Watch: Mario Hermoso gives Atletico Madrid a valuable lead at RB Salzburg in the Champions League

Atletico Madrid travelled to Austria to lock horns with RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday evening in the knowledge that they couldn’t countenance defeat.

With Bayern Munich runaway winners in their group, Atletico needed to at least draw to guarantee their place in the last 16 of the competition, with their European form not matching up with their stellar domestic record this season.

Cholo Simeone’s side are currently top of La Liga, a point clear of second-placed Real Sociedad with two games in hand having won eight and drawn two of their first ten games in 2019/20. They’re considered by many to be the early title favourites.

Los Colchoneros started well, and took the lead six minutes before the half-time break. Yannick Carrasco whipped in a free kick from deep on the left side to meet Mario Hermoso, who had broken across goal, in the air.

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