Sevilla sent a class tweet to Leicester City after their Champions League game

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Regardless of whether Claudio Ranieri's sacking is the reason behind Leicester City's return to form, reaching the Champions League quarter-finals is a phenomenal achievement.

Many will argue the Foxes are only where they are because of Ranieri - and rightly so - but they still deserve credit for defying the odds against Sevilla on Tuesday night.

Having lost the first leg 2-1, Jamie Vardy and co. needed a win at the King Power Stadium over a side that is currently third in La Liga.

A very tall order - but one they were more than up to.

Wes Morgan sparked the comeback in the 27th minute, the Jamaican beating Sergio Rico at the far post from Riyad Mahrez's deep cross.

Leicester continued to create chances thereafter and were eventually rewarded for their pressure through Marc Alrighton just before the hour mark.

When the ball fell at his feet inside the 18-yard box, the winger made no mistake in finding the bottom-right corner with a clinical left-footed drive.

A penalty awarded to Sevilla in the 80th minute threatened to take the game to extra-time but Kasper Schmeichel was equal to Steven N'Zonzi's effort and produced a brilliant save.

Sevilla perhaps would have felt hard done by after the game having seen Samir Nasri sent off for a coming together with Vardy, but they were dignified in defeat.

The Spanish outfit sent a classy message to Leicester on Twitter to wish them well in the latter stages of the Champions League (see below).


They wrote: "We wish @LCFC the best of luck in the @ChampionsLeague."

Class. Leicester's fairytale Champions League campaign goes on, with Schmeichel perfectly summing up the feeling around the King Power.

He said: "Unbelievable achievement for the club. Proud of the boys. Amazing night. The fans, the flags, the music. Incredible to be standing here as Champions League quarter-finalists."

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Gary Lineker
Leicester City

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