Match Preview: Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Atlético

The Europa League remains the best chance for a trophy this season and Atlético travels to Russia in the knockout phase on Thursday.

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Simeone’s “not to lose” strategy continues to doom Atlético Madrid

Lionel Messi hit a 26th-minute free kick and the Barcelona defense held on for a 1-0 win on Saturday. The victory opened up an eight-point gap to Atletico Madrid, all but deciding the title.