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UEFA Champions League-Atletico Madrid Edges Past PSV on penalties

... Editorial Team

Atletico Madrid survived a penalty scar following a goalless draw to overcome  to advance past PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League last-16 encounter.

Arletico was the dominant side and both Jurgen Locadia and Fernando Torres hit the post at either end in an open contest. A draw looked a less likely result as the hosts created a raft of opportunities. However, He teed u Antoine Griezmann and  Diego Godin failed to convert.

Players from both teams managed to find the net with regularity during the spot-kicks, though, until PSV substitute Luciano Narsingh rattled the 15th attempt against the crossbar, allowing Juanfran to convert his penalty and send the 2014 finalists through.

Juanfran scored the decisive penalty to put Atletico Madrid into the Champions League quarterfinals..