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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2016-17 UEFA Champions League QF's First Leg - Atletico Madrid Vs Leicester City Wednesday April 12,2017

Atletico Madrid beats Leicester City 1-0
Goal Scorer - Antoine Griezmann(28th minute penalty)

Leicester City kept Atletico Madrid within reach as they restricted the dominant Spaniards to a single goal in their Champions League QF 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 - who will be banned for the second leg after being booked - 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.
  • Atletico Madrid have won 17 of their 22 Champions League home games under Diego Simeone, with the Spanish club unbeaten in the knockout stages.
  • Leicester have lost on each of their three European trips to Madrid, with Atletico still unbeaten at home against English sides (winning six, drawing five).
  • The Madrid club have progressed in six of their last eight European cup ties against English opposition.
  • Atletico Madrid have also kept a clean sheet in 16 of their last 18 Champions League games at the Calderón.
  • Antoine Griezmann has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last nine Champions League appearances at the Calderon (eight goals, two assists).

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