Leicester City head into tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg with a very real chance of making the semi-finals of the world's most prestigious club competition.

Domestic difficulties this season aside, the Premier League champions have proven almost formidable in Europe, qualifying from the group stage with ease then overturning a first leg defeat to overcome Sevilla in the round of 16. They now welcome Atletico Madrid to the King Power Stadium, trailing by just a single goal from the first leg at the Vicente Calderon, a week ago.

And one of the main reasons Leicester could make it to the final four of the Champions League is the revitalised Jamie Vardy, who has rediscovered his goal scoring form in the two months following Claudio Ranieri's departure as manager.

And the England international is also good enough to lead the line for his opponent's tonight. At least that's what 'Rojiblancos' defender Diego Godin believes.


Vardy has already fired Leicester to Premier League glory. Can he do the same in the Champions League? Image: PA

The Uruguayan spoke to the Daily Mail ahead of tonight's match, where he revealed his admiration for the former Fleetwood Town striker.

When asked if Vardy could get a game in the Atletico first team, Godin replied, "Of course he would.

"I think he would fit in at the vast majority of teams in the world. Who wouldn't want a striker who kills himself for the team and then gives you so many attacking solutions?

"He is a great player. He fights and competes in every game and never gives a single ball up for lost. A striker like that is fundamental for a team that plays the way Leicester do. They wouldn't be the Leicester we know without him."

Godin Vardy

Godin believes Vardy is good enough to lead the line for Atletico. He may prove as much, tonight. Image: PA

Vardy, much like many of his Leicester teammates, had been beyond poor in the Premier League until Claudio Ranieri's sacking at the end of February. The England international had only five goals to his name in the league up until just less than two months ago. Since then, Vardy has hit six goals in seven league games and helped steer the Champions away from the danger zone.

Can the Foxes main man produce the goods again tonight, though or will Leicester's latest fairytale come to an end at the hands of Antoine Griezmann and co, tonight?

Have your say in the comments section.


Featured Image Credit: PA

Joe Baiamonte

Foul mouthed Northerner with a burning love of 90's Serie A, pro wrestling and footballers with decent hair.

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