Ndidi shines as Leicester go top in the Europa League

Ndidi outdid Legia Warsaw by helping Leicester go top in the Europa League.

On Thursday, Leicester City overcame Legia Warsaw 3-1 in a Uefa Europa League match, with Wilfred Ndidi scoring his first goal of the 2021-22 season.

The 24-year-old scored the third goal for the hosts at the King Power Stadium, capping up an outstanding first-half performance.

Leicester City scored three goals in the first 20 minutes, with Patson Daka of Zambia starting the scoring in the 11th minute.

With the goal, he now has five goals in the Europa League this season, and 10 minutes later, James Maddison increased the advantage for the Foxes, thanks to an assist from Ademola Lookman.

Ndidi gave up a penalty when the ball struck his hand in the 18-yard area in the 26th minute, but Kasper Schmeichel saved Mahir Emreli’s initial effort before Filip Mladenovic tucked home the rebound.

The Super Eagles midfielder quickly made amends for his error, restoring Leicester City’s two-goal advantage with a header from Maddison’s corner in the 32nd minute.

After the resumption, the Premier League team maintained their advantage, and the game concluded with the first-half goals.

Lookman and Daka were changed in the 85th minute, with Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho replacing the latter. Ndidi and Ghana defender Daniel Amartey played the entire match for Leicester City.

The Foxes are now in first place in Group C, with eight points after six games, and they are a point ahead of second-placed Spartak Moscow and third-placed Napoli, with one game remaining.

Furthermore, Brendan Rodgers’ team was relieved to win after a four-game losing streak in all competitions.

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