Thomas Partey scores own goal in Atletico Madrid defeat to Leverkusen

Thomas Partey

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey scored an own goal and provided an assist in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. 

Starting the game in a frenetic fashion, the home side got their efforts rewarded when midfielder Thomas Partey unluckily turned the ball into his own net with four minutes to end the first half. 

Leverkusen doubled their tally ten minutes after recess through Kevin Volland. 

Atletico Madrid managed to break the resistance of their opponents when Partey teed off former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata for a consolation goal at the death – albeit a red card given to Nardiem Arimi after 84 minutes.

The result puts the Spanish side in second spot, three points adrift leaders Juventus – who joined Bayern Munich in booking their place in the group stages with a narrow win over Lokomotiv Moscow. 

It is the first defeat Atletico Madrid have suffered against Leverkusen since Hakan Calhanoglu solitary strike in the first leg of the Round of 16 in 2015.

Despite scoring an own goal, the 26-year old enjoyed the full duration of the match capping it off with an assist.

By:Marvin Bizzy

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