Leicester defence under scrutiny ahead of Atletico rematch

"I don't think anybody wants to come here".

Atletico Madrid have won their first leg quarter-final tie against visiting Leicester City 1-nil in the UEFA Champions League.

"It's going to be a hard return leg".

A controversial Antoine Griezmann penalty from the first leg is all that separates the two sides heading into the second leg at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City fans have clashed with Spanish police ahead of the team's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

But Leicester overcame a one-goal deficit to eliminate Sevilla in the last 16 and Fuchs believes the atmosphere at the King Power could prove a decisive factor.

"We weren't aggressive enough in some situations to be able to get a better result, but we still leave with the victory and we didn't concede any goals", Simeone said.

"Our fans have proven in the last couple of games that they're our 12th man". It's been used in the past and we'll carry on using it. They are punching above their weight and have done so for some time.

"When I saw the stadium before, I knew that something special would happen again".

Against the formidable and hardened Atletico Madrid defence, the forward looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights.

Simeone's Atletico is trying to reach the semifinals for the third time in four seasons, while Leicester — the shock Premier League victor last season — is looking to make another stunning title run in its debut in the Champions League. "Very disappointed that such a big decision has gone the wrong way for us", he said.

Keane went on to back Atletico to end Leicester's unexpectedly lengthy run in Europe's top competition, as he suggested Diego Simeone's La Liga side are in the driving seat to reach another semi-final.

"We just enjoy the time that we have. It is disappointing from my point of view and the lads' point of view but we have to move on".

Leicester stayed tight at the back and although Atletico dominated possession, they could not create any more clear-cut chances in the first half.

  • Elsie Buchanan