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SAÚL, GRIEZMANN, GAMEIRO, FROM A PENALTY KICK, AND TORRES SCORED IN THE WIN

A great Atlético hammers in Leverkusen

Great match of Atlético in Leverkusen that end with a 2-4 victory. Great goals from Saúl and Griezmann in the first half and Gameiro, from a penalty kick, and Torres, finished up the thrashing.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

BAYER LEVERKUSEN 2 – 4 ATLÉTICO

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno; Henrichs, Toprak, Dragovic, Wendell; Aranguiz, Kampl; Bellarabi (Pohjanpalo, 66’), Havertz (Volland, 56’), Brandt (Bailey, 87’); and Chicharito.

Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Vrsaljko, Giménez, Savic, Filipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Saúl, Carrasco (Torres, 78’); Griezmann (Correa, 78’) and Gameiro (Thomas, 71’).

Referee: William Collum (Scotland). Booked the home players Henrichs (15’), Dragovic (58’), Wendell (64’) and Aranguiz (74’); and the Atléticos Torres (87’), Gabi (89’) and Filipe Luis (90’).

GOALS:
0-1. 17’. Saúl kicks a spectacular lefts footer that rockets into the top right corner of Leno’s net.
0-2. 25’. Griezmann receives a masterful pass from Gameiro and scores after hitting the woodwork.
1-2. 48’. Bellarabi pushes into the net a cross from Henrichs.
1-3. 59’. Gameiro scores a penalty done by Dragovic on himself.
2-3. 68’. Savic scores an own goal, after Moyá clears a cross form Pohjanpalo.2-4. 86’. Fernando Torres heads to the net a cross from Vrsaljko.

Atlético de Madrid took the field of the BayArena convinced of what they had to do. Saúl, scored a masterful goal to open the score. With a Bayer stunned by the blow, a rapid counterattack from Gameiro with a pass to Griezmann became the 0-2. Bayer wanted to shorten distances but Moyá saved Kampl's shot. And Griezmann, from another assist by Gameiro, could have scored but Leno saved it.

In the first minutes of the second half, Bellarabi shortened the gap, although the team was not daunted and wanted more. Gameiro sent a drive to the woodwork, just before making a spectacular play that ended in a penalty and that the same Gameiro transformed into the 1-3. Bayer was lucky to shorten the gap again with a cross that Moyá cleared and bounced on Savic. But Fernando Torres had the last word, and finished up a great result at the BayArena with a header for the 2-4.