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Atletico beat Leicester City 1-0 in Madrid

Atletico beat Leicester City 1-0 in Madrid

- Atletico Madrid on April 12, 2017 defeated Leicester City 1-0 in Madrid

- The duel was the first leg of their Champions League last eight encounter

- Leicester will have to fight hard in the return leg in England

Spanish club Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 defeated current English champions Leicester City 1-0 in their first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter final encounter played in Madrid.

Antoine Griezmann's controversial penalty in the 28th minute condemned the Premier League club to a defeat in Spain.

Atletico Madrid started the encounter with flurry of attack from the duo of Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann, but Leicester City defenders were able to cope with the pressure.

Atletico beat Leicester City 1-0 in Madrid

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann

But in the 28th minute, Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have brought down Antoine Griezmann inside the box in which the referee had no choice than to blow for a spot kick.

NAIJ.com can report that Albrighton was furious for the referee's decision to award the hosts a penalty and he was given a yellow card for his action.

Griezmann then stepped up to convert the spot kick sending Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way.

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City tried in the second half through Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez to at least leave the Spanish capital with a point, but all their efforts were futile as they will now have to fight hard for survival in the return leg in England.

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