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Published: Thu, February 23, 2017
Sport | By Desiree Waters

Leicester need to forget title miracle to survive - Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli


Leicester City vs Sevilla Live Streaming: The "Round of 16" matches in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 have witnessed a number of exciting encounters with goals flowing in numbers. At the group stage Claudio Ranieri stated it was a priority because they had few chances to play against the elite but it was to the detriment of their Premier League campaign.

Reigning Europa League champions Sevilla, on the other hand, are enjoying another fine season and are now in third place in Spain's Liga Santander with just FC Barcelona and league leaders, Real Madrid ahead of them.

Ranieri added: "Tomorrow could be the turning point".

Sevilla finally made their superiority count 24 minutes in when Escudero's cross from the left was met with a powerful header from his opposite wing-back Sarabia that nestled in the far corner for his ninth goal of the season.

Ahead of this game, Sampaoli said: "We're not talking about the team that won a league miraculously, you have to live in the now". "It has been tough, things haven't clicked this year, but we know if we keep giving 100 percent for each other things will change". If you see in the last 10 years what Sevilla achieved, it's fantastic. Every player wants to stay at the top all the time.

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"So previous year Leicester won the league but right now they are fighting relegation. We need one match like this". "But the present is more important than the past, even with an achievement as incredible as theirs".

The Champions League has been the only positive aspect in a struggling season for Leicester.

It appeared that Leicester would do well to return to the King Power Stadium facing a 2-0 deficit but against the run of play, they netted an away goal which had seemed so unlikely throughout the opening 72 minutes. Sampaoli has been linked to Barcelona should Luis Enrique leave the Nou Camp in the summer, with sporting director Monchi also tipped to leave for Roma. "They are better than us, but we will fight".

Stefan Jovetic leads the line for Jorge Sampaoli's side - preferred to Wissam Ben Yedder and Luciano Vietto - while Mariano and Clement Lenglet start in defence in the absence of Gabriel Mercado and Nicolas Pareja.

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