Antoine Griezmann’s penalty for Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid should NOT have counted
Frenchman wheeled away in celebration after Keylor Navas was unable to save the ball despite getting a hand to it
By George Boulton
10th May 2017,8:24 pm
Updated: 10th May 2017,9:11 pm
Antoine Griezmann’s penalty to double Atletico Madrid’s lead against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi final should not have stood.
Frenchman’s standing leg connected with the ball as he struck it past Keylor Navas, who got a hand to it.
Diego Simeone’s side blew Los Blancos away early on at the Vicente Calderon as they trailed their rivals by three goals on aggregate before kick off.
They took the lead on 12 minutes through Saul Niguez before Griezmann doubled their lead from the spot four minutes later.
The penalty was awarded after Raphael Varane brought down Fernando Torres.
But despite the penalty correctly being awarded, the resulting goal should not have counted after Griezmann connected with the ball twice before it went in.
Still, it certainly looked like we had a game on with Atleti reducing their rival’s aggregate score.
But Isco silenced the Vicente Calderon by scoring against the run of play just before halftime.
The Spaniard calmly slotted home after Jan Oblak brilliantly parried a lovely strike from Toni Kroos, with special praise belonging to Karim Benzema after his hard work on the left-flank.
That’s one way to suck the atmosphere out of the Vicente Calderon.