Four away goals for Atleti Niguez, Griezmann, Gamerio, Torres on the scoresheet Bellarabi, Savic (OG) give Bayer a lifeline If you spent your Tuesday glued to Manchester City’s thrilling 5-3 victory over Monaco in the UEFA Champions League, you may now direct your attention to the day’s other first-leg festival of goals: Bayer Leverkusen 2, Atletico Madrid 4. Saul Niguez opened the scoring with a stunning curler after 17 minutes (WATCH HERE), and Antoine Griezmann doubled Los Rojiblancos‘ advantage eight minutes later to put Diego Simeone’s side in a commanding position with two early away goals. Karim Bellarabi pulled one back for Bayer just three minutes into the second half, but Kevin Gamerio
Tottenham Hotspur will hold talks with their local Safety Advisory Group and the Football Association before any decision is taken on how many tickets Millwall receive for the FA Cup quarter-final tie between the clubs amid fears of trouble. The move came as Leicester City complained to the FA over the “abuse, provocation and intimidation” their fans suffered in the Cup defeat at Millwall on Saturday as home fans ran on to the pitch to celebrate the League One club’s victory. The draw for the last eight has rekindled memories of the last time Spurs met Millwall in a pre-season ‘friendly’ in 2001, when the two sets of fans fought running battles.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil’s football confederation has fired the coach who led Neymar and company to the country’s first Olympic football gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. [ LIVE: Stream every PL game live ] Confederation spokesman Gregorio Fernandes confirmed on Monday that youth division coach Rogerio Micale was removed after Brazil failed to qualify for the next Under-20 World Cup. In nine games in the South American U20 championship, Brazil won three, drew four, and lost two, ending in fifth position. Micale started with Brazil U20s in May 2015, shortly before the U20 World Cup in New Zealand, where Brazil lost the final to Serbia. After Dunga was removed as coach in June 2016, Micale took