Forget FA Cup magic. The fairy tales are happening in the Champions League this year.
After Barcelona shocked the world to claw their way back from certain death against Paris Saint-Germain last week, Premier League champions Leicester City have made it to the last eight of the European tournament in miraculous fashion, having been written off from the competition after their 2-1 first-leg loss to Sevilla when their season looked to be crumbling under Claudio Ranieri.
Goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton ensured safe passage for the now Craig Shakespeare-led Foxes as they reversed the deficit to claim a 2-0 victory against the Spanish side on Tuesday.
The second half of the match was quite dramatic, with Samir Nasri getting sent off after headbutting Jamie Vardy, albeit mildly, Kasper Schmeichel saving a late penalty, and Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli receiving marching orders himself.
Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter, as it happened.
First there was Nasri's meltdown...
Seems Samir Nasri is still upset about that Drip Doctors incident. pic.twitter.com/oI94dALsDR— J (@WallofKante) March 14, 2017
Got to hand it to Samir Nasri. Just when you think you've seen the worst of him, he finds a way to surprise you.— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) March 14, 2017
Nasri was absolutely furious at his sending off. He really needs to learn how to calm down. Maybe he could go see someone to help him relax. pic.twitter.com/HJuk2YWxH2— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 14, 2017
Nasri hasn't been that angry since he saw tweets from his account that he didn't send. #DripDoctors— Daley (@DaleyAFC) March 14, 2017
Bae: You need to come home for your appointment— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) March 14, 2017
Nasri: Can't I'm playing a Champions League game
Bae: It's a drip doctor appointment
An early bath and a Drip Doctors for Samir Nasri.— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) March 14, 2017
Nasri has the Champions league last 16 exit genes in him. 😂😂😂— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) March 14, 2017
Steven Nzonzi is the 6th different player to miss a penalty for Sevilla in all competitions this season— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) March 14, 2017
Kasper Schmeichel has now saved as many Champions League penalties as his dad 👏 pic.twitter.com/UcfvA6htEi— Uber Football Facts (@UberFootbalI) March 15, 2017
He's only gone and fucking saved it. @kschmeichel1 we love you.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 14, 2017
N'Zonzi with a dreadful spot-kick. It was like he remembered he used to play for Stoke just as he was about to strike the ball.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 14, 2017
Sevilla boss Sampaoli getting sent to the stands...
How is Sampaoli off for that, Conte does worse every game— Pj (@ffsbaiIly) March 14, 2017
Now Sampaoli sent to the stands, because nothings happened in this game for 3.5 seconds. #LeiSev— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) March 14, 2017
As far as auditions go, Sampaoli couldn't have done more to prove himself Wenger's natural successor.— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) March 14, 2017
Sampaoli getting himself sent off so he can go and batter Nasri.— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) March 14, 2017
Gutted for Sevilla, they can't even drop into the Europa League and win that now either 😂 #LeiSev— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) March 14, 2017
Jamie Vardy lumping himself in the face...
Vardy commits ABH on himself but falls over when his forehead is brushed. Hmmm..— Michael Calvin (@CalvinBook) March 14, 2017
Nothing better than seeing Jamie Vardy go Pacquiao on his own face after a howler.#LeiSev— Kavan Flavius (@KavanFlavius) March 14, 2017
That finish isn't going to make it to the film, Jamie.— Coral (@Coral) March 14, 2017
...of course there was the obligatory Arsenal bashing!
Leicester City living Arsenal's dreams— Lord Divinity (@CAN_Divine) March 14, 2017
Managers that have reached last 8 of UCL since Arsene Wenger last did:— Uber Football Facts (@UberFootbalI) March 15, 2017
Roberto Di Matteo
Craig Shakespeare pic.twitter.com/XPCvjfSM0s
We respect Leicester reaching the last eight. Does this make them better than us? I don't know. Have they ever won the Emirates Cup?— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) March 14, 2017
Can see why Jamie Vardy rejected Arsenal now, he knew he had a better chance of progressing in the Champions League with Leicester— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) March 14, 2017
Leicester with their first attempt are going further in the Champions League than Arsenal have managed in the last 7 years 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8wrnmGbMW6— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) March 14, 2017
Leicester City, in one CL season, doing better than Arsenal in the last ten seasons. Another L for us.— Tony H. (@ManLikeWilsh) March 14, 2017
...and the conspiracy theory!
Is this the bit where Craig Shakespeare pulls his mask off, and reveals himself to be Roberto Di Matteo? Incredible stuff from Leicester.— Dan Levene (@danlevene) March 14, 2017
There was a lot of references to sacked Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri...
Somewhere in Italy, Claudio Ranieri takes a sip of wine, looks out of his window, and mutters, "you f*cking snakes" to himself. In Italian.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 14, 2017
LEICESTER HAVE DONE IT! SCENES!! pic.twitter.com/MInTp0xlCa— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) March 14, 2017
Even N'Golo Kante was in the stands to cheer on his former side...
N'Golo Kanté watching and enjoying Leicester City's Champions League success.— Premier League (@EPLBible) March 14, 2017
What a top bloke!
He's everywhere. pic.twitter.com/KfElU9aoJe
Even N'Golo Kante is there celebrating. He's had a little jog from Chelsea to Leicester especially for the game #LeiSev— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) March 14, 2017
At the end of the day though, you've got to hand it to the Foxes, who reach the last 8 of the Champions League in their first ever attempt...
Premier League Champions Leicester City are into the Champions League Quarter-Finals.— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) March 14, 2017
When I see this on Timehop next year I'll black out.
71,221 - Number of people who have started supporting Leicester City again after giving up on them a couple of months ago. Progressed.— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) March 14, 2017
Tomorrow's Headlines anyone? How about 'Leicester Light Up the Shakespeare Theatre.' Anybody?...never mind— 90min (@90min_Football) March 14, 2017
Craig Shakespeare is off to Jamie Vardy's party... pic.twitter.com/WH7n3IJxxk— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) March 14, 2017
LEICESTER CITY ARE IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER FINAL! pic.twitter.com/mWQJ7ExTr7— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) March 14, 2017
"Maybe the greatest night in their history!"— bwin (@bwin) March 14, 2017
They won the Premier League 10 months ago, mate#LEISEV