Leicester City Vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Kick off:18/04 9:45PM

Leicester  City have shocked many in the past 12 months, from promotion to winning the League last season. The Foxes are the only English side remaining in UEFA Champions League with three teams Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City already eliminated. The English side have gone against many odds and bookmarkers eliminating Sevilla in round of 16 and  still have a chance to qualify if they register a 2-0 win.  After falling to a 1-0 defeat in the  hands of Atletico Madrid, Shakespeare believes his side can turn things around.

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Head 2 Head

12th April 2017            Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leicester City


Leicester City’s  recent  form:      W W W L L D    

Atletico Madrid’s  recent form:     W W W D W W


Leicester City  absentees:

Nampalys Mendy            Injury

Molla Wague            Injury

Robert Huth            Suspension

Wes Morgan             Doubtful

Wilfred Ndidi             Doubtful


Atletico Madrid  absentees

Augusto Fernandez        Injury        

Miguel Angel Moya         Injury

Sime Vrsaljko            Injury

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Returnees

The host could welcome the return of Captain Wes Morgan who missed first leg as he faces late fitness. Daniel Amartey and Yohan Benalouane could step in in case Morgan is not fit enough.

The visitors have been boosted by the return of Kevin Gameiro who has been included in the squad after recovering.


Team Stats:

The Foxes are the first team since Malaga in 2012-13 to reach the quarterfinals on their Champions League debut.

Leicester have won all four of their Champions League home games this season. Scoring six goals, conceding one.

Leicester have conceded more penalties than any other team in the Champions League, 4 penalties.

Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in 9/10 last matches in Champions League.

Atletico Madrid have not scored more than 2 goals 8/10 games in Champions League.