Leicester City hope to keep their fairy tale alive a little longer

Leicester City hope to keep their fairy tale alive a little longer

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.

Despite a disappointing title defence, Leicester are continuing to the roller-coaster of success in the Champions League, joining the elite of European competition.

Along with Shakespeare, he was retained by the club when Pearson was sacked at the end of that season and Ranieri took over.

According to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, the message from manager Shakespeare had been to repeat their display in the 3-1 win against Liverpool in the first match after Claudio Ranieri's dismissal.

Despite the team's awful domestic form and precarious position just one point above the drop zone at the time, critics railed against what they viewed as a hasty, classless jettisoning of one of football's genuine "good guys".

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. Later, a goal from Sevilla would create a score that mirrored the one from the first leg, forcing extra time.

Jamie Vardy missed a glut of chances to finish the match off, the Sevilla coach was sent off, but in the end, Leicester held on, and Sevilla only has themselves to blame for missing so many chances during their dominance in the first leg.

Sampaoli's side have had consecutive draws with Alaves and Leganes and trail La Liga leaders Real Madrid by five points. Albrighton was delighted after the final whistle, but had some trouble coming up with the right thing to say as he was interviewed pitchside by BT Sport.

"It's the referee who decides, not me". "What a night, we deserved the victory. But it makes for a very interesting game because of the away goal". And they've already won a Champions League trophy.

A three-time defending champion in the Europa League, Sevilla won't have much time to pick up the pieces from the loss to Leicester. "I think he was made a scapegoat, and the players hid behind that".

"Sevilla probably came here and didn't expect what they got, didn't expect us to be so in their face". We did it and we proved a lot of people wrong.

Having crashed out of Europe at the hands of Bayern Munich with a damaging 10-2 aggregate loss, it's been a far from happy time for them, with question marks still hovering over Arsene Wenger as fan protests continue to gather strength calling for him to step down when his contract expires this summer.

"He helps us enjoy our football".

Ultimately, to take the big European sides on at their own game you have to be as well-equipped as they are. The morale seems to have changed.

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