Simeone awaits pure night of football
12:00 AM, April 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:00 PM, April 16, 2017

Simeone awaits pure night of football

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes his side face a "pure night" of football when they take a 1-0 to Leicester City's King Power for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

Antoine Griezmann's penalty was the only goal at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday as Atletico failed to make the most of their dominance as Leicester failed to have a single shot on goal in 90 minutes.

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"We anticipate a fantastic football night. An English stadium, the fans close to the pitch, it will be a pure night of football," Simeone said of the return leg on April 18.

Griezmann was by a distance the stand out performer as he also created the penalty as he was brought down right on the edge of the box after a storming run from inside his own half.

The French international had missed his last four Atletico penalties, including in last season's Champions League final.

However, he dusted himself down to slot home his 24th goal of the season.

"He is a fabulous player," added Simeone.

“He is still growing, he is playing very well at an important part of the season and has is assuming more responsibility in the hierarchy of the team."

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