Greizmann’s Second Half Strike Takes Atletico To The Final of The Champions League

Atletico Madrid have reached their second Champions League final in three years by edging past Bayern Munich on away goals, with Antoine Griezmann’s second half strike seeing them through in the second leg of the semi-final in Germany.

Bayern trailed 1-0 from the first leg in Spain, but levelled up the tie through Xabi Alonso’s deflected free-kick in the first half, which put Bayern in the driver’s seat.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak saved Thomas Muller’s low penalty in the first half, before Antoine Griezmann fired in an equaliser in the second half.

Robert Lewandowski’s scored a second goal for Bayern through a connecting header from Vidal, which he headed in to set up a tense finish, but Atletico held on after a controversial penalty was awarded to them and Fernando Torres missed it courtesy of save from Manuel Neuer.

Bayern who were backed by a vociferous home crowd, desperately pressed harder for a third goal that would see them through, but Jan Oblak who emerged as man of the match blocked all chances, particularly David Alaba’s 20-yard volley in injury time.

Atletico Madrid who aiming to be crowned champions of Europe for the first time, will either meet Manchester City or Real Madrid in the final in Milan on 28 May.

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