Previewing Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League round-of-16 action… Leicester City vs. Sevilla There’s no two ways about it: Leicester’s season — and perhaps their status as a Premier League club — is quickly spiraling out of control. The Foxes, just nine months after winning the PL title, sit 17th in the league table, one point clear of relegation, with 13 games still to play. Chances are, they won’t be back in the Champions League anytime soon, making Wednesday’s round-of-16 first-leg clash away to Sevilla all the more a monumental moment in the club’s history. Where has hasn’t it gone wrong for Claudio Ranieri‘s side this season? If you’re of the mind that one player — N'Golo Kante in Leicester’s case
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci will be left in the stands for Wednesday's Champions League match against Porto as punishment for his outburst aimed at coach Massimiliano Allegri. Allegri announced the move on Tuesday at the pre-match news conference, saying he had agreed it with club officials as "a fair decision, out of respect for the squad, the fans and the club." Bonucci became embroiled in a heated argument over substitutions with Allegri after a 4-1 win over Palermo on Friday. Allegri also will punish himself for his angry reaction to Bonucci, announcing a donation to charity. It was the third time in three weeks that players had questioned Allegri's decisions
Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker believes Paul Pogba lacks respect for his teammates and says Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not improve the quality of his side's play. Parker, who had a trophy-laden spell at Old Trafford between 1991 and 1996, is seemingly yet to be won over by Pogba and thinks he is "trying to do too much". Indomitable Swede Ibrahimovic is by far and away United's top scorer this season with 24 goals in all competitions and has silenced many critics with his performances for Jose Mourinho's men.