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Leicester City knock ‘mighty’ Sevilla out of UCL, cruise to quarter final as Juventus see off FC Porto

Leicester City knock ‘mighty’ Sevilla out of UCL, cruise to quarter final as Juventus see off FC Porto

In what could be described at the most historic night for English Premier League reigning champions Leicester City, the Foxes defeated Spanish side Sevilla 2-0 to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-final in an unbelievable manner.

Leicester City knock ‘mighty’ Sevilla out of UCL, cruise to quarter final as Juventus see off FC Porto

Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel celebrates with Wes Morgan after saving a penalty. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Leicester who had lost the first leg 2 – 1 in Spain, started the second leg in full turbo and won the tie 2 – 0 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, March 14.

Team captain Wes Morgan opened the scoring in the 27th minute when he bundled home from a set piece on the historic night.

The visitors were further punished when Marc Albrighton who was left unmarked in the box slotted home the ball in a spectacular fashion in the 54th minute.

Sevilla then began to search for the crucial goal to force the tie into extra-time, and after much pressure they were deservedly rewarded with a penalty kick ten minutes from time.

Poor strike by Steven Nzonzi was blocked by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and every other efforts by the Spaniards were contained. Leicester won the tie 3-2 on aggregates and are now through to the quarter-final.

In the second game of the night, Juventus who has won the first-leg against FC Porto 2-0 in Portugal, wrapped things up in Turin with a lone goal scored by Paulo Dybala.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Leicester City are all through to the quarterfinals.

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Atletico Madrid won defeated Bayer Leverkusen 4 – 2 away from home in the first leg will hope to seal it in the second leg at home with at least a draw in order to proceed to join the quarter finalists, while Manchester City and Monaco will slug-it-out for the last spot.

City won the firt leg at the Etihad 5 – 3. The ties will be decided on Wednesday, March 15.

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