Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leicester

Antonie Griezmann



Antoine Griezmann’s goal was his 24th in 43 games for his club this season

Leicester City kept Atletico Madrid within reach as they restricted the dominant Spaniards to a single goal in their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Koke had already hit the visitors’ post in the first half when the referee judged Marc Albrighton’s foul on Antoine Griezmann had been inside the penalty area.

Replays showed contact was made outside the box but Griezmann duly stepped up to send Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way.

Fernando Torres slipped as the goal beckoned in the second half but, that chance apart, Atletico struggled to carve out clear-cut openings against a stubborn Leicester defence.

Robert Huth saw a shot blocked and Shinji Okazaki narrowly failed to make contact with a low cross in the best of Leicester’s rare raids forward.

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Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Leicester City 0.

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Leicester City 0.

Attempt blocked. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Fuchs (Leicester City).

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Yohan Benalouane.

Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Fuchs (Leicester City).

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

Substitution, Leicester City. Islam Slimani replaces Jamie Vardy.

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Thomas Partey replaces Fernando Torres.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Robert Huth (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi.

Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gabi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi.

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces Yannick Carrasco.

Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City).

Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).

Attempt missed. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Koke.

Robert Huth (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Huth (Leicester City).

Foul by Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid).

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Robert Huth (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Simpson (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Huth.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Danny Simpson.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Yohan Benalouane.

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