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Kasper Schmeichel saves Leicester’s Champions League dreams

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has spoken of the “relief” the team felt after they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Goals from club captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton saw Leicester to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with Schmeichel making a key penalty save on the night as they sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla following a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain.

Kasper Schmeichel saves Leicester’s Champions League dreams

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has spoken of the “relief” the team felt after they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Goals from club captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton saw Leicester to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with Schmeichel making a key penalty save on the night as they sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla following a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

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Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

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Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Sevilla’s Sampaoli pained by Ranieri sacking

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli was upset by Leicester City’s decision to sack manager Claudio Ranieri following the first Champions League encounter between the teams, he said on Monday.

Leicester lost 2-1 at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in the first leg of the last 16 tie three weeks ago and Ranieri was sacked following their return to England.

Sevilla title hopes dented by Leganes draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla’s La Liga title hopes suffered a fresh blow on Saturday as they were held 1-1 at home by lowly Leganes.

Gabriel Pires fired the visitors into a deserved early lead after just three minutes.

Stefan Jovetic levelled for Sevilla just before half-time, but it was Leganes who had the better chances in the second half to take all three points.

Sevilla title hopes dented by Leganes draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla’s La Liga title hopes suffered a fresh blow on Saturday as they were held 1-1 at home by lowly Leganes.

Gabriel Pires fired the visitors into a deserved early lead after just three minutes.

Stefan Jovetic levelled for Sevilla just before half-time, but it was Leganes who had the better chances in the second half to take all three points.

Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona as Vicente Iborra’s first-half winner earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

In a battle between the two principal candidates to take over at Barca next season after Luis Enrique announced his decision to step down at the end of the season, Jorge Sampaoli edged out Ernesto Valverde in a nervy 90 minutes at the Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona as Vicente Iborra’s first-half winner earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

In a battle between the two principal candidates to take over at Barca next season after Luis Enrique announced his decision to step down at the end of the season, Jorge Sampaoli edged out Ernesto Valverde in a nervy 90 minutes at the Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sampaoli super subs keep Sevilla’s La Liga dreams alive

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Sevilla’s unlikely La Liga title bid remained intact as another masterstroke from Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli maintained their dominance over local rivals Real Betis.

With his side 1-0 down and thoroughly outplayed in the first-half at the Benito Villamarin on Saturday, a Sampaoli double substitution turned the game around.

Ranieri recalls Vardy, Mahrez for Sevilla test

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri made 10 changes to the side that suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit to third tier Millwall on Saturday for the English champions Champions League last 16, first leg at Sevilla.

Only Nigerian Ahmed Musa retained his place as last season’s title heroes returned, including Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

Ranieri recalls Vardy, Mahrez for Sevilla test

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri made 10 changes to the side that suffered a humiliating FA Cup exit to third tier Millwall on Saturday for the English champions Champions League last 16, first leg at Sevilla.

Only Nigerian Ahmed Musa retained his place as last season’s title heroes returned, including Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

Sampaoli focused on Leicester amid Barca links

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli insisted his focus is solely on making history in the Champions League despite increasing speculation the Argentine could take charge of Barcelona next season.

The Europa League holders host struggling English champions Leicester City in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday hoping to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in the Champions League era.

Sampaoli focused on Leicester amid Barca links

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli insisted his focus is solely on making history in the Champions League despite increasing speculation the Argentine could take charge of Barcelona next season.

The Europa League holders host struggling English champions Leicester City in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday hoping to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in the Champions League era.

10-man Sevilla furious as Juventus fightback to qualify for Champions League last 16

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla were left fuming at English referee Mark Clattenburg as Juventus came from behind to win 3-1 in Spain and seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.

The hosts made the perfect start through Nico Pareja's ninth minute opener, but were reduced to 10 men after just 36 minutes when Franco Vazquez was shown a second yellow card by Clattenburg.

Sevilla ride away win momentum into Zagreb visit

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Zagreb (AFP) Fresh from ending a 17-month wait for an away La Liga win, Sevilla will seek another scalp on the road at Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday to take a huge step towards the Champions League last 16.

