• 2nd Half
  • Spartak Moscow
  • Leicester City
  • Lomovitski
    90'
  • LarssonLomovitski
    90'
  • Soumaré
    89'
  • Sobolev
    86'
  • ThomasBertrand
    82'
  • EvansVestergaard
    82'
  • Daka
    79'
  • ZobninIgnatov
    68'
  • BakaevPromes
    68'
  • TielemansChoudhury
    65'
  • PereiraAlbrighton
    59'
  • Daka
    53'
  • Daka
    48'
  • 1st Half
  • Spartak Moscow
  • Leicester City
  • Daka
    45'
  • Larsson
    44'
  • Litvinov
    33'
  • Pereira
    30'
  • Sobolev
    11'
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Spartak Moscow - Leicester City

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  • End of 2nd Half
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Full-time: It's all over and Leicester have come from behind to beat Spartak Moscow, with Patson Daka scoring all four goals. It's been quite the night in Russia!

Patson Daka of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to make it 2-3 during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Spartak Moscow and Leicester City at Otkritie Bank Arena on October 20, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.
  • Aleksandr Lomovitski
    Yellow cardAleksandr LomovitskiSpartak MoscowLomovitski, just on as a substitute, commits a reckless foul on Albrighton and on another day could see red. However, the referee produces yellow. VAR checks it and the decision stands. But it was a really nasty tackle.
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Lomovitski, just on as a substitute, commits a reckless foul on Albrighton and on another day could see red. However, the referee produces yellow. VAR checks it and the decision stands. But it was a really nasty tackle.

90'+3 

Leicester are on the verge of their first victory in Group C. Just moments remain...

90'

Leicester have FOUR more minutes to hang on for what would be a much-needed three points!

  • Aleksandr Lomovitski
    OffJordan LarssonSpartak MoscowAleksandr Lomovitski comes on for Larsson. It's now or never for the Russians!
  • Aleksandr Lomovitski
    OnAleksandr LomovitskiSpartak Moscow
89'

Aleksandr Lomovitski comes on for Larsson. It's now or never for the Russians!

88'

Soumare is booked for a foul on Dzhikiya...

  • Aleksandr Sobolev
    GoalAleksandr SobolevSpartak MoscowGOAL! Spartak Moscow 3-4 Leicester (Aleksandr Sobolev): What a game! And it's not over yet as Sobolev nets his second of the game to give Spartak Moscow real hope! Moses delivers the cross and the forward stabs it home!
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GOAL! Spartak Moscow 3-4 Leicester (Aleksandr Sobolev): What a game! And it's not over yet as Sobolev nets his second of the game to give Spartak Moscow real hope! Moses delivers the cross and the forward stabs it home!

  • Ryan Bertrand
    OffLuke ThomasLeicester CityRyan Bertrand is on for Thomas.
  • Ryan Bertrand
    OnRyan BertrandLeicester City
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Ryan Bertrand is on for Thomas.

  • Jannik Vestergaard
    OffJonny EvansLeicester CityEvans gets over 80 minutes on the clock before he's replaced by Jannik Vestergaard.
  • Jannik Vestergaard
    OnJannik VestergaardLeicester City
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Evans gets over 80 minutes on the clock before he's replaced by Jannik Vestergaard.

  • Patson Daka
    GoalPatson DakaLeicester CityGOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-4 Leicester (Patson Daka): Guess who! Daka scores his FOURTH of the game! It's another ruthless finish from the 23-year-old, who times his run to perfection to meet Maddison's pass. He takes a touch to set himself before bending it past the helpless goalkeeper. Outstanding!
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GOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-4 Leicester (Patson Daka): Guess who! Daka scores his FOURTH of the game! It's another ruthless finish from the 23-year-old, who times his run to perfection to meet Maddison's pass. He takes a touch to set himself before bending it past the helpless goalkeeper. Outstanding!

77' 

Moses floats in a cross, but Leicester's defence has been excellent since the restart and they deal with the danger comfortably. 13 minutes of normal time left to play.

