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Five things we learned from Atletico’s victory over Bayer Levekusen

Atletico returned to the Champions League in emphatic fashion as they take a 4-2 win back to the Vicente Calderon for round 2

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In the right circumstances, Griezmann and Gameiro are amazing

Bayer made some mistakes at the back but the movement and link play between Gameiro and Griezmann was excellent.

For the second goal, it was almost as if Gameiro knew instinctively where Griezmann would be. He didn't even have to break stride as he drove it home.

The problem is, there are teams who don't play as attacking and open as Bayer that Atletico face on a weekly basis in LaLiga, but when the pair get a chance to run at defenses and play the ball around a bit, they can be unstoppable.

Atletico are not great at defending

Atletico were missing Diego Godin but this season has seen them take a step back defensively. Stefan Savic is an accident waiting to happen and they give up a lot of half decent chances. This is obviously a by-product of them attacking more and they have scored 11 goals in their last three games, which is nothing to throw your nose up at, but as the Champions League continues, those leaks will need to be shored up.

Sime Vrsaljko is the first choice right-back

That ball he put on Fernando Torres' head was sublime and could well have won Atletico the tie. He was abrasive and no-nonsense all night against a very tricky Julian Brandt. He gets up and down the field like Juanfran and adds plenty of energy to the right wing.

Atletico have two functioning strikers

There is competition up front for Atletico! Not in the "who's playing less worse" kind of way but who is playing better. Torres could have just as easily started tonight but Kevin Gameiro was exceptional and both got on the scoresheet. Exciting times at Atletico Madrid.

Oblak is number one

Moya can pull off really good one-off saves but the overall consistency that Oblak offers is priceless. This could tie into the Atletico Madrid not being good at defending because with Oblak in goals, he gives them the confidence to be better defenders. Once the Slovenian is fully healthy, he will start. No goalkeeper controversy here.