Atletico 0-0 Brugge – Belgian club reach Champions League last 16

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Club Brugge: Belgian club progress from Champions League group stages for first time EVER as Simon Mignolet keeps hosts at bay to earn precious point despite Kamal Sowah’s late red card

  • Club Brugge have sealed their first ever place in the Champions League last 16
  • The Belgian side reached the knockout stages by picking up a point in Madrid
  • Diego Simeone’s side were unable to find way past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
  • Atletico’s own progression from the group stages is therefore still in doubt

Club Brugge secured a 0-0 draw away at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to reach the Champions League last 16 for the first time in their history.

The Belgian club, who had previously failed to make it out of the group stages on all nine of their appearances in the modern format of the competition, held firm to frustrate an Atletico side in need of a victory to keep their own hopes of progression alive. 

Simon Mignolet was on hand with a number of crucial saves for the visitors, who were denied a first-half penalty after consultation with VAR, and in the end they walked away with a point and a place in the knockout stages despite Kamal Sowah’s late red card.

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Club Brugge are into the Champions League last 16 after their 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid

Atletico couldn’t find a way past the Belgian club on a tough night at the Wanda Metropolitano

Tajon Buchanan was denied a first-half penalty in Madrid after consultation with VAR

Simon Mignolet performed heroics in goal to keep Atletico at bay in Wednesday’s stalemate

Brugge held firm for a precious point despite Kamal Sowah’s late red card on the night

The point means they have reached the knockout stages for the first time in the club’s history

Brugge are guaranteed a top-two spot in their group after taking 10 points from three games

It proved a disappointing evening for Atletico, who risk being dumped out of the competition

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