Buffon keen for Juventus to avoid 'dangerous' Leicester

I guess, at least in the eyes of Buffon and Zidane, Leicester is also on that list.

Indeed, the previously unheralded club from central England is making a habit of embarrassing Europe's big teams.

That it a possibility with the incredible scenario of Manchester City or Leicester City winning Europe't op prize and Manchester United winning the Europa League.

'Some of those players at the start of the season believed all of a sudden: "We're big players, we're champions" and took their foot off the accelerator and got in their big comfy armchairs, with their Bentley in the vehicle park and maybe changed their house. We might just be the surprise package. And with that pressure off them and on the other team, anything can happen.

It's time to take them seriously.

A battling 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium last night meant the Premier League relegation battlers have joined the elite of European football in the last eight of the Champions League. He seemed to agree. "As a result we are going away with nothing tonight". When you lose, players will lose confidence.

At times, it felt as if Sevilla had never seen Leicester play before, such was the way it was exposing itself to Leicester's high-energy, counter-attacking style.

Morgan snatched his piece of history in the 27th minute to put Leicester ahead when he arrived at the far post to somehow bundle in Riyad Mahrez's free kick.

"Many thought they wouldn't hold on to their lead at the top of the Premier League - and they did".

Would Barcelona or Madrid or Bayern do the same?

Now though, things are looking considerably brighter for the English champions. "It's a cliche but we just have to wait and see who we get and then concentrate on our next game".

Even in the Premier League there is still a chance the Foxes can have a successful finish and not sour the achievements of last season. Huth and Morgan defended deeply and obdurately.

Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha told the club's official website: "Craig's skills as a coach and the high regard in which he is held by everyone the Club were well known to us".

The gameplan of intense, relentless pressing and well-drilled, committed defending was right out of Ranieri's playbook from last season, with a sense of swagger returning to Albrighton and his team-mates.

After their shock 6-1 win over PSG last week, Barcelona are considered the favourites to win the competition, according to the SPI, which will be adjusted after Friday's quarterfinal draw.

  • Salvatore Jensen