Antoine Griezmann gives Atlético narrow advantage vs Leicester.
Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot kick for Atléti, as they lead 1-0 in the quarters of the champions League, with second leg to be played at King power stadium on 19th April.
Albrighton fouled Griezmann and the ref awarded penalty for Atlético Madrid. The goal took Griezmann to 24 goals this season with 2 goals from last 2 games.
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy was isolated throughout the game. The visitors did not have much of the ball and created very few chances. However Leicester improved their performance in the second half, making Atlético hard to create scoring opportunities.
Atlético Madrid supporters enjoyed a great game and supported their team by displaying" Nada Más que tú " - Nothing other than you.
The second leg decides whether Atlético can make it to the semis. Second leg will be played on 19th April at King power stadium.
Diego Costa's Stellar Performance helps Atléti beat Real Madrid 4 - 2
After two hard defeats in the champions league final, it was a very important game for Atlético Madrid to overcome their arch rivals Real Madrid. With their heads held high, they did so by finally defeating Real in an European competition final.
It all started from the kick off as Diego Costa scored from a tight angle to give Atléti with the lead. Later as Atlético sat back, Karim Benzema equallized.
In the second half Real Madrid came back to take the lead after scoring from the penalty spot, but Costa restored the score to 2 - 2. As the score remained level, the match was taken to extra time.
In the first period of ET, Saúl Ñíguez scored a screamer as Atléti took the lead for the second time before Koke sealed the victory by scoring the 4th goal.
In the second period of ET, Atletico managed to keep the opponents at their bay and managed a comfortable victory against Real Madrid.
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Atlético Madrid beat Arsenal 1-0 (2-1 agg) to reach Europa league finals.
With all eyes set on Arsène Wenger's hopes of bowing out with a European trophy, were destroyed by Diego Costa - A familiar foe and a familiar story.
Arsenal did everything but managed only one shot on target, that came off Granit Xhaka's long range effort, while Diego Costa ran chaos in the Arsenal defence. Griezmann, deep in the right flank, fizzed a diagonal cross to Costa who muscled his way to put the ball in the net. Soon it was game over as Atléti concedes rarely at home.
Earlier in the game, Laurent Koscielny was stretched off after suffering achilles injury. Chambers replaced injured Kosciely but was unable to stop Costa.
During the final stoppage time Fernando Torres and Koke were toying with Arsenal defence and made sure there was no come back for the gunners.
12' Koscielny injured
45+2' Diego Costa ⚽ (Assist 👞 - Antoine Griezmann)
90+3' Final whistle