Leicester 1-1 AS Roma
Buts : Pellegrini (14e) for the Giallorossi // Lookman (67e) for the Foxes
I hear the she-wolf, the foxes and the weasel.
At the King Power Stadium, Leicester and AS Roma failed to decide in the semi-finals of C4 (1-1). The reunion between José Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers promised a style opposition. It happened ! For more than an hour, the Portuguese tactician believed he had mastered his former pupil thanks to a solid defense. The Romans sting on their first chance through Pellegrini, between the legs of Schmeichel (0-1, 14e). More mature in the game, the Giallorossi then resist the repeated assaults of the men in blue.
In total, Leicester will have struck 14 times against 4 small Italian attempts. But we had to wait for the entry of Harvey Barnes (63e) to break the Roman lock. The England international sends a cross to Lookman who finally deceives Rui Patrício (1-1, 67e). Roma have the opportunity to snatch victory, but Sergio Oliveira does not convert a brilliant backheel from Tammy Abraham into an assist (79e). Everything remains open before the return, in a week, to the Olimpico.
To see total football, we will advise the two teams to replay Feyenoord-OM.
Leicester (4-3-3) : Schmeichel – Pereira, Fofana, Evans, Castagne (Justin, 21e) – Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall – Albrighton (Barnes, 63e), Vardy (Iheanacho, 62e), Lookman (Perez, 84e). Coach : Brendan Rodgers.
AS Roma (3-5-2) : Patricio – Ibañez, Smalling, Mancini – Karsdorp, Mkhitaryan (Veretout, 57e), Cristante, Pellegrini (Afena-Gyan, 85e), Zalewski (Vina, 85e) – Zaniolo (Oliveira, 70e), Abraham. Coach : Jose Mourinho.