Atletico Madrid rebounded from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund with a convincing 2-0 win over the German team on Tuesday, a result that left both teams tied atop Group A in the Champions League.

Atletico Saul Niguez, second left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Atletico Saul Niguez, second left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Dortmund routed Atletico 4-0 last month at home in what was the Spanish team’s worst loss under coach Diego Simeone.

Atletico Saul Niguez, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Atletico Saul Niguez, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Dortmund started well again at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, but Saul Niguez put the hosts ahead near the end of the first half and Antoine Griezmann sealed the victory in a breakaway near the end.

Atletico Saul Niguez celebrates with his teammate Atletico Angel Correa after scoring his side's opening goal opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Atletico Saul Niguez celebrates with his teammate Atletico Angel Correa after scoring his side’s opening goal opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)

The victory left Atletico and Dortmund with nine points each. The teams couldn’t secure a spot in the knockout stage with two rounds left because Club Brugge routed Monaco 4-0 earlier Tuesday and has four points. Monaco, with one point, was eliminated.

Borussia Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Burki, right, and Atletico Antoine Griezmann challenge for the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Borussia Dortmund’s goalkeeper Roman Burki, right, and Atletico Antoine Griezmann challenge for the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Dortmund could have sealed first place in the group had it beaten Atletico again. It hadn’t been defeated in 15 competitive matches under new coach Lucien Favre.

Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone shouts to his players from the sidelines during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Atletico Madrid’s head coach Diego Simeone shouts to his players from the sidelines during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Atletico won despite playing without key players like injured striker Diego Costa.

Borussia Dortmund's Paco Alcacer, center, and Atletico Jose Maria Gimenez, left, struggle for the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Borussia Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer, center, and Atletico Jose Maria Gimenez, left, struggle for the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Atletico Saul Niguez, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Atletico Saul Niguez, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Source: The Associated Press

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