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Niguez scored a wonderful goal against Bayern.

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez scored a superb solo goal against Bayern Munich

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Who needs Lionel Messi when you have Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez?

The 21-year-old Spaniard was chosen to start in Atleti's Champions League semi-final clash against Bayern Munich and produced a moment of pure magic to open the scoring.

Picking up the ball near the half-way line, Niguez jinked past not one, not two, but three of Bayern's players before coolly slotting past Manuel Neuer to open the scoring at the Vicente Calderon.

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Watch the youngster score one of the Champions League's best goals this campaign in the video below.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern were slight favourites heading into the clash yet it was Atletico who started on the front foot, with Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann causing the German's defence havoc from the outset.

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This is the second time in three years that the La Liga outfit have reached the semi-finals of Europe's elite competition after finishing runners up in 2014.

And they seem even stronger this time around having knocked Messi's Barcelona out in the quarter-finals, winning 2-0 at home thanks to a brace from Griezmann.

Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

Atleti have been firing on all cylinders this season and are in with an excellent chance of claiming their second La Liga title in three seasons.

They currently sit second in Spain's top-flight, level on points with league leaders Barcelona and one ahead of local rivals Real Madrid.

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La Liga
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Barcelona
UEFA Champions League
Europa League
Fernando Torres

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