Claudio Ranieri’s men kept their fairytale hopes alive with a late goal from Jamie Vardy despite losing the first leg 2-1 to Spanish side Sevilla. They away goal is crucial and a one-goal deficit will not be too difficult to catch up with and Leicester can still hold on to hopes of a Champions League dream run.
Leicester City Player Ratings
Kasper Schmeichel 7/10- Despite being beaten twice the Foxes’ keeper made a number of good saves to keep the scoreline at 2-1, giving his side a chance in the second leg. He also produced a brilliant penalty save.
Danny Simpson 5/10- Did a good job while attacking and put in tackles. But he was quite easily put off defensively, by overlapping runs on his side.
Robert Huth 6/10- Was generally strong when it came to aerial duels but was struggling when Leicester needed to show resilience as the back four were usually not in sync.
Wes Morgan 5/10- Was not at his best and gave away the penalty. Found it difficult to deal with Jovetic and his trickery.
Onyinye Ndidi 5/10- Did a decent job in breaking up Sevilla’s play and just had one long range effort on goal but was lacking pace, which eventually didn’t do him a lot of good.
Christian Fuchs 5/10- Almost scored an own-goal early in the game with a header and struggled to get upfield in the attack. He was ineffective and under pressure throughout the game.
Danny Drinkwater 6/10- One of the best players in the English club for the night, he angled in a wonderful cross into the box for Vardy’s goal. Was the only creative performer in the heart of his side’s midfield.
Marc Albrighton 6/10- Whipped in some crosses from the left side with his right foot but to no avail as he didn’t cause too much threat.
Riyad Mahrez 4/10- Could not be his usual dangerous self as he was fouled and dispossessed quickly and easily whenever he received the ball.
Jamie Vardy 6/10- Got an important away goal as he fired in from Drinkwater’s cross from close range. But was largely not involved as the striker had a rather quiet evening.
Ahmed Musa 4/10- Barely managed to create any openings for himself or his teammates as he was involved minimally in the game, substituted rightfully so.
Daniel Amartey 5/10- Introduced late on as Ranieri looked to introduce fresh legs.
Demarai Gray 6/10- Had a few mazy dribbling runs forward but wasn’t able to conjure anything absolutely threatening.
Sevilla Player Ratings
Sergio Rico 6/10- Couldn’t do much about Vardy’s goal but was comfortable with the other efforts that Leicester had.
Adil Rami 6/10- Hit the crossbar with a late header and dealt with Mahrez and Vardy well on the counterattack with ease.
Mariano 7/10- Full of energy as always, running up and down the right-hand side, offering a lot in the attack for the home side.
Sergio Escudero 7/10- Had a few shots from distance, and was a threat throughout as he provided an assist.
Clement Lenglet 6/10- Was subbed off due to an injury, but bright and confident when he was playing the ball out from the back.
Steven N’zonzi 7/10- Another classy performance from the tall midfielder, who looked calm and composed. Also made a few strides forward when space was available.
Vitolo 7/10- Had a tremendous game as he kept causing problems for Leicester, cutting in from the flanks and making Schmeichel work from time to time. Hit the post with one of his efforts.
Samir Nasri 7/10- Moved the ball well and kept it comfortably deep in midfield. Forced the Leicester defense into a few problems when he drove forward.
Pablo Sarabia 8/10- Got the opener with a lovely header and was a constant threat down the right side. A live-wire which proved difficult for Leicester to deal with.
Joaquin Correa 6/10- Missed a penalty in the first half but made up for it with a close-range finish after the break.
Stefan Jovetic 8/10- Was instrumental throughout the game as he created the goal for Correa. Held the ball up well and was superb throughout, causing Leicester nightmares all night.
Iborra 6/10- Settled well in midfield when brought on and got a good amount of passing and rhythm in the second half.
Daniel Carrico 5/10- Forced to play in the center of defense as Lenglet came off injured and struggled to deal with Leicester’s pace whenever they threatened to score.