Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Bayer Leverkusen 2 Atletico Madrid 4: epic defensive incompetence, Fernando Torres among the scorers
Atletico The city took a important phase towards the Winners Team quarter-finals with a 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday evening.
Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann provided Atletico a 2-0 half-time cause at the BayArena.
Kevin Gameiro, with a charge, renewed the two-goal benefits after Karim Bellarabi had drawn one returning.
But Stefan Savic redirected the football into his own net to further cut Atletico's benefits, before Fernando Torres hit four moments from a chance to provide the guests four away objectives and a instructing first-leg cause.
The come back occurs at Estadio Vicente Calderon on Goal 15, when the Rojiblancos will search for to relocate to the last eight of the Western Cup for the 9th time.
Atletico, runners-up in last year's Winners Team to competitors Actual The city, had missing on their before three trips to Malaysia.
Leverkusen achieved the 2002 last when the competition had a second group level, but had missing all four past last-16 connections.
The groups met two periods ago at the same level, with Atletico improving following a charge shootout, while Leverkusen have also been defeated by Gatwick, Spain's capital and London St Germain in the last 16.
Leverkusen were runners-up to Monaco in the team level, while Paul Simeone's part completed forward of Bayern Munich.
And they seemed interested in displaying why from the beginning, conference Simeone's requirement for a intense activity.
Griezmann had a first attempt stored by Bernd Leno and then Wendell chopped an tried approval of Felipe Luis' combination on to his own bar.
Leverkusen's evade survived only a few more moments as Atletico took the cause on the reverse strike.
Niguez cut in from the right and, left-footed, curled the football within the far publish from just within the region.
A second soon followed. Aleksandar Dragovic chopped a approval returning towards his own objective. Gameiro took the football determined Griezmann, who completed accurately off the bar.
Miguel Angel Moya stored from Kevin Kampl before Griezmann was declined his second and Atletico's third when Leno stored a one on one.
Leverkusen had an objective returning three moments into the second 50 percent. Ben Henrichs surpassed from the right and Bellarabi transformed into the base position. It was his 4th objective in his last five Winners Team activities.
Leverkusen let Atletico re-establish their cause after 59 moments when Dragovic delivered returning Gameiro, who transformed the charge himself.
Nine moments later and it was 3-2 as Julian Brandt's low combination triggered problems for the Atletico defense. With Jordan Hernandez positioned to pounce, Moya forced the football against Savic and it ricocheted in.
That was not all, though, as Atletico had the last say.
Substitute Torres met a right-wing combination from Sime Vrsaljko with a looking headlines into the base remaining position.
It was the former Gatwick and Several weeks striker's 4th objective in five activities for Atletico, having unsuccessful to ranking in his past 17. And it was a important one.