Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare said the referee “guessed” over the penalty decision that led to their defeat at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.
Though Jonas Eriksson awarded a spot-kick for a foul on Antoine Griezmann, replays shows that the offence was committed outside the box.
Griezmann converted the spot-kick into a goal to give Atletico a 1-0 victory in Spain.
Graig Shakespeare told BBC Sports that “It was a really disappointing decision by the referee,”.”It’s a key moment in the game. He has to get that one right, he can’t guess on those things. It’s a definite free-kick but it’s out of the box.
“Leicester City defended really well and subjected Atletico Madrid to shots from distance. It was the penalty decision that has cost them the game.
Leicester overturned a one-goal advantage in Spain against Sevilla in the round of 16, a feat which they must be willing to do again if they wish to go any further in this edition.