Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Former Leicester winger Steve Guppy backs Foxes to shock Atletico Madrid

Former Leicester winger Steve Guppy backs Foxes to shock Atletico Madrid

"He's a fabulous player", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said of the French worldwide. He trained partly yesterday and he'll take part in the whole session today, " Shakespeare said in the press conference ahead of the Champions League game.

'He has been to every game, home and away, being captain and leading the team.

Griezmann won the penalty afte going down at the outside edge of the box after making contact with Marc Albrighton.

So says Atletico full-back Filipe Luis ahead of Wednesday night's quarter-final first-leg showdown against Leicester at the Vicente Calderon.

Morgan's absence is Leicester's only change from the side that beat Sevilla 2-0 in the second leg of their last 16 tie to reach the quarters.

"I don't think they will renounce the ball, I think they choose to play the way that suits them best for the qualities of the players".

Griezmann had already been decisive when he scored a late equalizer against Madrid in the teams' 1-1 draw in the Spanish league over the weekend at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Atletico have lost just three times in their last 25 matches in all competitions - twice to Barcelona - and sit third in LaLiga.

While Leicester are in their debut season in the Champions League and stepping into the unknown Atletico have plenty of experience.

'We all became Leicester fans for what they did last season was wonderful, ' said the Atletico Madrid striker. Sevilla ended up winning that opening leg 2-1, but Jamie Vardy's away strike proved crucial. They have some very good players but two set plays (which led to the lest two goals) was the most disappointing thing.

Under Simeone Atletico boast one of the best home records in Europe, losing just one of 21 Champions League games at the Calderon. If they can get through the next two games without falling foul of referee Jonas Eriksson then their previous cautions will be wiped out.

Last season he was very consistent, very good. It also fell to the city rival in the final three seasons ago, and was eliminated by Madrid in the quarterfinals in 2014-15.

"We've got the Champions League game on Wednesday, which is another massive match for the club", defender Ben Chilwell said after the 4-2 loss at Everton.

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