Line-ups: Leicester-Sevilla (1-2 agg.)

  • Line-ups: Leicester-Sevilla (1-2 agg.)

Line-ups: Leicester-Sevilla (1-2 agg.)

Leicester City enjoyed one of the greatest moments in their history as they beat 10-man Sevilla 2-0 to reach the quarter finals of the Champions League.

Sevilla are much more than mere opponents for Leicester City as the English champions brace themselves for another tough encounter against the reigning Europa League holders at the King Power Stadium in the round of 16 in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

"We have to be delighted with the performance in knocking Seville out, because their record in Europe is there for everyone to see".

"We're in there on merit".

"We might just be the surprise team", Shakespeare said.

The home team set the tone for the game right from the off, pressing high and causing plenty of problems for Sevilla, by never really allowing them to settle.

Despite being thoroughly outplayed in the first leg, Leicester somehow managed to come away with only a 2-1 defeat. The new manager admitted he did not expect to be taking charge of a Champions League knockout game in his first match as a full-time manager but there is nothing to suggest he will not get the best out of the players. They did, and were rewarded for doing so just short of the half-hour, when a vicious Riyad Mahrez free-kick was bundled in at the far post, the decisive touch having come off the thigh of an unwitting Morgan.

The 1-0 scoreline was going to be enough for Leicester to go through to the quarterfinals on the away goals rule, but they needed one more, if not two, for insurance.

Captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton scored the goals, but the real protagonist of Leicester's glorious tale was Kasper Schmeichel, who pulled off a string of wonderful saves and saved Stephen N'Zonzi's penalty to keep his side in control.

As for Sevilla, this was a chastening experience, summed up by the sight of Jorge Sampaoli, their manager, being sent to the stands not long after Samir Nasri received a red card following an altercation with Vardy. There is also a suspicion that Sampaoli himself may have been distracted by the speculation linking him with the managerial position at Barcelona. 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.

Here's everything you need to know about the Champions League clash... "That creates a certain amount of stress", said the Argentine.

"But I said last week, when we spoke he wished me luck".

"The fault lies at the feet of the manager".

On the Leicester side of things, Vardy looks the natural pick here at [2.98]. I am proud of the boys and proud of everybody.