Schmeichel smoulders after Leicester hit by Atletico penalty
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 12:12
Footage of Leicester City fans clashing with police in Madrid has emerged ahead of the club's Champions League match in the Spanish capital.
Atletico Madrid again started the second half strongly but it was Leicester who had their best chance of the night on 56 minutes when Danny Simpson's miscued effort nearly dropped to Huth in the area before Mahrez curled an effort just over from 20 yards.
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel struggled to hide his frustration after Antoine Griezmann's controversial penalty gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 advantage in their Champions League quarter-final.
Griezmann coolly sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way for what many home fans expected to be the first of several goals.
"We were always on the tightrope with people like Robert because he's a very competitive centre-half".
This image also makes clear that contact did indeed take place before Griezmann entered the area, as well as showing that the referee, standing no more than 12 yards away, had a perfectly clear view of the incident.
Even though they lost, midfielder Andy King reckons it is still job done for the Premier League champions.
"But I'm on this side now, you have to enjoy it but to enjoy it you have to make sure you get a result".
The second leg is on Tuesday (NZT Wednesday) in England.
Antoine Griezmann was successful with 80% of his attempted passes against Leicester. They played better in the second half than the first but still couldn't create any significant danger to the Atletico defence.
It was one of those nights when little or nothing went right for Leicester City and interim-manager Craig Shakespeare, other than the narrow margin of Atletico Madrid's victory. "We knew we were playing a team who knew what they were doing and what they wanted". Despite most likely being without Wes Morgan in the back they will be an immediate threat to Atletico Madrid on the counter.
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 is a really disappointing decision by the referee", said Shakespeare. "It is a foul - but outside the box". The defending European champions were able to mount a comeback, though, winning 2-1 with a pair of goals by Cristiano Ronaldo.
As you can see in the footage below, a large swathe of supporters were gathered at the popular Plaza Mayor location in the heart of Madrid as bottles, flares and debris was thrown. "These will be two hard-fought games and the tie surely won't be resolved until the return leg in their stadium". Atletico are a very durable side, have a lot of experience in the Champions League, have good players but will be concerned about Leicester's strengths.
A spokesman for Leicester City confirmed the club is aware of the arrests.