Atletico Madrid 1 vs 0 Leicester City
Atletico very nearly get their second goal as Juanfran gets in behind the Leicester defence inside the right-hand edge of the penalty box and looks to roll the ball across the six yard box towards an unmarked Griezmann at the back post, but Benalouane positions himself well on the edge of the six yard box and cuts out the cross.
The referee has sent a member of the Leicester support staff to the stands after what appeared to be an altercation on the touchline with some of the Atletico coaches. It all seemed to come out of nowhere as the intensity of this game has just dropped in the last few minutes.
Correa is involved immediately as he scampers towards the right-hand corner of the Leicester penalty box before slipping a neat through ball for Juanfran to chase, but Fuchs blocks the right-back’s cross before heading away the resultant corner at the back post.
Filipe Luis gets half a yard of space to cross on the left-hand side but he can only drill the ball into Simpson’s ankle and out for a corner, which is once again headed away by Huth who has been impressive in the air so far.
Atletico have started this second half in a similar manner to which they played the majority of the first, but this time Benalouane times his tackle on Torres perfectly to divert the ball away from the striker as he looked to chase down Carrasco’s crips through ball.
Leicester have grown into this game as the half has progressed and have looked a threat going forward on a couple of occasion, but Atletico still look the more comfortable of the two sides as Griezmann is only prevented from being clean through on goal by crucial interception from Drinkwater.
Albrighton looks to make up for conceding the penalty as he takes up possession of the ball 25 yards out and decides to go for goal despite having Okazaki ahead of him, but he drags his low shot comfortably wide of Oblak’s goal.
Carrasco drives towards Danny Simpson down the left-hand side and turns the right-back inside out before looking to pick out Griezmann who’s made a good run across the near post, but Albrighton tracks him superbly well and sticks a toe in to intercept the danger.
Leicester look to hit back straight away as Fuchs launches a long throw into the Atletico penalty box and it skims off an Atletico head and goes wide of Oblak’s goal for a corner which is then cleared with ease.
Torres is flagged offside looking to get in behind the Leicester defence and Schmeichel takes the free-kick quickly hoping to catch the Atletico defence out by playing a long ball over the top for Vardy to chase, but the striker isn’t on the same wavelength as his goalkeeper and Jan Oblak is able to gather the ball in at the edge of his area.
Albrighton wins a free-kick on the left-hand side with some clever footwork and Christian Fuchs eventually whips in a superb cross after taking the initial free-kick short to Danny Drinkwater, but Stefan Savic is well positioned at the near post and heads the ball away from danger.
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