Champions League: Vardy gives Leicester hope in Sevilla defeat

Posted on Feb 23 2017 - 2:18am by admin

Leicester City's forward Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring during their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match against Sevilla on February 22, 2017

targets from Pablo Sarabia and Joaquin Correa had given Sevilla a deserved 2-0 lead, at the same time as Correa also noticed a penalty saved by using Schmeichel.

Jamie Vardy‘s first Champions League intention gave Leicester city a lifeline in their remaining sixteen tie regardless of taking place 2-1 to Sevilla in Wednesday’s first leg.

goals from Pablo Sarabia and Joaquin Correa had given Sevilla a deserved 2-zero lead, at the same time as Correa additionally noticed a penalty saved through the impressed Kasper Schmeichel.

on the other hand, regardless of Sevilla’s dominance, Schmeichel’s heroics and Vardy’s strike way the English champions are smartly within the tie in advance of the 2d leg at house on March 14.

the 2 sides couldn’t be in additional contrasting kind with Sevilla just three factors off the top of la Liga, even as Leicester face a relegation combat just a yr after defying all the odds to win the most excellent League.

Sevilla’s first large chance arrived 14 minutes in when Correa showed more fight and fleetness of foot than the Leicester defence throughout the space and was once chopped down with the aid of travelling captain Wes Morgan.

Correa received a combat together with his teammates to take the spot-kick, however was once much less a success with a tame effort that Schmeichel simply gathered.

The Dane then confirmed effective reflexes to get down low to his left to parry Sergio Escudero’s low driven effort from the edge of the field.

Sevilla at last made their superiority count 24 minutes in when Escudero’s cross from the left was met with a powerful header from his reverse wing-again Sarabia that nestled in the a long way nook for his ninth goal of the season.

The a method visitors endured as Stefan Jovetic’s looping long-range effort used to be became over by using Schmeichel prior to the ‘keeper produced any other gorgeous stop to once again deny Correa.

Leicester didn’t have a single effort on intention within the first-1/2, but did at least test Sergio Rico early in the 2nd length, albeit with a movements retailer when he accrued Wilfred Ndidi’s volley from range.

Vitolo then nearly undid Schmeichel’s excellent work within the first half of with an audacious effort from the narrowest of angles that clipped the inside of the Leicester ‘keeper’s near post.

just because the visitors were beginning to realize a foothold, Sevilla doubled their lead as Jovetic held off two Leicester defenders then laid the ball perfectly into Correa’s route to complete high previous Schmeichel from close range.

however, Claudio Ranieri’s men responded to get an away goal that might prove crucial in three weeks’ time.

Danny Drinkwater broke down the left and his low go used to be turned home on the stretch by Vardy for his first goal since December.

Leicester nonetheless needed to see out a late onslaught as Sevilla sought to revive their two-intention benefit.

Adil Rami came closest when his thunderous header came back off the bar, however Leicester held out to maintain hope their maiden Champions League campaign can stretch into the remaining eight.

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