By Amir Mir

Marc Albrighton helped Leicester City reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night – and Aston Villa fans on Twitter are proud of their former player.

Winger Albrighton scored a magnificent second goal as the Premier League champions beat Sevilla 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to progress through to the final eight.

The Foxes won the clash against the Spanish club 3-2 on aggregate which means they have reached this stage of the European competition for the first time in their history.

Nonetheless, former Villa academy graduate Albrighton, who netted his second goal of the competition, was instrumental in his side’s victory.

Therefore, it is no surprise that the Villa supporters were questioning why they let him go but the majority were pleased for their former player.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Tamworth-born Albrighton came through the ranks of his boyhood club and made his debut for them as a teenager under the stewardship of former boss Martin O’Neill.

After the joining the club aged eight, Albrighton left on a free transfer during the summer of 2014, moving to Leicester City.

He has since won the Premier League title, played in the Champions League and is now two games away from reaching the semi-finals of that competition.

European giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are a few teams that await Albrighton and his side in the last eight.

In other Aston Villa news, Stan Collymore has reacted to Marc Albrighton’s Champions League performance.

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