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Mar 20

Jamie Vardy: I got death threats over Claudio Ranieri sacking at Leicester

• England striker says his family have been targeted
• He insists players had no problem with Italian former manager

Jamie Vardy has claimed he received death threats because of his alleged involvement in the dressing-room mutiny that undermined Claudio Ranieri and said the backlash against the players who won the Premier League title with Leicester City last season has led to his family suffering a number of “terrifying” ordeals.

Vardy denied he had been responsible in any way for Ranieri’s sacking but admitted the incident had crystallised the impression of him as someone “football fans don’t seem to like”. He said the repercussions had also threatened his family’s safety, featuring a number of alleged road-rage incidents involving his wife, Rebekah, as the victim.

Related: Cesare Prandelli: I said no to Leicester over treatment of Claudio Ranieri

Related: Leicester’s Craig Shakespeare basks in new high after win over Sevilla

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Mar 20

Vardy ‘had death threats’ over Ranieri

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy says he has had death threats and his family have been targeted after Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39334196

Mar 19

Cesare Prandelli: I said no to Leicester over treatment of Claudio Ranieri

• Former Italy head coach claims club contacted him after Ranieri’s sacking
• Prandelli: ‘You don’t go there after seeing how Ranieri was treated’

The former Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has claimed he turned down an approach from Leicester City to discuss taking over as manager “after seeing how [Claudio] Ranieri was treated”.

Asked in an interview on the French television channel SFR Sport whether Leicester had approached him, Prandelli replied: “I immediately said no. You don’t accept a job like that. You don’t go there [Leicester] after seeing how Ranieri was treated. I am not going there. Full stop.”

Related: Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel plays heroic role in 3-2 victory at West Ham

La réponse sèche de Prandelli sur son refus du poste de Ranieri à Leicester Entretien ici ➡️ https://t.co/93DVvTZrUV #Transversales #PL pic.twitter.com/Wt0vZVOSlb

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Mar 17

Tie-by-tie tactical analysis: Champions League quarter-finals | Michael Cox

Will Barcelona be able to cope with Alex Sandro over two legs and will Bayern benefit from Carlo Ancelotti’s tactical consistency against his former club?

This is a contest between the two biggest overachievers in Europe’s major leagues – and Atlético Madrid’s shock 2013-14 La Liga victory acted as something of an inspiration for Claudio Ranieri, himself a former Atlético manager.

Related: Champions League quarter-finals: Leicester City to face Atlético Madrid

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/17/champions-league-quarter-finals-tactical-analysis

Mar 17

West Ham United 2-3 Leicester City

Leicester hold on to claim their first away league win of the season and ease their relegation fears with victory over West Ham.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39240120

Mar 17

Champions League quarter-final draw: Bayern Munich v Real Madrid – as it happened

The two European titans will meet at the quarter-final stage, Leicester face Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund face Monaco and Juventus play Barcelona in a repeat of the 2015 final

11.35am GMT

That’s it from me – but head over here to find out who Manchester United draw in the Europa League last eight, coming up shortly:

Related: Europa League: quarter-final draw – live!

11.27am GMT

Here’s our report on the Champions League draw:

Related: Champions League quarter-finals: Leicester City to face Atlético Madrid

11.26am GMT

If nothing else, we may get to see Jamie Vardy recreating this timeless programme cover:

The last time Atlético Madrid won in England (vs. Leicester, 1997) Ian Marshall ate some paella: pic.twitter.com/WfJTbTnbKv

11.21am GMT

What do we make of that? It’s an interesting draw, with arguably the four biggest teams historically drawn together – and Dortmund v Monaco promises to be a high-octane spectacular. For Leicester, it’s Atlético Madrid – a team that, remarkably enough, they’ve played twice before in Europe. Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup. I don’t know, it’s just the same teams again and again, isn’t it?

11.14am GMT

Atlético Madrid v Leicester City
Borussia Dortmund v Monaco
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
Juventus v Barcelona

11.13am GMT

And it’s a repeat of the 2015 final to finish.

11.13am GMT

That’s a huge tie, between teams with 16 European Cups between them…

Related: Real Madrid v Bayern Munich: the night Juanito kicked Matthäus in the face

11.12am GMT

That should be fun…

11.11am GMT

It’s Atletico, runners-up in two of the last three finals, for Leicester! Any draw would have been tough, but that’s nasty.

11.08am GMT

Ian Rush is out to conduct the draw. Here’s a couple more of your wishlists:

@niallmcveigh I’d like to see Madrid v Barca, ATL v Monaco, Leicester v Bayern, Dortmund v Juventus

@niallmcveigh Bayern v Juve, A Madrid derby, Barca v LCFC & Monaco v Dortmund predictions

11.04am GMT

Uefa head suits Pedro Pinto and Giorgio Marchetti are out on the stage, to a smattering of applause. It’s (almost) time.

“Real Madrid will somehow still get Wolfsburg,” reckons Victor Valkov.

11.00am GMT

Ayokunle Omoniyi wants to see Leicester against Monaco. That would be quite something. Any other ties you’d like to see? Get them in quick.

