Champions League review: The Leicester fairy tale continues

Champions League review: The Leicester fairy tale continues

Champions League review: The Leicester fairy tale continues

Leicester are now 15th in the Premier League standings and face off against Sevilla at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, for the second-leg of their last-16 Champions League tie looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit.

The Foxes were 11/4 to progress to the last eight after losing the away leg 2-1 but a dramatic 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium ensures their dream run continues.

Time and again Albrighton and Mahrez broke free of the midfield, moving into the outside forward positions; the former earned a corner from which the latter had an attempt on goal.

Sevilla's chances of coming back took a hit about 15 minutes from time when Samir Nasri was shown his second yellow card, resulting in a red card, for a little headbutt on Jamie Vardy that the striker played up.

In the nights other games Juventus welcome FC Porto holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg.

It is hard to envisage Sevilla collapsing with the departure of one player, as all the analysis around the Foxes' hard season has revolved around N'Golo Kante's departure.

"It is not that bad to lose 2-1". This is what they've been saving themselves for, and Leicester won't get anything without a fight.

The night began perfectly for the host as Wes Morgan deflected the ball into the back of the net from close range after 27 minutes, sending the King Power Stadium into delirium.

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And if it wasn't for the Leicester keeper, then the Foxes would have been waving goodbye to their remarkable Champions League campaign. They did, and were rewarded for doing so just short of the half-hour, when a vicious Riyad Mahrez free-kick was bundled in at the far post, the decisive touch having come off the thigh of an unwitting Morgan. Sevilla also, you may remember, missed a penalty kick in the first leg, with Schmeichel making a save.

Victory continued Leicester's impressive resurgence under Shakespeare.

John Savage, brand manager for Walkers, said: "As long-time supporters of Leicester City, we know that something tangible really goes a long way with fans". However, coach Jorge Sampaoli elected to make four defensive changes for this match - including dropping both Correa and Jovetić - clearly hoping to quietly see things out.

In a good omen, two of the last five Champions League-winning coaches - Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo in 2012 and Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane in 2016 - were appointed during the same season.

It was very soon Leicester who had an extra man, however.

He may have got a decent welcome from the players - who clearly relate to the 53-year-old - but football is a global game with Leicester's Thai owners looking for a bigger brand.

But the keeper, who saved from the spot in the first leg, was down well to keep out N'Zonzi's, admittedly weak, attempt.

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