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.
MANCHESTER -- Sergio Aguero led Manchester City's Champions League fightback against Monaco and the striker says it's up to him to impress manager Pep Guardiola.
Speculation has increased that the Argentine striker could leave the Etihad at the end of the season after he lost his place to Gabriel Jesus last month.
But following a foot injury to the Brazilian, which will rule him out for much of the season, Aguero has been recalled to the starting lineup by the City boss.
And Aguero was back to...