WATCH: This Calhanoglu beauty is what it took Bayer Leverkusen to break Atletico Madrid’s shutout streak


The way Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid was defending in the UEFA Champions League, it was going to take a pretty special strike to put a “1” on the board.

And that’s what Hakan Calhanoglu provided, as the Bayer Leverkusen attacker scored the first goal against Atlei in six UCL matches to give the German club a 1-0 lead it would not relinquish during the first leg of their Round of 16 tie.

[ MATCH RECAP: Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atletico Madrid ]

Atleti closed down Karim Bellarabi inside the 18, but the German wizard back heeled the ball to a darting Calhanoglu. The 21-year-old Turkish national teamer made no doubt, sending a spear into the goal.

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