
As usual Atletico kept things tight in the middle and looked to open the pitch with full backs Juanfran Torres and Felipe Luis pushing forward.
The Spanish side took the lead after just 11 minutes when central defender Joao Mranda was on hand to score from close range following a corner while Garcia doubled Atletico’s lead after 25 minutes.
Felipe Luis added a third goal on the stroke of halftime with a simple tap in after the ball had bounced back off the post.
With the result virtually assured, Simeone introduced youngster Oscar into the game for the second half, giving a rest to Adrian Lopez.