Goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton turned the tie on its head but the Foxes were equally indebted to Kasper Schmeichel, who denied the ten-man visitors from the spot
Leicester City’s remarkable UEFA Champions League debut surges on after the English title holders ousted a Sevilla side that have won European silverware for the past three seasons to reach the last eight.
Trailing 2-1 from the round of 16 first leg, Leicester reversed their fortunes with goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton but there was plenty more drama to come. First Samir Nasri was sent off, then the ten men won a penalty. However, Kasper Schmeichel, who had denied Joaquín Correa from the spot in Seville, repeated the feat against Steven N’Zonzi as the Foxes held on.
The visitors had been on top when Morgan inadvertently bundled the ball in midway through the first half. If there was an element of luck about the first, not so the second as Albrighton coolly slotted in from the edge of the box.
That said, moments before the goal that made it 2-0 on the night, Sergio Escudero struck the underside of the bar at the other end with a stunning long-range effort, and even Nasri’s dismissal did not end Sevilla’s challenge. Schmeichel saw to that.