Bayer Leverkusen v Atlético Madrid: Champions League last 16, first leg – as it happened

Saul Niguez, Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres scored as Atletico Madrid took a decisive step towards the quarter-finals

9.37pm GMT

A fun game and a spirited performance from Bayer Leverkusen in the second half, but Atletico Madrid were far too good and the truth is that the scoreline makes it look much closer than it was in reality. Despite some weirdly slack defending at times after the break, four away goals should be enough to ensure that Atletico will cruise into the last eight, barring a miraculous fightback from Leverkusen in the second leg in Spain. It’s highly unlikely. They were outclassed tonight and fortunate that Atletico limited themselves to four. That’s all from me. Thanks for reading and emailing. Bye.

Related: Fernando Torres hands Atlético Madrid control against Bayer Leverkusen

9.34pm GMT

It’s all over.

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