The foxes book their spot in the last 32 of the Europa League but they had to work for it.Just as the reverse fixture, Brendan Rodgers rested main man Vardy. Tielemans also started on the bench. It took only 3 minutes for the home side to take the lead through Ali Elmustrati. Harvey Barnes smashed home the equaliser on 9 minutes setting the tone for the goal fest that was to come. Cute one-twos on the edge of the box restored Braga’s lead. Paulinho with a close range finish.

They should have extended that lead when a nervous looking Schmeichel fumbled a shot on 38 minutes. He was fortunate the upright came to his rescue after the follow up shot crashed against it.In truth Braga should have been out of sight at half time. They reacquainted themselves with the post on 44 minutes after some lackluster defending by the Leicester. Rodgers’s half time talk seemed to wake up Leicester as they started to threaten more, Under with a shot in anger on 55. Paulinho was ever lurking dangerously as well pulling a save out of Schmeichel as well. James Maddison came in and on 78 minutes he set up the equaliser for Luke Thomas after his ground cross into a crowded Braga box was finished first time by the full back.

On the stroke of full time Braga thought they had snatched the game away.Barbosa receiving a reverse pass with Evans backtracking and slotting past the diving Danish goalkeeper.With 4 additional minutes from the referee almost up, Leicester conjured up the equalizer. Vardy on as a substitute with a typical poachers finish. He got goal side of the defender early in the move and he expertly recycled the ball by finding Maddison. The Ex Norwich midfielder’s vision found Albrighton free on his right side. Albrighton’s angled cross found an onside Vardy who sent the foxes into delirium.

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