Iheanacho Nets A Brace As Leicester Thrash Braga In Europa League
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Super Eagles attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals on Thursday as EPL side, Leicester City thrashed Braga 4-0 to keep up their perfect start in the Europa League campaign
Iheanacho showed his old self that endeared him to former club Manchester City as he became a thorn in the flesh of the opponents
His first goal in the first half was tap-in after 20 minutes when goalkeeper Matheus could not hold his heavy touch and allowed him a close-range finish, before a significant deflection off Bruno Viana saw his 25-yard drive beat the goalkeeper again two minutes into the second period.
The 2015 U-17 World Cup winner became the provider with a wonderfully disguised pass from a shooting position to tee up Dennis Praet midway through the half (67) before James Maddison got on the scoresheet after evading Raul Silva’s challenge with 12 minutes remaining.
The victory moves Leicester three points clear at the top of their Europa League group, ahead of their visitors, with three wins from three games – and already on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is banking on Iheancho’s experience as his side takes on Sierra Leone on next week’s Friday 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Benin, Edo State, Nigeria