Soccer-Leicester wins to maintain Europa League hope

England, Leicester: Leicester City defeated Legia Warszawa 3-1 on Thursday, jumping from the bottom to the top of Europa League Group C and living their hopes of reaching the knockout stage.

The Premier League side has scored 8 points in 5 games, 1 point more than Spartak Moscow and Naples, 2 points more than Legia, and all four teams are competing to move forward ahead of the final round.

Naples, who lost 2-1 in Spartak on Wednesday, will host Leicester, and the Russians will visit Leicester on December 9.

Patson Daka opened Leicester in the 10th minute, hitting a clinical finish, James Madison shot a great shot on the turn, and Filip Mladenović returned one point to Legia.

After Kasper Schmeichel defended Mahil Emreli’s penalty, Mladenovic swept with a rebound, but Wilfred Ndidi, who gave the spot kick, fixed it with a header towering from Madison’s corner in the 33rd minute.

The Rangers advanced from Group A to the knockout stage after Alfredo Morelos defeated Sparta Prague 2-0 against runaway group leader Olympique Lyonnais.

The Colombian striker started scoring in the 15th minute and crossed Sparta defender Philip Panak’s pass in his area in the 49th minute, adding a second goal with a header on the empty net.

Lyon remained in the lead after defeating Denmark’s Brøndby 3-1 with two goals, Rayan Cherki and Islam Slimani.

Monaco advanced from Group B by beating Real Sociedad 2-1 to counteract Alexander Isak’s efforts on visitors with goals from Kevin Volland and Youssouf Fofana.

Vini Jr. and Bruma visited Sturm Graz to win 2-0 and scored at PSV Eindhoven. The Dutch side needs a draw in the final group match in Sociedad.

In the second half, Olympiacos defeated Fenerbahce 1-0 in Group D and sent the Greek side with Eintracht Frankfurt, who maintained the lead after a 2-2 home draw with Antwerp. I won the winner in 90 minutes.

(Written by Zoran Milosavljevic, edited by Ed Osmond)

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Soccer-Leicester wins to maintain Europa League hope

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