4 Things Leicester Need to Do to Beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Quarter-Final

Leicester's recent run of remarkable form came to a halt in the 4-2 loss at Everton on Sunday but the Foxes will still be hoping for Champions League success when they take on Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. A number of players were rested during the game against the Toffees, but what do Craig Shakespeare's side need to do to qualify for the semi-finals? The France international is one of the most talked about players in Europe and could easily be the match-winner against Leicester on Wednesday....

Shut Down Antoine Griezmann

The France international is one of the most talked about players in Europe and could easily be the match-winner against Leicester on Wednesday.


His pace on the break, sharp finishing and smart interplay make Griezmann one of the best strikers in Spain and Robert Huth and Yohan Benalouane will have to be at their best to stop the 26-year-old running riot.

Counter Attack Clinically

Atletico are going to boss possession on Wednesday, that's a given, so Leicester need to spring quickly and look to tee up Jamie Vardy whenever they get the chance.


While the Spanish side's defence is one of the most astute in all of Europe they could be opened up on the counter, so the likes of Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton will need to be sharp whenever they get the chance to burst forward.

Press Atletico Madrid's Centre-Backs

Diego Godin is a very good defender, so much so that's he's arguably better than Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Barcelona's Gerard Pique, but pace is definitely not his strong suit.


Pressing is not usually part of Leicester's game plan but doing so on Wednesday could reap some rewards, if the tireless Jamie Vardy gets it right.

Hope Riyad Mahrez Shows Up

If Leicester are to qualify they'll either need a little bit of luck or for Riyad Mahrez to turn in his best performance of the season. He's undoubtedly been underwhelming this year, but has managed some better performances in the Champions League.


The Algerian can be a ridiculous entity on his day, and Leicester will be hoping that day is Wednesday so they can grab an advantage in the first leg.

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