Leicester v Atletico Madrid preview: Foxes looking to overcome 1-0 deficit
Last Updated: 18/04/17 6:25pm
Leicester will look to overcome a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second 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.
Griezmann scored from the spot in the 28th minute after being hauled down by Marc Albrighton, but replays showed contact was made outside the penalty box.
The Premier League champions will be hoping to continue their dream run in the competition.
A decision on whether captain Wes Morgan will face Atletico will be taken on Tuesday, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.
Morgan has missed Leicester's last six games with a nerve problem in his back, but trained with the rest of the squad in Monday's pre-match session at Belvoir Drive.
"The final decision will be made tomorrow," Shakespeare told journalists at the King Power Stadium.
"We need to know there's no reaction to today. He's trained in the last three sessions and there's been greater intensity in each one.
"We're really pleased with the way he's progressed, but the final decision will be made tomorrow morning."
Leicester trail 1-0 after last week's first leg in Madrid.
Morgan's availability is particularly crucial as Leicester are guaranteed to be without his centre-back partner Robert Huth through suspension.
Yohan Benalouane came off with cramp during Saturday's 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace after deputising for Morgan, but Shakespeare said he had trained without any problems.
67.7% of teams having won their Champions League first-leg 1-0 at home have progressed to the next round (21 out of 31).
Atletico and Leicester are meeting for the third time in a European home/away tie after facing each other in the first round of the 1961/62 Cup Winners' Cup and 1997/98 UEFA Cup. The Spanish side qualified on both previous occasions.
In fact, after the second leg, a third of Leicester's games in European competition will have taken place against Atletico Madrid (6 out of 18).
Leicester are the first team since Malaga in 2012/13 to reach the quarter-finals on their Champions League debut. They're also the eighth English team to make it to the last eight of the competition, more than any other country.
In fact, Leicester didn't have a single shot on target in the first leg at the Caldéron.
No team conceded more penalties than Leicester in this season's Champions League (4, only 2 of which were converted).
Atletico have kept 27 clean sheets in 45 Champions League games under Diego Simeone since 2013/14 (60%), that's five more than any other team over that period (Real Madrid 22).
Antoine Griezmann has scored or assisted 52% of Atletico's goals in the Champions League since last season (12 goals and 3 assists).
I went 2-0 in the first leg, which would have been tie over, but Leicester managed to stay in it with a brave performance in Madrid. A goal would have obviously been good, but this Atletico side don't given you anything.
There's obviously also a lot of talent in their side and they showed the depth of it with a 3-0 win at the weekend, with Yannick Carrasco helping himself to a couple of goals.
Diego Simeone will flood the midfield and play one up top, with his well-drilled defence sat in and giving no space for Jamie Vardy to run into.
They'll be patient and wait to pick Leicester off when they are forced to come out and if Kevin Gamiero is fit, then that's an even bigger problem for Leicester because of his pace.
It looks like Wes Morgan might make it but is he 100 per cent? You really need to be in a Champions League quarter-final against such a dangerous threat.
It will be a fantastic night and I was wrong about them plenty of times last season, but my gut feeling is that Atletico will score, which will all but end the tie.
Leicester are up against odds of 5/1 to book their place in the semi-finals and 13/5 just to win on the night, with Atletico Madrid 11/10 favourites for the victory. Craig Shakespeare's men drifted out to 40/1 to lift the trophy after their first-leg loss, while their visitors are now 4/1 third favourites. Antoine Griezmann is the 7/2 favourite in the first goalscorer betting, with Jamie Vardy considered the Foxes' main hope at 11/2 to break the deadlock.