74' 

The ball falls to Gigot inside the box and panic ensues but Soyuncu is in the right place at the right time to hack it clear!

71' 

Ignatov's shot is blocked by Evans and moments later Ignatov's weak effort is smothered by Schmeichel. Leicester look like they're in control at the moment but there's still around 20 minutes to play.

68'

Mikhail Ignatov comes on for Zobnin.

68'

Bakaev, who has looked one of Spartak Moscow's most creative players, makes way for Quincy Promes.

  • Hamza Choudhury
    OffYouri TielemansLeicester CityA concern for Leicester as their ever-present midfielder Tielemans limps off with an injury. He's replaced by Hamza Choudhury.
  • Hamza Choudhury
    OnHamza ChoudhuryLeicester City
65'

A concern for Leicester as their ever-present midfielder Tielemans limps off with an injury. He's replaced by Hamza Choudhury.

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What a moment for the 23-year-old!

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Leicester City's Zambian striker Patson Daka celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League football match between Spartak Moscow and Leicester City at Moscow's Spartak Stadium
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Leicester need to be switched on defensively as the hosts have already shown how dangerous they can be in attack. Moses looks most likely but his latest effort is blocked by Evans. Leicester deal with the resulting corner delivery.

  • Marc Albrighton
    OffRicardo PereiraLeicester CityRicardo Pereira makes way for Marc Albrighton.
  • Marc Albrighton
    OnMarc AlbrightonLeicester City
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Ricardo Pereira makes way for Marc Albrighton.

57' 

Spartak Moscow must be shell shocked but they're not preparing to give in. Moses fires a shot but it's deflected behind for a corner. Moses delivers but it comes to noithing.

54' 

As it stands, that goal lifts Leicester into second in the group.

  • Patson Daka
    GoalPatson DakaLeicester CityGOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-3 Leicester (Patson Daka): What a turnaround as Leicester take the lead for the first time tonight, with Daka scoring his first club hat-trick! Maddison plays through the lines to find Tielemans, who strokes it through to Daka and he slips the ball through the legs of the goalkeeper to complete his hat-trick!
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GOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-3 Leicester (Patson Daka): What a turnaround as Leicester take the lead for the first time tonight, with Daka scoring his first club hat-trick! Maddison plays through the lines to find Tielemans, who strokes it through to Daka and he slips the ball through the legs of the goalkeeper to complete his hat-trick!

51' 

At 2-0 down, Leicester could have felt sorry for themselves and gave up. But to their credit, they have responded fantastically, showing great spirit to draw themselves level. The next goal in this game is all important.

49' 

That's exactly the start to the second half Brendan Rodgers would have wanted from his side!

  • Patson Daka
    GoalPatson DakaLeicester CityGOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-2 Leicester (Patson Daka): Leicester are level thanks to Daka's brace! Iheanacho makes a clever run and shows great strength to hold off his marker before squaring it to Daka. With the goalkeeper out of his position, he slots home into an empty net!VAR is having a look for a potential offside... but it's going to stand!
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GOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-2 Leicester (Patson Daka): Leicester are level thanks to Daka's brace! Iheanacho makes a clever run and shows great strength to hold off his marker before squaring it to Daka. With the goalkeeper out of his position, he slots home into an empty net!VAR is having a look for a potential offside... but it's going to stand!

  • 2nd Half
46'

Kick-off! Spartak Moscow get the second half underway. There were no changes in personnel at the break.

  • End of 1st Half
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Half-time: A dramatic end to the first half sees Spartak Moscow leading Leicester 2-1 at the break! Plenty of work to do for the Foxes in this must-win Europa League tie!

  • Patson Daka
    GoalPatson DakaLeicester CityGOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-1 Leicester (Patson Daka): The Foxes halve the deficit immediately! Iheanacho lifts a beautiful through ball into Daka's path and he makes no mistake. Two goals in two games for Daka! Leicester are right back in this!
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GOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-1 Leicester (Patson Daka): The Foxes halve the deficit immediately! Iheanacho lifts a beautiful through ball into Daka's path and he makes no mistake. Two goals in two games for Daka! Leicester are right back in this!

