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Incredible but Already Ended Leicester

Incredible but Already Ended Leicester
Saul Niguez's header was only the second home goal Leicester have conceded in the Champions League this season / Reuters
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LEICESTER - Leicester's superb debut Champions League campaign came to an end as Atletico Madrid sealed their progress to the last four with a draw 1-1 at the King Power Stadium.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Spain, Atletico took control through Saul Niguez's first-half header.

Leicester took the game to Atletico after the break and gave themselves hope via Jamie Vardy's close-range finish. But the visitors held on to reach their third semi-final in four seasons.

Leicester have done incredibly well. Atletico know they've been in a game this evening and that is summed up by Diego Simeone going around and shaking the hand of every single Leicester player. He's got big respect but they were under pressure in the second half and he knows it.

All credit to Craig Shakespeare. Leicester were outplayed in the first half and Atletico Madrid were all over them. Shakespeare made a difference and changed it in the second half and they put Atletico Madrid under immense pressure, but scoring three goals in the second half was always going to be difficult. They've done themselves no disservice whatsoever.
 
"It's an extraordinary story, it's not a fluke, you can't fluke winning the league. Then to carry this on and win their group and knock out Sevilla before giving Atletico Madrid a real fright, it's an incredible run, phenomenal," former Leicester manager, Martin O'Neill said.



(rnz)