- Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare eager to build on away goal, his side trailing 2-1
- Claudio Ranieri’s replacement expects “electric” atmosphere for decider
- Foxes have won all three home games in this season’s competition
- Sevilla eight matches unbeaten in all competitions, but yet to win in England (D2 L2)
- Sevilla press conference scheduled for 19:30CET
Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.
Out: Mendy (knee), Wague (shoulder)
Misses next match if booked: Huth, Slimani
Sevilla: Rico; Rami, Pareja, Mercado; Mariano, N’Zonzi, Nasri, Escudero; Vázquez, Jovetić, Vitolo.
Out: Trémoulinas (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Iborra, Pareja
Craig Shakespeare, Leicester manager
We knew that by getting the away goal we had given ourselves a great opportunity. It will be a special occasion, the atmosphere will be electric. I am expecting the team to take momentum from the two results [against Liverpool and Hull] and the confidence gained from that, and really play on the front foot. We have practised penalties, we are trying to leave no stone unturned – and by the way they were good, hopefully we can carry that on. Can Leicester win the Champions League? Why not?
Jorge Sampaoli, Sevilla coach
Conference scheduled for 19:30CET
Sevilla 1-1 Leganés (Jovetić 43; Gabriel Pires 3)
Having also drawn 1-1 at Alavés the previous Monday, third-placed Sevilla dropped two more points in their pursuit of Liga leaders Real Madrid, and now lag five behind.
The Foxes had no fixture at the weekend, but on Sunday the club confirmed that Craig Shakespeare will continue managing the side until the end of the season.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Reporter’s view: Simon Hart (@UEFAcomSimonH)
The dynamic of this tie has changed utterly since the first leg. When I was last here, for Leicester’s win against Liverpool in their first game following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking, they looked a team transformed. Togetherness, intensity, desire – these key ingredients are all back under Shakespeare – and confidence too following the home victories over Liverpool and Hull. Sevilla might hold the technical superiority but can they handle a full-throttle Leicester spurred on by their home supporters? It’s the biggest European night in the club’s history and promises to be a gripping one.
Did you know?
Leicester have a 100% home record in this season’s competition, having beaten Porto (1-0), København (1-0) and Club Brugge (2-1) in the group stage. Find out more in our extensive match background.