HomeChampions LeagueClub Brugge reach knockouts after 0-0 draw with misfiring Atletico

Club Brugge reach knockouts after 0-0 draw with misfiring Atletico

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group B – Atletico Madrid v Club Brugge – Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – October 12, 2022 Atletico Madrid’s Matheus Cunha in action with Club Brugge’s Bjorn Meijer and Simon Mignolet REUTERS/Juan Medina

MADRID (Reuters) – Belgian side Club Brugge reached the Champions League knockouts after a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday guaranteed them a top-two spot in Group B.

Atletico squandered a string of chances as they extended their winless streak in the competition to three games.

The Spanish side are second on four points, six behind the Belgians and one ahead Porto and Bayer Leverkusen, who have a game in hand and will play each other later on Wednesday.

Brugge were lively in the first half but ran out of steam after the break and then held on in the closing stages as Atletico tried in vain to open up the visitors, who had Kamal Sowah sent-off late on.

(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Editing by Toby Davis)