Magical tale of Leicester in the Champions League finally ended. English champion dropped to 1/4-final then drawn 1: 1 in the second leg with Atletico. In the first match “dyushekchiite” won with 1 : 0 “Vicente Calderon” with a total score of 2 : 1 still ahead. Saul Niges scored the precious goal for the visitors tonight in the 26th minute and Jamie Vardi gave a ray of hope to the home side in the 61st minute, but the “foxes” and failed to score they need two more hits and goodbye to the tournament.
In the game, Atletico held the ball more, while Lester waited opportunities to counterattack. First interesting situation came in front of guests. In the 21st minute Jamie Vardi received a speedy and returned to invade Shinji Okazaki, whose blow, however, was inaccurate.
In their first good chance, however, Atletico came to opening the score. In the 26th minute Filipe Luís into the penalty box and there Saul Niges was released and headed home the 0 : 1.
This goal more calm Spaniards and 32 minute Saul came up again in a good position and try subtle curled shot that nevertheless was saved by Kasper Schmeichel. Two minutes later, the hosts had a wonderful opportunity, as in a scuffle after a corner Riyad Mahrez shot volley and Yang Cloud had to intervene decisively.
The second half was far more dynamic. In the 49th minute Antoine Griezmann progresses speedy and handed invasion Yanik Fereyra Carrasco, who fell in penal and asked for a penalty, but such was not given. Two minutes later, the events were brought to the other door and Ben Chiluel powerful shot fired a volley over the crossbar.
Lester apparently picked up speed in the 61 th minute and scored a goal. Then it came to mixing in the box Atletico and repeatedly hit to players of the home were blocked, but eventually the ball found the feet of Vardi, who made no mistake close to 1 : 1.
Then further inspire “foxes” who began to believe in the turnaround. In the 65th minute a great shot of Leonardo Uyoa was cleared sacrificial before the line by Lucas Hernandez. Three later did Wilfred Ndidi put in long shot, hightailing it to the post.
English continued to attack, but their time is gradually running out. In the 75th minute Mareza made not a bad free kick, but the goal. By the end, they never managed to organize a powerful pressure.
Ultimately Atletico not allowed more goals in the net and for the second consecutive year is half-final of the Champions League, having already waiting for their next opponent on the way to the trophy.