Leicester give themselves hope as Juve odds shorten after win

Jamie Vardy’s late goal in Sevilla gives Leicester some hope going into their second leg of the Champions League round of 32 clash.

Pablo Sarabia and Joaquin Correa, who had earlier seen a penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel, had put Sevilla in control as they dominated for large periods of the game.

But with 17-minutes left England star Vardy was on hand to convert from close-range to break his own barren run of over two months and give Claudio Ranieri’s men some hope ahead of the return leg at The King Power Stadium.

Juventus were forced to work hard for their win at the Estadio do Dragao – although Porto’s task was made all the more harder when Alex Telles was sent off for two quick-fire bookings midway through the first-half.

Porto looked like they might be hanging on but with 18-minutes left Croatian winger Marko Pjaca broke the deadlock and then Brazilian star Dani Alves added a second just moments later.

Juventus’ win sees their overall odds cut to 6/1 from 8/1 – making them joint third favourites behind Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

BetVictor’s Head of Ante Post Football Michael Triffitt said: “Juventus took advantage of an early sending off for Porto to inflict a 2-0 defeat on their hosts in Portugal this evening. With one foot firmly in the next round already, The Old Lady are 6/1 from 8/1 to lift the trophy.

“Despite a narrow 2-1 defeat in Seville, Leicester will feel they still have chances to progress although they do ease to 80/1 from 66/1 to win the competition. The Spanish outfit, who are going very well in La Liga this term, are 20/1 from 25/1 and remain lively outsiders.”

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