Atletico’s European nightmare for Leicester
Atletico Madrid for a quarter of a consecutive years qualified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League, and two of them team of Diego Simeone reached the heads-up for the most prestigious trophy in club football. ” Atl Madrid” once again headed towards the grand finale, but the path to it must deal with the sensational Leicester, who after the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri continues to work miracles. “Foxes” eliminated Sevilla in the previous round and will try to do the same with Atletico.
Both teams have old scores to settle. In season 1961/62 they meet in the UEFA Cup and Madrid continued forward after 1: 1 England 2: 0 at home. In 1997 Atletico again ended the ambitions of Leicester in the tournament, this time after two wins (2: 1 and 2: 0). Thus, in two of his three previous appearances in the UEFA Leicester dropped from “los rohiblankos.”
Coach Diego Simeone hosts can not count on injured Kevin Gameiro and this will allow Fernando Torres to start as a starter by Antoine Griezmann. In midfield the Spanish team will act Saul, Gabi, Koke and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and the four defenders in front of Yang Cloud will Huanfran, Diego Godin, Stefan Savic and Felipe Luis.
Leicester coach Kreyg Shekspir will assemble its composition without captain Wes Morgan. The place of the experienced defender will take John Benaluan who will partner with Robert Huth. At the forefront of the English champion will start Jamie Vardi and Shinji Okazaki, and the strong support they would expect from Riyadh Mareza.
* Atletico won 6 of his 8 households in the Champions League this season – more than any other tournament
* Madrid did not allow a goal in 15 of their last 17 games to “Vicente Calderon” in the Champions League
* Leicester has the least goals scored in the tournament quarter-all (10 in 8 matches)
* “Foxes” are the team with the lowest percentage in terms of possession of the 8 quarter-(38%)
* Diego Simeone unbeaten as coach of the English team
* Atletico never lost at home against rival England