Arsene Wenger has admitted seeing victory snatched away tonight by Antoine Griezmann late goal for Atletico was a kick in the teeth.
In the 82nd minute Griezmann escaped the attentions of Laurent Koscielny following a long, hopeful ball over the top and, although Ospina blocked the forward’s first effort, he swept home the rebound as Shkodran Mustafi slipped.
Before Lacazette’s opener, Madrid were holding out for a goalless draw to take back to the Spanish capital for next Thursday’s second-leg as Sime Vrsaljko was sent off early on, followed swiftly by manager Diego Simeone.
This was Wenger’s final home European tie in charge after he announced last week he will step down in the summer after over 21 years in charge but it ended in now familiar disappointment. Read more