Leicester make history as first team to play hoof-ball in a Champions League quarter-final

With possible exception of Chelsea.

By Jonny Abrams


Robert Huth played for Leicester City as they hoofed it in the Champions League
HOOFED: Huth (Image: @cfcunofficial/Chelsea Debs)

Leicester City made history once again as they became the first club to play hoof-ball in a Champions League quarter-final with the possible exception of Chelsea.

And maybe Liverpool, we can’t remember.

The Foxes, otherwise heroic, bowed out of Europe’s elite competition with pride intact following a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Atl├ętico Madrid.

And they could also hold their heads up high in the knowledge that high balls were coming at every available opportunity.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Christian Fuchs, a left-back from Neunkirchen, gestured frantically at us to get in the box.

He said: “Get in the box!

“Yes I know it’s not working and the game is over and you’re not one of our players.

“But it’s ever so hard to disengage sometimes.”