uefa champions league - semi-finals (leg 1)
|Atletico Madrid||1 - 0||Bayern Munich|
Atletico was victorious 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals against Bayern Munich. A spectacular goal from Saul Niguez was enough to give Atletico the important win. The Spaniards have the advantage going into next week’s second leg since they not only have a one goal lead but also did not concede an away goal.
The home side got off to a tremendous start when Saul opened the score with a great individual effort and finish, which ended in the back of the net. Atletico had a chance with Greizmann to double their lead but Neuer denied the Frenchman. Bayern then controlled possession, but could not create anything on the offensive end and Atletico took the lead into the break. Alaba’s thunderous strike rattled the crossbar and Oblak made a great save from Martinez’s header, keeping Atletico ahead. Atletico responded against the run of play and Torres’ shot was denied by the woodwork. The final 15 minutes did not produce a classical chance on goal for either side, giving Atletico the 1-0 win. The return leg is scheduled for Tuesday in Munich where the German side will need a win, at minimum, to have any hopes of progressing to the Champions League Final.
HIGHLIGHTS: ATLETICO MADRID - BAYERN MUNICH
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