Leicester confident of matching Atlético Madrid despite Wes Morgan injury blow

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• Yohan Benalouane to step in for Leicester captain at Atlético

To put everything into context, it is probably worth bearing in mind that when the plane carrying Leicester City’s players landed at Barajas airport it was eight years to the day the team were on their way to Edgar Street, home of Hereford United, rather than Estadio Vicente Calderón and a meeting with an Atlético Madrid side who have reached two of the past three Champions League finals.

A lot has changed since that 3-1 defeat of Hereford on 11 April 2009, even if one member of the travelling party back then, Andy King, remains a fixture in the first‑team squad. The crowd was 4,389 and Leicester, on their way to promotion from League One, had just come out of a run of games featuring Carlisle, Peterborough and Colchester. The closest they came to silverware that season was in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, beating Hartlepool and Lincoln (on penalties) before a 2-0 defeat against Rotherham in the northern district quarter-finals.

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