Leicester City’s UEFA Champions League adventure came to an end on this day last year.
Having shocked the world of football by lifting the Premier League trophy under Claudio Ranieri, whilst the top-flight season that followed was disappointing – it was always going to be in reality – the Champions League journey we enjoyed that year kept spirits high for many a fan.
Having taken Group Stage victories over Porto (home), Club Brugge in both legs and Copenhagen seeing a victory and draw, Leicester went through to the Round of 16 stage and a tie against Spanish side Sevilla.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 18, 2018
A 2-0 home victory was paired with a 2-1 away defeat in the first leg but Jamie Vardy’s away goal proved key for us.
We continued with a Spanish flavour facing Atletico Madrid in the Quarter Finals. A first leg 1-0 defeat made life tough (especially the controversial manner of their winner from the penalty spot) but Leicester made the best of the second leg securing a 1-1 draw too much pride.
We may have exited the competition at that stage but we went out with disappointment and not shame following our efforts.
Irrespective of how many games or which ones each fan took in, everyone has a memory of their own.
An incredible night still
— adamF (@AFlattley) April 18, 2018
I so miss those CL nights……..it would be amazing to qualify again one day …… please! ????⚽️????
— Fiona Barber (@FBAssociates) April 18, 2018
That second half was possibly the best I've ever seen a Leicester side play, denied in the end by some great defending.
— daemon (@blaseruk) April 18, 2018
But what a journey it was. Not bad for a team everyone said wouldn't get out of the group and would be an embarrassment to English football.
— Nigel Downes (@nigs64) April 18, 2018
Still a great journey
— Ian Macro (@Ian___Macro) April 18, 2018
It's still great moment…
— AkaNoRanshaa (@Reinscape) April 18, 2018
I’m sure fans know what to search for if you want to relive those memories in greater detail.