After conceding a two-goal lead to Napoli in their Europa League debut at King Power Stadium, Brendan Rodgers said his “young team will learn.”
After Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes had given Leicester a 2-0 lead, Victor Osimhen of Napoli struck twice in the second half. Osimhen reduced the deficit with a wonderful touch past Kasper Schmeichel before completing the comeback with a header in the 87th minute.
“The crime isn’t giving away the two goals, the crime is if you don’t learn from it. I’m sure that is something this young team will do,” said Rodgers.
Perez had put Leicester ahead with a volley from Barnes’ cross, and the winger added a second after summer signing Patson Daka’s goal was ruled out for offside.
The hosts appeared to be on their way to winning Group C, but Osimhen struck late before Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi was sent off for a second yellow card. With Leicester still having to travel to Italy, as well as Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw, the group is wide open.
Source: BBC Sport