Leicester City Leave Champions League
Leicester City played a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the 2nd leg encounter of the Champions’ League quarter-finals on April 18th.
For Foxes, the draw means the exit out of the Champions League with a 1-2 aggregate score. Their game was good, and they dominated much of the stadium during the play, but Atletico had a goal advantage since the first-leg encounter, and it was too much for Leicester to overturn their opponents after they struck.
Atletico’s Saul Niguez opened the score in the 26th minute from a header, putting their opponents 2 goals behind.
Leicester was defending brilliantly, and in the second half, they managed to equalize the score from Jamie Vardy’s shot.
The home side was pressing until the end, but Atletico managed to withhold their attacks and emerge victorious out of this battle.
Leicester City proved to be a tough opponent, making it as the last team in England up to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
After Atletico had fired the first goal, the hosts struggled long towards their aim in overturning the 3-goal gap. After Vardy’s equalizer, it was believable that a miracle could occur. Before the end, they almost added the second, but Atletico’s Stefan Savic prevented Vardy’s shot in finding its way past their defence.
After the final whistle there was an air of disappointment from the home side. However, the Foxes deserve credit for reaching this far.