Gary Lineker goes mental on Twitter after Schmeichel saves N'Zonzi's penalty

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Leicester City are through to the Champions League quarter-finals, unbelievable.

Having lost the first leg 2-1 against Sevilla - who are third in La Liga, by the way - the Foxes needed a special performance at the King Power Stadium to overturn the deficit.

And, incredibly, they did exactly that.

Wes Morgan clawed a goal back from a free-kick in the 27th minute, while Marc Albrighton produced a tidy left-footed finish to make it 3-2 on aggregate just before the hour mark.

And their cause was given a timely boost in the 74th minute when Samir Nasri received a second yellow card for 'headbutting' Jamie Vardy.

Vardy's reaction to the collision was pretty pathetic, in truth, but Nasri should have known better having already picked up a booking earlier in the game.

However, the game's most dramatic moment was yet to come.

In the 79th minute, Vitolo was put through on goal and, after dinking the ball over Kasper Schmeichel, was absolutely clattered into by the Dane. Penalty Sevilla.

Former Stoke City midfielder Steven N'Zonzi was the man tasked with converting the spot-kick to score a vital away goal take the game to extra-time.

Not on Schmeichel's watch. The goalkeeper went the right way to save N'Zonzi's albeit terrible penalty and help Leicester through to the quarter-finals. Check out his save below.

As you might expect, Gary Lineker went absolutely mental after Schmeichel's game-winning save and expressed his delight with an x-rated tweet.

Brilliant. Leicester were fully deserving of their historic win on the night having contained a dangerous Sevilla side and taken their chances.

By reaching the quarter-final stage, the Foxes have progressed further in the Champions League than Arsenal have managed in the past seven years.

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