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W. Ndidi
J. Maddison
3 - 1
F. Mladenović
2 - 1
M. Emreli
Penalty Miss
J. Maddison
A. Lookman
2 - 0
P. Daka
H. Barnes
1 - 0

Match Stats

58% 42%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 511 359
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Spartak Moskva SPM Spartak Moskva 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10 W W D L W
2 Napoli NAP Napoli 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5 10 W L W W L
3 Leicester City LEI Leicester City 6 2 2 2 12 11 +1 8 L W D W L
4 Legia Warszawa LEG Legia Warszawa 6 2 0 4 4 11 -7 6 L L L L W


8th Finals
UEFA Conference League Play-offs


Next up then, both sides return to domestic commitments. For Legia, another tough test awaits in the shape of Jagiellonia. As for Leicester? It's a clash with Watford - and a reunion with a familiar face. Dilly ding, dilly dong? Until the next time, thank you for joining us - and have a good week!
But for Brendan Rodgers, there's plenty of reasons to be cheerful. It's job done, to stop the rot and snap his side back into form - and the manner in which they have controlled this game, admittedly against inferior opposition, will please him immensely.
Nine out of ten without victory for Marek Golebiewski then - but he at least knows, given the congested state of the race in Group C, that his side's European adventure is not over yet. There is work to be done too, particularly with a frustrating drop in energy after the break, and they know it.
A finely modulated performance from Leicester City sends them to the top of Group C of the UEFA Europa League, as James Maddison and Harvey Barnes turn in two performances hinting at further bright futures to break the Foxes' winless run. Brendan Rodgers' side are deserving of their win, while their visitors proved reticent to chase after the break - and they end the nights at opposite ends of their four-team table. Full-time at the King Power Stadium, it's Leicester City 3-1 Legia Warsaw.
90' + 1' We're into the first of three added minutes now as Leicester look to see this one out.
M. Albrighton
Yellow Card
89' Marc Albrighton then gets a yellow card for kicking the ball away after he is cited for a foul. Needless, and foolish, in the end.
A. Jędrzejczyk
Yellow Card
87' Artur Jedrzejczyk plants a tidy elbow into Barnes' back and picks up a yellow card for his efforts. Legia see off the free-kick and keep the Foxes from a fourth.
K. Ịheanachọ
P. Daka
85' Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Patson Daka in Leicester's fourth change of the game.
M. Albrighton
A. Lookman
84' Marc Albrighton replaces Ademola Lookman in Leicester's third change of the game.
82' Possession stats have held broadly similar across the two halves of this game - but Leicester have increased the number of duels won by almost 50 percent since the break. No wonder they've been able to control this second half.
80' Harvey Barnes is still darting around with the tenacity of an excitable terrier out there. He has absolutely loved this game today. His work looks set to send Leicester top of their group with one game to go.
T. Pekhart
78' Tomas Pekhart replaces Luquinhas in Legia Warsaw's fifth change of the game.
S. Włodarczyk
M. Emreli
78' Szymon Wlodarczyk replaces Mahir Emreli in Legia's fourth change of the game.
77' Further changes look to be incoming for the visitors, who are locked in animated conversation around the touchline.
75' Before tonight, Legia Warsaw had faced 97 shots in the UEFA Europa League this season, 20 more than any other side. Despite that, six teams have conceded more goals than the Polish outfit (7).
73' Leicester snap up a corner now but their opponents see it off. Warsaw know a fourth kills this one off - but they haven't created enough threat to likely give themselves a shot at a point here.
K. Skibicki
F. Mladenović
71' Kacper Skibicki replaces Filip Mladenovic in Legia's third change of the game.
J. Çelhaka
André Martins
71' Jurgen Celhaka replaces Andre Martins in Legia's second change of the game.
69' Daka gets flagged offside now as Perez puts his fresh legs to good use. Close but no coconut for the Foxes.
