Schmeichel reveals 'relief' as Leicester maintain Champions League bid
Mar 18 2017 by Marjorie Miles
The 30-year-old has only conceded two goals - both to Sevilla - in his six European games this season but played down his record in the Champions League.
"Leicester City Football Club is pleased to confirm Craig Shakespeare as its first-team manager for the rest of the 2016/17 season", said a club statement.
Does Leicester's triumphant progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League prove the club was right to sack Claudio Ranieri last month, or does it serve as further evidence in the case against the players?
WES MORGAN rewrote the history books last night (March 14) by becoming the inaugural Jamaican global to bag a Champions League goal.
"The big men in front of me take most of the hits and when they finally do get through it's my job to stop them".
"I don't think there will be a single coach who is hoping they face Leicester", said the former France worldwide.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that the one team he wants to avoid in the last eight of the Champions League is English champions Leicester City.
The results:Leicester City 2 (Morgan 27, Albrighton 54) bt Sevilla 0 (Leicester won 3-2 on aggregate); Juventus 1 (Dybala 42-pen) bt Porto 0 (Juventus won 3-0 on aggregate).
Between 2012 and 2017, you can literally count on your fingers the number of times Premier League teams have reached quarter-finals - five times.
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I don't think last week was a performance that was indicative of the group. "We just didn't start well". We're excited to right the wrongs, go out and put in a good performance at home.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund might have something to say about that.
Atletico, which made it to two Champions League finals in the last three seasons and won the Spanish league in 2014, is trying to re-establish itself as the third force in Spanish soccer after a hard start this season. "We might be the surprise team".
Asked if there was a team he was hoping to come up against, he smiled and replied simply, "No".
Shakespeare also defended Leicester striker Jamie Vardy against allegations of cheating from Sevilla's Samir Nasri.
"Against one of the best teams in Europe we needed to keep cool heads but also show that competitive edge, so the plan was to press high and make it as uncomfortable as possible for Sevilla", Shakespeare added. While it seemed to get to Sevilla's players, it inspired the home side.
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli was even sent to the stands as his club's dream of a first Champions League crown went up in smoke.
"I managed to get some VIP tickets in the royal box, amusing really as it was Leicester v Crystal Palace and Leicester won in the last minute. Escudero went close and they went and scored the second goal, which was decisive".
'It was an fantastic evening, I'm proud of all the boys.