Saul’s ‘golazo’ hands Atletico a famous win


A ‘golazo’ from Saul in the 11th minute of the match proved to be the game deciding goal as Spanish side Atletico Madrid ruined all the hopes of German side Bayern Munich to go home with an away goal by defeating the Bavarian side 1-0 in the first leg of the semi-final at the Calderon.


Saul termed his goal as the best and most beautiful goal of his career and perhaps the most important goal of his career by far.

“I was dribbling with the ball and always had my eye on the goal,” Saul said. “I saw that I’d got by two opponents so when I got into the area I thought about getting it onto my stronger foot. Because it was on my left I placed it. It’s the most important goal of my career for sure, and it could be the most beautiful too.” said Saul while talking to Spanish TV.

Saul added that Bayern are a very good side but with support from the home crowd meant that they had the extra energy to keep moving forward throughout the match. He was confident that the team will go through but playing at the Allianz Arena will be a difficult proposition and a stiff task but for now he is concentrating on the next game that is against Rayo in La Liga.

“They’re a good opponent, and succeeded in pinning us back,” Saul said. “We have to say thanks to all the fans that have given us great energy to keep running. There [Munich] it will be very difficult but now we need to think about the next Liga game, against Rayo, which is very important.”

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