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Leicester City v Atletico Madrid Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City v Atletico Madrid Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City have been drawn against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in their maiden Champions League quarter-final.

The Premier League champions progressed to the last eight by beating Spanish title-chasers Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate.

Leicester will play the first leg against last year’s beaten finalists away from home on 12 April, with the return leg on 18 April.

Holders Real Madrid face Bayern Munich, while Barcelona take on Juventus, and Borussia Dortmund play Monaco.

Facing a team who have reached the final in two of the past three seasons is a massive challenge but it’s just the kind of tie you expect in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” said Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare.

Atletico are the only side left in the quarter-finals who Leicester have previously played, but the Foxes have not beaten the Spaniards in their four previous meetings.

Diego Simeone’s side were beaten by neighbours Real Madrid on penalties in last season’s Champions League final.

The 2014 Spanish champions are fourth in La Liga this season, five points adrift of third-placed Sevilla.

2017 Champions League full draw results:

  • Atletico Madrid (Spain) v Leicester City (Eng)
  • Borussia Dortmund (Germany) v Monaco (France)
  • Bayern Munich (Germany) v Real Madrid (Spain)
  • Juventus (Italy) v Barcelona (Spain)

When is the quarter-final?

The first leg, at Atletico’s Estadio Vicente Calderon, is on Wednesday, April 12, with the return leg, at the King Power Stadium, on Tuesday, April 18.

How can I buy tickets?

You can’t. Yet.
But with the first leg less than a month away, expect City to be swift in getting the tickets on sale.

How much does it cost to get to Madrid?

At the moment, flights from London to Madrid cost around £300. But beware, the more popular the flights become, the more the prices rise…

Why is such a big game?

It’s a Champions League quarter-final, with a place in Europe’s top four at stake, so it’s a pretty huge encounter as it stands.

But there’s history there too.

In two of City’s previous three European campaigns, Atletico have been the team to knock City out, in the 1961-62 European Cup Winners’ Cup and in the 1997-98 Uefa Cup.

Two decades on, the 1997 tie still stings. City, 2-1 down after the first leg, brought Atletico back to Filbert Street, but were denied three blatant penalties and had Garry Parker dismissed for taking a penalty too quickly. Martin O’Neill was not happy.

Are Atletico any good?

Yes, extremely. Diego Simeone has turned Atletico into a powerhouse capable of winning silverware, guiding them to the 2014 La Liga title and to the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals.

They’re also very similar to City in their set-up and gameplan…

What are the odds?

City are underdogs, but they’ve performed quite well with that tag over the past two seasons.

However, versus Atletico, the odds against City are stacked higher than usual. City are 7-2 to qualify for the semi-finals, while their Spanish opponents are 1-6 to progress.

Also, drawing Atletico in the quarter-finals has pushed City, already outsiders, from 25-1 to 33-1 to claim the Champions League crown.

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