Spanish striker Alvaro Morata grabbed an all-important winning goal for Atletico Madrid against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night.
The Group D Champions League clash at Wanda Metropolitano proved a tense affair, with clear cut chances at a premium for both sides.
Much maligned centre-forward Morata ended up being the match-winner, netting only his second goal of the 2019-20 campaign to date after meeting an excellent cross from Renan Lodi on the left-hand side.
Morata’s powerful header secured a valuable 1-0 victory for Atletico, which saw them move to the top of their group on seven points, three ahead of Juventus, who have just kicked off against Lokomotiv Moscow.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) October 22, 2019
The Spain international has endured a difficult last couple of years, with his quality in the final third of the pitch often called into question, but his latest effort should serve as a much-needed confidence boost.
Check out Morata’s header below, via Twitter.
Glad seeing Morata getting the goal ? pic.twitter.com/hwEbyeOPba
— Azeez Olajide ? (@zeezish___) October 22, 2019
— SportCentre (@SportCentre8) October 22, 2019