Leicester City’s miraculous turnaround in form since sacking manager Claudio Ranierri continued last night, this time in the Champions League, as they progressed to the last eight at the expense of pre tie hot favourites Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate. Morgan netted the opener and equaliser midway through the first half and their belief and confidence grew even further. The visitors almost found the equalizer after the break, but they paid the price for being too adventurous and the Foxes quickly found themselves 2-0 up thanks to Albrighton and ahead in the tie for the first time.
The last 35 minutes were nerve wracking for the Foxes, but they kept the visitors at bay heroically and when Nasri was sent off with 15 minutes remaining it looked like the tie was in the bag, until the visitors were awarded a penalty with 10 minutes remaining. However, Kasper Schmeichel came to the rescue again saving a second penalty of the tie and this frustration was the final nail in the coffin for Sevilla who also had manager Sampaoli sent to the stands.
Tonight’s Champions League action includes England’s other remaining team Manchester City who travel to Monaco and if tonight’s fixture is anything like the first that produced eight goals and a 5-3 win for City we could be set for another treat. The other tie of the night is between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderón Stadium and with the hosts holding a 4-2 advantage from the first leg they should progress without too much trouble with home advantage.