Yannick Carrasco scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid maintained their 100 percent record in Champions League Group D with a 1-0 win at Rostov.
The visitors went into the game on the back of a four-game winning streak culminating in a 7-1 thrashing of Primera Division rivals Granada on Saturday.
And although they were not able to repeat such a rout against a resolute Rostov defence, Carrasco's 62nd-minute volley from a Juanfran cross proved enough to give Atletico the points.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he is well aware of the dangers of Wednesday's Champions League game at Rostov.
Last season's UCL runners-up travel to Russia top of Group D after 1-0 victories over PSV Eindhoven away and Bayern Munich at home -- while Rostov have just one point from their first two games after a 5-0 defeat at Bayern and 2-2 draw at home to PSV.
However, Rostov are 26 games unbeaten at home in all competitions, while their vice-president Kurban Berdyev was the coach of a...