Home » Sport

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

20 April, 2017, 13:35 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez

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.

Recommended:

  • Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt

    Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt

    Children's Pastor Corey Shadd said the "drop" is a big hit with kids and their event is free from 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Barfield Baptist Church, 1033 Barfield Church Road in Murfreesboro, will host an egg hunt from 2-4 p.m.
    Major League Baseball  celebrates Jackie Robinson's breaking of color barrier

    Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson's breaking of color barrier

    While baseball has been celebrating it for many years, it wasn't until a little more than a decade ago MLB made 42's day official. That style never left Robinson for a day in his career and, more importantly, it was also the way he lived his life.
    Squeezable enough! HTC U expected to be launch on May 16

    Squeezable enough! HTC U expected to be launch on May 16

    Like the two previously released models, the HTC U could also come with 4GB RAM, offering 64GB/128GB of internal storage option. That lets you control many features with gestures that you perform on the device's metal frame.
  • US Democrats aim to 'make Trump furious' in Georgia election

    Ossoff challenges Republican front-runner Karen Handel in the June 20 runoff election to replace former Republican Rep. National Republicans, hamstrung by a convoluted 11-candidate field in their own party, responded to Ossoff in force.

    Leafs' Andersen forced to exit game after hit to head

    Tampa almost scored again late in the period, Andersen snaring Jonathan Drouin's backhand attempt with his glove. The Leafs have the second best power play in the entire league with a power play percentage of 24.1%.

    Verstappen makes Hamilton take notice after podium charge

    It was Vettel's first victory in more than a year and established Ferrari as a true competitor to the long-dominant silver cars. After being stung by Vettel in Melbourne two weeks ago, Hamilton predicted a fierce battle for the Formula One title this year.
  • No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches Champions League semis

    No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches Champions League semis

    His opposite number, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, admitted Barcelona were beaten by the better side. We had a great attitude and made a huge effort so it's a shame.

    Trump congratulates Erdogan on disputed Turkey referendum

    "As a result of evaluations, the appeals were rejected with 10 votes against and 1 vote in favour", it said in a statement . His narrow victory was ruled valid by Turkey's electoral body, despite claims of irregularities by the opposition.
    Mastercard's new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner

    Mastercard's new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner

    The fingerprint is verified against the template and - if the biometrics match - the cardholder is successfully authenticated. ABSA goes on to add that following the test period it hopes to make Mastercard's new card available to customers.
  • Serena Williams' pregnancy confirmed by rep

    Serena Williams' pregnancy confirmed by rep

    Other women have left the tour to have children and returned at a high level, although none has done so at Serena Williams' age. Tennis superstar Serena Williams has seemingly taken to Snapchat to announce she is pregnant.
    Ichiro hits home run in possible final at-bat in Seattle

    Ichiro hits home run in possible final at-bat in Seattle

    Mitch Haniger went 3-for-4 with a two-run double, four total RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 10-5 win over the Marlins . Haniger was considered the extra piece of Seattle's biggest offseason move when it acquired Jean Segura in a trade with Arizona.

    Facebook wants to augment your reality

    He said Facebook wanted to provide the tools to make communities more safe, supportive, inclusive and civically-engaged. It will allow users to play with filters, lenses and 3D objects to enhance the images they share on the social network.


Popular

Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag
We have heard about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks and rumors that suggested the handset will have a lot of things in common. But Samsung ditched those plans because it had to reposition the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

Pence: US won't rest until North Korea gives up nuclear weapons
He added that Japan needed to apply pressure on Pyongyang to "seriously respond to a dialogue" with the global community. Nuclear conflict looms as Trump said the USA has "no choice" but to build up military power "stronger than ever before".

Classes to resume a week after shooting at California school
He said he needed to drop something off for Smith, and was then allowed to enter. "He's wearing a beige blazer". When Anderson got to B-1, he opened fire on Smith and struck Martinez and another student in the chaos.

Australia will Work Closer with India, Says PM Turnbull
Along with the first bilateral maritime exercise, the two countries are expected to have their maiden military exercise in 2018. In this format the secretaries or ministers of the defence and foreign affairs jointly holds dialogues with thier counterparts.

Wenger avoids future talk after Palace loss
But the only way to take advantage is to work hard and shut them down to frustrate them. There was worse to come five minutes later.