UCL: Atletico Madrid Suffer Last Minute Defeat at Bayer Leverkusen

UCL: Atletico Madrid Suffer Last Minute Defeat at Bayer Leverkusen

UCL: Atletico Madrid Suffer Last Minute Defeat at Bayer Leverkusen: Late strikes from Robert Andrich and Moussa Diaby saw Bayer Leverkusen steal all three points against Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group B.

Bayer Leverkusen looked the better side going forward in the opening 45 minutes and most likely to open the scoring.

Chelsea loanee Callum Hudson-Odoi was in threatening form as he regularly picked the ball up and cut inside as he tried to make things happen.

The majority of Leverkusen crosses were delivered aerially into the box towards the head of the dominant Patrik Schick, but the Czech struggled to get good connections on the ball.

Atleti had two strong penalty shouts in the first-half and were unlucky not to be awarded at least one spot-kick. Firstly when Alvaro Morata was nudged over from behind by Kerem Demirbay but Michael Oliver waved on, before Edmond Tapsoba seemed to handle a ball headed on from a dangerous Joao Felix cross, but no further action was needed after a quick VAR check.

Schick came close to finding an opening at the start of the first half when he hit the bar from ten yards out and then with all of the goal to aim at, headed the follow-up onto the post.

The Czech international was presented with another opportunity midway through the second half, but he was denied by an excellent last-ditch Felipe challenge.

With a little over five minutes to play, Andrich steered an effort beyond Ivo Grbic to break the deadlock, before Diaby sealed the win with a counter-attacking second.

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