Iheanacho, Ndidi and Odey shine as Leicester City defeat Randers
Five Nigerians were involved from the start in yesterday’s second leg. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ademola Lookman started for the Premier League side, while Tosin Kehinde and Stephen Odey were on the pitch for Randers.
Leicester City advanced to the round of 16 of the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League. They did so with relative ease, defeating Randers 7-2 over two legs.
Within two minutes of the kickoff, Leicester City had taken the lead after Ndidi found Harvey Barnes, who curled a right-footed shot into the far corner – the club’s fastest goal in European competitions.
Leicester City led 6-1 on aggregate after a magnificent goal from James Maddison in the 70th minute. He scores again four minutes later, courtesy of an assist from Kelechi Iheanacho.
Odey had been denied on several occasions due to incredible stops by Danish goalkeeper, Kasper Schemeichel. He ultimately got his goal in the 83rd minute when he took advantage of an error by Schmeichel to tap the ball into the unguarded net.
Kehinde’s game on the other hand came to an abrupt end in the closing minutes. He was stretchered off the pitch after being fouled by Ndidi, who received a yellow card for the challenge.
Kehinde has since recovered fully from the knock and is available for Randers’ next league game, against Nordsjaelland on Sunday.
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