With Shakespeare at reins, Leicester writes stunning Champions League chapter

With Shakespeare at reins, Leicester writes stunning Champions League chapter

Craig Shakespeare, who was named as Leicester's manager until the end of the season this week, became just the third Englishman to take charge of a side in a Champions League knockout tie.

Leicester City has won its way into the last eight of the Champions League, beating Sevilla 2-0 at home to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Since Claudio Ranieri's firing the day after the first leg in Seville, Leicester have scored six goals in the two games.

Samir Nasri was sent off for a headbutt on Jamie Vardy before Kasper Schmeichel saved Steven N'Zonzi's poor penalty and head coach Jorge Sampaoli was dismissed from the touchline as the English champions advanced.

The goal put Leicester ahead thanks to their away goal, and Sevilla pushed forward in response, with Wissam Ben Yedder launching a shot wide. - Wes Morgan became the first Jamaican player to score in a Champions League game.

Along with Shakespeare, he was retained by the club when Pearson was sacked at the end of that season and Ranieri took over. 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 goal and set the pace right from the opening kickoff. The first game of the teams ended with a victory of the Spaniards 2: 1. So now, rather than wondering how easily they'll beat Leicester, the big question on the European stage is whether they will prevail at all.

"It must be (one of the best nights in the club's history)".

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Recovered Leicester will look to overturn a one goal deficit when they host Sevilla tonight at King Power Stadium.

That meant Leicester could play its natural game, sit back and look to strike on the break.

Former Bayern and Wolfsburg striker Mario Mandzukic tested Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who was making his Champions League record 175th appearance, with a header in the first half.

At Alaves, for starters, they were playing against a team whose capabilities at home are highly underrated, with the Basque team only beaten in their own stadium by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Espanyol so far this season.

But in a surprise twist, Leicester struck a second time on the ensuing counter, with Albrighton rifling home after Adil Rami tamely nodded a Mahrez cross into his path.

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