One long throw. One counter-attack. One poor refereeing decision. One goal. Despite the huge gulf in both experience and quality between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City, that is all that separated the sides at Vicente Calderon as the Foxes yet again survived a Spanish onslaught to leave themselves with a real chance of making even more history.
Antoine Griezmann’s first-half penalty was the least Diego Simeone’s side deserved from a thoroughly dominant display against the Premier League champions, despite the controversy surrounding it, but much like Sevilla in the last-16, they will wonder just how they did not go on to win by far more and put the tie to bed.
Instead, Leicester will arrive at a sold-out King Power Stadium with just a one-goal deficit to overcome in their bid to reach the Champions League semi-final. Much like in Seville, they might not know quite how they managed it, but manage it they did.