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Leicester City fan who won big last season has backed them to win Champions League

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Can anyone believe that Leicester City are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League?

Craig Shakespeare's team overcame Sevilla in their last-16 tie this week and will be in the pot with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in Friday's draw.

It's a truly stunning achievement. Their defence of the Premier League has been miserable but they've been the biggest story in Europe.

Tuesday's 2-0 win over Sevilla at the King Power Stadium will live long in the memory of Leicester's supporters.

Seeing Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and co. in Europe is a sight that Leicester fans will remember forever. And just imagine if they draw one of the big three in the last-eight draw?

Life is pretty good for Leicester supporters at the minute, and one fan in particular. Leigh Herbert was one of those who backed the Foxes at 5,000-1 last season.

Herbert stuck £5 on Leicester to do the unthinkable, earning himself a cool return of £20,683 (he cashed out £2 of his bet before the season finished).

Party down the pub

“When we win the league, we will be having a huge party down the pub,” Herbert told the Mirror before the title was sewn up.

“All my mates are Leicester fans and to see us win the Premier League will be a dream come true - and to win a small fortune along with it is just the icing on the cake. It will be a day none of us will ever forget."

Herbert backed Leicester in Europe

We seriously hope you backed Herbert when he delivered the following, remarkable tip back in April.

"Leicester City to win everything and Jamie Vardy to be top scorer! And I already have a £10 bet at 100-1 that Leicester will win the Champions League..."

So the guy who just won £20,000 could be about to win an extra £1,010. How’s your luck?

Can Leicester actually the Champions League? Let us know in the comments section below!

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