Leicester showed tremendous fighting spirit to come back from two goals down in one of the high scoring football scores of the Europa League. They travelled to Moscow joint bottom of the group after a disappointing start. Aleksandr Sobolev and Jordan Larsson scored for the hosts in the 11th and 44th minute respectively before Patson Daka pulled one back just before halftime. He then scored the equalizer three minutes after the restart before putting Leicester ahead in the 54th minute. He then added a fourth with 11 minutes left of the game but Soblev pulled one back to ensure a nervy last few minutes.
Spartak Moscow: Maksimenko (5), Rasskazov (5), Gigot (5), Dzhikiya (5), Moses (7), Zobnin (5), Litvinov (5), Ayrton (6), Bakaev (6), Sobolev (7), Larsson (6).
Subs: Promes (6), Ignatov (4), Lomoviski (3).
Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Amartey (6), Evans (7), Soyuncu (6), Pereira (6), Soumare (6), Tielemans (8), Maddison (8), Thomas (6), Iheanacho (8), Daka (10).
Subs: Albrighton (6), Choudhury (5), Bertrand (n/a), Vestergaard (n/a).
Man of the Match: Patson Daka
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “I’m satisfied with the result, it’s a great victory, and satisfied with the mentality and spirit from the team. I’m satisfied with the second-half performance, we were more aggressive without the ball, and I’m super satisfied with Patson scoring for goals.” he added. “To do it in an away game in Europe is so special. All his finishes were really calm and composed. That’s his biggest strength, when he is through one-on-one he has great composure. It was a great victory for us, it was a massive game for us in terms of the group stage. It was decisive.”
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