Champions League tactical battles What each team needs to advance to the semifinals

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With the second legs of the Champions League quarterfinals taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, ESPN FC lays out the key tactical questions facing Leicester, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund ahead of their respective clashes.

Leicester vs. Atletico Madrid: Which side gets opportunities to counterattack?

The meeting between these two sides was always likely to be the most cautious and defensive-minded Champions League quarterfinal tie. Leicester essentially took their title-winning template from Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, using the same ultra-compact, counterattacking 4-4-2 formation that is so effective at upsetting possession-based opponents.

In a clash between two counterattacking teams, however, the first leg was somewhat dreary. There was only one goal, Antoine Griezmann’s penalty, and that stemmed from a counterattacking chance created when Leicester pushed men forward for a set piece. Otherwise, both sides concentrated on denying the other space.

Expect something similar this time around. Atletico can play defensively in the knowledge that a…

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