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Nasty Jamie Vardy and meaty Wes Morgan feed Sevilla to the dogs | Barney Ronay

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Centre-forward Jamie Vardy did not score and missed an excellent chance but epitomised Leicester’s spirit, including goading Samir Nasri into a red cardTowards the end of a relentless, slightly hysterical night at the King Power Stadium Jamie Vardy could be seen punching himself repeatedly in the face. It seemed in the moment absolutely fine; all things considered entirely the right thing to do. He had just scampered 40 yards in pursuit of Riyad Mahrez before whumping his cutback miles over the bar with the goal gaping.Leicester were leading 2-0 at the time. A cool finish would have killed the tie. This was instead a crazed, dementedly adrenal finish. But still the only kind of finish Vardy was ever likely to produce on a night when his manic energy was the driving force behind the

John Aloisi puts on brave face after Brisbane fall to second ACL defeat

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Brisbane Roar beaten 3-0 by Kashima Antlers in JapanA-League side prop up Group E with one point and minus-9 goal differenceBrisbane Roar coach John Aloisi is refusing to believe his side’s AFC Champions League hopes are gone, clinging to hope they can win their remaining three games and qualify for the knockout phase.Aloisi put on a brave face after his side’s 3-0 defeat to Kashima Antlers in Japan on Tuesday night, which leaves them winless on bottom of Group E with a minus-9 goal difference. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : John Aloisi puts on brave face after Brisbane fall to second ACL defeat

Juventus see off 10-man Porto to secure Champions League quarter-final spot

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Juventus coasted into the Champions League quarter-finals as they saw off 10-man Porto 1-0 in Turin.Massimiliano Allegri’s team were 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. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Juventus see off 10-man Porto to secure Champions League quarter-final spot

Leicester stun Sevilla to reach last eight after Kasper Schmeichel save

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It was a raucous, extraordinary evening that ended with Leicester City celebrating the latest chapter in their remarkable story as Craig Shakespeare’s side took their place in the last eight of the Champions League. Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton scored the goals that mean Leicester will join Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus in the quarter-final draw in Nyon on Friday. Just let that soak in for a moment.It is an incredible tale and one that makes no sense on so many levels. Only two years ago Leicester were anchored to the foot of the Premier League and staring at the prospect of relegation to the Championship under Nigel Pearson. Now they are the English champions, flying the flag for their country in Europe’s premier club competition and manage

Wimbledon rise further above MK Dons after Jake Reeves sets up win

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“Where were you when you were us?” sang the home fans after they took the lead, summing up the mixed-up, muddled-up relationship between two clubs which will forever be conjoined by controversy and kind-of-shared history, made in Wimbledon and bought by Milton Keynes.In the league, however, the upstarts from south-west London stand apart, this victory opening a six-point lead over their arch-enemies and increasing the likelihood of a higher league finish and the crowning achievement of a short and wildly dramatic history. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Wimbledon rise further above MK Dons after Jake Reeves sets up win

Leicester City v Sevilla: Champions League last 16, second leg – as it happened

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Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton scored as Leicester reached the last eight of the Champions League at the expense of 10-man SevillaMatch report: Leicester City 2-0 Sevilla (Agg 3-2) 9.44pm GMT “Incredible,” says Wes Morgan. “We did it. We proved a lot of people wrong. We’ve pulled off the impossible again.” And how much longer are they going to keep pulling off the impossible? Into the last eight they go, at the expense of one of the best sides in Spain. Sevilla are no mugs. They’re third in La Liga! Leicester are 15th in the Premier League! They sacked their manager a month ago! They’ve never been in the Champions League before! But they’ve come up with a performance that was a blend of defiance and quality. They were gutsy, organised and ruthless at the crucial moments. They also r

Juventus 1-0 Porto (agg 3-0): Champions League last 16, second leg – as it happened

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Paulo Dybala’s first-half penalty was enough to settle a dull match, and send Juventus into the quarter finals.Match report: Juventus 1-0 Porto (Agg - 3-0) 9.38pm GMT Nothing happens in them, and that’s that! Juventus make it into the quarter finals! Ten-man Porto had a couple of decent chances to get back into the tie in the second half tonight, but couldn’t take them. Paulo Dybala’s first-half penalty, coupled with Maxi Pereira’s sending off, had broken their spirit. Juve were always in charge. But never mind that: tonight’s all about Leicester City. Just look! 9.34pm GMT 90 min: There will be three added minutes of this. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Juventus 1-0 Porto (agg 3-0): Champions League last 16, second leg – as it happened

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