Leicester City win over Sevilla in the Champions LeaguePosted: March 25, 2017
Leicester City has advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after their 2-0 second-leg victory over Sevilla at King Power Stadium on March 14th.
The first match ended with a 2-1 score in Spain, which became troublesome for the British side. After Claudio Ranieri – under whom the Foxes won the Premier League – left the Club, it seemed that all the blame lied on the new manager, Craig Shakespeare. However, they gained the win in this round, which is another astonishing result.
Wes Morgan opened the score in the 27th minute putting the home side in the front. Marc Albrighton scored the second goal in the early second half.
The Foxes evaded many potential dangerous attacks, and the pressure had risen when Samir Nasri got a red card in the middle of the second half. The keeper, Kasper Schmeichel, saved from a decisive Steven N’Zonzi’s penalty. Sergio Escudero also tried to score before the second goal, but it went over the bar.
The home side managed to withstand against visitors’ pressure and emerge victorious. Leicester City could play now against any of such teams as, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus in the quarter-finals.
Leicester City made again an unlikely turnaround to come true. After the sacking of Ranieri and the 2-1 first-leg loss against Sevilla, it seemed that their dreams will be teared up once again. However, after a month of struggle, they showed that they have the spirit to challenge the top teams after beating Sevilla, who are the third in the Spanish La Liga and have won the European title three successive times.