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UEFA Champions League

Atletico Sneak Past PSV

UEFA Champions League 

Result: PSV Eindhoven 0-1 Atletico Madrid 

Date: 13 September 2016

Venue: Philips Stadion

Saul Niguez's first-half strike handed Atletico Madrid a 1-0 over PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadion in their UEFA Champions League first group match.

Atletico were afforded a great chance to open the scoring after 13 minutes. Koke made a swift cross to Saul Niguez in the centre of the box but Niguez's header was saved by Jeroen Zoet.

Niguez got another opportunity after 23 minutes following a good cross by Juanfran, however the midfielder directed his header slightly over the bar.

The pressure from Atletico finally paid off and in the 43rd minute, as Niguez hit a left-footed volley into the bottom corner, following a cross from Gabi, 1-0.

Atletico manager, Diego Simeone threw on Yannick Carrasco and Tiago after the hour-mark as Atletico looked to extend their advantage.

Gameiro again came close to making it 2-0 in the 61st minute however his right footed shot from close range went narrowly wide of the upright.

PSV's first attempt at goal arrived in the 76th minute when Luuk de Jong's header from the right side of the six-yard box was saved by Jan Oblak.

Antoine Griezmann nearly doubled Atletico's lead after 81 minutes, but his header from six-yards out sailed just wide of the upright.

Hector Moreno had a great chance to bring parity in the 90th minute, but the defender failed to direct his header on target, as Atletico held on to secure the win.

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