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The Athletic deleted to the Leverkusen in the batch of penaltis

The Athletic deleted to the Leverkusen in the batch of penaltis

Published:18/03/2015 - 11:22h


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In a very rough party in Vicente Calderón, a lucky goal of Mario Suárez equalised the eliminatory and after an extention the "colchoneros" achieved to seal the classification to quarter-finals of the Champions in the launchings from the 11 metres

The Athletic of Madrid classified for the quarter-finals after deleting to the Bayer Leverkusen in an agónica batch of penaltis. In a duel trabado and rough, the "colchoneros" finish deleting to the Germans in the launchings from the 11 metres and keep alive in the Champions.

Vicente Calderón lived the environment of the big occasions with the aim to push the Athletic of Madrid to the traced back. With Pep Guardiola of spy in the loge, the Bayer Leverkusen went out blatant in front of an Athletic of Madrid too accelerated in the first minutes.

Bellarabi Gave the first fright on the goal of Moyá, that, in the minute 23, had to leave the terrain of game by a muscular injury in the isquiotibiales of the left thigh. After some instants of embarrassment and game very trabado, the Athletic found oil in an isolated action that equalised the eliminatory. Mario Suárez shot from the frontal of the area and Toprak brushed the balloon and finished diverting the path of the spherical at the end of his goal.

Extention and penaltis

With the eliminatory equalised, any of the two teams wanted to risk and the meeting turned into a psychological battle in search of the error of the rival. The show offered on the lawn was very poor, without occasions of danger, and the entrance of Fernando Torres neither served to avoid that the duel went to the extention.

In the 30 minutes of extra time, the result was immovable and the eliminatory had to decide in the batch of penaltis. In the launchings from the 11 metres, the Athletic transformed three penal and was more hit that the Germans, that only attained to mark two. With blood, sweat and penaltis, the ones of Diego Pablo Simeone have classified with suffering for the quarter-finals of the Champions by second consecutive year.

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