Leicester books place among Champions League's last 8

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 15:00

Leicester City kept their Champions League adventure alive as goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton gave them a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sevilla to put them into the quarter-finals.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, the English champions produced a fine display to defeat the silky Spaniards, who missed a penalty and had Samir Nasri sent off in the second half.

Steven N'Zonzi had the chance to take the tie into extra time from the spot but Kasper Schmeichel came to Leicester's rescue with his second penalty save in the competition this season.

Now, as the unlikely champion of England after winning last season's Premier League at odds of 5,000-1, the previously unheralded club from central England can look forward to being involved in Friday's quarterfinals draw in the Champions League with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.

Juventus eliminated FC Porto in Tuesday's other game.

It was a sorry night for Sevilla and its frustrated coach Jorge Sampaoli, who was sent to the stands in the closing stages for complaining to the match officials.

The Spanish side was looking to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time but couldn't match the intensity of the home side.

As for Leicester, life just gets better in its first season in Europe's top club competition.

This was its third straight win since last season's title-winning coach Claudio Ranieri was fired, with the team fighting a relegation battle in its Premier League title defence.

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