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BAYERN FAULTS THEIR LOSS FOR GRIEZMANN’S GOAL

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Without a goal from Antoine Griezmann which has sent Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final, Bayern Munich would have been singing a victory song.

Atletico is going in finals for the second time in three seasons despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern home.

Atletico, which lost to city rival Real Madrid in the 2014 final, progressed on the away goals rule with an aggregate score of 2-2 after winning the first leg of their semifinal in Madrid 1-0.

Atletico striker Fernando Torres had the chance to settle it with a late penalty, only for Manuel Neuer to save his spot kick.

Torres wasn’t the only one to miss from the spot. Atletico’s Jan Oblak saved a penalty from Thomas Mueller in the first half, minutes after Xabi Alonso leveled the tie with a free kick in the 31st.

Griezmann scored in the 54th to put Atletico in the driving seat, before Robert Lewandowski headed Bayern back in front on the night in the 74th to set up a furious finale.

Bayern needed one more goal to avoid going out at the semifinal stage for the third straight season to a Spanish team and poured everything forward — only to be denied by Oblak and his defenders.

“We’re into the final. We can be proud and happy. Bayern have amazing players up front and it was impossible to keep a clean sheet,” Oblak said.

Atletico will play either Manchester City or Real Madrid in the final in Milan on May 28. Their first leg match finished 0-0 last week in Manchester, with the return match in Madrid tonight.

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