Europa League • Group G
  • 2nd Half
  • AEK Athens
  • Leicester City
  • InsúaMacheras
    86'
  • ShakhovSabanadzovic
    86'
  • BakakisVasilantonopoulos
    86'
  • Thomas
    78'
  • MaddisonBarnes
    74'
  • Insúa
    73'
  • VardyIheanacho
    70'
  • ÜnderPraet
    66'
  • ChoudhuryMendy
    66'
  • Krsticic
    59'
  • Tankovic
    49'
  • FuchsThomas
    46'
  • AnsarifardOliveira
    46'
  • LivajaTankovic
    46'
  • 1st Half
  • AEK Athens
  • Leicester City
  • Choudhury
    39'
  • Mantalos
    21'
  • Vardy (P)
    18'
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AEK Athens - Leicester City

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  • End of 2nd Half
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Full-time: Leicester hold on to continue their 100 per cent record in Group G. Jamie Vardy and Hamza Choudhury scored the goals, both coming in the first half, and although Muamer Tankovic halved the deficit immediately after the restart, Brendan Rodgers' side held on.

90'+3 

Albrighton is still working hard down the flank and he does well to prevent the cross coming in. Leicester are almost there...

90'

FOUR minutes of added-time to play!

89' 

Have AEK got another sting in their tail? Or will Leicester hang on for their second Group G victory?

  • Stavros Vasilantonopoulos
    OffMichalis BakakisAEK AthensAEK triple sub: Vasilantonopoulos, Sabanadzovic and Macheras come on for the hosts in one final throw of the dice from the manager.
  • Stavros Vasilantonopoulos
    OnStavros VasilantonopoulosAEK Athens
86'

AEK triple sub: Vasilantonopoulos, Sabanadzovic and Macheras come on for the hosts in one final throw of the dice from the manager.

84' 

Leicester are proving dangerous on the break once again. Praet drives forward, but the AEK defenders stand firm, forcing the Belgian into a wide position and the move breaks down.

83' 

Morgan has won a number of important headers in the Leicester penalty area. And he does so again just now, as AEK pile on the pressure.

82' 

The Foxes spring a counter-attack down the right, Albrighton searches for Praet with his cut-back, but the Belgian commits a foul and the chance is gone.

80' 

Leicester have everyone behind the ball as they try to see out the last 10 minutes or so.

  • Luke Thomas
    Yellow cardLuke ThomasLeicester CityLeicester are not happy as the referee blows for a free-kick on the right flank. Thomas didn't make much contact with Bakasis, but he also goes into the book. Very harsh.
77'

Leicester are not happy as the referee blows for a free-kick on the right flank. Thomas didn't make much contact with Bakasis, but he also goes into the book. Very harsh.

74'

Leicester sub: Harvey Barnes replaces Maddison for the last 15 minutes or so. He, too, was excellent in last week's win.

  • Emanuel Insúa
    Yellow cardEmanuel InsúaAEK AthensYellow card! Insua goes into the book for catching Albrighton with a stray arm while competing aerially.
73'

Yellow card! Insua goes into the book for catching Albrighton with a stray arm while competing aerially.

72' 

Mantalos lifts a dangerous free-kick deliery into the penalty area, but Leicester defend it well.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho
    OffJamie VardyLeicester CityLeicester sub: Vardy makes way for Kelechi Iheanacho, who was unfortunate not to start tonight having played a part in all three of the Foxes' goals in last week's victory over Zorya.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
    OnKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
71'

Leicester sub: Vardy makes way for Kelechi Iheanacho, who was unfortunate not to start tonight having played a part in all three of the Foxes' goals in last week's victory over Zorya.

70' 

Mantalos takes down a pass on the left side of the penalty area and lets fly with a half-volley, which is blocked.

68' 

So Rodgers obviously has one eye on Leeds on Monday night, judging by that double substitution.

  • Dennis Praet
    OffCengiz ÜnderLeicester CityDouble Leicester sub: Dennis Praet and Nampalys Mendy replace Under and Choudhury.
  • Dennis Praet
    OnDennis PraetLeicester City
66'

Double Leicester sub: Dennis Praet and Nampalys Mendy replace Under and Choudhury.

65'

Fofana steps up just in the nick of time to catch Tankovic offside. He needed to get that right - otherwise the AEK forward was through again.

64'

Off the post! A brilliant effort by Under, who bursts into the penalty from the right and bends a delicious shot at goal. It crashes off the post and bounces to safety.

61' 

Oh dear. Maddison won't want to watch that back. Under catches AEK unawares with his short free-kick, teeing up Maddison whose shot is wild, landing closer to the corner flag than goal.

60' 

Nice skill from Maddison as he runs between two AEK defenders, winning the free-kick on the left flank.

