Leicester v Sevilla - The talking points

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As part of the marketing activation around the promotion fans attending tomorrow night's Champions League last 16-tie against Sevilla will be given a free packet of the crisps upon entering the King Power stadium.

Leicester City's dream Champions League debut continued as they reached the quarter-finals with a famous win against 10-man Sevilla on Tuesday. The second leg is well balanced with the Spanish team 2-1 up from the first match, so, don't miss any of the action! The Spanish outfit looked far more unsafe going forward as Leicester sat back deeper and absorbed the pressure.

Leicester, who are still battling for survival in the Premier League despite successive wins under new boss Craig Shakespeare, now go into Friday's quarter-final draw.

He has reverted to the starting XI that won the title last season, with January signing Wilfred Ndidi taking the place of N'Golo Kante, now of Chelsea.

However, Sevilla are yet to lose on the road in the Champions League this term (W1 D2); keeping clean sheets all three of those games.


Jorge Sampaoli is confident his Sevilla side can put recent patchy results behind them to rise to a "historic occasion" against Leicester City. Riyad Mahrez flighted the free-kick that followed to the far post and Wes Morgan, with not much finesse but plenty of desire, bundled the ball over the line with his right thigh. Leicester have been trash for the vast majority of this season. Leicester was full value for the win, having unsettled Sevilla early on with their high press, and then putting on a masterclass in game management after Morgan gave them the lead.

If it has become cliche by now to talk about the English champions getting back to the performance levels of last season, a goal from a set-piece should also have been a cliche and something you deal - but that was precisely what Sevilla were susceptible to. They are the kind of team that takes the game to the wire. The Frenchman got away from Wes Morgan with a wonderful first touch but his shot was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

With all three changes made by Sampaoli, attacks were vibrant and fluid and Schmeichel was being tested nearly every time Sevilla made their way forward.

The new manager, Craig Shakespeare, wants to continue their winning form against Sevilla. We were like, "fine, go on then, you take it".

And on Saturday against Leganes, Sampaoli picked a virtual reserve side with key players including Samir Nasri, Vicente Iborra, Steven N'Zonzi and Vitolo all left out of the starting line-up.

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