27 year old Ghana international, Thomas Partey continued his impressive run of form as he played full minutes in Atletico Madrid’s 3:0 victory over Locomotive Moscow.
Saul Niguez gave Madrid the lead after his long range effort located the back of the the net early in the 22nd minute.
Diego Costa made it two tapping in from close range after a rebound fell on his path in the 47th minute.
With three minutes to the end of proceedings, Koke scored Madrid’s 3rd after firing into the left post.
The return leg is scheduled to take place next week in Russia with Atletico Madrid favorite to go through to the next stage of the competition.