Braga 3, Leicester 3, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

Brendan Rodgers knew that at least a draw would settle further games in this tournament and he rested a number of key players and gave starts to some of those fringe men who he hopefully believed would take the chance

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But it was Braga that started the game best and after just four minutes they scored, but it didn’t last long and Harvey Barnes used his opportunity to score 1-1. Braga knew they had a chance to get into the final stages of this tournament with a win and just pushed on against a Leicester side that was a bit shaky and not really prepared for that type of attack and after 24 minutes it was time again for Braga to score.

Brendan Rodgers made two changes after 45 minutes, out with Christian Fuchs and Dennis Praet switching with Wesley Fofana and Youri Tielemans. It was not really a big change to the balance of the two teams and Braga just pushed on again to get more goals.

Brendan Rodgers did wait to the hour before he made three more changes to the side to get the attention needed to score, and with Vardy, Perez and Maddison thrown in, it didn’t took a long time before the ball found Luke Thomas in front of goal and he steered the ball into the net

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We all thought that this game would end in a draw and Leicester were the team to push for more goals, but as they went forward close to the very end, Braga again found the net with a counterattack most believed that Braga had won with 90 minutes showing on the clock.

But with a certain Jamie Vardy on the field no one should feel safe and another blessing pass from Marc Albrighton, when the lights should have been down, found Jamie Vardy and he was clinical and got his goal as Leicester City landed a 3-3 draw away, which again made the safe for the next round of this competition.

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Brendan Rodgers took a chance and fielded an unsettled team in a line-up that never had played together before, a bit of a chance to take, but again most players got a good run out and in the end it worked well for all parties.

With two games left Leicester are through and will be able to juggle and change a team and not take any risks and that makes everything more flexible for Brendan Rodgers in a schedule that is hard and games are coming thick and fast.

  • Positives
    • A great number of players in action
    • No one giving up, playing for a goal towards the end
    • Scoring three goals
  • Negatives:
    • Not able to finish this game off, the quality was good enough
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Justin 6, Fuchs 6, Fofana 6, Thomas 7, Choudhury 6, Praet 5, Albrighton 7, Iheanacho 5, Barnes 6, Under 6 Subs: Fofana 6, Tielemans 6, Vardy, Maddison, Perez
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Luke Thomas

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 45 / 55
  • Corners: 5 / 8
  • Shots on target: 7 / 7
  • Fouls: 11 / 8

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