Leicester-Rome, 1-1 at the King Power Stadium: the final goes to the Olimpico

LEICESTER-ROME – Leicester-Rome ends 1-1, match valid for the first leg of the Conference League. The initial advantage of Pellegrini is answered by Lookman’s shot, ball deflected into goal by Mancini, it is an own goal for the Giallorossi defender. Everything will be decided at the Olimpico on May 5th.

Leicester-Rome, 1-1 at the King Power Stadium: the final goes to the Olimpico

The leitmotif of the match saw the hosts keep the ball in hand, with Mourinho’s Roma trying to counter the attacks of the English. The ‘Foxes’ are proposed in attack but to take the lead is Roma with Pellegrini. The Giallorossi captain, with his left-handed, beats Schmeichel. At the return of the locker rooms the situation does not change, Leicester seeks a draw and Lookman sends the first signals. Mourinho must give up Mkhitaryan due to injury, in place of him Veretout. At 67 ‘it is one of the most dangerous of the match, the Nigerian Lookman, to propitiate the equalizer. Barnes escapes to the left and his cross passes Mancini, the Giallorossi defender will be, however. the last to touch the ball on Lookman’s paw. Before leaving the field, Rodgers moved him to the wing and Leicester almost scored the second goal. In the end, both goalkeepers think about avoiding a potential defeat: first Rui Patrico on the poisonous ball lost by Oliveira, then Schmeichel on the attempt by the Portuguese himself on Abraham’s brilliant filter. The match between Leicester-Rome ends 1-1, the final goes to the Olimpico.

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