Leicester City continue their surprises since they came from the championship. The Foxes surprised the whole world last season by winning the English Barclay’s Premier League coming from relegation but could not find that rhythm in the league this season, rather, they turned their attention to the UEFA Champions League where they have performed well despite their poor run in the domestic league.
The Foxes have shown the class of their own by qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League joining the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and the Old Ladies “Juventus” in the round of eight, knocking out the oldest professional football club in Spain. Leicester City came into the game as Under-dogs and with 1-2 defeat in Spain in the first-leg but having an away goal advantage.
Victory for Leicester makes it three wins out of three under the guidance of Shakespeare – this is his first outing since it was formally announced he would lead the team for the remaining part of the season following Ranieri’s controversial sacking.
It was a largely assured display from the home side but they survived a scare as early as the fourth minute when Nasri forced a fine reaction save from Schmeichel at his near post.
From there, Leicester grew into the game and moved ahead on the night and in the tie as Morgan bundled home Riyad Mahrez’s devilish set-piece. Morgan and Marc Albrighton struck at the King Power Stadium and Kasper Schmeichel saved a late penalty from Steven N’Zonzi as the Foxes overcame a 2-1 deficit to record a famous 3-2 aggregate win. The quarter-final draw is scheduled for Friday.