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Amartey’s Leicester Bow Out Of UEFA CL As Partey’s Atletico Move On

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It was mixed feelings for Ghanaian duo, Thomas Partey and Daniel Amartey on Tuesday night as Atletico Madrid qualified to the semi finals stage of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Leicester City.

Both players were in their respective teams on the night but it was only Daniel Amartey who had feel of the game as he came on from the bench in the 84th minute to replace Wes Morgan.

Atlético Madrid survived a second-half onslaught from Leicester to reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the third time in four seasons.

Home hopes appeared all but extinguished when Saúl Ñíguez’s fine header midway through the first half left the Foxes needing to score three. But Jamie Vardy’s reply just after the hour rekindled the dream and for a time a sensational comeback was on the cards.

With the waspish Vardy popping up everywhere, Leicester peppered the visitors’ goal. Diego Simeone was even more animated than usual, yet his Atlético players held out, a series of committed last-ditch blocks maintaining their two-goal cushion.

So Atlético advance, with more of a limp than a march. Leicester’s incredible debut adventure comes to an end – and true to form, they didn’t go down without a fight.

About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor, and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He is also the originator and photographer of Dada Oliseh Photos. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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