Champions League: Dogged Leicester Keep Semi-Final Hopes Alive After 1-0 Defeat In Madrid (Video)

Alan Duffy

13th, April 2017

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Leicester City produced a fine defensive display in their first-ever Champions League quarter-final game against Atletico Madrid, with the Premier League champions suffering only a 1-0 defeat at the Vicente Calderon.

Not surprisingly, Atletico were the dominant side throughout, with Koke hitting the frame of the goal in the first-half.

Leicester’s dogged defence was finally breached on 28 minutes, but only after a contentious penalty decision which saw Marc Albrighton foul Antoine Griezmann just outside the box.

Referee Jonas Eriksson pointed to the penalty spot, with Griezmann firing past Kasper Schmeichel to make to 1-0 to the Spaniards.

After the break, the Foxes did well to nullify Atletico’s attacking threat, although Fernando Torres had a great chance to make it 2-0, only to slip at the crucial moment.

Robert Huth and Shinji Okazaki came closest to nabbing a goal for the visitors on their rare forays forwards.

However, the game would end in a 1-0 scoreline, a rather decent result for Craig Shakespeare and co. who are still very much in the tie.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Very well done, Foxes!

    Good luck in the return leg, the UK (and I dare say many more worldwide neutrals) are rooting for you!

    Here’s to a Vardy hat-trick at the King Power:

    1. Powerful header from Albrighton cross
    2. Penalty (conceded by Griezmann (what was he doing in the penalty area anyway?)
    3. Counter attack brilliantly set up from Atletico corner in the 87th minute, Mahrez through ball to Vardy 30 yards out, thumps it over the keeper like a missile.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINAL.

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