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.
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
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.
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.