Victory at the 23rd attempt on the road, 3-2 at Leganes on Saturday, moved Sevilla up to third in La Liga, sandwiched between Real Madrid and Barcelona, as an impressive start to life under Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli continued.

Ben Yedder winner edges Sevilla past Lyon

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla took a big step towards reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time in six years as Wissam Ben Yedder's header ensured a 1-0 win over Lyon on Tuesday.

Ben Yedder was left with the simple task of heading into an empty net from Luciano Vietto's knockdown early in the second-half, but Vietto had a night to forget in front of goal as he skied a penalty over the bar 20 minutes from time.

Sevilla’s Sampaoli counts on Nasri talent for European run

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Manchester City loanee Samir Nasri has the talent to help his side to the latter stages of the Champions League ahead of Tuesday's clash against Lyon.

The Spanish side have won the Europa League for the past three seasons, but have struggled to establish themselves amongst Europe's elite in the Champions League.

Sampaoli counts on Nasri talent for Champions League run

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Manchester City loanee Samir Nasri has the talent to help his side to the latter stages of the Champions League ahead of Tuesday's clash against Lyon.

The Spanish side have won the Europa League for the past three seasons, but have struggled to establish themselves amongst Europe's elite in the Champions League.

Sampaoli wants ‘desire, passion’ from Sevilla

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli wants "desire and passion" from his players as the Europa League champions look to kickstart their Champions League campaign by ending Juventus' impressive home record in Europe Wednesday.

"We have to go out and play with a lot of desire and passion because we're facing a team that has the potential to win the competition," Sampaoli told media at Juventus Stadium on Tuesday.

La Liga

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Sevilla Boss Refuses To Rule Out Replacing Luis Enrique At Barcelona

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Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli is keeping quiet over a potential summer switch to Barcelona. The Argentine has impressed since taking charge at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last summer, with his side sitting third in La Liga, just three points off leaders Real Madrid.

Barca were humbled in midweek, thrashed 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain, and most Barca fans expect that Luis Enrique will walk way from the club at the end of the season when his contract runs out.

Who Will Replace Luis Enrique At Barcelona?

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Despite winning the treble in his first season and the double last season, Barcelona fans never really took to Luis Enrique and it will not be a surprise when he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season.

The players will not fight for him to stay because many have lost faith in him. And the board of directors know that if the coach doesn't change then the spotlight will shine on them.

Sevilla Coach Jorge Sampaoli Sums Up Peerless Genius Of Lionel Messi With One Great ‘Batman’ Quip

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Always good for a pithy quip, if ever anybody was going to sum up the genius of Lionel Messi in one sentence, it was probably going to be Jorge Sampaoli.

Talking to BeIN Sports,Sevilla's Argentinian coach was asked for a first-hand opinion of his fellow countryman, to which he replied...

Sampaoli en @beINSPORTSes: "Comparar a Messi con el resto es comparar a un gran policía con Batman".

La Liga: Sergio Ramos Made An Effort To Compliment Jorge Sampaoli On His Testicles After Sevilla’s Win Over Real Madrid

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In his role as captain, Sergio Ramos remained magnanimous in defeat after Sevilla boshed Real Madrid in the final minute of Sunday's La Liga dust-up between the two sides.

Immediately after the final whistle, Ramos scuttledover to the home dugout, embraced Jorge Sampaoli and took the time to compliment the Rojiblancoscoach on his testicles.

Daunting Sevilla trip awaits defeated Barca in La Liga

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona face a huge task to bounce back from defeat at the hands of old boss Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in midweek when the Spanish champions travel to high-flying Sevilla on Sunday.

Barca trail La Liga leaders Real Madrid by two points with Sevilla, who have won their last seven home games, just a point further adrift.

Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid predicted lineups and preview

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In a division that's long been dominated by a couple of teams, it's refreshing to see some new names battling it out at the top of La Liga.

Atletico Madrid, of course, have been in the mix at the summit of the table for more than three years now, forcefully challenging the duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid predicted lineups and preview

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In a division that's long been dominated by a couple of teams, it's refreshing to see some new names battling it out at the top of La Liga.

