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Leicester City continue Champions League fairytale debut by reaching quarter-finals

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By Euronews  with reuters
Leicester City continue Champions League fairytale debut by reaching quarter-finals

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

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg the English champions, who are battling relegation in the Premier League, produced a gutsy display to defeat the silky Spaniards who missed a penalty and had Samir Nasri sent off.

Steven N’Zonzi had the chance to take the tie into extra time from the spot but Kasper Schmeichel came to Leicester’s rescue.

Leicester have now won all three games since Claudio Ranieri was sacked and replaced by Craig Shakespeare.

Sevilla, who had not conceded an away goal in this season’s competition, piled forward in the closing minutes but Champions League debutants Leicester held firm on a tumultuous night at the King Power Stadium.

Juve in cruise control

Juventus coasted into the quarter-finals as Paulo Dybala’s penalty gave them a 1-0 home win over Porto who played the second half with 10 men on Tuesday.

The Italians never looked like relinquishing their 2-0 lead from the first leg of the last 16 tie in Portugal three weeks ago despite allowing the visitors plenty of possession in the first half.

Porto’s lingering hopes ended when Maximiliano Pereira stopped Juve striker Gonzalo Higuain’s goalbound shot with his hands and was sent off, leaving Dybala to dispatch the penalty with aplomb three minutes before halftime.

Francisco Soares missed Porto’s best chance when he got clean through early in the second period but sent his shot wide of Gianluigi Buffon’s goal.

Porto keeper Iker Casillas re-wrote the history books on the night when he made a record 175th appearance in a UEFA club competition beating former AC Milan player Paolo Maldini’s previous mark.