Leicester boss Shakespeare targets UCL upset with Eagles duo

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Leicester boss Shakespeare targets UCL upset with Eagles duo

Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare, believes Nigerian duo Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa together with their Foxes' team-mates can spring further surprises after progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton were on target as the Foxes overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit to advance 3-2 at the expense of Sevilla. While Ndidi started and played the entire 90 minutes, Musa was not named in the match day squad for the visit of the Spaniards

Reacting to his side's progress into the quarter-finals, a delighted Shakespeare, who was taking charge of his first game as permanent manager, said:

"We might just be the surprise team," Shakespeare told Sky Sports.  

"We know there's going to be some terrific teams, as there were in the previous round.

"We have to be delighted with the performance and knocking Sevilla out. Their record in Europe is there for everyone to see. We're in there on merit. Make no mistake about that." 

It was Shakespeare's first game as a full-time boss after his appointment until the end of the season was confirmed on Sunday. He became the third English manager to make the last eight of the Champions League after Harry Redknapp and Sir Bobby Robson.

Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus, and Borussia Dortmund are already in the last eight, while Kelechi Iheanacho's Manchester City could join the Foxes with victory at Monaco on Wednesday night.

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