Leicester’s European adventure came to an end at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, with the Foxes’ valiant display agaist Atletico Madrid on the night not enough to see them through to the semi-finals.
Atletico started strongly, solid in possession and threatening on occasion. However, Leicester themselves threatened on the break, with Shinji Okazaki firing over from a Riyad Mahrez pass.
Then, on 26 minutes, Atletico took the lead, courtesy of a magnificent header from Saul Niguez after a fine cross from ex-Chelsea man Felipe Luis.
That goal meant that Leicester needed to score three times, and with the atmosphere in the King Power stadium somewhat subdued, the visitors bossed the rest of the first period.
However, in the second-half, Craig Shakespeare’s side mounted a spirited comeback, with Jamie Vardy netting an equaliser just after the hour-mark.
The hosts still needed two goals to keep the tie alive and they came close on a number of occasions to going ahead on the night.
However, in the end Diego Simeone’s Spanish powerhouse would book their place in the last four.
Still, losing just 2-1 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League is something the Foxes can be very proud of.