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Atletico end Leicester fairytale

Atletico end Leicester fairytale
Craig Shakespeare - Cross - Leicester City FC - Leonardo Ulloa - Newtown Chilwell Football Club - Real Madrid CF - Sevilla FC - UEFA Champions League - Villarreal CF - Yohan Benalouane
April 19
01:002017

Jamie Vardy scored in vain as Leicester City's Champions League fairytale came to a valiant end following a 1­-1 quarter­final draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

But despite heavy Leicester pressure and furious noise inside the King Power Stadium, Atletico completed a 2-­1 aggregate win to reach the semi­finals for the third time in four seasons.

It is the third time Atletico have eliminated Leicester from continental competition, after previous triumphs in the 1961-­62 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 1997-­98 Uefa Cup.

It was just as Leicester were threatening to make inroads, Shinji Okazaki stabbing wide at the near post from Vardy's cross, that the visitors tightened their grip on the tie.

After Chilwell had thrashed over, Leicester levelled, Vardy slamming in from inside the six­-yard box after Chilwell's shot had been charged down by Stefan Savic.

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