Can Leicester Overcome Sevilla’s Challenge Tonight?

By  Football Pulp - 14 March 2017

It’s Matchday in the UEFA Champions League tonight with Leicester hosting Sevilla, and Porto traveling to Turin, hoping to witness a miracle. Keeping the hammering PSG suffered at the hands of Barcelona last week, and Catalans reducing the 4-0 deficit and winning the tie 6-5 on aggregate – we can expect some magic tonight as well. Juventus are leading the tie with two away-goals, and that translates into Porto needing to score three and restricting Juve from scoring. Sounds difficult but not impossible!

Both sides are enjoying a good run of form. Casillas will be keen on extending his tally to six over the last seven matches. That is what everyone will be hoping for in Porto tonight. The battle between the Goalkeeping Gods, Casillas vs. Buffon, is a must watch, however, all eyes will be on the Leicester vs. Sevilla game.

Leicester recently sacked the man who led them to glory in the Premier League last season. We are talking about none other than Claudio Ranieri. Craig Shakespeare took charge as the interim manager and was later made permanent until the season end. Shakespeare’s first assignment was a home game against Liverpool, and Leicester humbled the visitors with a 3-1 score line. In the next match, Leicester again netted three against Hull at home, hinting resurrection. 

Leicester have a crucial away goal to boost their confidence, despite the 2-1 advantage Sevilla holds. Sevilla are enjoying an impressive run and have remained unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions. However, the visitors failed to surpass the minnows in their last two La Liga games that saw them sit third on the La Liga table, five points behind the league leaders, Real Madrid.

Leicester, on the other hand, have had an indifferent season so far and are placed 15th on the Premier League table, 5 points clear of the relegation zone. However, the sacking of Ranieri has introduced a drastic change in the dressing room, and it looks like the team is picking up from where they left last season. It’s still too early to predict the change of fate at Leicester, but they look promising, at least for now. Despite their poor form in the the Premier League, they have been outstanding in Europe and are unbeaten at home in the UEFA Champions League.

 

 

Can Leicester use the away goal to their advantage tonight against Sevilla and stun the visitors to march into the last eight of UEFA Champions League in their debut season? Feel free to visit the comments box below to share your thoughts.

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