Leicester City’s Champions League dream is over after going down to a 2-1 defeat on aggregate to Atletico Madrid following a 1-1 draw at home.
The Foxes, who welcomed back skipper Wes Morgan to the side, trailed by a goal at the break after a fine header from Saul Ñíguez.
Diego Simeone, who started with Yannick Ferreira Carrasco ahead of Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres, saw his side have two strong penalty appeals with the Belgian brought down by Kasper Schmeichel and later nudged in the back by Marc Albrighton.
Craig Shakespeare brought on Ben Chilwell and Leonard Ulloa and the changes sparked them into life having struggling to get into the game in the first half.
Jamie Vardy equalised after Chilwell’s effort was blocked and despite an onslaught by the home side Simeone's side held on to book their place in Friday’s draw for the semi-finals.
Should Atletico have had two penalties? TV replays showed Yannick Ferreira Carrasco was clearly brought down by Kasper Schmeichel in the first half, which Leicester fans may feel is justice after the penalty decision that went against them in the first leg. The incident in the second half was more unclear with minimal contact between Marc Albrighton and Belgian Carrasco.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid): The Uruguayan showed he is arguably the best in world football by limiting Leicester to few chances in the first period before surviving the second-half onslaught. His battle with Jamie Vardy was brilliant to watch and he was backed up well by his Atleti team-mates.
LEICESTER CITY: Schmeichel 6, Simpson 5, Benalouane 4, Morgan 5, Fuchs 5, Mahrez 5, Ndidi 5, Drinkwater 5, Albrighton 6, Okazaki 5, Vardy 8. Subs: Chilwell 7, Ulloa 5, Amartey 5. ATLETICO MADRID: Oblak 6, Juanfran 6, Godin 8, Savic 6, Luis 7, Gimenez 6, Gabi 5, Koke 5, Saul 8, Carrasco 7, Griezmann 7. Subs: Hernandez 6, Torres 5, Correa 5.
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