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ECL: Iheanacho, Lookman In Action As Leicester Beat PSV Away, Clinch Historic Semi-final Ticket

ECL: Iheanacho, Lookman In Action As Leicester Beat PSV Away, Clinch Historic Semi-final Ticket

Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman featured for Leicester, who came from a goal down to beat PSV 2-1 and qualify for the semi-finals of the UEFA Conference League on Thursday night.

Leicester City have now qualified for their first ever European semi-final.

Iheanacho was in the starting eleven before going off on 65 minutes while Lookman, who had a hand in Leicester’s winner, came on for Harvey Barnes before the start of the second half.

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With the first leg ending goalless, PSV took the lead in the reverse fixture thanks to Eran Zahavi in the 27th minute.

In the 77th minute Leicester equalized through James Maddison who received a cutback pass from Ayoze Pérez and powered into the roof of the net from 10 yards.

And with two minutes left Ricardo Pereira for the winner for Leicester.

Patient play down the left saw Lookman burst into the box, found Patson Daka whose effort was saved by PSV keeper but it fell to Ricardo who smashed it home.

Leicester will now meet the winner between Bodo/Glimt and Serie A giants AS Roma in the semi-finals.

By James Agberebi

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  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    My problem is if VARDY comes back from INJURY now, Oga ROGERS will return to his FORMATION which doesn’t always FAVOUR SENIOR MAN

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

    Calvin Bassey will be a great CB for the SuperEagles. Both as a left back or Center back he will be a great asset for Nigeria. Watching how he’s commanding the defense against Braga. I will like to see him pair with Ozonwanfor in the heat of defense to begin the process. 

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      That is if NFF does not succeed in their evil plans to bar foreign-born players from the SE.

      That had been their plans since the likes of Dessers, Akpoguma and Bassey were inexplicably excluded from our AFCON squads.

      And instead of their olodo coaches manning up and taking responsibility for their collosal failure, they blamed it on the foreign born players in their reports.

      Bunch of shameless people.

      Nigerian children born abroad are less Nigerian than those born in Nigeria.

  • Shuma 2 years ago

    Iheanacho is not a starter, he is a support to Vardy. Brendan Rodgers is not a good coach, he thinks a player does one thing he is now a starter. This is the consecutive conference league game where Kelechi did nothing, and people here want to give him praises. When he subbed him off the game got better. Brought on Ayoze Perez which gave the assist to Madison, the subs made an impact. Lookman looked like a threat when he came on.

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      Stop typing nonsense the Kelechi I watched had a very decent impact. He equally created two chances that were not converted most especially the one he gave to Daka. I think Nigerians only Judge players by tap ins. Iheanacho is in a class of his own that pops up with that deadly left when set up! The only impact Perez made was the assist and before then he couldn’t he chase or control a simple ball within his reach.

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