Antoine Griezmann scored a controversial penalty as Atletico Madrid edged to a 1-0 victory over Leicester City in the first leg of a hard-fought Champions League quarter-final encounter at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
The Foxes had started to get a foothold in the game after surviving an early onslaught, but were left fuming when Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have hauled down the France international on 28 minutes.
Replays showed the offence took place just outside the left of the area, but Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson pointed to the spot and Griezmann gleefully sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way.
There will no doubt be mixed emotions about the result in the Leicester camp, as just the one-goal deficit from a game they were under the cosh for long spells in means they are still in with a chance of making the last four. But they will be well aware that Atletico are more than capable of producing a similar rearguard action at the King Power and Craig Shakespeare's men will have to do it without the suspended Robert Huth.
The tie is intriguingly poised and all set for a big night in the second leg in Leicester next Tuesday.
Just how costly is that penalty decision? It was much debated from the moment of the award, but most observers agree that the foul took place outside the area. Leicester are strong at the King Power and they will be hopeful they can repeat their Sevilla heroics to keep their adventure going. But if there's one side who can weather any storm it's Atletico and if they shut up shop in the second leg that spot kick would be a cruel, cruel way for the Foxes' dream to die.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Robert Huth (Leicester City): Magnificent at the back. Led the defence with real authority in the absence of Wes Morgan and could be a huge loss for the second leg after picking up a second-half caution that rules him out.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak 6; Juanfran 8, Savic 8, Godín 8, Filipe 8; Gabi 7, Saúl 8, Koke 8, Carrasco 6; Torres 7, Griezmann 8. Subs: Correa 6, Thomas 5.
Leicester City: Schmeichel 7; Simpson 7, Benalouane 8, Huth 8, Fuchs 7; Mahrez 5, Ndidi 7, Drinkwater 7, Albrighton 6; Okazaki 5, Vardy 6. Subs: King 6, Slimani 5.
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