Sevilla

Atletico hope to heed Sevilla mistakes against Leicester

Sevilla were dumped out in the round of 16 on Tuesday as Leicester won 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit.

Jorge Sampaoli's side were guilty of spurning a host of chances in that opening leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan - including a missed penalty - and there was more woe in the return as Steven N'Zonzi wasted a golden opportunity to force extra time when his weak spot-kick was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Shakespeare's Leicester stick to familiar script as Sampaoli fluffs his lines

After Marc Albrighton rifled gleefully past Sergio Rico to make it 2-0 to Leicester City, the chant bellowed around a King Power Stadium rumbling to its foundations once again.

"We know what we are, we know what we are – champions of England, we know what we are."

Make no mistake this was Leicester, the Premier League champions vintage of a year ago. Those heady days of Bollinger and Bocelli seemed to come from another lifetime entirely as the depths of the Foxes' identity crisis was laid bare in Seville last month.

Schmeichel hails performance of title-winners after Leicester sink Sevilla

The Premier League champions were 2-1 down after the first leg in Spain but took an away-goals lead at the King Power Stadium through Wes Morgan, with Marc Albrighton scoring from the edge of the box to seal a quarter-final spot.

Schmeichel saved a poor Steven N'Zonzi penalty to protect his side's 3-2 aggregate victory following the dismissal of Samir Nasri and the goalkeeper credited the tactical approach from new manager Craig Shakespeare as a big factor in the result.

We pulled off the impossible again - captain Morgan hails incredible Leicester

Morgan put Leicester ahead on the night to level the scores at 2-2 on aggregate before Marc Albrighton smashed home from the edge of the box to secure another famous victory for the Premier League champions.

Kasper Schmeichel saved Steven N'Zonzi's penalty after Samir Nasri was sent off for Sevilla and Morgan said Leicester are continuing to prove their critics wrong.

"Incredible, I can't quite believe it. We didn't expect to get this far and here we are," Morgan told BT Sport.

Leicester City 2-0 Sevilla (agg 3-2): Morgan, Albrighton send Foxes through

After Schmeichel had kept the Foxes alive with a string of saves, Jamie Vardy's goal in the 2-1 first-leg defeat - which proved to be Claudio Ranieri's last game in charge - provided hope coming into Tuesday's meeting at the King Power Stadium and the momentum from subsequent back-to-back domestic wins was continued here in dramatic fashion.

Wes Morgan's scrappy effort just prior to the half-hour put the Premier League champions ahead via the away-goals rule, before Marc Albrighton's low drive had them 3-2 up on aggregate.

Sampaoli wants quarter-final spot as Sevilla birthday present

The Argentine has led Sevilla into a title challenge in LaLiga this season, where a triumph could match the Foxes' own league win of last season for surprise.

Sevilla won 2-1 in the first leg of the last-16 tie, but they ought to have been out of sight before Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back late at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

That defeat for Leicester prompted Claudio Ranieri's sacking and they have since beaten Liverpool and Hull City 3-1 under Craig Shakespeare, with Sampaoli, 57 on Monday, wary of improving opposition.

Ranieri changed the course of history - Sampaoli

Leicester lost 2-1 at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in the first leg of the last 16 tie three weeks ago and Ranieri was sacked following their return to England.

Leicester have rediscovered form under Ranieri’s replacement Craig Shakespeare, his former assistant, but Sampaoli is dismayed he will not be sharing the touchline with the Italian on Tuesday.

Higuain's knockout struggles & odds against Leicester – Champions League in Opta numbers

Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid have also joined Barca in booking their place in the quarter-finals ahead of the latest batch of games on Tuesday.

Juventus host Porto with a two-goal lead to preserve, while Premier League champions Leicester City are 2-1 down to Sevilla ahead of a second leg at the King Power Stadium that will take place with Craig Shakespeare in charge after Claudio Ranieri's sacking.

Here we look at the numbers behind two more intriguing ties, courtesy of Opta.
 

Leicester City v Sevilla

Sampaoli: Lack of football identity to cost Sevilla in Champions League

A second draw in as many games leaves Sevilla lagging behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in the race for LaLiga.

Sevilla go to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday with a 2-1 lead from the first leg, which was Claudio Ranieri's last game in charge of the Premier League champions.

Since the Italian's dismissal, Leicester have beaten Liverpool and Hull City 3-1 on home turf and they will be well-rested after a weekend without domestic duties.

'No regrets' for Ben Yedder after rejecting PSG move

The 26-year-old left Toulouse for the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in a reported €9million deal last July, after scoring 23 goals in all competitions in an impressive 2015-16 season.

Ben Yedder has netted 15 times in 30 matches for Sevilla this term, helping Jorge Sampaoli's side to mount a LaLiga title challenge and reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

The striker has now admitted that he turned down an approach from Ligue 1 champions PSG in order to move to Spain - a decision he is delighted to have made.