Palace recovers to hold Leicester 2-2 and boost survival bid

Palace recovers to hold Leicester 2-2 and boost survival bid

Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win in the first leg of this quarter-final tie has seen them installed as hot favourites to progress but Shakespeare believes his team can embarrass the bookmakers, as they did when defying their 5,000/1 odds to win the Premier League last season.

Once relative Champions League unknowns, however, Atletico are now true European giants and will provide the sternest test yet of Leicester's fairytale continental adventure.

Zinedine Zidane rested all his big stars at the weekend but Real are not the best in the business at grinding out clean sheets, so I think we'll have another open game. The crowd have really responded to them and have been fantastic.

While Griezmann may have netted from the spot in the first leg, he had squandered his four previous penalties taken during play. They don't have an inferiority complex, just a realization of how hard it will be to reach the semifinals in their first shot at European soccer's elite competition, let alone returning in the near future.

"I haven't seen the players this morning but I need to assess them all".

Jamie Vardy and Leicester have been in good form (Adam Davy/PA) Despite both teams' presence in the bottom half of the Premier League table, had either won, they would have had a record of six league victories from their last seven games.

The French global had missed his last four Atletico penalties, including in last season's Champions League final. "Playing in the Champions League is already great, then being in quarterfinals is outstanding".

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"They bet everything on the second leg".

Palace struck back impressively and were back in the game inside two minutes.

Leicester left-back Christian Fuchs directed his throw from the left wing into the heart of the Palace area where Huth rose above Joel Ward to direct his header past keeper Wayne Hennessey from six yards.

'We were always on the tightrope with people like Robert because he's a very competitive centre-half'. "If he is out, we will have to have a look at what we do with team shape", Shakespeare added.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone lamented his side's inability to kill the tie, but lauded Leicester's defensive effort. Their two defeats during that time came against Barcelona in April 2011 (0-2) and Schalke in March 2015 (3-4). However, they have also failed to keep a single clean sheet in those nine games.

100 - Ronaldo is the first player to reach this scoring landmark in UEFA competitions.