  • Jordan Larsson
    GoalJordan LarssonSpartak MoscowGOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-0 Leicester (Jordan Larsson): Leicester had multiple opportunities to clear their lines before Moses nicks it from Soyuncu on the left. He races to the by-line and rolls it across the face of goal for Larsson who finishes with aplomb!
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GOAL! Spartak Moscow 2-0 Leicester (Jordan Larsson): Leicester had multiple opportunities to clear their lines before Moses nicks it from Soyuncu on the left. He races to the by-line and rolls it across the face of goal for Larsson who finishes with aplomb!

44'

Tielemans gets his cross all wrong and it's comfortable for Maksimenko. The Leicester midfielder is now signalling to the bench that he needs to come off after seemingly picking up a knock!

41'

Save! Tielemans concedes a free-kick for a foul on Larson. Dzhikiya's daisycutter is straight at Schmeichel, who makes a comfortable save.

37' 

But they won't score with efforts like that! Thomas blazes a speculative effort well over the bar.

36' 

Spartak Moscow haven't kept a clean sheet in the Europa League since 2011 and there have been signs that their defence can be exposed by the pace of Daka running in behind. They may be trailing but there's plenty of time for Leicester to get back into this one.

33'

Litvinov, making only his second European appearance, will have to walk on eggshells now after being booked for a foul on Maddison.

32' 

No penalty! Daka makes a clever run and is just about to unload with a shot before he's challenged by Dzhikiya. The Leicester forward feels he should have a spot-kick but the referee disagrees!

  • Ricardo Pereira
    Yellow cardRicardo PereiraLeicester CityRicardo Pereira is robbed by Ayrton, who proceeds to embark on a menacing run. That's until he's taken out by the former, intent on making amends and ending up in the referee's notebook.
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Ricardo Pereira is robbed by Ayrton, who proceeds to embark on a menacing run. That's until he's taken out by the former, intent on making amends and ending up in the referee's notebook.

27' 

After taking a breather, Leicester are back on the attack, but there's still no way through this resilient home defence. Litvinov blocks Maddison's shot and Thomas drags his effort wide from the rebound.

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24' 

Just one or two signs now that Spartak Moscow are growing in confidence.

23' 

Spartak Moscow launch an attack. Evans makes a smart tackle on Bakaev and Ricardo Pereira completes the defensive work by drawing a foul from Larsson.

20' 

Another Leicester corner. Maddison delivers a deep one, searching for Daka, but he fouls Ayrton to relieve the pressure on Spartak Moscow.

17'

Chances! Tielemans pounces on a loose ball and doesn't think twice about having a shot. Maksimenko is down quickly to parry his shot into the path of Maddison, who takes a touch, but gets underneath his shot and balloons it well over.

15' 

Leicester's response to falling behind has been positive, as they force another corner, this time on the opposite flank. Maddison whips it in and this time he finds Soyuncu, who heads over the bar.

13' 

Maddison takes the corner but Evans can't find the target with his header.

12'

Save! Almost an immediate response from Leicester! Maddison picks up a pocket of space and from 25 yards rifles a shot at goal. Maksimenko is on hand to make a smart save.

  • Aleksandr Sobolev
    GoalAleksandr SobolevSpartak MoscowGOAL! Spartak Moscow 1-0 Leicester (Aleksandr Sobolev): Schmeichel is caught out at his near post by a deflected shot and the hosts are ahead! It's too easy for Spartak Moscow to pass through their defence as Sobolev receives the ball on the left. His first shot is blocked but he gets a second bite of the cherry and it takes a deflection, sneaking in at the near post.
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GOAL! Spartak Moscow 1-0 Leicester (Aleksandr Sobolev): Schmeichel is caught out at his near post by a deflected shot and the hosts are ahead! It's too easy for Spartak Moscow to pass through their defence as Sobolev receives the ball on the left. His first shot is blocked but he gets a second bite of the cherry and it takes a deflection, sneaking in at the near post.

