Monaco beat luckless Dortmund/ Leicester adventure ended by Atletico

Monaco 2 Borussia Dortmund 1

Leicester 1 Atletico Madrid 1

Teenager Kylian Mbappe pounced to score after 4 minutes against Borussia Dortmund.

Then Falcao headed in after 27.

The returning Marco Reus produced an excellent finish after a a phenomenal dribble by the two-footed Dembele, who got to the right bye-line and produced an impeccable final ball.

Then sub Valere Germain, on for Mbappe, made it 3-1 within 21 seconds of coming on the pitch!

So Monaco beat Dortmund 6-3 after the German club’s coach was bombed by a terrorist before the first leg. Last night, inexplicably, their coach was delayed for 20 minutes after they team left their hotel.

The Leicester adventure ended at the King Power on Tuesday night.

All quarter -finals are tough because you play very good teams who have experienced pressure games.

I wasn’t surprised because Diego Simeone’s team knows how to navigate through the awkards moments in a game of football,how to conjure a goal out of nothing, how to keep a clean sheet when necessary.

Winning 1-0 in the first leg was a good start against a counter-attacking opponents.

Leicester knew that a 1-0 defeat in the Calderon was a decent result that gave them a chance.

But Atletico Madrid are a very fine side whose teamwork is second to none.

When left back Felipe Luis picked out Saul with a cross in 26, the midfielder connected with a power header that bounced past Kasper Schmeichel into the far corner of the net.

Jamie Vardy equalised in 61 when left back Ben Chilwell ricocheted to him off a defender.

Not an easy finish but Vardy made it 1-1 on the night.

Manchester City losing  to a very young Monaco side on goal difference was a disappointing failure by an inconsistent team that badly needs better full backs.

Arsenal being battered 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern was humiliating failure.

But Leicester losing to 2-1on aggregate to Atletico Madrid in the last eight was glorious failure.

Diego Simeone congratulated every Leicester player after the game and applauded their supporters.

A legendary CL campaign for Foxes fans.

The Premier League underdogs were narrowly beaten by La LIga’s underdogs, who are always fighting the Big Two.

Leicester are unbeaten at home and won four of their five games. Proper heroes.

Just a shame that they could not retain N’Golo Kante, their best player, for one more season.

The tiny warrior might just have made the difference in those two QF games.

Kante won PFA Player of the Year this week.