Leicester overcome Sevilla to reach Champions League last-8

The club's European adventure will go on

BY Raf Diallo 22:05 Tuesday 14 March 2017, 22:05 14 Mar 2017

Leicester City's Marc Albrighton celebrates after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, Second Leg match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Picture by Nick Potts PA Wire/PA Images

Leicester City are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League after coming from behind to beat Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate.

They were 2-0 winners in the second leg of their last-16 tie.

In a frantic finish, Sevilla had former Arsenal player Samir Nasri sent off, while Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel went on to save a penalty.

The reigning Premier League champions knew a 1-0 win would theoretically be enough to go through and 27 minutes in they had that platform in the bag as captain Wes Morgan finished from close range from a Riyad Mahrez assist.

And 11 minutes after half time, Leicester took a 2-0 lead as Marc Albrighton took the ball down on his chest at the edge of the box, controlled it and then fired in a low shot from 15 yards.

With 10-man Sevilla chasing the game, they had a chance to take it into extra time when they won a penalty.

But former Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven N'Zonzi saw his effort saved by Kasper Schmeichel as Leicester held on for the 2-0 win and reached the quarter finals for the first time in their history. 

Juventus progressed to the last-eight with a 3-0 aggregate success over Porto.

Paulo Dybala scored a penalty on the night to separate the sides.

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