Thursday 19 July 2018

Saul's stunner sets up Atletico

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez. Photo: Sergio Perez/Reuters
Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez. Photo: Sergio Perez/Reuters

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Saul Niguez's stunning solo strike inspired Atletico Madrid to a deserved 3-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.

After riding a challenge near the halfway line, the midfielder dribbled towards the goal and, as the Moscow defence backed off, he unleashed an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

Diego Costa added a second two minutes after the break and Koke bagged a late third.

Valon Berisha scored twice to give Red Bull Salzburg a shock 2-1 away win at Borussia Dortmund.

The Norway midfielder scored twice for the Austrians in the second half, his first from a penalty, before Andre Schurrle pulled a goal back for Dortmund.

Lyon also grabbed an away victory, Marcelo's first-half strike giving them a 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow.

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