Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
Atl Madrid0B Leverkusen0

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 4-2)

Bernd Leno denies Angel Correa
Bayer Leverkusen have not progressed past the round of 16 since 2001-02

Atletico Madrid sealed their place in the last eight of the Champions League courtesy of a professional second-leg display against Bayer Leverkusen.

Leading 4-2 from the first leg, the Spanish side were largely unflustered as they held the German side at bay.

However, home keeper Jan Oblak did make two superb saves in quick succession to deny Julian Brandt and Kevin Volland.

Bayer keeper Bernd Leno produced two excellent stops of his own to tip away Angel Correa and Koke shots.

Last season's runners-up Atletico are the third Spanish side through to the quarter-finals, along with Barcelona and holders Real Madrid.

They are joined by Monaco, who beat Manchester City on Wednesday, with German duo Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, English champions Leicester, and Italian side Juventus completing the draw, which takes place on Friday.

Who's through to the last eight?
Atletico MadridBarcelona
Bayern MunichBorussia Dortmund
JuventusLeicester City
MonacoReal Madrid

Simeone maintains his proud record

The result maintains Atletico's flawless record of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals under manager Diego Simeone, making it four in a row since 2013-14.

They have played much better during the Argentine's tenure, but this was an evening that demanded efficiency over entertainment and in that respect they fully delivered.

The returning Diego Godin marshalled a resolute back-line superbly, giving Bayer only the rarest sniff of one of the three goals they required to overturn the tie.

They could, and probably should have added to their advantage, but Leno was in fine form, diving to his left to tip away Correa's shot from inside the box and to his right to deny Koke from a similar range.

In the second half, Antoine Griezmann beat the offside trap and also Leno with a chipped effort that floated a yard past the post.

Another positive for the home side was the presence on the bench of Fernando Torres, who lost consciousness after a heavy challenge in a game with Deportivo La Coruna on 2 March and subsequently spent 24 hours in hospital.

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres was an unused substitute for Atletico on Wednesday

No shame in failure for new man Korkut

Bayer had a new man in the dugout in Tayfun Korkut, who succeeded Roger Schmidt last week following the first-leg defeat and a 6-2 league loss to Borussia Dortmund.

Ex-Hannover and Kaiserslautern boss Korkut drew his first game 1-1 with Werder Bremen last Friday, but faced a near impossible task at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Only twice in Champions League history has a side overturned a home first-leg defeat to win the tie.

In addition, it is 31 Champions League games - in a run stretching back to 2002 - since Bayer have scored three goals away from home over 90 minutes.

And without six first-team regulars, including 17-year-old midfielder Kai Havertz, missing because he "has important exams at school", they gave it a go but never looked likely of bucking either of these trends.

Much of the credit for that goes to Oblak, who produced a number of superb saves to deny Bayer even a consolation goal to take back to Germany.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 16Vrsaljko
  • 24GiménezBooked at 66mins
  • 2Godín
  • 19Hernández
  • 6Koke
  • 22Partey
  • 8Saúl
  • 10CarrascoSubstituted forSavicat 71'minutes
  • 7Griezmann
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forGaitánat 65'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá
  • 9Torres
  • 15Savic
  • 17Cerci
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 23Gaitán
  • 39Moreno

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 13Hilbert
  • 16JedvajBooked at 64mins
  • 6Dragovic
  • 18Wendell
  • 38Bellarabi
  • 15BaumgartlingerBooked at 71mins
  • 44Kampl
  • 19BrandtSubstituted forBaileyat 78'minutes
  • 7HernándezSubstituted forMehmediat 81'minutes
  • 31VollandSubstituted forAránguizat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bailey
  • 14Mehmedi
  • 17Pohjanpalo
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 23da Costa
  • 28Özcan
  • 35Yurchenko
Referee:
Sergey Karasev
Attendance:
49,133

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamB Leverkusen
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Bellarabi with a cross.

  5. Booking

    Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Kevin Kampl (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  9. Post update

    Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Charles Aránguiz replaces Kevin Volland.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Hilbert (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  12. Post update

    Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  15. Post update

    Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Admir Mehmedi replaces Chicharito.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Kampl (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leon Bailey.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Jan Oblak.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tin Jedvaj.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Leon Bailey replaces Julian Brandt.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal64201861214
2PSG6330137612
3Ludogorets6033615-93
4FC Basel6024312-92

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6321118311
2Benfica6222101008
3Besiktas6141914-57
4Dynamo Kyiv61238625

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona65012041615
2Man City6231121029
3B Mgladbach6123512-75
4Celtic6033516-113

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid650172515
2Bayern Munich6402146812
3FC Rostov6123612-65
4PSV Eindhoven6024411-72

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco632197211
2B Leverkusen624084410
3Tottenham62136607
4CSKA Moscow6033511-63

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund64202191214
2Real Madrid63301610612
3Legia Warsaw6114924-154
4Sporting610558-33

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester641176113
2FC Porto632193611
3FC Copenhagen62317259
4Club Bruges6006214-120

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus6420112914
2Sevilla632173411
3Lyon62225328
4Dinamo Zagreb6006015-150
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