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Champions League: Atletico Madrid beat Leicester 1-0 in first leg

20 April, 2017, 13:35 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • The Foxes could be without Huth and the injured Wes Morgan for the first time

Leicester were without captain Wes Morgan due to a back injury and his return to health will be even more important for the second leg as Robert Huth will be suspended after being booked for chopping down Griezmann.

The margin separating Leicester from the bottom three now stands at nine points, while Palace are seven above the bottom three after Swansea City's 1-0 defeat by Watford.

"It looked better (on Friday for Morgan)". He trained with the group and did a whole session.

But Leicester managed to keep the France striker at bay for the rest of the game and Fuchs is hopeful he and his fellow defenders will not be given the runaround in Tuesday's return leg.

But despite his defensive issues Shakespeare is not prepared to risk centre-back Morgan if he fails to prove his fitness.

"But we'll give him every opportunity and, with the medical staff, we'll see what their feelings are and we'll make a decision".

"The game is open", Benalouane told LCFC TV.

"I'm assured it was just cramp", said the manager. They don't have an inferiority complex, just a realization of how hard it will be to reach the semifinals in their first shot at European soccer's elite competition, let alone returning in the near future. He's walking at the moment. "We could have seen it out if we'd stayed in the lead a bit longer, but they asked a lot of questions of us with their aerial threat".

Leicester, meanwhile, didn't threaten an away goal as Atletico held out for their 18th clean sheet in 22 home Champions League games since Simeone took charge.

And Palace scored the goal which would secure them a point in the 70th minute when Christian Benteke rose highest to connect with Andros Townsend's cross.

"They bet everything on the second leg".

One witness speaking to BBC 5 Live said: "There were a couple of people who probably antagonised the police, but then they took it out all these people here. It is disappointing from my point of view and the lads' point of view but we have to move on".

"If you had said last year you'd win the Premier League and this year be in the Champions League quarter-finals and with a chance to be in the semi-finals, everyone would have been pinching themselves".

"We practised it here on the pitch yesterday". I would like to find out from the player how his thoughts are.

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