UCL: Lokomotiv Moscow hold frustrated Atletico Madrid

Lokomotiv Moscow's Russian midfielder Anton Miranchuk celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League football match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid in Moscow Image credit: Getty Images

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Champions League Group A, RZD Arena – Lokomotiv Moscow 1 (Miranchuk 25′ pen.) Atletico Madrid 1 (Maria Gimenez 18′)

By Our Editor/Euro Sports

Jose Gimenez perfectly placed header from centre of the Lokomotiv box left captain Guilherme Marinato with no chance, after he was found in acres of space by a inch perfect cross by Hector Herrera.

But Atletico’s lead would only last seven minutes. As VAR decided that Herrera handled the ball in the box. Up stepped Anton Miranchuk who kept his nerve and slotted the ball past Jan Oblak.

In the second half Diego Simeone cut a frustrated figure on the sideline as his side spurred chance after chance, Joao Felix spectacular long range effort was denied by Guilherme who was in brilliant form.

Atletico will certainly feel like it was a missed opportunity for all three points.

Next up for Lokomotiv Moscow is a Russian Premier League clash with fellow Moscow side Dynamo, while Atletico Madrid take on high flying Cádiz in a fourth v fifth La Liga battle.

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