67' Into the side-netting! As if by magic, Barnes finishes off an electric move with two bites of the cherry and is unlucky to not make it count with either attempt. Leicester nearly make it a three-goal lead.
65' It's interesting to see Maddison pulled at this stage, but perhaps Brendan Rodgers feels a two-goal cushion is comfortable enough for his side without concert. Harvey Barnes is continuing to menace for a fourth at any rate.
Ayoze Pérez
J. Maddison
63' Ayoze Perez replaces James Maddison in Leicester's second change of the game.
K. Dewsbury-Hall
B. Soumaré
62' Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall replaces Boubakary Soumare in Leicester's first change of the game.
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
61' Thomas is the latest man to pick up a booking, just after he drags Muci. It's a little bit messy and he knows it as he sees yellow, though Warsaw's set-piece delivery could do with a bit more.
58' Emreli fires a wayward effort off-target now, but it does enough to remind Leicester that there is still a while to go in this one. There's more than half-an-hour on the clock.
56' Warsaw's energy is flagging here and there, and Daka makes good inroads. This one is curiously balanced though - while some two-goal leads can feel unassailable, and others can feel shaky, this really does have a good old sense of momentum behind whoever finds the next finish.
54' Legia Warsaw have never lost away in England in major UEFA European football (D2), drawing with Manchester United in 1991 and Blackburn Rovers in 1995. They are one of only seven teams to play more than once away in England not lose along with FK Krasnodar, KAA Gent, Metalist Kharkiv, Torpedo Moscow, Astra Giurgiu and Hearts (all two games).
52' The energy levels haven't quite reached those early heights in this second half. Good news for Leicester however - Jonny Evans' late exit was more precautionary than serious.
50' The Foxes have headed into this game of course with their equal worst run under Rodgers, arguably the best manager they've had since their title triumph. His success last term may have set a high ceiling this year - but a dominant win, if maintained, would go a long way to boosting their self-esteem.
M. Wieteska
Yellow Card
48' Mateusz Wieteska hacks down Maddison but avoids a booking until advantage has been played, with Luke Thomas seeing his low shot snapped up inside the box.
46' We're back underway at the King Power Stadium. What twists and turns await us in this one as these two teams play out the second half?
M. Hołownia
M. Johansson
46' Mateusz Holownia replaces Mattias Johansson in Legia's first change of the game, made before we get back underway.
Leicester certainly don't like to make it easy for themselves - but Ndidi's response to that Legia goal certainly suggests they are in this one for the long haul. Will they be able to see it out though?
A goal and an assist for James Maddison has helped the hosts pull the strings in a thrilling first half of UEFA Europa League action in Group C - and with finishes from Patson Daka and Wilfred Ndidi, it is Leicester who are on top against Legia, despite the latter's response through Filip Mladenovic. At half-time, it is Leicester City 3-1 Legia Warsaw.
45' There's going to be two added minutes in this first half.
44' The Foxes do enough to keep the danger at the bay and then set off back down the other end again. Barnes is really bringing some direct speed to them today.
42' A grand move from the visitors carves Leicetser open like a Christmas turkey now though and some defensive mishaps means Soyuncu has to rescue his side off the line. Another corner for the visitors keeps them under the cosh as the visitors rally.
F. Mladenović
Yellow Card
39' Mladenovic meanwhile has added a yellow card to go with his earlier goal after deciding to argue with tonight's match referee, Deniz Aytekin, who is less than impressed at the Legia man questioning his decision-making process.
37' There is a long way to go in this one of course - the best part of an hour, likely, when added time is included - but as things stand, Leicester are heading top of their group in the Europa League. Destiny remains firmly within their own grasp.
35' Talk about a deflating moment for Warsaw. They showed every intent of finding an equaliser there. Now, they have to do it all over again in their pursuit of points, with a two-goal deficit to overturn.
J. Maddison
33' James Maddison needed a performance, some said - including us here! - and he has delivered so far. A goal, an assist - whatever next! He's looking very much in the mood today.
