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Shakespeare believes Leicester can pen another glorious chapter

Leicester City v Sevilla, Champions League Round of 16, Second Leg, King Power Stadium, Tonight, 7.45pm

By Nick Mashiter

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare insists the Foxes can win the Champions League.

They host Sevilla in the last 16 tonight, trailing 2-1 from last month's first leg, in Shakespeare's first game as full-time manager.

Shakespeare won his first two matches in charge - before Sunday's confirmation he would be boss until the end of the season - following Claudio Ranieri's February sacking.

A 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium would send the Foxes into the last eight on away goals and, after last season's shock 5,000-1 Premier League triumph, Shakespeare said Leicester must believe they can win the competition.

"Why not? We are in it, we have to try to be competitive," said the 53-year-old, who was Ranieri's assistant. "There is no free game in football, you have to try to win every game and show that determination and competitiveness.

"We know the importance of getting that goal. It is going to be a huge task but hopefully with the crowd we can go through."

Jamie Vardy's away goal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium gave the Foxes hope after Kasper Schmeichel made a number of saves, including from Joaquin Correa's first-half penalty, to keep them in the tie.

Ranieri was dismissed just 24 hours after the defeat in Spain but Shakespeare believes Vardy's strike gives the tie a different complexion.

He said: "We knew by getting the away goal we had given ourselves a great opportunity.

"I'm expecting the team to take momentum from the two results (wins over Liverpool and Hull) and the confidence gained and play on the front foot."

The Foxes have also practiced penalties in case of a shoot-out.

"We have, we are trying to leave no stone unturned - and by the way they were good, hopefully we can carry that on," Shakespeare added.

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