Mancini’s goal puts Europa Conference League in doubt!

Gianluca Mancini’s second-half own goal leaves Europa Conference League semi-final in balance

Report from Leicester’s 1-1 tie with Roma in the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final at the King Power Stadium,

as Gianluca Mancini throws into his own net to cancel out Lorenzo Pellegrini’s early opener.

Leicester’s hopes of reaching the Europa Conference League final were boosted by Gianluca Mancini’s own goal

Watch the strong equalizer between Leicester City and Roma!!!

after the first leg of their semi-final with Roma ended 1-1.

Lorenzo Pellegrini was fed by a precise Nicola Zalewski ball and shot through Kasper Schmeichel’s

legs to give Roma an early lead against the run of play (15).

Leicester had a number of chances to equalise in each half,

the best of which was Ademola Lookman’s wayward free header from a corner,

and finally broke through when Harvey Barnes, who had only been introduced minutes before, drove into the box before his cross was turned into his own goal by Mancini.

Mancini's goal

Both teams had late chances to take a first-leg lead,

with Sergio Oliveira’s shot being saved by an acrobatic Schmeichel

save and Kelechi Iheanacho’s long-range effort needing Rui Patricio to turn around the post.

Because of the tie,

the replay in Rome next Thursday

will be a one-match shootout for the chance to meet Feyenoord or Marseille in the final.

Jamie Vardy’s 19-minute cameo in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa gave him a chance to stretch his legs

and his threat was evident within the first two minutes of his return to the starting line-up for the first time since early March to face Roma.

How Leicester fought back to give themselves a chance in the final

So, Under pressure from the attacker, Chris Smalling fell,

prompting Mancini to clear behind the first of a flurry of Leicester corners.

So, A stretching from one. After Roma took the lead after 15 minutes,

Leicester‘s promising start came to an end when Timothy Castagne headed wide at the far post.

So, The captain had sprinted behind Wesley Fofana

and shot his fourth goal in eight European appearances this season through Schmeichel’s legs,

with Youri Tielemans failing to track him down.

Mancini's goal

Finally, Soon after, Castagne was injure and replaced by James Justin,

and the Foxes lost their stride as Roma grow into the game and the hosts’ enthusiasm was shatter.

Zalewski was able to run unopposed and slide in Pellegrini after Nicolo Zaniolo’s crossfield pass found him.

Finally, The Foxes, on the other hand, recovered their bite, as Lookman stretched the visitors twice before the break.

Smalling first effectively block Lookman’s shot before being involve again after 34 minutes.

Leicester 1-1 Roma