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