Sevilla face Leicester at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
Leicester, if current form is anything to go by, are in deep trouble as they prepare to play Sevilla in the Champions League.
They have a monumental task in their round of 16 clash. Things could hardly be worse for the Foxes on the domestic front, as they’re perilously close to the relegation zone, only one point ahead of Hull. Leicester also bowed out of the FA Cup last weekend, losing 1-0 to League One side Millwall.
The Foxes, however, have fared well in the Champions League so far this campaign. They won Group G with 13 points after losing only one of six matches.
Sevilla finished second behind Juventus in Group H, also losing only one match in the first round. Sevilla are playing sound soccer of late, losing only one of their last five La Liga matches. The Spanish team is third place in La Liga, behind giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The Foxes have never played in the knockout stages of a European club competition, so their collectively depleted confidence will be put to the sternest of tests.
For Leicester to have any chance in this tie, they’ll need to weather the early storm from the home side. The atmosphere is always deafening at Estadio Ramon and this will be the first time Leicester will have to deal with such volatile conditions.
There is a sliver of good news for Leicester as Sevilla have a few personnel concerns ahead of their home leg. Nicolás Pareja, Borja Lasso and Benoît Trémoulinas are all injured and Gabriel Mercado is suspended for the game.
The Champions League match between Sevilla and Leicester will be broadcast live on FS1 and ESPN Deportes. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the Fox Sports Go app.
Date: Wednesday, February 22
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Stadium: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
TV Info: FS1
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Sevilla have the comprehensive advantage in every category, including confidence, depth and experience. Leicester have performed miracles in the past but, based on how things are unraveling for Claudio Ranieri’s men, the task advancing past a club with such vast European pedigree should be beyond them.