Leicester falls short against Atletico Madrid in UCL quarters

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Leicester City’s hopes of winning the UEFA Champions League were ended on Tuesday afternoon after the Foxes fell short against their Spanish opposition.

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Atletico Madrid and Leicester drew 1-1 on Tuesday at the King Power Stadium, but Atleti advanced to the tournament’s semifinals thanks to a 1-0 decision in the first leg.

Saul Niguez gave the visitors the lead after 26 minutes when the Atleti man headed home a Felipe Luiz cross from the left wing.

With the Foxes needing at least three goals in the second stanza, striker Jamie Vardy gave the hosts a glimmer of hope on the hour mark.

Vardy fired a shot into the top right corner and past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the 61st minute, but it wasn’t enough for the Foxes to mount a comeback.

Atleti will join fellow La Liga side Real Madrid in the final four of this season’s Champions League, while the other two spots will be determined on Wednesday afternoon.