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2016-17 UEFA Champions League QF Second Leg Leicester City Vs Atletico Madrid Tuesday April 18,2017

In the QF first leg,Atletico Madrid beat Leicester City 1-0

  • 67.7% of teams who have won their Champions League first leg 1-0 at home have progressed to the next round (21 out of 31).
  • Atletico Madrid and Leicester City are meeting for the third time in a European home/away tie after facing each other in the first round of the 1961-62 Cup Winners Cup and 1997-98 Uefa Cup. The Spanish side qualified on both previous occasions.
  • Leicester City are the first team since Malaga in 2012-13 to reach the quarter-finals on their Champions League debut. They're also the eighth English team to make it to the last eight of the competition, more than any other country.
  • Leicester have won all four of their Champions League home games this season (six goals scored, one conceded).
  • Leicester are the lowest scoring side in the Champions League among the eight teams left in this season's competition (10 goals in nine games). 50% of their goals have come from set-piece.
  • No team has conceded more penalties than Leicester in this season's Champions League (four, only two of which were converted).
  • Atletico Madrid have the chance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third time in four seasons

Leicester City Vs Atletico Madrid QF 2nd Leg  - The Match ended in a 1-1 draw

Goal Scorers 

For Atletico Madrid - Saul Niguez(26)
For Leicester City - Jamie Vardy(61)

Leicester City's Champions League adventure ended in disappointment at the quarter-final stage despite a spirited second-leg display against Atletico Madrid.
The Foxes dominated for much of the game at the King Power Stadium, creating numerous chances throughout, but were left with too much to do after Saul Niguez's 26th-minute header added to Atletico's one-goal advantage from the first leg in Madrid.
Needing three second half goals, Leicester responded with splendid defiance and equalised on the night when Jamie Vardy scored at the far post just after the hour.
They kept battling until the end as Atletico survived several scrambles, but the La Liga superpower held on and the Premier League's interest in the tournament ended
  • Only Edinson Cavani (four) and Robert Lewandowski (four) have scored more away goals than Saul Niguez (three) in the Champions League this season.
  • Saul's goal was the 100th Atletico Madrid had scored in the Champions League, in their 68th match in the competition.
  • Filipe Luis has provided back-to-back assists in all competitions for Atletico for the first time since October 2013.
  • Jamie Vardy is the first English player to score in a Champions League quarter-final since Frank Lampard in 2012.
  • Both of Vardy's Champions League goals have come in the knockout stage of the competition.
  • The Foxes had 16 shots in the second half of this match, while Atletico had two.
  • Leicester exit the Champions League unbeaten at home in their first campaign (W4 D1).

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