W. Ndidi
33' GOAL! WILFRED NDIDI GOES ZERO TO HERO FOR LEICESTER! 3-1! The Foxes restore their two-goal lead and it is the man who conceded that penalty that gets the finish. City earn a corner, Maddison swings it in intelligently and Legia make a hash of it defensively, allowing Ndidi to rise above and glance a superb header in at the opposite right post. Champion!
32' Leicester are forced to weather further set-pieces but they manage to beat off the threat, with Schmeichel rising to the occasion once more. The noise has become a little more muted inside the ground now, with that response on the board.
30' Leicester have only lost two of their 15 home matches in European football (W8 D5), drawing both matches in this season’s UEFA Europa League against Napoli and Spartak Moscow.
28' Three goals inside half-an-hour - and we've got a very open clash on our hands now. Warsaw arguably haven't done quite enough to warrant their response but they certainly are firing now with a goal on the board. This is turning into a proper puzzle-box encounter, full of twists and turns.
M. Emreli
Penalty Miss
26' Emreli meanwhile has been let off the hook there. He's shown a little more spark in the build-up to that but the finish is pretty weak there, and he will be frustrated that he didn't bury it the first time.
K. Schmeichel
Penalty Save
26' Frustration for Schmeichel, sheer frustration. The Foxes man read it perfectly but put his block back into the middle of the box and couldn't stop the second bite of the cherry.
F. Mladenović
26' GOAL! FILIP MLADENOVIC SMASHES IN THE REBOUND FOR LEGIA WARSAW! 2-1! Kasper Schmeichel is one of the best in the game when it comes to spot-kicks and the Denmark international does the job once more to save Mahir Emreli's tame finish - but the latter's team-mate is there to meet the parried ball almost immediately and smack it into the other side of the net. The visitors pull one back quickly.
25' Penalty to Legia Warsaw! The visitors play it around the park from a corner, then bring it down the left through Ribeiro. He carves back in, flicks it across - and a touch off Soyuncu means that Ndidi cannot get his hands out of the way in time.
23' This is most excellent stuff in the Midlands, sure to please their manager. At two goals so early though, there is a long way to go - and Leicester will know that European football can spin around on an absolute dime.
A. Lookman
21' Ademola Lookman doesn't do too much on the surface for that finish but he really threads the needle between the shifting defence of Legia to pick out Maddison with his pass. A chef's kiss to that low-key assist!
J. Maddison
21' GOAL! JAMES MADDISON DOUBLES LEICESTER'S LEAD! 2-0! On his return to the starting line-up, the one-cap England international has got the King Power Stadium rocking again! Moments after he sees a half-chance deflected, he returns undeterred, fed by a short cut-back from Ademola Lookman. He dinks, he twists - and around three defenders, loops a grand finish in at the left post. Fantastic!
19' The visitors snap up a free-kick out on the left wing and feint it into the box. It sweeps beyond attack and defence and Leicester are ultimately left untroubled by the effort in the end.
17' Better from Legia Warsaw now, who thread together a little bit of intelligent play. Leicester have been susceptible to set-pieces, corners in particular, of course, and that could well be their Achilles' heel tonight.
15' That goal has really opened up the voices of those around the King Power Stadium however. If Leicester can notch up a few more across the first half - and the mismatch in energy and verve over the past few minutes suggests that could well be possible - then it will do their confidence the world of good.
13' Now comes the test for both sides here. Leicester have the lead, but will have to prove to be canny enough to not surrender it, given how long remains. Meanwhile, Warsaw will have to pick up the pace - though that is not strictly something they can do on a whim, necessarily.
H. Barnes
11' That is what Harvey Barnes can do! The England international - and it's hard to believe he only has the one cap - forged a fine path there and somehow managed to get out of a pincer movement for that assist too. Lovely, just lovely.
