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Champions League: Atletico Madrid in trouble after being held by Qarabag in goalless draw

With just two points from three matches in the UCL so far, Diego Simeone's men face a real possibility of an early exit.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 19, 2017 0:15 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of Antoine Greizman after failing to score during the match.

Atletico Madrid was held to a 0-0 draw by Champions League newcomer Qarabag on Wednesday, despite playing more than 15 minutes with an extra man. Atletico faced a tough side who put up a defensive show all 90 minutes of the match and now face inquest. With just two points from three matches in the UCL so far, Diego Simeone's men face a real possibility of an early exit. 

Atletico, a finalist in 2014 and 2016, remains winless after three matches and is struggling in third place in Group C with just two points — two less than AS Roma and four behind leader Chelsea.

Chelsea hosts Roma later Wednesday.

The match was marked by the disputed dismissal of Qarabag forward Dino Ndlovu, who was judged to have dived inside the area in the 75th minute, drawing his second yellow card of the night. Qarabag players wanted a penalty after contact between Ndlovu and Diego Godin as he tried to get past the Atletico defender.

(With AP Inputs).

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