Atletico and Leicester both relatively satisfied with result

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, left, vies for the ball with Atletico's Diego Godin during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

"It was a clumsy challenge but my first thought was to not let him in the box".

Leicester were also fortunate to encounter Fernando Torres on an off night, with the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker missing several chances, even ballooning one effort out for a throw-in.

"I didn't think he needed to apologise, if I'm honest, " he said.

The French global put his previous penalty demons behind him to convert from the spot and put Atletico in the driving seat for a third semi-final in four seasons. I think Claudio was in good humour and came across as I know him, but from my first interview, I spoke to him and he thanked me for my time.

And Shakespeare is expecting a hard game against the Eagles, adding that both sides are in need of a positive result, being separated by just two points in the bottom half of the table.

Eight Leicester City supporters were handed four-month suspended prison terms on Thursday (Apr 14) after fighting and violence marred their team's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.

"If ever you need some advice with the experience he's got, he definitely would be one of the people I'd turn to".

We have to make sure that we create more chances, we have to make sure that we attack a bit more than we did tonight. It's a definite free-kick but it's out of the box. We had a light session on Thursday and I need to see what the injury situation is. "We've got so much technology available to us now that I find it odd we can't be offering help to officials with video evidence".

Both have recovered from poor positions with five wins from six top-flight games, but boss Sam Allardyce has warned his troops that they must now move on from the high of downing the Gunners.

  • Julie Sanders