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Champions League: Leicester City boss Shakespeare wary of Sevilla threat

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By Euronews
Champions League: Leicester City boss Shakespeare wary of Sevilla threat

Leicester City’s hopes of any joy this season rests upon their European exploits.

The struggling English Premier League Champions host Sevilla aiming to overturn a 2-1 deficit in their Champions League last-16 second leg tie.

Jamie Vardy’s first leg goal has given the Foxes a glimmer of hope, but Craig Shakespeare, who has been appointed as Claudio Ranieri’s replacement until the end of the season, is wary of the Spaniards.

He said: “They’ve got huge experience in Europe. We’ve seen what they’ve been about over the last few years with winning the (European) trophies. I’ll expect them to play the same way. A very good position game and they’ve got some very good players of which offensively we’ll have to be massively aware of.”

Sevilla completely outplayed Leicester in the first leg in Spain despite conceding a goal and will be confident of progressing to the quarter finals of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 1958.

Sevilla have no injury concerns, with the exception of long-term absentees Benoit Tremoulinas and Michael Krohn-Dehli.

Spain international Vitolo however returns following a domestic suspension.

The other last 16 second leg tie sees Juventus entertain FC Porto with the Italian champions holding a 2-0 advantage from two weeks ago.

Juve head into the tie heavy favourites to reach only their second quarter-final in four years.