Atletico Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund: Revenge for Spanish hostsNovember 6, 2018
Atletico Madrid got their revenge on Borussia Dortmund, beating them 2-0 on Tuesday night at Wanda Metropolitano.
Heading into the game, Dortmund were deemed favourites and with Atleti struggling to draw with Leganes at the weekend – Diego Simeone knew his side had to put on a solid performance to gain all three points.
Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with a superb left footed finish from inside the box, before Antoine Griezmann scored his third European goal this season to seal a win.
The victory makes up for Atleti’s hammering at the hands of Dortmund last month and moves Simeone’s side up to second place on goal difference.
Dortmund had the lions share of possession during the 90 minutes but they only managed to muster up four attempts on goal, compared to Atleti’s 15.
In the other group game, Monaco continued their bad form and downfall under the reign of Theirry Henry, losing 4-0 to Club Brugge.
Both sides need just one points from their next Champions League match to qualify for the last-16, with Atleti hosting Monaco and Dortmund welcoming Club Brugge on the 28th November.
Elsewhere, La Liga’s other representative – Barcelona, were held to a 1-1 draw with Italian side Inter Milan at San Siro.