Have Bayern Munich moved on from Saul Niguez's Atletico Madrid wonder goal last season?


Tonight's hotly anticipated fixture of the evening is none other than Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich. Two of the continent's finest will slug it out in the group stage this season, likely battling for first and second place, leaving little more than scraps for PSV Eindhoven and FC Rostov to feed off.

And the pair have a very recent history as well, after Atleti nudged Bayern out of the competition on away goals at the semi-final stage last season.

The result was, in part, influenced by one of the finest solo goals the competition has seen in recent years. Juan Bernat remembers - he had a great view, as it happens.

Bayern Munich's Juan Bernat on the turf - (Paul White/AP)
(Paul White/AP)

Xabi Alonso got an eyeful as well.

Saul Niguez breezes past Xabi Alonso - (Paul White/AP)
(Paul White/AP)

Robert Lewandowski denies it, but deep down he remembers.

Robert Lewandowski and Jose Giminez - (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)
(Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

Arturo? Don't be like this, Arturo.

Arturo Vidal lies on the ground - (Francisco Seco/AP)
(Francisco Seco/AP)

Yes, it's time to relive that monumental goal again.

Arturo Vidal throws his arms in the air - (Paul White/AP)
(Paul White/AP)

After running aimlessly with the ball, Saul Niguez changed up a gear and ran away from one tackle, before swerving in between two more.

Saul Niguez applies the finish to his fine goal against Bayern Munich - (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)
(Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

With space to run into the penalty area, Niguez toyed with David Alaba before cutting onto his left foot, clipping the ball in off the post past Manuel Neuer.

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez celebrates his goal - (Francisco Seco/AP)
(Francisco Seco/AP)

The goal proved the winner in the first leg, and Diego Simeone's side went on to progress on away goals after a 2-1 loss at Bayern's Allianz Arena in the return fixture.

Saul Niguez celebrates his goal against Bayern Munich - (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)
(Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

Bayern will have to try to forget this smiling face...

Saul Niguez celebrates his goal v Bayern Munich - (Francisco Seco/AP)
(Francisco Seco/AP)

Put their disappointment behind them...

Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez leaves the pitch - (Francisco Seco/AP)
(Francisco Seco/AP)

And go again. The gloves are off.

Manuel Neuer - (Francisco Seco/AP)
(Francisco Seco/AP)