Torres fit for Leverkusen clash after head knock


Atletico Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the first leg of the series. In Germany it will be on Sky Go Deutschland, and in Spain it will be streamed on beIN Sports Connect España.

Kai Havertz won't be making his 21st appearance of the season for Leverkusen against Atletico Madrid.instead he will taking an exam.

Bots sides were guilty of missing glaring chances, first Angel Correa had his shot expertly blocked by Leverkusen centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic, before Javier Hernandez fired high over the bar from inside the box.

In 2016 the Frenchman proved himself as one of world football's most deadly forwards, but also missed out in agonising fashion in the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals, as well as finishing third behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or.

"It feels great for Atletico to reach the quarter-finals four years in a row, it's very important for us and we have had to fight to get there", said Oblak, who was on the losing side in last year's Champions League final with Atletico against Real Madrid.

Kevin Volland nearly grabbed the opener of the match in just the fourth minute, turning his man before unleashing a left-footed drive that went inches past the far corner.

Firstly, Angel Correa was denied before Koke's low driven shot was turned behind by the German global.

Leno first made a fine stop to his left to tip Correa's one-on-one finish around the post and then got a hand down low onto Koke's daisy-cutter.

Griezmann had been quiet for much of the first hour but he nearly broke the deadlock in sumptuous style, sending a right-foot chip across Leno's goal and narrowly beyond the far post after springing the offside trap.

Bayer Leverkusen need to score at least three goals in Madrid, and win by at least two of those goals, if they are to overturn a 4-2 first-leg defeat.

But the hosts held on to extend Spanish clubs' winning run over German sides in European competition to 11 ties.



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