10.58am GMT

The draw is five minutes away – give or take. Remember, anyone can draw anyone else at this stage, with a team’s nationality and original group no longer a factor. So Barcelona can play Real Madrid, Bayern can play Dortmund and Leicester can… never mind.

The teams

10.47am GMT

Zinedine Zidane, coach of defending champions Real Madrid, doesn’t want to face Leicester – and says “I don’t think there will be a single coach” that fancies taking on the Foxes. Craig Shakespeare, waking to find himself in charge of a Champions League quarter-finalist, has claimed “we might just be the surprise team.”

Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel is more eager to avoid Bayern Munich – “not because we would be scared, but because we want to compete internationally.” Of course not, Thomas.

10.37am GMT

While we wait: who are the other English sides to reach the Champions League quarter-finals? Which manager has reached the quarter-finals four years running? And which player awaiting the draw was once bought for two Nottingham Forest shirts? Find out here:

Related: Sports quiz of the week: Leicester’s run, rugby records and Cheltenham races

9.38am GMT

Hello. After the most dramatic opening round of knockout games in recent years, the Champions League field has been trimmed to an elite eight with the usual suspects in attendance. Comeback kings Barcelona join last year’s finalists, Real Madrid and Atlético, in a typically healthy Spanish contingent. Juventus and Bayern Munich, both in the process of extending their iron grip on domestic silverware, are also in the mix.

Even the continent’s wildcards – Borussia Dortmund and Pepbusters Monaco – are sides with frightening ability and pedigree. Then there’s England’s sole remaining representative – Leicester City, 15th in the Premier League and guaranteed to be massive underdogs whoever they draw. They have, of course, been there before. The draw will get under way with the maximum of fuss at 11am GMT.

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Mar 17

Champions League quarter-finals: Leicester City to face Atlético Madrid

• Holders Real Madrid drawn against Bayern Munich
• Borussia Dortmund v Monaco; Juventus v Barcelona

Leicester will face 2016 runners up Atlético Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with Bayern Munich facing holders Real Madrid.

The Premier League champions, who beat Sevilla in the last-16 thanks to a 2-0 victory in the second leg at the King Power Stadium, have twice been drawn against Atlético in the first round of the 1961 Cup Winners Cup in 1961 and the Uefa Cup first round in 1997, losing both ties. Leicester will continue their remarkable run by travelling to the Spanish capital for the first leg in the week beginning 10 April, with the second match taking place the following week.

The last time Atlético Madrid won in England (vs. Leicester, 1997) Ian Marshall ate some paella: pic.twitter.com/WfJTbTnbKv

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Mar 17

Leicester face Atletico in last eight

Leicester City are drawn against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in their maiden Champions League quarter-final.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39303277

Mar 17

Sports quiz of the week: Leicester’s run, rugby records and Cheltenham races

Who are England chasing? Who followed his father? And who is still No1?

Which footballers have played under these pairs of managers? – quiz

Leicester City are the eighth Premier League club to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. The other seven are: Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and …

Newcastle United

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United

Everton

Leicester’s victory means Kasper Schmeichel is on course to emulate his father’s achievement of lifting the European Cup. Which of these father-and-son pairs contains two European Cup winners?

Johan Alonso and Jordi Alonso

Miguel Ángel Alonso and Xabi Alonso

Carles Busquets and Sergio Busquets

Miguel Reina and Pepe Reina

England will overtake the All Blacks’ record of 18 straight victories if they beat Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday. Which international rugby team won 24 matches in a row between 2008 and 2014?

Georgia

Argentina

Cyprus

Israel

Wes Morgan became the first Jamaica international to score in the Champions League on Tuesday night. What “transfer fee” did Nottingham Forest give non-league side Dunkirk when they signed Morgan on his first professional contract?

A crate of beer

Two Forest shirts

Nine footballs

A signed copy of Brian Clough’s autobiography

According to José Mourinho, which biblical character is “still No1”?

Jesus

Adam

Baalzebub

Judas

Which of these is not a race at the Cheltenham Festival?

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Foxhunter Chase

Stayers’ Hurdle

Best in Show

Which Premier League club’s stadium is closest to Cheltenham Racecourse?

Watford

Southampton

West Bromwich Albion

Swansea City

Only one manager has led a team to the Champions League quarter-finals for the last four seasons. Who?

Carlo Ancelotti

Diego Simeone

Thomas Tuchel

Luis Enrique

Michael Essien has signed a one-year-contract with Persib Bandung, a club from which country?

China

India

Indonesia

Thailand

Why did Floyd Mayweather keep fans waiting for two hours in London this week?

He was on the phone to Donald Trump

He was having a nap

He was sparring with Anthony Joshua

He wanted to take the Tube but there was a strike

How many of the eight remaining clubs in the Champions League have been managed by Claudio Ranieri?

Two

Three

Four

Five

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/17/sports-quiz-week-leicester-rugby-six-nations-cheltenham

Mar 16

Leicester’s Wague ruled out for season

Leicester City centre-back Molla Wague is ruled out for the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39295405

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