Atlético v Leicester: line-ups, where to watch, form guide
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Diego Simeone is expecting a tight game against Leicester, with Craig Shakespeare telling the English champions to "respect Atlético but compete with them as well".
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- Atlético looking for third semi-final appearance in four seasons
- Leicester are record eighth English club to reach quarter-finals
- Atlético have not conceded in eight home European knockout games
- Rojiblancos have won both previous ties against Leicester
Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Savić, Godín, Filipe Luís; Carrasco, Gabi, Koke, Saúl Ñiguez; Griezmann, Torres.
Out: Gameiro (adductor), Tiago (knee) Moyà (hamstring), Vrsaljko (knee), Augusto Fernández (knee)
Misses next match if booked: José María Giménez
Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.
Out: Morgan (back), Mendy (ankle), Wague (shoulder)
Misses next match if booked: Huth, Ndidi, Slimani, Vardy
Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.
Diego Simeone, Atlético coach
We work hard as a team, we compete on all fronts and that has enabled us to create a certain style. Maybe other teams have looked at us and thought that's how we should play. But what we have always done is to look at the characteristics of our players, and that's what has taken us this far.
I don't imagine this game being a big win for either team. Given the qualities of the two sides, I think it will be hard-fought and I am sure it will be settled at their ground.
Craig Shakespeare, Leicester manager
These are the nights you relish when you are in this job, it's what you live for. When I walked into this great, traditional stadium today I felt a bit of a tingle. We have to make sure we enjoy it and get a good result.
We'll show Atlético the respect they deserve but we're here to compete, not just to make up the numbers. The players deserve this opportunity.
Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético(Pepe 52; Griezmann 85)
Atlético remain ten points adrift of their neighbours but consolidated third place with a late derby equaliser. Jan Oblak was in top form to keep the hosts at bay before Ángel Correa's superb pass set up Griezmann for his 13th club goal of 2017. Atleti are four games unbeaten away to Real Madrid for the first time ever.
Everton 4-2 Leicester (Davies 1, Lukaku 23 57, Jagielka 41; Slimani 4, Albrighton 10)
Leicester's six-match winning streak since Craig Shakespeare replaced Claudio Ranieri ended in a thrilling encounter on Merseyside. The sides exchanged early goals and the Foxes went ahead through Marc Albrighton's first Premier League strike this term, but two-goal Romelu Lukaku soon took over for the hosts.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Reporter's view: Richard Martin (@UEFAcomRichardM)
Leicester will have their work cut out to find clear sights of goal: Atlético have not conceded in eight UEFA Champions League knockout games at the Calderón since March 2014. Indeed, Simeone's men are in fine form overall, wining five of their last seven in all competitions and shipping just two goals. Moreover, their spirits will be that little bit higher after frustrating Real Madrid in the weekend derby.
Did you know?
Leicester are the 50th different club to have reached a UEFA Champions League quarter-final. Find out more in our extensive match background.