Europa League: Ndidi sees red as Osimhen’s brace earns point for Napoli

Osimhen vs Leicester City

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, netted twice as they drew 2-2 with Leicester City in the Europa League on Thursday.

The hosts threw away a two-goal lead in the last 20 minutes of the match.

They had gotten off to the perfect start when Ayoze Perez ended a 15-game goal drought inside nine minutes with an emphatic volley.

Harvey Barnes found the net at the end of a flowing counter to leave the Foxes on course to victory.

Napoli spurned a host of chances throughout the game but managed to reduce the arrears within five minutes as Osimhen lofted his first over Kasper Schmeichel. And, with three minutes remaining, he rescued a point with a superb towering header.

Leicester’s collapse was compounded by the stoppage-time dismissal of Wilfred Ndidi – who misses the next game against Legia Warsaw – for a second bookable offence, adding insult to injury on a night victory slipped away from Brendan Rodgers’s side.

Police and stewards had to control a disturbance between the home and travelling fans at full time with missiles thrown between supporters. Missiles were thrown from both sets of supporters as tensions flared at the end of the game.

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