Leicester European dream still intact after Atletico loss
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 10:45
However, Leicester still have reason to believe their dream run on their first appearance in the Champions League can continue when the sides meet again on April 18. We've come here to try and get the away goal.
The France striker was fouled by Leicester's Marc Albrighton on the edge of the box and referee Jonas Eriksson deemed the action to have continued into the penalty area.
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.
Atletico opened the scoring in controversial fashion in the 28th minute: Leicester had enjoyed a good spell of possession, but were caught on the break by Antoine Griezmann, who ran nearly the length of the pitch before being brought down by Mark Albrighton. "As you say, it was a very competitive game". "We can take them back to ours like we did in the last round and overturn the deficit".
Griezmann is Atletico's biggest threat and Benalouane and Huth must shackle him - although Kevin Gameiro and Yannick Carrasco have added another 26 goals this season and can not be left alone.
Guillem Balague has warned Manchester United that Real Madrid's interest in Antoine Griezmann could block a potential move to the Premier League.
Up the other end, a miscued volley from Danny Simpson caused confusion inside the Atletico penalty area and after Huth had seen a shot blocked, Riyad Mahrez curled over from 20 yards. The final decision lies with the referee and its cost us.
"I have seen enough throughout the squad".
It was deja vu for Leicester after another dubious penalty at the Vicente Calderon helped knock them out of the UEFA Cup in 1997. It will carry its advantage into the second leg also knowing that by not conceding an away goal to Leicester, it has even more of an upper hand should it score at King Power Stadium.
Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer denied Ronaldo and Gareth Bale with fine stops but after Javi Martinez was sent off in the 61st minute following two quick-fire yellow cards, Real took control, leaving Bayern with much to do ahead of the second leg, in Spain next week.
"It was a clumsy challenge but my first thought was to not let him in the box". But we have to create more chances and attack more than we did tonight.
Fernando Torres fell over in comical style when presented with half a chance on the hour, but despite Atletico's pressure, clear chances were few and far between, while Atletico keeper Jan Oblak didn't have to make a single save in the entire game.