Riyad Mahrez: 'English' style helped Leicester in UCL clash at Sevilla
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 24, 2017,
Feb 24, 2017, 8:02
Juventus scored twice in the second-half to take control of their Champions League round-of-16 tie against FC Porto who were reduced to ten men after Alex Telles picked up two yellow cards within the space of ninety seconds.
The Old Lady return to Turin knowing Porto will need to produce something truly special to progress to the quarter finals.
On a run of three straight games without conceding a goal, Sevilla hosts Leicester in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Jorge Sampaoli's side virtually increased their benefit when Mahrez thoughtlessly distributed the round as well as Vitolo's long-range initiative cannoned off Robert Huth yet the back-pedalling Schmeichel tipped it over, prior to conserving from Correa as half-time came close to.
"I'm an honest guy, I say what I mean". They were recently knocked out of the FA Cup by Millwall and have not lived up to expectations in the Premier League this season.
We did that, and we still have every chance. We hit twice in quick succession when they got exhausted, exactly as Allegri told us to do.
The Champions League has been the only positive aspect in a struggling season for Leicester.
Nuno Espirito Santo's men went close at the other end two minutes later as Miguel Layun sent in a risky cross from the left, but Hector Herrera directed his header at the back post to the right of the goal.
The second leg in Leicester is on March 14.
Bonucci was subsequently dropped from the matchday squad for the Porto game and after a very public dressing down, was forced to watch on from the executive box, conspicuously perched alone on a stool, in an Allegri power play that has the potential to disrupt the team.
However, they were fortunate not to be two-down on 50 minutes when Samir Nasri played in Vitolo behind the defence and his low shot rebounded off the inside of the post and rolled along the goalline before being cleared. "In the end if we were a little more calm on the counterattack we could have done something more but it was very, very important - there is a match at home and everything is open". One of the best ways of following your club in the Champions League is with the official UEFA Champions League app and we have the details coming right up.
Vardy's second-half goal - his first strike in 748 minutes - gave Leicester hope after Pablo Sarabia's classy first-half opener and Joaquin Correa's goal put Sevilla into a commanding lead. The newly updated free app will give you the confirmed Leicester lineup vs Sevilla, live score, team news and much more.