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Atletico Madrid Ends Ndidi and Leicester Champions League fairytales

Published on: 19 April 2017

The only English Premier League team left in the UEFA Champions League Leicester City were knocked out of the competition on Tuesday night after losing 2-1 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid at Leicester City Stadium.

The Foxes job to qualify for the semifinals got a whole lot tougher when they conceded in the 26th minute.

Filipe Luis made a great cross to the far post and Saul Niguez's header, directed to perfection, beat Kasper Schmeichel, which meant the Spanish team led 2-0 on aggregate at that stage.

Leicester City were given some hope when Jamie Vardy scored in the 61st minute after picking up a loose ball.

On 69 minutes, Wilfred Ndidi missed a big opportunity to give Leicester the lead but didn't have enough time to get a descent shot on target from inside the box.

The attacking threat from Atletico Madrid was sparse in the second half but Vardy, Ulloa and Mahrez failed to convert Leicester City's chances.


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