Soccer

Atletico reaches 4th straight Champions League quarters

  • Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak makes a save during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak makes a save during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atletico's Antoine Griezmann, center, is challenged by Leverkusen's Roberto Hilbert, right, during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Atletico's Antoine Griezmann, center, is challenged by Leverkusen's Roberto Hilbert, right, during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  (The Associated Press)

  • Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno saves Atletico's Angel Correa's shot during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno saves Atletico's Angel Correa's shot during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  (The Associated Press)

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a series of great saves as Atletico Madrid held Bayer Leverkusen to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the fourth straight season.

Oblak came up big every time Leverkusen got close to his goal, proving crucial for Atletico as it protected its 4-2 first-leg victory in the Round of 16.

Oblak made three spectacular consecutive saves midway through the second half to end Leverkusen's hopes of overturning the defeat in Germany.

Leverkusen was trying to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since it lost to Real Madrid in the 2002 final. The German club was eliminated by Atletico at this same stage in a penalty shootout two seasons ago.