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WATCH: Saul puts Atletico up with curling stunner

4:46 AM GMT+8 22/02/2017
Saul Niguez Eibar Atletico Madrid LaLiga 07012016
The midfielder hit a brilliant left-footed shot that put his side ahead over Bayer Leverkusen in the round-of-16 tie

It didn’t take long for Atletico Madrid to put itself in a good position in its round-of-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen, and its first away goal was of the spectacular variety, courtesy of Saul.

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The midfielder delivered a curling left-footed delivery that found its way over Bernd Leno in the 17th minute of the contest.

It was the 22-year-old midfielder’s second goal of the Champions League campaign and gave his team a 1-0 advantage.

The La Liga side didn’t waste much time in adding a second either as Antoine Griezmann scored eight minutes later to put hosts Leverkusen in a difficult spot.