10'

Wide! Maddison drops deep and lifts a lovely ball over the top to feed the run of Daka in behind Spartak Moscow's defence. He's unable to find the target with his shot.

9' 

Daka gets to the by-line and fizzes in a cross to the near post. It comes at Iheanacho too quickly and he's unable to control or get a shot away as it rather bounces off him to safety.

Patson Daka of Leicester City in action with the UEFA Europa League group C match between Spartak Moscow and Leicester City at Otkritie Bank Arena on October 20, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.
8' 

The corner comes to nothing but frustration for the hosts as Rasskazov is adjudged to have fouled Maddison.

7' 

It's Larsson turn to unload a shot. It's certainly travelling but Evans gets in the way and it's deflected behind for a corner.

5' 

A first sight of goal for Spartak Moscow falls for Ayrton, who is allowed to carve inside from the left flank. His shot is well wide of the target, however.

4' 

It's a cool 3 degrees in Moscow and the snow has started to fall.

2' 

Leicester make an almighty fast start, Daka forcing a very early corner. The resulting corner delivery falls kindly to Iheanacho but Maksimenko throws himself in the way to block his shot before the referee blows for an infringement.

  • 1st Half
1'

Let's go! Leicester players take the knee before taking kick-off!

15:28 

Here come the players... it's a must-win for Leicester - can they produce the goods?

15:25 

15:20 

There are only 10 minutes until kick-off!

15:15

Opta stat: Leicester have won just one of their last seven UEFA Europa League matches (D3 L3) and are winless in four (D2 L2). The Foxes have failed to score in three of their last four matches in the competition.

15:10 

Victor Moses starts for the hosts, as does Henrik Larsson's son Jordan. Spartak Moscow drew 2-2 with rivals Dynamo Moscow on Saturday, a result that leaves them seventh in their domestic table.

15:05 

Today is another opportunity for Daka, who scored his first goal for the club on Saturday after coming off the bench for Iheanacho in the 77th-minute. The goal went down well in Zambia, with President Hakainde Hichilema issuing a congratulatory message: "Patson [Daka], job well done. Very proud of you as a country. Continue making Zambia proud.

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14:55

Did you know? Spartak Moscow and Leicester City have never previously faced in European competition. Leicester will be the eighth different English side that the Russians have faced (P19 W9 D3 L7).

14:50 

As it stands, Leicester are bottom of Group C after two games and already five points adrift of leaders Legia Warsaw. Spartak Moscow are second with three points.

14:45 

Rodgers on Leicester's Europa League hopes: "We want to go as far as we possibly can and that is why this is a big game for us. We should have won against Napoli but we took one point, then the second game we lost, so that makes this a very important game. If we want to continue and go far in the competition, this game will be really important, especially with two more games to go at home."

Brendan Rodgers
14:40 

VARDY DROPS TO THE BENCH: Brendan Rodgers makes two changes to the side that defeated Manchester United 4-2 on Saturday, as Jamie Vardy is replaced by Patson Daka, who partners Kelechi Iheanacho in attack, and Luke Thomas comes in for Timothy Castagne.

14:35

TEAMS - Spartak Moscow XI: Maksimenko, Rasskazov, Gigot, Dzhikiya, Moses, Zobnin, Litvinov, Ayrton, Bakaev, Sobolev, Larsson.. subs: Rebrov, Selikhov, Lomoviski, Ignatov, Promes, Kutepov, Eschenko, Gaponov, Melnikov. /// Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Pereira, Soumare, Tielemans, Maddison, Thomas, Iheanacho, Daka.. subs: Ward, Jakupovic, Bertrand, Barnes, Vardy, Albrighton, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Vestergaard, Castagne, Benkovic, Lookman.

14:30 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of Leicester's Europa League Group C clash with Spartak Moscow. Brendan Rodgers' side have taken just one point from their opening two group games and desperately need a victory to keep their hopes of progressing alive. Let's grab the team news ahead of this 15:30 kick-off!