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Wilfred Ndidi Stats behind midfielder’s performance in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in Champions League

Ndidi formed a cover for the Leicester City defence that were busy all through the night as they kept Atletico quiet.

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Wilfred Ndidi play Wilfred Ndidi was in action for Leicester City against Atletico Madrid (Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi played the full 90 minutes in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in the first leg Champions League quarter-final tie played on Wednesday, April 12.

Ndidi made a returned from a minor injury to make his third consecutive start in the Champions League.

Atletico’s only goal game via a penalty by Antoine Griezmann who picked himself up after he was fouled.

Wilfred Ndidi play Ndidi made a return from a minor injury to face Atletico Madrid (Patricio Realpe/LatinContent/Getty Images)

 

Replays show that Griezmann was fouled just outside the penalty box by  Marc Albrighton but the referee pointed to the spot.

The midfielder formed a cover for the Leicester City defence that were busy all through the night as they kept Griezmann and co quiet in the game.

Wilfred Ndidi and Antoine Griezmann play Ndidi was impressive as Leicester City defended well to concede just one goal at Atletico (Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

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In the game, Ndidi had a passing accuracy of 89%, created no chances, had one successful take on and had 60% success in tackles.

 

He won 80% of his aerial duels, had three interceptions, six clearances, and committed just one foul.

The 20-year-old was impressive again in the game, especially in the second half.

In the first half, he was caught of position especially in the 27th minute when Griezmann broke away before he was fouled by Albrighton for the penalty that led to the goal.

Antoine Griezmann play Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal of the game (AFP)

 

In the second half, Ndidi improved his awareness and defended a lot instead of bombing forward at any given opportunity.

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare brought in Andy King at halftime to shore up his midfielder and that helped Ndidi to focus more on defending.

In the second half, Ndidi alongside Robert Huth and Danny Drinkwater threw themselves at everything and kept Leicester City in the tie.

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