Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro said he was "annoyed" to be taken off during Tuesday's 4-2 Champions League round of 16 first leg win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night.
Gameiro had an outstanding game, setting up Antoine Griezmann's goal to make it 2-0 before half-time, then, after Leverkusen had got back to 2-1, winning and converting a penalty to put his side further in control of the tie.
However after a Stefan Savic goal gave Leverkusen further hope with 20 minutes remaining, Atletico...
Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt said his side made Tuesday's Champions League clash easier for the "incredibly dangerous" Atletico Madrid.
The German club came close to equalising after falling behind 2-0 early, but Atletico -- finalists in the competition twice in the past three years -- will take a two-goal edge back to Madrid after securing a 4-2 win.
Schmidt, however, defended his side's performance against some impressive opposition, though he was left to lament some sloppy play in midfield.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his team had played some "fantastic" football and "could have scored even more" in their 4-2 Champions League round-of-16 first-leg win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night.
A helter-skelter game saw Atletico 2-0 up by half-time thanks to a 20-yard curler from Saul Niguez and an Antoine Griezmann finish from an unselfish Kevin Gameiro assist.
The drama continued after the break with Bayer forward Karim Bellarabi quickly grabbing one back, Gameiro winning...
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann said he was proud to be part of his club's history after his goal in Tuesday night's 4-2 Champions League round-of-16 first-leg win at Bayer Leverkusen made him the Liga outfit's leading all-time goal scorer in the competition.
A helter-skelter game saw Atletico 2-0 up by half-time thanks to a 20 yard curler from Saul Niguez and Griezmann's neat finish from an unselfish Kevin Gameiro assist.
The drama continued after the break with Bayer forward Karim Bellarabi...