AC Milan player Kaka was being a nuisance & was leading his team creating opportunities that made the Atletico defence work hard to keep their goal clean.
Atletico was rewarded in the 82nd min when Diego Costa headed in the only goal of the game. A just prize for perseverance & hard headed willingness to put his team ahead. As expected the Italians reacted & began looking for the equalizer & had their moments, but were foiled in their attempts by the solid Atletico de Madrid defence.
Important victory & away goal for the Spanish Football Team which has the advantage over the Italians for the return 2º leg match. The game is far from a shut case but Atletico is in front.