Atletico Madrid qualify for the Europa League semi-finals with aggregate despite losing to Sporting Lisbon

Atletico Madrid moved on to the Europa League semifinals despite losing 1-0 to Sporting CP in the second leg in Lisbon.

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Atletico Madrid suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Sporting Lisbon, but the result was just enough to allow Diego Simeone’s men to go through 2-1 on aggregate.

Sporting seemed up to overturning their two-goal deficit from the start as Jan Oblak was forced to make a fine diving save to deny Sebastian Coates in the 11th minute.

But the Portuguese side got a goal back as Bruno Fernandes lofted a cross out of Oblak’s reach and Fredy Montero headed home from a tight angle.

However, Atletico had the better of chances to increase their lead in the second half, and though a goal didn’t come, they still saw out the game to advance.

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