Spanish police detain Leicester fans ahead of Atletico match
Apr 13 2017 by Kelly Saunders
Atletico Madrid and Leicester have a lot in common these days.
Leicester have shown a remarkable ability to defy the odds but face their sternest test yet in the Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid, the team they have replaced as European football's most fashionable underdogs.
"Three of them were pushed to the floor and hit with batons and bundled into the back of vans and taken away". The visitors played better in the second half than the first but still couldn't create any significant danger to the Atletico defense. "It's a solid team that defends very well".
Atletico on the other hand managed to secure a draw in the La Liga derby. Our fans enjoy these Champions League nights. It lost the final to Real Madrid both in 2014 and 2016, the last one in a penalty shootout.
Luis won the Premier League title with Chelsea two season ago and says another Leicester player can be compared to one of his former Blues team-mates. We have turned our form around in the league, so possibly the Sevilla game was a little turning point.
As Atletico pushed in vain for a second goal, Leicester's hopes of overturning the deficit in the second leg were hit when Robert Huth was booked for a foul on the effervescent Griezmann, ruling the defender out of the return encounter.
"The message is that mentally and physically we have been in a game and have given a good account of ourselves. It will be an even matchup".
"I think in terms of life experience sometimes you have new experiences, which the Champions League is for us this season".
Atletico were unable to add to that lead with the second leg of the quarter final tie to come next week.
'He has been to every game, home and away, being captain and leading the team.
The skipper is out of the game with a back problem which has sidelined him for the last four games.
"I've just told him in there that when we get back to the hotel, he's getting his kit on, going to the gym and making sure he does a session", he said.
Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare: "It's a real disappointment". Atletico should possess more of the ball than they're used to against Leicester.
Ranieri was sacked in February and broke his silence on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football - clearing the players of blame but still said "maybe it could be somebody behind me" although Shakespeare reiterated the pair never had an issue.