Three and a half years after Leicester City’s last foray into European football, they started back with a bang. Admittedly the surroundings and circumstance has decreased significantly. There were no 32,000 fans cheering the blue army faithful on. Nor were there the opposition made up of Atletico Madrids superstars of world football Griezmann, Godin et al to cause quite so many problems.
Quite how full the King Power Stadium would have been under normal circumstances for the Ukraine side first visit to the East Midlands is debatable, but it would have little effect on the result. A typically slow Leicester City start, that were it not for a good save from Kasper Schmeichel could have started disastrously.
But a scrappy goal from James Maddison on the 29th minute eased the nerves, before an uncharacteristically composed finish from Harvey Barnes put Leicester in control on half time. The second half was a formality with Leicester pinging passes around for fun and creating more openings. The scoring was rounded off by Iheanacho on the 67th minute before Brendan Rodgers men eased off the pedal slightly making all their five substitutions. So what 3 things did we learn from Leicester’s win in the Europa League group G?