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Palace battle back to share spoils with Leicester

The big German will be suspended for Leicester's second-leg clash with Atletico Madrid The big German will be suspended for Leicester's second-leg clash with Atletico Madrid
Kristopher Love | 20 April, 2017, 07:00

France worldwide Griezmann - linked with a summer move to Manchester United - won the first leg with a controversial penalty and Simeone believes he still has the ability to shine if Leicester have any special plans to stop the 26-goal forward.

Referee Jonas Eriksson awarded a first-half spot-kick despite Marc Albrighton fouling Griezmann outside the area.

The English boss won his first six games after taking over from Claudio Ranieri but the Foxes are without a victory in their last three matches. "We're here for the first time in our history", Fuchs told the club's website (

"I said we needed to be competitive (at Palace) and we had to pick a team to do that".

"In terms of us being over-aroused emotionally, I think we've got the right players to keep cool heads".

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"Atletico are a very good team, their work ethic is exceptional".

"We know it is a going to be a very hard return match, but we have very good record at the King Power". Who wouldn't want a striker who kills himself for the team and then gives you so many attacking solutions?

Sam Allardyce will hope his side can continue their impressive form against a Leicester team who have earned just one away win all season.

"In Spain, the weather is different so it was hard but I think we did a good job".

Huth perfected the long throw during his time with Stoke but he will have to share the secret as he will miss the game due to suspension, leaving Leicester short at the back with Wes Morgan still a doubt despite returning to training.

Goals from Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke helped Crystal Palace to a hard-fought 2-2 draw with Leicester City at Selhurst Park after Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy had handed the reigning champions a two-goal lead. "Now we rest up before the weekend".