Marc Albrighton: Leicester can not afford to do this after Atletico Madrid defeat

Marc Albrighton: Leicester can not afford to do this after Atletico Madrid defeat

There were clashes between Leicester supporters and police on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon ahead of the Foxes' 1-0 first leg defeat. "If we play our game, I'm certain that we will be able to advance".

Anderlecht will have to come out and play and I just think that man Zlatan will step up for them and prove he is the main man after watching Marcus Rashford take the plaudits at the weekend.

"We're still in the tie and that was the aim".

Palace's best chance of the half came courtesy of Christian Benteke, who was able to outmuscle Danny Simpson to get on the end of a Joel Ward cross and force a save from Kasper Schmeichel, only for the ball to loop up and almost creep into the Leicester goal, coming off the post before eventually being cleared. But it's totally unrelated to the 90 minutes of the game. It was the Belgian who had leapt above the centre-back to meet the excellent Andros Townsend's delivery and power home Palace's equaliser, though City were outraged the goal was not disallowed with the forward "riding", according to Shakespeare, on the defender's back.

Atletico, beaten Champions League finalists in two of the last three years, are overwhelming favourites to progress but Shakespeare believes Leicester could cost the bookies again after their 5,000-1 Premier League triumph last season.

Keeper and captain Schmeichel added: "The penalty has ruined our game plan".

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare claimed his side had been let down by Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson's decision to award the penalty when Griezmann was upended by Marc Albrighton.

Leicester, meanwhile, didn't threaten an away goal as Atletico held out for their 18th clean sheet in 22 home Champions League games since Simeone took charge.

"I think they are betting everything on the second leg", Atletico's charismatic manager Diego Simeone told reporters after a tough first encounter with the Midlands side.

"I did get asked by the FA to stay on and it was one of those where I felt at the time that the right thing to do was let Gareth and Steve Holland get on because they needed to qualify".

"It's wonderful to play in them and we're really looking forward to it".

Emma Chetwynd from Tamworth alleged: "We did scarper out quite quickly when the police made a decision to throw rubber bullets at us". They're just W0-D2-L3 when travelling to top-six teams in La Liga this term as they failed to keep a clean sheet in any of these games so as well as siding with the Foxes Draw No Bet, we're backing Over 2.5 Goals at 2.1.

The 26-year-old has scored 24 times in 44 games in all competitions for Madrid this season, and he's also chipped in with nine assists, proving he is one of the most risky forwards in Europe right now.

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