UCL Match Report: Leicester City v Sevilla 14 March 2017

Beth Cruz
March 15, 2017

The Foxes defeated the La Liga side 2-0 in the second leg at the King Power Stadium to earn a 3-2 victory on aggregate. Both the Sevilla defense and Leicester's Wes Morgan flailed at a corner, but Morgan got a knock on the ball sending it into goal.

The Foxes went two goals up through Marc Albrighton.

It took less than five minutes of the first half for Sevilla to fire a warning shot, when Samir Nasri's powerful shot was turned around the near post by a diving Kasper Schmeichel. The second leg is well balanced with the Spanish team 2-1 up from the first match, so, don't miss any of the action!

In the latter game, Leicester won for the first time this season after going a goal down against a team on the rise.

Leicester fans were heading to the biggest match of their history so it would have undoubtedly been a cauldron of noise inside the King Power.

Leicester were the better team throughout and took a deserved first-half lead in front of a raucous home support, when Morgan took advantage of slack Sevilla marking to turn in Riyad Mahrez's devilish free kick. Sevilla did win a penalty, but keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved it and Leicester hung on to win.

Craig Shakespeare is Leicester's new coach and he has the chance to orchestrate another miracle. "A very good position game and they've got some very good players of which offensively we'll have to be massively aware of".

However, Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli believes their recent results (draws) have not been great. A 2-1 deficit can be overturned and has to be, if Leicester are to keep the last bit of magic from turning into nostalgia. Mahrez has now been involved in six of Leicester's 10 goals in the Champions League this season, underlining his worth to the English champions in what is turning out to be magical run in Europe. Not at all impressed by Sevilla's reputation, its three consecutive Europa League titles and its stingy defensive record (five clean sheets in this year's Champions League), the English outfit were full of objective and set the pace right from the opening kickoff. "We did score so we have all the chance to go through in the next game at home". They shouldn't be too hasty, however, because there have been extenuating circumstances in Sevilla's last two performances - as poor as they were - and it's unlikely they are ready to let their season fizzle out.

"Craig Shakespeare is the glue that holds the squad together", Ken Way, Leicester's former psychologist, told BBC Radio 5 Live.

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