Saúl’s stunning strike gives Atlético Madrid the edge over Bayern Munich


Saul Niguez celebrates his stunner against Bayern yesterday.

Saul Niguez found himself in the score board after finding the net with one of the great Champions League goals to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 semi-final lead over Bayern Munich after a pulsating first leg at the Vicente Calderon

The visitors, Bayern seemed to mount a response after the break as David Alaba struck the crossbar from long range which unfortunately was stopped by the crossbar.

Atletico Madrid had come from behind to take advantage of Barcelona’s poor run of form in their quarter-final, a second-leg 2-0 victory booking their place in the final four.

The  Niguez’s solo goal stunner which was scored in first half, 10th Minute was enough to give Atletico Madrid a hard fought 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Estadio Caldron.

A typically physical performance followed from the Spanish side, with Fernando Torres missing a golden opportunity to double Atleti’s advantage when he struck the post following a fine run with 15 minutes left.

With the 1-0 win, Atletico will be looking for any kind of draw as they visit Bayern for the second leg of the semi-final.

In another Champions league first leg semifinal, Ronaldo-less Real Madrid were held to stalemate draw by Manchester city at Etihad Stadium.  City who seemed to have developed a good winning form after thrashing Stoke city in English premier League 4-0 could not dribble past the defense of Real Madrid.

Whoever will emerge the winner in each of the semifinal; will progress to the finals of the Champions league.

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