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LEICESTER CITY’s FAIRY TALE RUN CONTINUES

(Last Updated On: March 15, 2017)

By Ayodele Oloyede

 

An electric atmosphere at the King Power stadium greeted Leicester City and Sevilla, delicately poised at 2-1 in favour of the spaniards there was plenty to play for with the place in the quarter finals up for grabs, In Craig Shakespare’s first Champions League game at the helm. The Premier League Champions were under threat earrly on with a superb save from Kasper Schmeichel keeping out Samir Nasri.

Sevilla have not conceded an away goal Europe all season that was until the 27th min through Leicester’s inspirational captain bundled home from close range, few minutes later Mark Albrighton made it 2-0 with a smart finish from the edge of the box.
The evening went from bad to worse for Sevilla when Samir Nasri was shown a second yellow card after he appeared to have head butted Leciester striker Jammie Vardy, Sevilla had a chance to level the tie few minutes to end when Schmeichel brought down Iborra and the ref pointed to the spot, Steven Nzonzi stepped up to take the subsequent penalty but it was well saved by the Leicester shot stopper, the game ended 2-0 in favour of the English Champion as their fairy tale run continues as proceed to last 8 of the Champions League for the first time in their history.