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Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leicester: Antoine Griezmann scores after controversial penalty call in Champions League quarter-final first leg tie

 

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Atletico's Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot the opening goal of the game during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Atletico's Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot the opening goal of the game during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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Leicester City's forward Jamie Vardy shouts and gestures during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's forward Jamie Vardy shouts and gestures during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid celebrates with team mate Fernando Torres after scoring the opening goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid celebrates with team mate Fernando Torres after scoring the opening goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Leicester City's forward Jamie Vardy shouts and gestures during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's forward Jamie Vardy shouts and gestures during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

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Atletico fans hold their svarves during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Atletico fans hold their svarves during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Atletico Madrid fans cheer their team before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid fans cheer their team before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis (C) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis (C) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid scores the opening goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid scores the opening goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Athletico Madrid fan shows his support during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Athletico Madrid fan shows his support during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Police patrol outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Police patrol outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Police patrol outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Police patrol outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Police patrol outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Police patrol outside the stadium before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Police officers check Leicester City supporters before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Police officers check Leicester City supporters before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Riot police  guard the entrance of fans to Vicente Calderon Stadium before the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City  on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Riot police guard the entrance of fans to Vicente Calderon Stadium before the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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Police officers check Leicester City supporters before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Police officers check Leicester City supporters before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Police horses are seen as fans make their way to the ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Police horses are seen as fans make their way to the ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Riot Police stand guard on Plaza del Sol before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Riot Police stand guard on Plaza del Sol before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Riot Police stand guard on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Riot Police stand guard on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Riot Police stand guard on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Riot Police stand guard on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Riot Police stand guard on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Riot Police stand guard on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Riot Police stand guard on Plaza del Sol before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Riot Police stand guard on Plaza del Sol before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leiceter City and Atletico Madrid supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leiceter City and Atletico Madrid supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Supporters of Leicester City and Atletico Madrid gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Supporters of Leicester City and Atletico Madrid gather in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester City supporters play football in the Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Leicester City's supporters gather on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters gather on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's supporters drink beer at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters drink beer at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's supporters sing at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters sing at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Fans soak up the atmosphere in Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Fans soak up the atmosphere in Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Fans soak up the atmosphere in Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Fans soak up the atmosphere in Plaza Mayor Square prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12:  Leicester fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Leicester fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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A Leicester City supporter heads a ball on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

A Leicester City supporter heads a ball on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's supporters gather on Plaza del Sol before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters gather on Plaza del Sol before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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A Roma gipsy begs Leicester City supporters for money at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

A Roma gipsy begs Leicester City supporters for money at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's supporters pose with team flag on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters pose with team flag on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's supporters pose at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters pose at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's supporters drink beer at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters drink beer at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: A Madrid fan walks through scarves on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: A Madrid fan walks through scarves on a merchandise stall prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Leicester City's supporters pose at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's supporters pose at a terrace bar on Plaza Mayor before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City, in Madrid on April 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images

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Police clash with Leicester City fans in the Plaza Mayor on April 11, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Police clash with Leicester City fans in the Plaza Mayor on April 11, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Getty Images)

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Police clash with Leicester City fans in the Plaza Mayor on April 11, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Police clash with Leicester City fans in the Plaza Mayor on April 11, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 11: Police clash with Leicester City fans in the Plaza Mayor on April 11, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 11: Police clash with Leicester City fans in the Plaza Mayor on April 11, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Getty Images)

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Atletico's Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot the opening goal of the game during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Atletico Madrid have beaten Leicester 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie in Spain.

Antoine Griezmann's controversial first-half penalty handed Atletico a tight 1-0 win over gutsy Leicester.

The France striker was fouled outside the box by Marc Albrighton but referee Jonas Erikssson pointed to the spot - yet the Foxes' European hopes remain alive.

It was deja vu for Leicester after another dubious penalty at the Vicente Calderon helped knock them out of the UEFA Cup in 1997.

They will also have to overturn a deficit at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday without Robert Huth, who is suspended after collecting his third booking of the campaign.

But the Foxes. who failed to create a meaningful chance, will be encouraged they are in the tie and still have a chance of booking a stunning semi-final spot.

They defended well and were vigilant although Atletico's one-paced second-half performance played into their hands.

Atletico dominated from the off and Koke smacked the outside of the post from 25 yards after five minutes before Yannick Carrasco volleyed wide after Huth's miscued header.

Similar to the last 16 first leg against Sevilla, Leicester were pinned back by their Spanish hosts as Atletico marauded forward with growing menace.

The Foxes were sloppy and failed to help themselves as they gifted possession back to Atletico with striker Griezmann firing over.

There was little early respite as the frantic Leicester defence held firm but slowly the Foxes began to make some ground.

Wilfred Ndidi had been vital in stemming the Atletico attack but the visitors were undone in controversial style after 27 minutes.

They had looked more comfortable but were caught by a lightning break when Griezmann burst clear on the left.

The striker went to sprint into the area but he was clipped by Albrighton and referee awarded a penalty - despite Griezmann being clearly outside the area.

There were echoes of 1997 - when Delfi Geli went down softly under Steve Guppy's challenge to win a penalty in their UEFA Cup meeting - but Griezmann ignored the debate to beat Kasper Schmeichel.

Atletico deserved the lead, if not the opening, and Koke went close to making it 2-0 when he lashed wide from 25 yards.

Leicester held firm ahead of the break, with Albrighton firing wide, and Andy King replaced Shinji Okazaki at the interval with boss Craig Shakespeare searching for a way back.

Atletico played a deep line to nullify Jamie Vardy's threat after boss Diego Simeone pinpointed him as the main danger before the game.

The striker continued to find it tough but the Foxes almost found a way through when Huth's close range effort was blocked after 54 minutes.

But the defender was booked minutes later when he clipped Koke and will now be banned for the second leg.

Leicester then survived a scare when Huth was beaten by Fernando Torres but the former Liverpool striker slipped as he shot and the ball bounced out for a throw in.

Methodical Madrid continued to try to unpick Leicester and Angel Correa was inches away from connecting with Griezmann's cross with 16 minutes left.

The Foxes, though, remained resolute and still have a chance to keep their European dream alive and clinch an improbable semi-final spot.

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