Marc Albrighton and Super Eagles player Kelechi Iheanacho were on target as Leicester City recorded a 2-0 win in their Uefa Europa Conference League. Albrighton set Leicester on their way to victory over Ligue 1 side Rennes with a superb goal in the first leg of their last-16 Europa Conference League tie.
Kelechi Iheanacho Scores in Leicester City Win over Rennes
The 32-year-old winger powered an effort into the top right corner after some excellent work by Harvey Barnes. Until then, the hosts had struggled to contain a lively Rennes side that sit fourth in Ligue 1. Leicester City’s got even better as Nigerian International Kelechi Iheanacho who is in for injured Jamie Vardy curled in a late second against the run of play.
The celebrations around the King Power suggested many felt Nigerian forward Iheanacho’s late contributions may prove pivotal to the outcome of the tie, which resumes when the Foxes travel to France for the return leg on Thursday, 17 March (17:45 GMT). The head coach of Leicester City Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to have a two-goal cushion against fluent opponents who will feel aggrieved to have left the East Midlands empty-handed.
Leicester Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saved well with his feet from Martin Terrier and Rennes had a penalty appeal for a handball by Caglar Soyuncu turned down before Iheanacho ensured Leicester’s first encounter with French opposition ended in their favor.