KNOWLEDGE IS WEALTH
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2016-17 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg Leicester City Vs Sevilla Tuesday March 14,2017
Leicester have a near full-strength squad available as they aim to overturn a 2-1 deficit in their Champions League last-16 tie with Spanish side Sevilla.
French midfielder Nampalys Mendy will be missing after he suffered a knee injury during training.
The second leg represents the Foxes' first home knockout game in Europe's premier club competition.
They were outplayed in the first leg in Spain but were given hope thanks to Jamie Vardy's second-half goal.
The first-leg defeat was Claudio Ranieri's final match as City manager
before he was sacked,
nine months after leading them to the Premier League title.
Since then they have won both their Premier League matches 3-1 - against
- under Craig Shakespeare, who has been
appointed as boss until the end of the season.
Sevilla claimed a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture, the first time they had ever faced Leicester City in European competition.
Leicester have never beaten Spanish opposition in European competition (D1 L4; also Atletico Madrid in 1961-62 Cup Winners Cup and 1997-98 Uefa Cup).
Seven of the past nine times a side has lost 2-1 away from home in a Champions League first-leg knockout tie, they have failed to go through.
Leicester City are the first team since Malaga in 2012-13 to finish top of their group on their Champions League debut.
The Foxes were one of only four teams to win all three of their 2016-17 Champions League home group games (Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich & Barcelona being the others).
Of the sides still in the competition, Leicester have the lowest average share of possession this season in the Champions League (39.6%).
Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in three of the four goals Leicester have scored at home this season in the Champions League.
Sevilla have reached the Champions League knockout stages in three of their four appearances. However, they have never gone past the last 16.
No team has kept more clean sheets this season in the Champions League than Sevilla (five, same as Juventus).
Sevilla are yet to lose on the road in the Champions League this season (W1 D2), keeping clean sheets in all three of those games.
Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi has attempted more passes than any other player this campaign in the Champions League (610).
Samir Nasri has only recorded one goal and one assist in 17 Champions League knockout games.
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