SURPRISE! Leicester City reach Champions League quarter-finals

SURPRISE! Leicester City reach Champions League quarter-finals


By Williams ‘Bantu’ Irubor

The current champions in England have shocked the footballing world by reaching the Champions League quarter-finals, a feat many had deemed impossible at the start of the campaign.

The Foxes had trailed 1-2 from the first leg of the knock-out stages when they lost to Sevilla in Spain, but were very much hopeful because they had gotten that very crucial away goal that always prove essential in a two-legged tie in football.

Despite battling with relegation in the English Premier League this season Leicester have surprisingly done well in the Champions League, defeating Sevilla 2-0 on the night to make it 3-2 on aggregate in their favour.

Captain Wes Morgan bundled home in the first half from a cross, and Marc Albrighton drilled home a powerful second goal during the second 45 minutes of the game.

They survived a frantic final spell when Samir Nasri picked up a second yellow card for a clash of heads with Jamie Vardy – who missed two great chances – keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved a penalty from Steven N’Zonzi that could have taken the tie into extra time and Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli was sent to the stands as tensions reached boiling point.

The victory means the Foxes join the illustrious company of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Real Madrid in Friday’s quarter-final draw.

On Wednesday, Manchester City go to Monaco and Atletico Madrid play Bayer Leverkusen to determine the final two sides in the last eight.

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