UCL at half: Atleti doubles aggregate lead, Real-Bayern level at break


Chances were far and few over the first 45 minutes in England but Leicester is in a world of trouble, while Bayern Munich controlled much of the possession in Madrid but has nothing to show just yet.

Leicester trails Atletico Madrid on aggregate 2-0 (1-0 at halftime) after Saul Niguez headed home in the 26th minute from Felipe Luiz’s cross from the left wing.

Shinji Okazaki‘s header on target in the seventh minute has been the best opportunity for the Foxes to break the deadlock through the first stanza after the attacker latched onto a Christian Fuchs cross.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are locked in a scoreless draw at the Santiago Bernabeu, although Los Blancos still hold a 2-1 advantage on aggregate.

Bayern had several quality chances to get on the board early in the first half, but the best opportunity for either side came in the 27th minute when Sergio Ramos’ cross-range shot was blocked off the line by a Bayern defender.

Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben each had strong chances to put Bayern ahead in the eighth and ninth minutes, respectively, but the German side couldn’t find their finishing touch.