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Sports News of Thursday, 12 December 2019


Partey shines as Atlético Madrid beat Lokomotiv Moscow to book last 16 place

Thomas Partey was on top form as Atlético Madrid secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Locomotiv Moscow to book their place into the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Ghanaian international who lasted the entire duration was the leader of orchestra, pulling the strings in midfield for the Diego Simeone’s side at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Joao Felix scored from the spot in the 17th minute to put the home side in the driving seat before defender Felipe volleyed in Koke’s cross from the right in the second half to seal the victory.

Atletico’s win sees them finish second ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, who were beaten 2-0 by Group D winners Juventus in Germany.