Atletico Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League earlier tonight.
Despite fielding a full-strength lineup Diego Simeone’s team failed to grind out a win at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Spanish outfit were firm favourites heading into the game and Simeone will be thoroughly disappointed with his team’s performance.
Atletico lacked imagination and craft in the midfield. There were toothless upfront with Camello leading the line as well. Despite having too many shots, they struggled to find the net.
As for Lokomotiv Moscow, they produced a superb defensive display away from home and they have given themselves a real chance of qualifying for the knockout rounds of the Champions League by picking up a point here.
Atletico Madrid remain second in the group with just five points from four matches and Lokomotiv Moscow are two points behind them with two matches remaining.
It will be interesting to see if the Spanish outfit can bounce back with a win in their next match.
Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Moscow will have to improve their attacking performance if they want to get through to the next round of the competition. They have shown that they have the defensive quality to grind out a result but they need to score more goals in order to pick up the points.
Luis Suarez will be back for the next Champions League game and that should help fix the attacking issues for Atletico Madrid.