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Leicester City – 0 – 0 0(0)
Atletico Madrid – 0 – 0 0(1)
Wes Morgan could return to action as Leicester City attempt to keep their Champions League dream alive against Atletico.
A nerve problem in his back has kept Morgan out of six straight games for the Foxes, who trail 1-0 heading into the second leg at King Power Stadium.
Facing a hostile crowd in Spain, Leicester played well to only hold Atletico Madrid to one goal. Leicester fans may dispute the penalty call that gave Antoine Griezmann the only goal in the matchup, but Leicester still have a great chance to reach their first-ever Champions League semifinal.
Leicester City are the only English team remaining in Champions League, and are trailing to a Spanish team heading into the second leg for the second consecutive round. Leicester blanked Sevilla 2-0 in the quarterfinal return leg, which could hint towards a massive performance from the Foxes on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid has the lead, and that means defense. Diego Simeone will play similar tactics to the first leg, when the Foxes were held without a single shot on target. Simeone’s club has kept 27 clean sheets in 45 Champions League matches, more than any other club over that time.
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April 18, 2017 12:50 pm