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UCL: Leicester hold out for 1-0 loss to Atleti in QF leg 1

Spain Soccer Champions League

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)


Leicester City’s unlikely UEFA Champions League run looked in serious danger after 45 minutes of the Foxes’ quarterfinal first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid, but Craig Shakespeare’s side have given themselves every chance of advancing to the semifinals despite being out-shot 14-5 (3-0 on target) on the night.

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Atleti went 1-0 ahead in the 28th minute, when Antoine Griezmann converted from the penalty spot, and Los Rojiblancos looked set to run away with the leg and tie.

Leicester wouldn’t be run out of the Vicente Calderon Stadium, though, as they kept the deficit at a single goal.

The second leg will be played at the King Power Stadium next Tuesday, April, 18.

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