Leicester City progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after sealing a stunning 3-2 aggregate victory over La Liga title hopefuls Sevilla.
The Foxes trailed 2-1 from the first leg in Spain three weeks ago, a result which saw Claudio Ranieri lose his job as manager, but they produced a sensational display at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night to overturn the deficit and join the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the last eight.
Captain Wes Morgan gave them a first half lead on the night to level the scores, before Marc Albrighton put Craig Shakespeare’s side in the driving seat nine minutes into the second period when he fired home from just inside the penalty box.
The visitors were then reduced to ten men when Samir Nasri received a second yellow card for clashing with Jamie Vardy, although they did get a chance to force extra time late on when Steven N’Zonzi had a spot-kick, only for Kasper Schmeichel to make the save, as he did in the first leg three weeks ago.
Shakespeare’s men held on to a remarkable victory to reach the last eight of the Champions League, and several Leicester supporters took to social media to revel in their side’s unbelievable display against the Spanish outfit on Tuesday…
THE best performance #lcfc have ever produced in their long long history. Absolutely barmy. Absolutely amazing.
— Ollie Curzon (@NoisyVuvuzela) March 14, 2017
— James Turner (@JamesTu_lcfc) March 15, 2017
Absolute pandemonium tonight! What a Result! What a performance! It's what dreams are made of! #LCFC
— lochlan welch (@lochlanwelch) March 15, 2017
Out of this world. What a performance from the boys! #lcfc
— Adam Martin (@Adsterrrrrr) March 14, 2017
— Aylestone (@AylestoneLCFC) March 14, 2017
While many Foxes fans gave huge credit to new boss Shakespeare, who has now overseen three straight victories since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri…
— LCFC player verdict (@LCFC1884VERDICT) March 14, 2017
Nigel Pearson performance that. Organised. Solid. Closed down quickly. Broke quickly. Width. #lcfc Shakespeare got it spot on.
— Rich T (@yesyesitsRT) March 14, 2017
— Dan Dracea (@DDracea) March 14, 2017
Goalkeeper Schmeichel rightly received much praise for his display against Sevilla, as did the likes of Christian Fuchs and Wilfried Ndidi…
Massive shout to Schmeichel! #lcfc
— jack (@Jack_Henson_) March 14, 2017
— Dhanjay (@Djay_11) March 14, 2017
— GAUTHAM VARMA (@GVRajaK) March 14, 2017
So proud of the entire team after that performance. Can't fault anyone. Kasper really doesn't want to concede at home in the CL. #lcfc
— Darren Clark (@lanlier) March 14, 2017
While the wider footballing community once again praised the Foxes as their incredible story continues…
The Leicester City fairytale continues…#LCFC
— Mayank Adhye (@MayankAdhye) March 15, 2017
Fairytale stuff for Leicester, joining Spurs and David Moyes in participating in the CL quarter finals more recently than Arsenal
— the Wickedest House (@revskaben) March 14, 2017
Great win Leicester. Really hope they get Barca/Bayern/Real. Their European Cup fairytale deserves it #lcfc
— Daniel Smith (@dsmith_8) March 14, 2017
— Colin Harris (@ColinHarris1) March 15, 2017