Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman has rescued Leicester City after a 1-1 score draw with AS Roma in the Europa Conferences League semi-final first leg at the King Power Stadium On Thursday night.

Appearing at this stage in European competition for the third time in five years, Jose Mourinho’s side took a 15th-minute lead in England through Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Leicester maintained their composure and deservedly equalised after 67 minutes when Ademola Lookman bundled in a cross from Harvey Barnes, via defender Gianluca Mancini.

Mourinho will be satisfied with this result as Leicester could not make their domination pay, with Roma keeper Rui Patricio saving superbly from lively substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, who also headed over from close range.

Brendan Rodgers will be disappointed they are not taking a lead to Stadio Olimpico for the second leg after they dominated the second half and came from behind to draw level.

This tie draws to a dramatic climax in Italian capital next Thursday but before then Leicester travelling to Tottenham in the Premier League, while Roma host Bologna in Serie A.

 

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