59'

Yellow card! Leicester break, with Maddison leading the charge. Krsticic 'takes one for the team' - as they say - and commits a cynical foul, earning himself a booking.

56'

Close! There's an almighty scramble inside the AEK penalty area. It falls to Choudhury whose curled shot is parried away by Tsintotas!

55' 

We've got an intriguing match now. Under unloads a shot from all of 30 yards but it's straight at Tsintotas.

53' 

What a start to this second period from the hosts! They looked dead and buried at the break but they should be level after a lighting fast start to proceedings after the restart.

50'

AEK should be level! It's that man Tankovic once again who gets in behind the Leicester defence, and once more he's released by Mantalos. This time, however, he shoots over the bar when through one on one with the Leicester keeper!

  • Muamer Tankovic
    GoalMuamer TankovicAEK AthensGOAL! AEK Athens 1-2 Leicester (Muamer Tankovic): Tankovic, who replaced Livaja at the break, halves Leicester's lead with his first touches! He races onto Mantalos' through ball and smashes it past Schmeichel!
49'

GOAL! AEK Athens 1-2 Leicester (Muamer Tankovic): Tankovic, who replaced Livaja at the break, halves Leicester's lead with his first touches! He races onto Mantalos' through ball and smashes it past Schmeichel!

47' 

Close! Thomas is straight in on the action, the 19-year-old bending a delicious ball across the face of goal. It's begging to be tapped in but Vardy can't reach it on the stretch. That will settle any nerves the young full-back may have had!

  • 2nd Half
46'

Kick-off! Leicester get the second half underway, with Thomas replacing Fuchs at the break.

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  • End of 1st Half
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Half time: Leicester are comfortably leading at the break, thanks to goals by Jamie Vardy (a penalty) and Hamza Choudhury.

45'

Two minutes of added-time to play at the end of the first half.

44' 

Maddison brings down a pass with a lovely first touch on the left side of the penalty area. Under is in space at the far post but Maddison's floated cross doesn't have enough on it to reach him.

43' 

Free-kick! Leicester win a foul on the right. Under whips his delivery in with lots of pace, Vardy rises highest but glances his header well wide.

40' 

Leicester are very comfortable now. It's shaping up to be a perfect week for Rodgers, injuries aside.

  • Hamza Choudhury
    GoalHamza ChoudhuryLeicester CityGOAL! AEK Athens 0-2 Leicester (Hamza Choudhury): Maddison's corner delivery misses everyone at the near post and falls to Choudhury at the back post. He watches it all the way and fires a lovely volley past the goalkeeper at his near post, as he marks his first European start with a goal!
39'

GOAL! AEK Athens 0-2 Leicester (Hamza Choudhury): Maddison's corner delivery misses everyone at the near post and falls to Choudhury at the back post. He watches it all the way and fires a lovely volley past the goalkeeper at his near post, as he marks his first European start with a goal!

36' 

Tsintotas comes an awful long way and punches Albrighton's corner delivery behind for another corner. On the second attempt, Albrighton's low cross goes through a number of players and AEK survive.

35' 

Leicester switch it up as they target the left flank to form another attack. Vardy drifts into a wide position and hits his cross against Svarnas for another corner.

32' 

Leicester move the ball to the right, with Albrighton's cross blocked by Insue.

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29'

So close! Livaja pounces after a mix-up in the Leicester defence between Morgan and Fuchs. Bearing down on goal, the AEK forward drags his shot agonisingly wide of Schmeichel's far post. They should be level.

27'

Great stop! Schmeichel has to be alert to tip Livaja's bullet header over the bar! Leicester were calling for offside and although it was close, the AEK forward was just on.

26' 

Ansarifard is tripped by Fofana, giving AEK a free-kick on the right flank.

25' 

Leicester are carving the home side's defence open at will. That was a huge chance for Under to get his first goal for the club, but in fairness it was an impressive save by Tsintotas, who hurt himself in the process.

23'

A chance for another one! Leicester are threatening to run riot! Maddison feeds Vardy, who ushers through Under. Tsintotas narrows the angle and makes a huge save to deny Leicester their second!

21'

Yellow card! Mantolos goes into the book for a foul on Maddison, who is proving a handful.

  • Jamie Vardy
    Goal by penaltyJamie VardyLeicester CityGOAL! AEK Athens 0-1 Leicester (Jamie Vardy, pen): Not the most of convincing of spot-kicks from Vardy as Tsintotas gets a hand to it, but he can't keep it out! Leicester are ahead!
18'

GOAL! AEK Athens 0-1 Leicester (Jamie Vardy, pen): Not the most of convincing of spot-kicks from Vardy as Tsintotas gets a hand to it, but he can't keep it out! Leicester are ahead!

