Just as Leicester crept into our consciousness to win the English Premier League (EPL), they are slowly doing same in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
In the EPL, very few fans and pundits expected Leicester City to be the 2015/2016 EPL champions, assuming they will crumble soon but they shockingly won.
And now, they have a remarkable comeback in Europe’s elite competition.
The team, led by Craig Shakespeare defeated Sevilla 2-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals on an aggregate of 3 goals to 2. They had lost the first leg away, 2-1, resulting in the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.
Captain Wes Morgan (27′) and Marc Albrighton (55′) scored Leicester’s goals that took them to the last eight of the Champions League at the expense of 10-man Sevilla. It must be added that they are the only team from England and this is their first time of playing in the UCL.
Presently, Shakespeare will be feeling like the best coach in the world.
Really, nobody believed Leicester will win the UCL. But, the management of the club, will no doubt, pray that the scenario in the EPL repeats itself in the UCL
The club has every right to dream.
In the meantime, they have to wait till Friday for the quarter-final draws to know who they are playing in the next round.
The odds for Leicester winning the EPL was 1,000/1 but they still won the league.
And since beating Sevilla, Leicester has risen to 28/1 from 80/1 in the odds to win the UCL. But can they win it? Time will tell.
Written by Damilola Faustino