After claiming a 2-0 home victory against the 10-man Sevilla, Leicester entered into the quarter-final on their maiden Champions League season.
From the 2-1 behind at the end of first leg score, Leicester City finally earned a 3-2 victory on aggregate after claiming a 2-0 win in the second leg of UCL 2016/17 round of 16. Wes Morgan (27’) and Marc Albrighton (54’) scored one goal each for the English side. On the other hand, Samir Nasri was sent off because of his two bookings which was worsen by Steven N’Zonzi through a penalty miss.
Sevilla had a good chance to score an early away goal as Samir Nasri was in a very good position. On just 4 minutes, Nasri’s close range right-angle shot excellently saved by the hosts’ shot-stopper (Kasper Schmeichel).
Leicester broke the deadlock on 27 minutes. Mahrez’s curling free-kick beat the visiting defenders and found the necessary knee of Morgan which led to travel into the net.
After that score, Sevilla raised their attacking football but still couldn’t open their scoreline in the match.
In the first half, Sevilla was looking better on the pitch but their final attacks should be batter. However, Leicester was looking dangerous during their attacks which also produced their only goal in that half.
Just 8 minutes of the second half, Sevilla had great chances to equalize the scoreline. Escudero’s 33-yard distance shot almost entered to the net which was unluckily hit down the upper post.
In the returning ball, there was a great clear chance for Yedder who disappointedly fired up huge over the post.
At the very next minute, Albrighton brought the lead for Leicester on aggregate scoreline (On Aggregate: Leicester 3 – 2 Sevilla) as the hosts took 2-0 lead on the night.
Adil Rami tried to clear Mahrez’s cross but the French defender’s header reached to the totally unmarked Albrighton who made no mistake to send the ball into the net. Albrighton’s calmly finish put into the strong position to the last time English Premier League champions.
On 67 minutes, Jamie Vardy had a good opportunity but his volley went wide the post.
The real game changing moment came on 74 minutes when Nasri was sent off due to getting second yellow card of the match. Before that incident, Nasri was already shown a yellow card on 18 minutes after he had unnecessarily kicked out Ndidi from behind.
During the red card incident, Nasri and Verdy went for a head clash which produced yellow cards for both of them. Due to receiving two yellow cards, Nasri was sent off at very next after showing a red card to him.
However just 4 minutes later of that red card incident, there was a twisted plot as Sevilla earned a penalty after Schmeichel had a without ball contact against Vitolo inside the penalty box.
Despite that, Sevilla failed to capitalise that precious scope as N’Zonzi’s weak shot saved by the hosts’ goalie after making a good judgment. It was a great chance for the Spanish side to make a comeback into the match.
After that, Sevilla tried hard to open their account on the night but the hosts’ alerted defenders and goalkeeper together denied to concede any goal.
Meanwhile, the hosts had several good opportunities to extend their lead during the last 10 minutes. But they were failed at the end to use those opportunities.
At the end, Leicester had the last laugh as they qualified into the quarter-final of the ongoing UCL.