Atletico Madrid missed a penalty in stoppage time in a draw of 2-2 at home against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday. The draw stopped their hopes of making to the Champions League knockout stage.
Diego Simeone's team missed the chance to win the game as Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky prevented Yannick Carrasco's penalty kick, but Saul Niguez's retort struck the crossbar.
The result saw Porto will be in the next knockout phase, with the Portuguese team on nine points at the top of Group B following the 4-0 victory over the leaders Club Brugge, already assured of a top two finish with 10 points the previous day on Wednesday.
Atletico with no wins and goalless in their last three Champions League outings, exit the tournament at the group stage two times in the last 10 years. Leverkusen forward Adam Hlozek created Moussa Diaby who scored the goal in the 2-0 win at home against Atletico atletico Madrid, for the France player to slam an effort from a narrow angle to the top corner to gave the visitors the lead at the end of the ninth,told by malaysia bet.
Atletico equalized in the 22nd with Belgian Carrasco's low strike inside the post near the outside of the penalty box. But with determination Leverkusen returned to the lead just seven minutes later, when loan the winger Callum Hudson-Odoi hit a shot in the middle, over goalie Jan Oblak.
It's an extremely cruel way to leave. It's football. What else can do I have to say? Oblak declared after the match. In the second half , we tried everything to beat the opponent. But previous games had a negative impact on us. We didn't receive the little chance we needed. The end result was that we did draw the wrong way and there's not much more. I'm really dissatisfied. It's a difficult result.
The hosts came back from behind to draw level within five minutes of the second period, thanks to a stunning goal from midfielder substitute Rodrigo De Paul prior to their penalty miss in the last minute.
Atletico will travel to Porto for their final group stage match on Tuesday, when Leverkusen hosts the leaders Brugge while brugge, Spaniards and Germans battle to earn an Europa League knockout spot. We cannot help but thank [the supporters] for the help they're showing us after this draw that knocks our team out of the Champions League, it's amazing, Oblak added. "They deserve more. We're sorry that we didn't get them the opportunity to continue as part of the Champions League this year.