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Sevilla boss Sampaoli concedes defeat

Champions League By: Collins Udeme | 15/03/2017

Sevilla boss Sampaoli concedes defeat

Despite valuing the effort of his team who had to play with a man less after Samir Nasri was sent off, Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli believes the best team won.

The pressure also got to the coach who was himself sent to the stands later in the game.

"The team made a huge effort but their goalkeeper was very important. He stopped two penalties and gave Leicester the advantage.

"We were on top in the second half and generated some good situations but it became very difficult." Sampaoli said on Marca

Sevilla were unable to score an away goal which would've taken the tie to extra time, and he pondered the advantage that Jamie Vardy's first-leg strike had given the Foxes.

"In the first leg, the advantage needed to be bigger. These two-legged ties are resolved by minute details and we were worse than our rival."

Though being out of European football for the first time in years is very much a reality for the Andalusians, Sampaoli could've done with it being just a fantasy.