Lost by Legia Warszawa, Leicester City top the group

SportsLost by Legia Warszawa, Leicester City top the group
LEICESTERLeicester City top of Group C Europa League 2021/2022 after bulldozing Legia Warsaw on matchday 5 at the King Power Stadium, Friday (11/26/2021) early morning WIB. The Foxes – Leicester’s nickname- won convincingly 3-1.

Brendan Rodgers’ troops appeared fierce in the first half. The Foxes created three goals which Legia could only reply once. As a result, in the second half Kasper Schmeichel et al tended to play safer by lowering the tempo of the game to lock in the win.

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With the addition of three points, Leicester have collected eight points and are in the top position of Group C. However, they have not ensured themselves to qualify for the next round because the competition for the round of 16 is still fierce because they can be chased by three other teams, namely Spartak Moscow (6) , Naples (7) and Legia (6).

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The course of the first half of the match, at minute 11, Leicester had opened the scoreboard through a goal created by Patson Daka. He kicked a wild ball that rolled after Harvey Barnes penetrated with his individual skills.

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Ten minutes later, James Maddison doubled Leicester’s lead. The England international went past three players before unleashing a powerful shot towards the left that Cezary Miszta couldn’t save.

Disastrous for the Foxes came in the 25th minute. The referee pointed to the spot after Caglar Soyuncu made a handball in the forbidden box.

Mahir Emreli who was appointed as executioner by Legia failed to do his job properly. However, the ball from his penalty kick which was saved by Kasper Schmeichel was grabbed by Filip Mladenovic and could not be blocked by the Danish goalkeeper.

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