Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Highlights News Suarez Goal 2015

Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Highlights Video Clips Champions League 2015
  • Atletico win in dramatic penalty shootout
  • Last year's finalists into quarter-finals
  • Suarez equalised after Leverkusen won first leg

  • Calhanoglu, Toprak and Kiessling missed penalties

A deflected first-half Mario Suárez shot and some hopeless Leverkusen penalties saw Atlético Madrid reach the Champions League quarter-finals
Atletico Madrid reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League following a 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory over Bayer Leverkusen, after a 1-1 aggregate draw at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night.
So Atlético Madrid are in the Champions League quarter-finals! And it’s hard to argue, based on the last couple of hours, that they don’t deserve to be there, but though they certainly looked brighter and more enterprising than Leverkusen, they created approximately nothing at all, got a lucky deflection to score from a poor shot, and it’s not harder to be brighter or more enterprising than a side that, like Leverkusen tonight, offers nothing more than workrate.
Atletico had lost all three previous penalty shootouts in European football while Leverkusen had won their only previous shootout - against Espanyol in the 1988 Uefa Cup final
Match Stats:
Full Time Score : Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leverkusen.
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leverkusen Goals
Atletico Madrid vs Leverkusen 1-0 (Mario Suarez scored goal vs Leverkusen)
Post Match reactions:
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone:
"I loved it. As I watched the match ending I could see we were back again among the best eight teams in Europe with Atletico Madrid in a stadium that was erupting. It left me with goosepimples.
"The fans delight me. The supporters don't realise the strength they give the players."
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres:
"I'm happy, delighted to see the stadium enjoying a match like this. I've often yearned to live nights like this in the Calderon, so it's a day to savour."
Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt:
"We are a young team with little experience and it is not easy to hang in there at a stadium like Atletico's.
"In the shootout we lacked concentration and calm. After fighting so hard we are very disappointed. But the players gave their all and so we leave feeling satisfied."
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Simon Rolfes:
"After a penalty shootout it is difficult to analyse a game. We may not have shown enough courage, but a little luck is also necessary. It is bitter to exit on penalties. Atletico were the more active team and we were not confident enough."

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