Leicester City appeared to be on course to defeat Napoli in their Europa League Group C opener. But Victor Osimhen, who incidentally scored a brace, earned a point for Napoli by equalizing 2-2 three minutes before death-time. So, yesterday saw, in Europa League football results, Leicester-Napoli play a fast-paced draw, ending 2-2, following our football prediction perfectly.
Victor Osimhen scored a late double to help his Italian club Napoli come from 2-0 behind.
He thus, effectively, earned Napoli a 2-2 draw against Leicester City, who finished with 10 men, with one man down.
Europa League Football Results – Leicester-Napoli Play a Fast-Paced Draw
Ayoze Perez’s very first goal in 15 games put Leicester City ahead and Napoli behind just nine minutes after starting.
Then, in this Europa League Group C opener at the King Power Stadium, Harvey Barnes seemingly sealed the match.
Barnes, in the 64th minute, set up the opener and scored a goal which should’ve secured three points for Leicester.
However, Napoli re-entered the game via Osimhen, who sent a beautiful lob flying over Kasper Schmeichel which cut down Leicester’s lead to 2-1.
Osimhen then headed home a dramatic equalizer in the 87th minute to keep Napoli’s unbeaten start to the season intact.
Meanwhile, Wilfred Ndidi receiving a second yellow card in stoppage time to compound Leicester’s disappointing end to this game. This is how Leicester City came to be one man down by the end of the match.
Leicester 2 – 2 Napoli
Goals: 1 – 0 Perez 9, 2 – 0 Barnes 64, 2 – 1 Osimhen 69, 2 – 2 Osimhen 87
Bookings: Soumare, Vestergaard, Soyuncu; Di Lorenzo
Sent off: Ndidi
Leicester: Schmeichel, Bertrand, Evans, Vestergaard, Castagne, Soumare, Ndidi, Perez, Barnes, Iheanacho, Daka
Substitutions: Lookman, Soyuncu, Vardy, Tielemans, Maddison
Napoli: Ospina, Malcuit, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Di Lorenzo, Zambo, Ruiz, Zielinski, Lozano, Osimhen, Insigne
Substitutions: Ounas, Politano, Jesus, Petagna, Elmas