17'

Penalty to Leicester! Maddison slips a through ball into the path of Vardy. The goalkeeper rushes off his line and catches the Leicester forward. Stonewall penalty!

16'

Just wide! The best chance of the evening falls to Maddison, who smashes a low shot, searching for the bottom corner, from 25 yards. It's just wide.

15' 

The visitors fail to clear their lines from the corner delivery. Helder Lopes feeds it back into the danger area with a cushioned header but Schmeichel can let it go for a goal-kick.

14' 

Leicester are appealing for offside as AEK build another attack down the right. The referee allows play to continue and Choudhury concedes another corner.

13' 

Gaitan has doubled Braga's lead against Zorya.

12' 

Tielemans switches off at a throw-in and Mantalos spins away into space, volleying a shot over the bar. That was another half-chance for AEK.

10' 

Leicester are really struggling to keep a hold of possession in the early stages. Albrigton is culpable this time of conceding the ball, as Mantalos drives down the left, but his cut-back is behind Livaja and the visitors survive.

8' 

Morgans heads clear the corner delivery, but AEK force another. Again, Leicester deal with the set-piece.

6' 

Tielemans gifts the hosts possession with a loose ball in midfield, and they work a nice move down the right. Morgan is alert at the near post where he heads a cross behind for a corner.

5' 

Paulinho has given Braga an early lead against Zorya in the other Group G game.

3' 

Free-kick! Maddison wins a free-kick in a great position, left of the penalty area. It's a disappointing hit from Maddison, who strikes his shot straight at the wall.

  • 1st Half
1'

Kick-off! The hosts get us underway in Athens!

17:50 

Five minutes until kick-off! It's AEK Athens versus Leicester in the Europa League. It's LIVE and it's NEXT!

17:45 

Timothy Castagne has been ruled out with injury until after the international break, confirms Rodgers in his pre-match interview with BT Sport. Injuries are starting to pile up for Leicester. Wilfred Ndidi and Caglar Soyuncu are out long-term, and Johnny Evans is also missing tonight with a back problem.

17:40

Pre-match stat: Leicester have lost each of their last three away games in European competition, all coming during their sole Champions League campaign in 2016-17.

17:35 

AEK boss Massimo Carrera on Leicester: “We are talking about a top team with great quality players. They are always trying to have their own style of play on the pitch, and the fact that they played the way they did against Manchester City speaks for itself."

17:30 

Rodgers on AEK: "Luhansk played 4-4-2 diamond and they were aggressive in their game. AEK play a 4-3-3 or a 5-3-2 too. You expect a big test here. Whichever system they play, it will be a big test for us.”

17:25

Pre-match stat: This will be the first meeting between AEK Athens and Leicester City in European competition; AEK Athens have lost each of their last four games against English opponents, most recently losing home and away against Everton in the UEFA Europa League group stages in 2009-10.

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17:20 

Cengiz Under is handed his first start in a Leicester shirt after he came off the bench to assist Vardy's winner on Sunday.

17:15 

Rodgers has history with AEK Athens. The last British side AEK faced in European competition was Celtic, managed by the current Leicester boss, back in 2018. Celtic lost 2-1. Scott Sinclair scored a late goal - but AEK held on to dump them out of the Champions League.

17:10 

AEK made the worst possible start to their Group G campaign, losing 3-0 to Braga. That defeat extended their run of winless games to three - but they did triumph at the weekend, beating Ioannina 1-0 on Sunday. The pressure is already on the Greek giants, who must avoid defeat tonight in order to raise hopes of making it into the knock-out stages of the competition.

17:05 

The headline news is that Jamie Vardy starts after coming off the bench to score the winner at The Emirates on Sunday. James Maddison also features from the off, as Rodgers names a strong side also containing Wesley Fofana in defence and Youri Tielemans in midfield.

17:00 

AEK Athens XI: Tsintotas, Bakakis, Svarnas, Nedelcearu, Insua, Shakhov, Krsticic, Livaja, Mantalos, Helder Lopes, Ansarifard.. subs: Athanasiadis, Theocharis, Laci, Tankovic, Nelson Oliveira, Hnid, Mitaj, Sabanadzovic, Christopoulos, Machairas, Botos, Vasilantonopoulos /// Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Albrighton, Fofana, Morgan, Fuchs, Justin, Choudhury, Tielemans, Under, Maddison, Vardy.. subs: Ward, Jakupovic, Thomas, Mendy, Praet, Barnes, Perez, Iheanacho.

16:55 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of Leicester City's Europa League clash at AEK Athens. Brendan Rodgers' side come into the game off the back of an impressive victory at Arsenal in the Premier League, and having kick-started Group G with a win last week, the Foxes will be hoping to continue their 100 per cent winning start in Europe.