Leicester had beaten PSV in the quarter-final whereas Bodo/Glimt had been Roma’s victims. The Foxes began brighter of the 2, dominating early proceedings.
However, Roma had been organised in defence, leaving Leicester to attempt speculative shots from outside. But for all of Leicester’s possession, it was Roma that took the lead in the first half, courtesy of a finish from Lorenzo Pellegrini.
The Roma captain completed off a tremendous move from Nicola Zalewski with a left-footed strike that went via the legs of Kasper Schmeichel within the Fifteenth-minute.
To their credit score, although, Leicester reacted properly to going down. The Foxes piled stress on Roma’s defence and will have levelled the scores via Lookman.
However, the Nigerian international’s effort from the sting of the box was parried away by Rui Patricio.
Brendan Rodgers’ men completed the opening half strongly, but it was Roma that went into the break with a one-goal advantage.
The second half resumed similarly, with Leicester on the front foot. However despite dominating possession, they discovered it tough to break down Roma’s defence.
However, their stress finally paid off in the 67th-minute, when Lookman bundled house a cross from Harvey Barnes. Lookman’s goal was his first in the competition, and it gave the home side the assumption to go for the win.
In their search for a winner, Rodgers brought on Kelechi Iheanacho for Jamie Vardy. The choice nearly paid off when Iheanacho fired an excellent curler from outside the box, however his effort was brilliantly parried away for a corner by Rui Patricio.
Leicester piled on more strain, but it was Roma that got close to taking the win via Sergio Oliviera’s shot.
Nevertheless, neither side could find the win, leaving the tie delicately poised ahead of the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico subsequent week.
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