Leicester City fans 'jailed in Madrid'

  • Leicester City fans 'jailed in Madrid'

Leicester City fans 'jailed in Madrid'

Ndidi was in action for 90 minutes on Wednesday night but his worldwide team-mate Ahmed Musa did not travel with the team to Spain for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final defeat against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone praised striker and match-winner Griezmann, a target for Chelsea and Manchester United.

Although the French global was undoubtedly fouled by Marc Albrighton, the incident clearly took place outside of the Leicester penalty area.

The Foxes were defeated 1-0 in Spain in the first leg of their quarter-final when Albrighton was ruled to have fouled Antoine Griezmann inside the penalty area.

"We need to be competitive against Crystal Palace as we still need points".

All in all, not a bad night's work for Leicester City.

"We know it is bound to be a very hard return match, but we have a very good record at King Power Stadium", Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said.

"These are the days in which I say that the fans have to be there and what we need is that they not only come to see a football match but they come to be another player". Leicester has a flawless home record in its debut campaign in the Champions League, with four victories and only one goal conceded. "I think the important thing for them is they have won the game tonight and they have not conceded an away goal, they will be pleased with that".

Off the resultant penalty, Griezmann sent Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way to score what ultimately turned out to be the winning goal.

But Shakespeare said he can't afford to rest him at Selhurst Park with City still striving for the points that will guarantee their Premier League status.

"When you finish a game with a point having been 2-0 down, you have to be incredibly satisfied", said Allardyce, 62.

With Everton in good form, Leicester would have faced a tough match anyway and, with the level of difficulty increased by the absence of so many first-team players, they lost 4-2.

Captain Wes Morgan is out for Leicester's trip to Palace as Shakespeare tries to save him for the Champions League, although he is still rated at 50-50. "If we play our game, I'm certain that we will be able to advance".