PSV 1, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Europa Conference League fixture

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A team as expected from start with the changes in place that would be seen as the winning formula, but it was a total loss of energy from start and PSV the better team.

Leicester did not have any shots on goal in first half and with the goal for PSV from Zahavi after 27 minutes it looked grim.

Brendan Rodgers made two changes at half time taking of Harvey Barnes and Marc Albrighton, bringing on Ademola Lookman and Patson Daka, but it was hardly .

The change that made Leicester a much better team was the one happening in the 65th minute when Ayoze Perez entered the field and changed the game for Leicester. He is a player that can make things happens and he really did.

The work he did when Leicester managed to equalize from a James Maddison shot was fantastic as his pass found “Madders” and he just shot the ball in the net with a nice finish.

Perez came close just minutes after when he almost managed to score from close range, but a great save from PSV goalkeeper Mvogo stopped the attempt.

Leicester had more energy and they continued to make danger. Then in the 88th minute it all exploded. Good play from Dewsbury-Hall and Lookman with a shot from Daka being saved but with a certain Ricardo Pereira turning up and scoring from close range, fantastic.

Leicester had the best player on the field in Wesley Fofana who did a grand job during all minutes of the game and his will to win just is fantastic to see and with Jonny Evans alongside him Leicester do have a grand central defence pair, one of the best.

Leicester are through to the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League and will either meet Bodo Glimt or Roma to be settled later today, fantastic and lovely experience and how a game can change and why everything is thrilling to the very end

  • Positives
    • Wesley Fofana, a great player, soon a full international
    • Lookman coming on and fighting great to see
    • Perez doing the unexpected and showing his class
    • Turning something that looked fatal to a fantastic win
    • Maddison being on the right place at the right time
  • Negatives:
    • Not able to perfrom better for almost an hour
    • Midfielders not keeping the team in full battle from start

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Pereira 7, Evans 8, Fofana 9, Castagne 6, Maddison 8, Tielemans 5, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Iheanacho 5, Albrighton 4, Barnes 4, Subs: Lookman 7, Daka 6, Perez

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wesley Fofana

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 43 / 57
  • Corners: 7 / 6
  • Shots on target: 4 / 5
  • Fouls: 12 / 12

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