Atlético Madrid themselves at the expense of Sporting placed for the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Spanish team lost in Lisbon 1-0, but had last week on their own field with 2-0 won.
Fredy Montero scores even, but that proved insufficient for Sporting
Fredy Montero, replacement of the suspended striker Bas Dost headed home in the 28th minute touch off a corner from Bruno Fernandes. Had Atlético goalkeeper Jan Oblak already have to save with a header from Sebastian Coates. Sporting was the duel began with the knowledge that it has been twenty matches unbeaten in all competitions in their own Estádio José Alvalade.
That status remained in position, though it was after rest especially Atlético close to goals. The substitute Fernando Torres headed home after more than an hour just about. Antoine Griezmann appeared ten minutes before the time for Rui Patricio, but did not succeed in the Sporting goalkeeper to pass. Two minutes later pushed the Frenchman, again free for Patricio, close the ball next to the Portuguese goal.