Sunday, November 27, 2022

High flying Leicester City humbled out of Europa League.

High flying Leicester City was humbly humiliated and knocked out of the Europa League despite their good form in the England top division. The Foxes were beaten 2-0 at King Power stadium to bow out of the European football for another season.

Leicester was favourite to secure a place in the round of 16 having secured a scoreless draw in the first leg away from home in the Czech Republic. A simple home win was all that they needed but this never happened.

Brenden Rodgers poor streak in the competition continued having failed to reach the last 16 stages of the competition in all previous four attempts, having failed with Liverpool and Celtic previously.

Slavia Prague coach Jindrich Trpisovsky had correctly foreseen a defensive start. The Czech team stood very organised and Leicester found it very difficult to break the team and score. the visitors had their first shot on target scored by Lukas Provod scored in the 49th minute, which also ended the Foxes 234 minutes without conceding a goal in the Europa League Competition.

Abdalla sima sealed the victory for the visitors in the 79th minute condemning the home team out of the competition. Brenden Rodgers was quick to admit responsibility for the loss and said that his team lacked the intensity and quality to go through to the next stage. He also wished Slavia Prague the best of luck in their next game. He acknowledged the fact that the best team won.

Lucas Provod was very much delighted with his goal and claimed that the pass from his teammate Nico Stanciu was marvellous the only thing he could have done was to bury the ball in the net.

Leicester next fixture is against Arsenal at King Power Stadium, who have progressed to the Round of 16 with a hard-fought victory against the Portuguese side Benfica.