Atletico Madrid has advanced to the semi-finals of the UEFA champions league beating Leicester city in the quarterfinal of the tournament. They placed draw against Leicester city in the second leg of the champions league. The final score was 1-1 (2-1 on aggregate in the favour of Atletico Madrid) after the full time as no team was able to score the winner.
Atletico Madrid had already won the first leg that was played in Madrid by 1-0. They are the first team to advance to the semi-finals of the champions league. With this loss, dream run of Leicester city came to an end but they should be proud of their performance in this league. Get the complete Leicester City 1-1 Atletico Madrid highlights below.
Leicester City 1-1 Atletico Madrid Highlights Video
In the second leg of the Champions league, Leicester city was up against Atletico Madrid in their own backyard. They had already lost the first leg of the fixture which meant that they had to go for the kill in this match and they did exactly that. They were attacking right from the start and there were times Atletico defenders were caught ball watching. The match opening goal was scored by Athletico Madrid. Saul Niguez scored the opening goal of the match as he smashed the ball past the goal keeper in the 26th minute of the game.
This goal left Leicester city with no option other than to go on the full press as they needed three goals to win the fixture. They did also manage to level the scoreline by scoring the goal in the second leg. In the 61st minute of the game, Jaime Vardy scored a brilliant goal to give some hope for Leicester city fans. But they still needed two more goals to win the fixture. They tried till the last minute but Atletico defence was way strong for Leicester city players.
With this loss, dream run of Leicester city came to an end but they should be proud of their performance in this league. The dream run started with them winning the premier league title beating all odds. They qualified for the champions league this season which was itself a great achievement for the club. They did not just qualified but reached the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. They should be proud of their performance in this competition as they beat some good team to reach this stage.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid has once again qualified for the semi-final stage. They would be happy with their performance so far in this league. In the recent year, Atletico Madrid has performed on the consistent basis but one thing that they have failed to achieve is to life the champions league title. They would love to remove that failure this time by going the distance in the tournament.