Braga 3-3 Leicester Metropolis: Jamie Vardy sends Foxes into Europa League final 32

Braga 3-3 Leicester Metropolis: Jamie Vardy sends Foxes into Europa League final 32

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Jamie Vardy prolonged his document as Leicester’s oldest European goalscorer on the night time Luke Thomas turned their youngest

Jamie Vardy scored a dramatic injury-time objective to ship Leicester into the knockout stage of the Europa League with a draw towards Braga.

The substitute turned residence Marc Albrighton’s cross because the Foxes got here from behind thrice to attract.

Al Musrati blasted Braga forward and Harvey Barnes equalised earlier than Paulinho netted for the hosts.

Luke Thomas obtained the Foxes stage and Fransergio regarded set to win it for Braga earlier than Vardy’s late objective.

Zorya Luhansk’s 3-0 win at AEK Athens within the group’s different sport meant a draw was sufficient for Brendan Rodgers’ aspect.

The Foxes have been indebted to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for maintaining them within the sport at levels, earlier than the guests’ substitutes turned the sport spherical.

Leicester’s subs make the distinction

Leicester – maybe buoyed from a cushty 4-0 win of their earlier assembly with Braga – stored lots of their stars on the bench in case of emergency.

In the long run they wanted them.

Braga totally deserved their 2-1 half-time lead as Al Musrati drilled residence and Ricardo Horta rounded Schmeichel earlier than discovering Paulinho. In between these objectives, Barnes smashed residence from a good angle.

Schmeichel denied Paulinho on three events and Horta on one other.

The turning level was the half-time introductions of Wesley Fofana and Youri Tielemans, and the 62nd-minute introduction of Vardy and James Maddison.

Vardy had a objective dominated out for offside moments after approaching and Fofana began a transfer and Maddison crossed for teenager Thomas to attain his first objective in skilled soccer and develop into Leicester’s youngest European goalscorer.

Leicester’s resolution to search for a winner appeared to have backfired when goalkeeper Matheus caught a cross and began a fast counter which led to Wenderson Galeno discovering substitute Fransergio to place Braga 3-2 up within the ninetieth minute.

However Vardy began a transfer which he then completed when he stabbed residence Albrighton’s cross on the again submit.

Another win will clinch the group for Leicester however Rodgers has the luxurious of fielding a weak workforce within the last two video games if that isn’t a serious precedence.


Sporting Braga

  • 1Lima Magalhães
  • 3Tormena de Farias
  • 36Viana Willemen Da Silva
  • 5Cruz Jerónimo Sequeira
  • 47de Sousa Esgaio
  • 8Al MusratiBooked at 64mins
  • 88Castro PereiraSubstituted forLuz Hortaat 87′minutes
  • 90do Nascimento Galeno
  • 45Picanco MedeirosSubstituted forRodrigues Barbosaat 77′minutes
  • 21da Luz HortaSubstituted forMelo da Silvaat 69′minutes
  • 20Dias FernandesBooked at 84minsSubstituted forSchettine Guimaraesat 87′minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 2Teixeira Lopes dos Reis Gonçalves
  • 6Pires da Fonseca
  • 7Barradas Novais
  • 9Ruiz
  • 12
  • 15Luz Horta
  • 27Rodrigues Barbosa
  • 34Melo da Silva
  • 71Infande
  • 79Duarte Couto
  • 93Veiga Santos
  • 95Schettine Guimaraes


  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2Justin
  • 6EvansBooked at 53mins
  • 28FuchsSubstituted forFofanaat 45′minutes
  • 11AlbrightonBooked at 52mins
  • 26PraetSubstituted forTielemansat 45′minutes
  • 20Choudhury
  • 33Thomas
  • 19ÜnderSubstituted forVardyat 62′minutes
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forMaddisonat 62′minutes
  • 14IheanachoSubstituted forPérezat 69′minutes


  • 3Fofana
  • 5Morgan
  • 8Tielemans
  • 9Vardy
  • 10Maddison
  • 12Ward
  • 17Pérez
  • 24Mendy
  • 35Jakupovic

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