SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | BAYERN LAVERKUSEN 2 AT MADRID 4

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | BAYERN LAVERKUSEN 2 AT MADRID 4

UEFA Champions League tonight with Spanish Football Club Atletico de Madrid winning 2 - 4 German Club Bayern Laverkusen in the 1º leg away match. Good result for the Spaniards to take back to Madrid for the 2º leg game in two weeks, but suffered in the last 30 mins as the Germans had their moments.

At Madrid Champions League

Atletico de Madrid set the foundations for the victory in the first half which was dominated by them as they attacked in waves. The German defenders mistakes did not help, while the goal posts did on the overhand as the scoreline could have been significant in favour of Atletico.

The opener for Atletico & the match was a magical piece of individual play by midfielder Saul which curved the ball from outside the box to score in the 17th min. Then the Atletico de Madrid French forwards ripped the German defence with speed & touches as each found each other to create chances. Gameiro handed Griezmann the second goal in the 25th min, & later Griezmann & Gamneiro failed various chances to keep Bayern alive going into the 2ºhalf.

At Madrid

The 2º half started well for Bayern with their first goal caming in the 48th min through Bellarabi catching the Spaniards asleep. Atletico de Madrid reacted well & kept attacking with speed & finding the space until Kevin Gameiro earned himself a penalty, which he transformed in the 58th min.

Then things got complicated as Bayern Laverkusen regained control & put Atletico on the ropes. The chances began to arrive & from a wing cross the Spanish goalie Moya pushed away  the ball to see it bounce back into the goal from a deflection from team-mate Savic. It looked as if the Germans were on their way for the equalizer when Atletico Coach Simeone made some chances ( in Thomas, Torres & Correa) to give his team oxygen.


The Germans pressured & got close to the equalizer, when in the 86th min a cross from Croatian right-back Varsaljko found the head of Fernando Torres to score & secure the victory for At.Madrid. Bayern Laverkusen received a moral blow as they saw the equalizer close, but it escaped in a glimpse.

Although At Madrid suffered & had some "scary moments" the victory was just and well earned. Bayern Laverkusen showed pride, will & had their some magical moments, opportunities they did not capitalize on.


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