Champions League: Leicester City showed big heart, says Claudio Ranieri

The two teams met again for the second leg on March 14th at the King Power Stadium in what should be a cracking game.

They were outplayed for so much of the match and trailed to goals from Pablo Sarabia and Joaquín Correa on a night when Kasper Schmeichel was outstanding and made a number of superb saves, including keeping out a first-half penalty.

Although Juventus then dominated possession and the goal-scoring opportunities, it wasn't until late on in the second half that the breakthrough finally came, following some smart substitutions from Massimo Allegri.

For Leicester, the knowledge that they're returning home with a chance of reaching the Champions League quarterfinals is more than enough.

Sevilla, looking to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 1958, signalled their early intent as Sarabia shot over while Christian Fuchs sparked panic when his header nearly caught out Schmeichel. Now we know our focus is on the Liverpool match.

"Today we are not talking about the team that won the league so brilliantly, we're talking about one that is not doing well and is fighting relegation".

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"It is hard to imagine such a big difference [between the sides] in a Champions League game", said Sampaoli, who watched the game from the stands as he was serving a touchline ban.

Minutes later, much to the surprise, Jamie Vardy made a move to put back a low cross from Danny Drinkwater giving the Foxes an away goal advantage. "Going 2-0 down at a place like this, we kept going because we knew how important the away goal might be". "This goal reopens our confidence".

The Spanish side lost defender Clement Lenglet through injury 10 minutes after the break and started to make errors, before Jovetic set up Correa to score their second goal in the 62nd minute. Ranieri got so much from the team previous year with so little but now he is struggling, the past doesn't matter, even when you have done something as miraculous as he did. However, the club has had success with their Champions League debut so Claudio Ranieri will be hoping to keep hold of that dream.

Leicester was still suffering from the shock defeat to Milwall in the FA Cup encounter. I think we deserved a bit more. "They did quite well today and the tie is open".

It won't be an easy task this evening though, as Leicester takes on the winners of the Europa League for three seasons in a row.

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