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Soccer-Leicester into quarter-finals after victory over Sevilla
March 14, 2017 / 9:39 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Leicester into quarter-finals after victory over Sevilla

* Leicester beat Sevilla 2-0 to reach Champions League quarters

* Wes Morgan opened the scoring for Leicester

* Marc Albrighton scored with a drilled finish in the second half

* Steven N‘Zonzi missed a penalty for Sevilla

* Samir Nasri was sent off for Sevilla

LEICESTER, March 14 (Reuters) - Leicester City kept their Champions League adventure alive as goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton gave them a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Tuesday to put them into the quarter-finals.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg the English champions, who are battling relegation in the Premier League, produced a gutsy display to defeat the silky Spaniards who missed a penalty and had Samir Nasri sent off.

Steven N‘Zonzi had the chance to take the tie into extra time from the spot but Kasper Schmeichel came to Leicester’s rescue.

Leicester have now won all three games since Claudio Ranieri was sacked and replaced by Craig Shakespeare.

Sevilla, who had not conceded an away goal in this season’s competition, piled forward in the closing minutes but Champions League debutants Leicester held firm on a tumultuous night at the King Power Stadium. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)

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