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Leicester falls short against Atletico Madrid in UCL quarters

Leicester City v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid attempts to get past Ben Chilwell of Leicester City during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Leicester City and Club Atletico de Madrid at The King Power Stadium on April 18, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Leicester City’s hopes of winning the UEFA Champions League were ended on Tuesday afternoon after the Foxes fell short against their Spanish opposition.

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Atletico Madrid and Leicester drew 1-1 on Tuesday at the King Power Stadium, but Atleti advanced to the tournament’s semifinals thanks to a 1-0 decision in the first leg.

Saul Niguez gave the visitors the lead after 26 minutes when the Atleti man headed home a Felipe Luiz cross from the left wing.

With the Foxes needing at least three goals in the second stanza, striker Jamie Vardy gave the hosts a glimmer of hope on the hour mark.

Vardy fired a shot into the top right corner and past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the 61st minute, but it wasn’t enough for the Foxes to mount a comeback.

Atleti will join fellow La Liga side Real Madrid in the final four of this season’s Champions League, while the other two spots will be determined on Wednesday afternoon.