UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid Concede Late To Draw 1-1 With Bayern Munich

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Atletico Madrid was held to a 1-1 draw against a depleted Bayern Munich squad on Tuesday, failing to secure its spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League in advance.

Joao Felix put Atletico ahead in the first half but Thomas Muller equalized from the penalty spot in the 86th.

A win would have been enough to give Atletico a spot in the Round of 16 after Lokomotiv Moscow lost 3-1 to Salzburg at home earlier Tuesday, but the draw kept the Spanish club only two points in front of third-place Salzburg, which is its opponent in the final round.

Bayern had already clinched first place after four consecutive victories in the group and rested several regular starters for the match in the Spanish capital. The defending champion reached 13 points, while Lokomotiv stayed with three.

Atletico looked in control for most of the match, creating most of the dangerous chances. Bayern threatened only a few times on counterattacks and its first attempt on target only came in the second half.

Flix put the hosts ahead from close range after a nice run through the right flank by Marcos Llorente, who managed to make a pass toward the centre of the area just before the ball crossed the end line.

Muller evened the match from the penalty spot after he was brought down inside the area.