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Leicester v Sevilla: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

Published: Monday 13 March 2017, 20.16CET
"We have practised penalties, we're leaving no stone unturned," says new manager Craig Shakespeare, with Leicester eager to make their away goal count as they welcome Sevilla.
by Simon Hart in Leicester
Leicester v Sevilla: line-ups, where to watch, form guide
Riyad Mahrez and Daniel Amartey in training ahead of the Sevilla decider ©AFP/Getty Images

Tournament statistics

LeicesterSevilla

Goals scored11
 
9
Possession (%)41
 
59
Total attempts103
 
106
on target33
 
38
off target30
 
48
blocked40
 
20
against woodwork1
 
5
Corners36
 
46
Offsides20
 
26
Yellow cards19
 
19
Red Cards0
2
Fouls committed119
 
97
Fouls suffered77
 
109
Passes3403
 
4404
completed2584
 
3830

Press kits

  • Match press kit (local language)
 
Published: Monday 13 March 2017, 20.16CET

Leicester v Sevilla: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

"We have practised penalties, we're leaving no stone unturned," says new manager Craig Shakespeare, with Leicester eager to make their away goal count as they welcome Sevilla.

  • Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare eager to build on away goal, his side trailing 2-1
  • Claudio Ranieri's replacement expects "electric" atmosphere for decider
  • Foxes have won all three home games in this season's competition
  • Sevilla eight matches unbeaten in all competitions, but yet to win in England (D2 L2)

Possible line-ups
Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.
Out: Mendy (knee), Wague (shoulder)
Misses next match if booked: Huth, Slimani

Sevilla: Rico; Pareja, Rami, Mercado; Mariano, N'Zonzi, Nasri, Escudero; Iborra; Jovetić, Vitolo.
Out: Trémoulinas (knee), Vietto (not in squad), Carriço (not in squad)
Misses next match if booked:
Iborra, Pareja

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

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Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare, Leicester manager
We knew that by getting the away goal we had given ourselves a great opportunity. It will be a special occasion, the atmosphere will be electric. I am expecting the team to take momentum from the two results [against Liverpool and Hull] and the confidence gained from that, and really play on the front foot.

We have practised penalties, we are trying to leave no stone unturned – and by the way they were good, hopefully we can carry that on. Can Leicester win the Champions League? Why not?

Jorge Sampaoli, Sevilla coach
[Recent] performances haven't been consistent but we need to make sure the real Sevilla turn up and we deliver our best game. We need to show all the qualities that have helped us go head to head with Barcelona and Madrid in Spain and to compete in Europe as we have done over the years.

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Birthday boy: Jorge Sampaoli

We need to aim for the sort of performance we put on when we went to Juventus and Lyon [both 0-0 draws]. If we get overanxious the winning team will be in blue. It looks like the same [Leicester] set-up as when they won the league. They seem a lot more decisive now; they are going for it again.

The best birthday gift for me [Sampaoli turned 57 on the eve of the game] would be to be among the best eight clubs in the world. It is a historic chance for us – club, players and fans.

Weekend results
Sevilla 1-1 Leganés (Jovetić 43; Gabriel Pires 3)
Having also drawn 1-1 at Alavés the previous Monday, third-placed Sevilla dropped two more points in their pursuit of Liga leaders Real Madrid, and now lag five behind.

Leicester
The Foxes had no fixture at the weekend, but on Sunday the club confirmed that Craig Shakespeare will continue managing the side until the end of the season.

See Sevilla get narrow advantage over Leicester

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Leicester: WWLLLW
Sevilla: DDWWWW

Reporter's view: Simon Hart (@UEFAcomSimonH)
The dynamic of this tie has changed utterly since the first leg. When I was last here, for Leicester's win against Liverpool in their first game following Claudio Ranieri's sacking, they looked a team transformed. Togetherness, intensity, desire – these key ingredients are all back under Shakespeare – and confidence too following the home victories over Liverpool and Hull. Sevilla might hold the technical superiority but can they handle a full-throttle Leicester spurred on by their home supporters? It's the biggest European night in the club's history and promises to be a gripping one.

Did you know?
Leicester have a 100% home record in this season's competition, having beaten Porto (1-0), København (1-0) and Club Brugge (2-1) in the group stage. Find out more in our extensive match background.

Last updated: 13/03/17 20.38CET

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