European Champions League

Leicester City 1 - Atlético Madrid 1

Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan (Amartey 84’), Benalouane (Chilwell 46’), Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki (Ulloa 46’); Vardy. 4-4-1-1.
Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran (Lucas Hernández 56‘), Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis (Correa 74’); Saúl Ñíguez, Giménez, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Carrasco (Fernando Torres 69‘). 4-4-2.

0-1. 26. Saúl. Steered header down across Schmeichel from Filipe Luis centre.
1-1. 61. Vardy. Fired shot past Oblak after Chilwell shot deflected across to him.

Yellow cards: None.

For the third year in four there will be two teams from Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League after Atlético Madrid drew 1-1 at Leicester City to go through 2-1 on aggregate. Simeone put out a defensive line up to protect the one goal advantage from the first leg, with Giménez playing an anchor role in midfield and Griezmann alone up front. Okazaki put an early chance over the bar, but midway through the first half Saúl Ñíguez got on the end of a Filipe Luis centre to steer an angled header past Schmeichel. That meant that the Premier League side had to score three, and local coach Craig Shakespeare decided to make two changes at the break. Chilwell in particular livened things up, and with just over an hour gone a shot from the England under 21 international was deflected across to Vardy, who turned the ball wide of Oblak. Ulloa, Vardy, Ndidi and Mahrez all went close after that, but Atleti held on make sure of their place in Europe’s top four once again.