Antoine Griezmann scores as Atletico Madrid put four past Leverkusen

Antoine Griezmann scored his 17th goal of the season as Atletico Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in a thrilling last-16 first leg tie.

Diego Simeone’s side looked to be cruising after scoring two first-half goals with Saul Niguez netting with a spectacular strike before Griezman finished superbly.

The German side improved after the break and reduced their deficit through Karim Bellarabi, but conceded again minutes later through a controversial penalty by the impressive Kevin Gameiro.

Roger Schmidt’s side got back in the game courtesy of an own goal from Stefan Savic before the visitors delivered another suckerpunch from substitute Fernando Torres.

Felipe Luis was booked late on and will miss the second leg on March 15th through suspension, but Leverkusen have a mountain to climb to make it to the last eight.

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