Atletico Madrid v Leicester talking points From Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen Boss Craig Shakespeare leads Leicester to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday as they bid to reach the Champions League semi finals.
While the Foxes may have picked Atletico to face in the quarter finals avoiding Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid they are huge underdogs. They were hardly tipped to beat Sevilla ahead of their last 16 tie but prevailed after hanging on to a 2 1 defeat in the first leg before a deserved 2 0 win in the second leg. Leicester are 33/1 to win the Champions League with Atletico 6/1 fourth favourites and the second leg at the King Power Stadium will be crucial if the Foxes are still in the tie. Yohan Benalouane a previously forgotten man who was not even in the Premier League squad at the start of the season has stepped in and will again play at the Vicente Calderon. The 30 year old had coped surprisingly well given he did not play for the first team this season until February before his difficult afternoon in Sunday 4 2 defeat at Everton. Morgan will be a miss but is part of the travelling squad so will still have an influence in the dressing room. Can Leicester stars avoid suspension?WATCH: Ahead of AtmLei tomorrow night, LCFC TV take a look back at the Foxes UEFA Cup clash against Atltico Madrid in 1997. The defender is one yellow card away from a suspension along with Wilfred Ndidi, Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy and if any of them are out of the return burberry montreal outlet game it would give Shakespeare a selection headache. If they can get through the next two games without falling foul of referee Jonas Eriksson then their previous cautions will be wiped out. In 2014 UEFA changed the rules on yellow cards meaning they will be annulled after the quarter finals. Can the Foxes stop Antoine Griezmann?Atletico Antoine Griezmann, left (Paul White/AP) The France striker continually linked to Manchester United and Chelsea has scored 25 goals for club and country burberry sale womens this season his latest coming with the equaliser in Saturday 1 1 draw at Real Madrid. Griezmann is Atletico biggest threat and Benalouane and Huth must shackle him although Kevin Gameiro and Yannick Carrasco have added another 26 goals this season and cannot be left alone. In February Griezmann became Atletico record European goalscorer when he netted his 13th goal in their 4 2 win over Bayer Leverkusen. The 26 year old passed the tally of Atletico legend Luis Aragones, who scored 12 times in Europe for the burberry wallet sale outlet Rojiblancos.
Atletico are moving to the site of the Estadio La Peineta a former athletics stadium for the start of 2017/18. Some fans are upset they are moving from their southern home burberry outlet wallet to the north of the city but it will give their final Champions League nights at the stadium a special edge. Boss Diego Simeone has won almost everything during his six years as manager including LaLiga and the Europa League and will want to cap it with the biggest European title.
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