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Leicester aim to defeat Atletico, while Bayern face elimination at Real Madrid (UCL Preview)

April 18, 2017 1:58 PM
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Fans of Premier League club Leicester City will know their fate whether their team would be able to qualify for the semi-final of the 2017 UEFA Champions League as they host Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

The English champions will look to overcome a 1-0 defeat they suffered in the first leg in Spain after Antoine Griezmann's controversial penalty condemned them to a defeat.

Leicester City will hope their captain Wes Morgan return to the first squad after missing his side's last six games due to injury.

NAIJ.com can report that Atletico and Leicester are meeting for the third time in a European home/away tie after facing each other in the first round of the 1961/62 Cup Winners' Cup and 1997/98 UEFA Cup.

The hope of Bayern Munich to reach the semi-final of the 2017 UEFA Champions League seems to have been decimated in front of their faithfuls after losing 1-2 to Real Madrid in the first leg match in Germany.

Los Blancos will be without the services of ace winger Gareth Bale, with Isco expected to replace him, while Pepe remains absent with a broken rib.

Bayern Munich on the other hand have doubts over the fitness of Jerome Boateng and Javier Martinez, while Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels are also struggling with shoulder and ankle injuries respectively.

The German champions have lost eight of their last 10 away games against Real Madrid in all competitions including the last five. In fact, Bayern last beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in May 2001, thanks to a goal by Giovane Elber which ended 1-0.

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Source: sports.naij.com

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