UCL: Round of 16 results  – Leicester stun Sevilla to reach quarter-finals; Juve beat 10-man Porto

​Juventus 1 – 0 FC Porto

Leicester City 2 – 0 Sevilla

  • Leicester City 2 – 0 Sevilla

Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton fired Leicester to a glorious victory over Sevilla – and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Foxes continue to stun Europe’s football elite after turning around a 2-1 first leg deficit to win 2-0 on the night at the King Power Stadium – and 3-2 on aggregate.

Craig Shakespeare’s first game in full time charge ended with last season’s shock Premier League champions keeping their European adventure alive.

They were helped when Samir Nasri all but ended Sevilla’s hopes after he was sent off having squared up to Jamie Vardy.

Kasper Schmeichel also saved Steven Nzonzi’s penalty – his second spot-kick stop of the tie – and Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli was sent to the stands to cap his wretched night.

  • ​Juventus 1 – 0 FC Porto

Juventus coasted into the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they saw off 10-man Porto 1-0 in Turin.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men were already 2-0 ahead in the tie having come through the first leg in Portugal unscathed, and the Serie A leaders never looked in danger of letting that advantage slip at Juventus Stadium.

Any hope of a comeback from the visitors ended just before half-time when defender Maxi Pereira was sent off for handball on the line and Paulo Dybala slotted in the resulting penalty.

Porto, who saw Brazilian defender Alex Telles sent off in the first leg, had little option but to try to take the match to the Italians as Francisco Soares fired in an early effort on goal, which was straight at Gianluigi Buffon.

After 11 minutes, Miguel Layun was brought down by Juan Cuadrado which saw the Juventus man cautioned and concede a free-kick in a dangerous position on the left.

However, the delivery from Yacine Brahimi was poor, as Juventus hacked the ball away at the edge of the penalty area.

Juventus had a chance to put the tie to bed in the 23rd minute when Mario Mandzukic was picked out in the Porto penalty area by a deep free-kick from Cuadrado.

The Croatian striker, though, could not direct his downward header past veteran Porto keeper Iker Casillas, who overtook Paolo Maldini at the top of the all-time UEFA club appearances list with 175 games.

The breakthrough came five minutes before half-time.

The ball was swung into the Porto six-yard box from a corner, with Alex Sandro sending a header down towards the bottom corner which Casillas palmed away.

Gonzalo Higuain lashed the rebound back towards goal at the far post, where defender Pereira flung himself at the ball, making a block with his arm.

Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan had little option but to pull out a red card, with Dybala making no mistake from the penalty, scoring low into the bottom right corner to all but kill off the tie.


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