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Thomas Partey scores own goal in Atletico Madrid defeat to Leverkusen

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey scored an own goal as Atletico Madrid fell to a 2-1 loss against Bayer Leverkusen in Wednesday’s Uefa Champions League game.

Partey headed a corner into his own goal to give Leverkusen a first-half lead. It was the fourth Champions League goal for Leverkusen to be scored by an opposition player out of the last five.

Kevin Volland fired the second in the 55th minute but Leverkusen had to survive a nerve-wracking finale after Nadiem Amiri was sent off for a late tackle with six minutes left and Alvaro Morata pulled one back for Atletico in stoppage time.

Atletico would have joined Juventus in the next round with a win here, but the defeat means they are only four points above Lokomotiv and Leverkusen.

Partey has been one of Atleti’s most trusted players this season, having made 15 appearances and scored two goals in all competitions.

 

Source : myjoyonline.com

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