Atletico Madrid, of course, have been in the mix at the summit of the table for more than three years now, forcefully challenging the duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Jorge Sampaoli set to replace Unai Emery at Sevilla

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Former Chile national team coach Jorge Sampaoli is poised to replace Unai Emery as the head coach of Sevilla, the Spanish club has announced.

Emery joined Sevilla in 2013 and has since led the club to a record three consecutive Europa League titles, most recently beating Liverpool 3-1 in Basel last month.

Unai Emery To Leave Sevilla – Next Stop Paris?

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Sevilla have announced that manager Unai Emery will leave the club next week, amidst speculation that Europa League winner is heading to France to take over for Paris Saint-Germain.

Emery must now buy out his contract at a cost of €2m, although PSG are expected to front the bill, as former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli will reportedly hold talks about succeeding the Basque on Monday.

English Premier League

Arsenal should pursue Jorge Sampaoli if Arsene Wenger departs club

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Arsene Wenger’s job security, which was already under threat, took a massive hit on Wednesday night when his Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich. The loss wasn’t exactly a surprise, as the German giants were favorites, but the way in which the north London club fell apart in the second half of the match was surely shameful.

Arsenal should pursue Jorge Sampaoli if Arsene Wenger departs club

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Arsene Wenger’s job security, which was already under threat, took a massive hit on Wednesday night when his Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich. The loss wasn’t exactly a surprise, as the German giants were favorites, but the way in which the north London club fell apart in the second half of the match was surely shameful.

Highly rated South American confirms Chelsea offer, reveals meeting with Abramovich

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Former Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli has revealed that he met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich regarding a move to the London club.

The South American manager is very highly rated within the game and was offered the Chelsea job before Antonio Conte. Sampaoli has claimed that he had to reject the offer because it was not ideal.

Chile

Argentine Juan Antonio Pizzi named new Chile manager

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Chile named Argentine ex-striker Juan Antonio Pizzi as their new national football coach on Friday after his compatriot Jorge Sampaoli quit in acrimony.

The Chilean football association ANFP said in a statement it struck a deal to hire Pizzi until the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He was until now coach of Leon de Mexico and will take up the Chile job next week.

Argentine Juan Antonio Pizzi named new Chile manager

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Chile named Argentine ex-striker Juan Antonio Pizzi as their new national football coach on Friday after his compatriot Jorge Sampaoli quit in acrimony.

The Chilean football association ANFP said in a statement it struck a deal to hire Pizzi until the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He was until now coach of Leon de Mexico and will take up the Chile job next week.

Evening Ticker: Sampaoli, Pellegrini, Ramos and more

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The Fourth Round of the English FA Cup is nearly set after Tuesday's round of results, yet the scores weren't the only talking points making the rounds.

Jorge Sampaoli, who has been linked with a move to coach Chelsea, officially resigned as Chile national team head coach after winning the 2015 Copa America.

Chile break off talks with Sampaoli, begin looking for new coach

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Copa America winners Chile are looking for a new coach after the national federation called a halt Thursday to its negotiations with Jorge Sampaoli, a Chilean official announced. The federation's Gaspar Goycoolea said after four meetings the federation had taken the view that "it was impossible to reach an agreement" with the Argentine manager.

Chile break off talks with Sampaoli, begin looking for new coach

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Copa America winners Chile are looking for a new coach after the national federation called a halt Thursday to its negotiations with Jorge Sampaoli, a Chilean official announced. The federation's Gaspar Goycoolea said after four meetings the federation had taken the view that "it was impossible to reach an agreement" with the Argentine manager.

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Jorge Sampaoli says he nearly got Chelsea job

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Tuesday Kickoff: Oxlade-Chamberlain, De Bruyne injuries and more

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A new month begins with many midweek games, but some star players will have to sit out due to injuries.

Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger said Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss six-to-eight weeks of play, but he will not have to undergo surgery on his knee injury. (REPORT)

Kevin De Bruyne hopes to return to training for Manchester City in five weeks.