P. Daka
11' GOAL! PATSON DAKA OPENS IT UP FOR LEICESTER CITY! 1-0! That's just the ticket for the forward, who makes it five goals in five European games for the Foxes. Harvey Barnes is the man who does the early work, cutting around a group of defenders on the left before somehow squeaking a short pass to his team-mate in the box. The striker turns on a dime and fires low, nestling in the bottom-right corner on the other side. Top stuff!
10' A reminder of what is at stake of course. Only the group leaders this season will head straight to the round-of-16 - runners-up at this stage will head to a play-off with third-place finish sides from the Champions League. Two wins for Leicester allow them to bypass that latter act entirely, as West Ham have done so elsewhere in the competition.
8' There are key injuries of course - no Youri Tielemans or Wesley Fofana tonight is testament to that - but there is still the need to get the work done. It's a lively crowd as both sides continue to trade early possession, closer to Warsaw's back third of the field.
6' Rodgers, of course, will be aware of the reverse result in the back of his mind. Daka has only scored one goal at home, against Manchester United, this term, despite his success on the road in Europe. Plenty of players may need to step up today.
4' The Foxes have been off the boil this term of course - ever since that early win at Wembley, truth be told - and this is a game where they could really do with finding the gears again. James Maddison, in particular, might need a big night.
2' Pace from both teams gets early involvements from both goalkeepers inside the opening minute. There's a bit of bite already - that could be interesting to watch throughout the game today.
1' We are underway in this Europa League clash between Leicester City and Legia Warsaw!
The teams are out and there has been a late change for Leicester too - Daniel Amartey has been promoted from the bench to replace Jonny Evans, who has pulled out in the warm-up.
This is Leicester’s second European match against Legia Warsaw and Polish opposition in general, losing 1-0 on MD2 of this season’s UEFA Europa League.
This is Legia Warsaw’s first away UEFA European match in England since November 1995, when they drew 0-0 with Blackburn Rovers in the Champions League group stages. (Anybody remember Blackburn Rovers in the Champions League?!)
Subs: Tomas Pekhart, Kacper Skibicki, Mateusz Holownia, Lindsay Rose, Kacper Tobiasz, Szymon Wlodarczyk, Jurgen Celhaka, Bartlomiej Ciepiela.
LEGIA WARSAW (3-4-3): Cezary Miszta; Mattias Johansson, Mateusz Wieteska, Artur Jedrzejczyk; Yuri Ribeiro, Andre Martins, Bartosz Slisz, Filip Mladenovic; Ernest Muci, Mahir Emreli, Luquinhas.
Subs: Ryan Bertrand, Wanya Marcal-Madivadua, Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Perez, Jakub Stolarczyk, Kelechi Iheanacho, Hamza Choudhury, Danny Ward, Jannik Vestergaard.
LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Luke Thomas; Boubakary Soumare, Wilfred Ndidi; Ademola Lookman, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Patson Daka.
There's no surprise up front for Leicester; Patson Daka's rich vein of form in this competition this term means that he gets the edge over Jamie Vardy. As for Marek Golebiewski's visitors, he favours an attack with width; Ernest Muci and Luquinhas flank Mahir Emreli up front.
For this first time this term however, a failure to reach the top at the group stage does not spell the end; third place, of course, will transfer to the Europa Conference League. But neither side wants that to pan out when the chance of real glory awaits. There is work to be done and both teams know it.
In the Foxes' way stands the reigning Ekstraklasa champions, themselves looking to avoid the ignominy of a hasty European departure. They too could jump from third to the summit with a win, such is the tightness of their race with Spartak Moscow and Napoli - but defeat would leave them bottom of the pile.
Having enjoyed arguably their best domestic campaign since their shock Premier League title triumph five years ago last term, Brendan Rodgers' side have struggled at home and abroad this year. Victory here would vault them top of Group C; defeat would leave them rooted to the bottom.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League, as Leicester City look to avoid the potential pitfall of an early continental exit as they welcome Legia Warsaw to the King Power Stadium.