Antoine Griezmann scores terrific header for Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

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Antoine Griezmann's lunging header to put Atletico Madrid 1-0 up against Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final tie sent the Vicente Calderon into feverpitch.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, it put Diego Simeone's men through on away goals and, as it stands, they are just 45 minutes away from knocking the unbeatable Barcelona out of the competition they are trying to defend.

Latching onto Saul Niguez's incredible cross that was sent in with the outside of his right-foot, Griezmann looped the ball past Marc-André ter Stegen to claim his 28th strike of the season.

You can see that goal below:

But there is a problem that will be worrying Atletico Madrid as they suck on their half-time oranges. It will also give Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez some hope in the second half.

You see, Atletico are no strangers to leading Barcelona 1-0. They have managed to score the first goal in each of their last four games, including tonight. But they have gone on to lose the previous three times, meaning history could be about to repeat itself.

Here is that statistic:

Another surprising stat

But if Barcelona want to win, they will have to improve drastically in the second half. As Twitter has told us, for all their possession in the first half, they registered just one touch in Atletico's penalty area.

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