Atletico Madrid has inched closer to a spot in the Champions League knockout stage after earning a well-deserved 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to kick off Matchday 3.
It was a second-half goal from Alvaro Morata that gave Los Colchoneros three more points in Group D, temporarily lifting the team into sole possession of first place with Juventus taking on Lokomotiv Moscow later in the day.
Atletico rushed into this match undefeated with one win and a draw. They appeared to be headed for another draw as neither of the teams could find a breakthrough after more than an hour into the match. Diego Simeone decided to break the silence by bringing Morata for Angel Correa into the game. The move paid off as the striker finished a cross from Lodi in the 78th minute, earning the victory.
Atletico crushed Bayer Leverkusen with 1-0 ending
This was another fine result for Atletico but Bayer Leverkusen appeared like the team’s run in the competition is coming to an end. It was clear that this was a group which was a third-best team on paper with a chance to finish second.
The German side went 0-0-3 with just one goal scored in three matches. They might still have a chance to finish in the third place, which will give them chance to move into Europa League.
Unfortunately, they can forget about a place in the round of 16 with zero points from three matches. After they recorded zero shots on goal with 3-0 loss to Juventus during Matchday 2, Bayer Leverkusen had just one shot on goal against Atletico Madrid in this game.
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