Uefa Champions League: Leicester Fairy Tale Run Continues

Leicester City

Leicester City reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Tuesday, turning around their round-of-16 tie to advance 3-2 on aggregate.

Wes Morgan’s scrappy effort just prior to the half-hour put the Premier League champions ahead via the away-goals rule and the lead before half-time.

Sevilla made changes at the break, as Stevan Jovetic and Mariano came on to replace Gabriel Mercado and Pablo Sarabia, while Stephen N’Zonzi dropped back.


Sevilla almost equalised when Sergio Escudero swerving shot from 35 yards crashed off the crossbar with Schmeichel rooted to the spot.

Leicester doubled their lead on the night when a long throw-in from Christian Fuchs found Shinji Okazaki, whose shot from the top of the box was blocked but fell to Mahrez, the Algerian sent the ball back in for Okazaki, and after a poor defensive header it fell for Albrighton to score from a low shot.

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.

 

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