Leicester City up a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Napoli on Matchday one of the Europa League at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes went 2-0 ahead with goals from Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez before Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen struck twice to make it 2-2 as Napoli take one important point back to Italy.
Let us have a brief look at how each of the two teams performed:
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (7/10): Schmeichel was kept busy and made some key saves for Leicester City.
Ryan Bertrand (6/10): Bertrand played a pivotal role on the left side and was instrumental in several attacking link ups for Leicester City.
Jonny Evans (5/10): The tall central defender was struggling to keep the Napoli attackers at bay with his defending.
Harvey Barnes (7/10): Barnes was on top of his game and scored Leicester’s second goal with an impeccable finish in the bottom right corner and was a constant threat for the opposition in the course of the 90 minutes.
Kelechi Iheanacho (6/10): Iheanacho was spotted to be stranded upfront and did not look much threatening for Napoli.
Ayoze Pérez (7/10): Perez scored Leicester’s first goal with a clean finish after an exquisite first touch. Perez was a key presence in the attacking areas and had a game to remember.
Jannik Vestergaard (6/10): Vestergaard struggled to keep up pace with the quick Napoli transitions and was taken to task at the back.
Wilfred Ndidi (6/10): Ndidi played a key role in the midfield and thwarted many Naplese affirmations with his ball snatching abilities.
Timothy Castagne (6/10): Castagne provided support from the wings in attack for his side and was fairly efficient in his crosses.
Patson Daka (6/10): Daka and Castagne combined at the right side for Leicester City.
Boubakary Soumaré (6/10): Soumare had a slow first 45 minutes but came off age as a stalwart in the second half to control the game more.
Çağlar Söyüncü (6/10): Soyuncu did not manage to change the course of Napoli’s attacking play and had little impact on the game.
James Maddison (N/A):
Jamie Vardy (N/A):
Youri Tielamans (4/10): Tielamans committed a lot of mistakes and gave away cheap fouls in his own half after coming on.
Ademola Lookman (N/A):
David Ospina (GK) (6/10): Ospina was kept busy by the many Leicester attempts at goal throughout the 90 minutes.
Kevin Malcuit (7/10): Malcuit contributed a lot in attack for his side and delivered some good crosses in the middle for Napoli.
Fabián Ruiz (7/10): Ruiz played a central role in the midfield for Napoli and was present in most areas for his side.
Victor Osimhen (8/10): Osimhen turned around a slow first half to an electrifying 45 minutes in the second half. He scored both the goals for Napoli including a chipped attempt followed by an injury time header to earn a key one point for his side at Leicester City.
Hirving Lozano (7/10): Lozano assisted his side in attack but lost the ball on far too many occasions.
Amir Rrahmani (6/10): Rrahamani was placed at central defence and had a forgettable night to say the least.
Piotr Zieliński (6/10): Zielisnki had his moments in the game on the attacking side of things and created a number of openings for Napoli.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (7/10): Di Lorenzo assisted his side in attack and was solid going back as a defender.
Lorenzo Insigne (7/10): The Napoli captain was a constant threat for Leicester courtesy of his curling long rangers from outside the box.
Kalidou Koulibaly (7/10): Koulibaly was taken to the task in the first half and had a hard time defending against Leicester City.
André Frank Zambo Anguissa (7/10): Anguissa was a key part of Napoli’s attacking line-up and made some good passes from the right side.
Juan Jesus (N/A):
Matteo Politano (7/10): Politano’s final ball found Osimhen for the second goal. He was a key presence down the wings and increased the pace of Napoli’s attacks.
Eljif Elmas (6/10): Elmas replaced Zielsinki and did not have much of an impact on the scheme of things.
Adam Ounas (N/A):
Andrea Petagna (N/A):