Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Leicester City march into the quarter finals with stunning victory over Sevilla

There was nobody better positioned in Leicester City to get manager Claudio Ranieri fired than his assistant Craig Shakespeare Leicester name Shakespeare as manager
Jan Ortega | 15 March, 2017, 01:01

Leicester are 28/1 from 8/1 with Sky Bet to win the Champions League after they pulled off a stunning comeback victory over Sevilla to reach the quarter-finals in their debut season.

Craig Shakespeare, who was named as Leicester's manager until the end of the season this week, became just the third Englishman to take charge of a side in a Champions League knockout tie.

Dybala's clinical finish from the spot ensured a comfortable night for Juventus.

But it was Kante being picked up by the television cameras after the match that everyone was loving, as he gestured towards his old friends to congratulate them on their victory. The Spanish outfit looked far more risky going forward as Leicester sat back deeper and absorbed the pressure.

Despite Leicester having the best of the first half, it was visitors Sevilla who had the best early chance; a precise move which ended with Schmeichel saving well from Nasri.

The Foxes went two goals up through Marc Albrighton.

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If Nasri's actions were stupid, then Vardy's were plain embarrassing.

Despite going a man down, Sevilla maintained their attack and earned a penalty within five minutes after Schmeical brought down Vitola.

Despite Nasri's dismissal for butting heads with Vardy, Sevilla looked to have been handed a way back into the tie by Schmeichel but N'Zonzi's unconvincing kick was easily saved as Leicester held on as their fairytale took another remarkable twist.

Leicester will be without Nampalys Mendy due to a knee injury.

Leicester has suffered a stunning fall from a grace a season after winning the English Premier League. The goal meant Sevilla still only had to score once to force extra time, but it was the hosts with all the confidence. Another bit of good fortune fell Leicester's way when Samir Nasri was sent off in the 74th minute for headbutting Jamie Vardy.

Little credit was initially afforded to caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare, who had served as Ranieri's assistant throughout his time at the club, for the dramatic and immediate reversal of fortunes.

Leicester was quicker to most balls, playing a simple but highly effective game.

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