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    Watch Spartak boss Vitoria’s hilarious reaction to Spalletti’s handshake snub – but Napoli manager says it was payback

    SPARTAK MOSCOW manager Rui Vitoria was snubbed by Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti when he tried to shake his hand at the end of their Europa League clash.The Russian side beat the Serie A side 2-1 in the group game clash as two first half goals from Aleksandr Sobolev were enough to hand them the victory.
    Spalletti refused Vitoria’s handshake after the match
    Vitoria reacted to the snub by nodding his head and hilariously staring at him walking away
    But the major talking point came after the game when Vitoria went over to shake Spalletti’s hand.
    The Italian coach went straight down the tunnel after signalling he was not interested in embracing the Spartak manager.
    And Vitoria’s reaction was priceless as he smugly shrugged and nodded his head at Spalletti.
    However, the Napoli boss went on to explain why he chose not to shake hands.
    Speaking to Sky Sports Italia after the match, Spalletti said: “He didn’t salute me before the game.
    “That is when you shake hands with the other coach, not at the end just because you won.

    “I always go to salute the visiting coach before the game. It’s too easy to do it afterwards only when you’ve won.
    “You must welcome someone to your stadium.”
    Napoli’s loss was their second in a row following their 3-2 defeat to Inter Milan at the weekend.

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    They now sit second in their Europa League group behind Spartak Moscow and just one point above Legia Warsaw.
    Warsaw and bottom side Leicester have the opportunity to go above Napoli when they meet at the King Power Stadium on Thursday evening.
    Brendan Rodgers’ side then travel to the Italian outfit in their final group match on December 9. More

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    West Ham’s Europa League clash at Rapid Vienna to be behind-closed-doors after Austria announce national lockdown

    WEST HAM’s Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna WILL be able to go ahead, but behind-closed-doors.The Austrian government this morning announced a new national lockdown amid a sharp rise on coronavirus cases in the country.
    West Ham await news on the status of their upcoming Europa League clashCredit: Getty
    Austria announced a national lockdown on Friday morningCredit: Reuters
    From Monday, all non-essential shops will close and people will be ordered to work from home under the measures, which are a 20-day short term shock to society aimed at stopping a fifth wave of Covid-19.
    It means the 23,500 Rapid Vienna fans with tickets for the game will be forced to watch from home.
    The Hammers are due to take on Rapid in Vienna on Thursday needing just a point from their remaining two matches to secure top spot in the group stages.
    Irons fans were already banned from attending after crowd trouble in their last match against Genk.
    But now there will also be no home fans at the game in line with new Government restrictions in Austria.
    Although after some uncertainty regarding whether the game would go ahead at all, it has now been confirmed that the clash will take place.
    Last season when local regulations meant a match could not be staged at a home stadium, the game would be switched to a neutral venue to ensure no delays to the fixture programme.
    But with less than a week to go until the game is due to be played, that would have left little time coming up with an alternative plan for this tie.
    Fortunately though a resolution has been found and the Allianz Stadion will still play host to David Moyes and Co.

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    From February 1 next year, all Austrians will be required to have both jabs, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced. Those who refuse could face heavy fines.
    Austria registered a whopping 15,145 new Covid cases on Thursday, smashing last November’s peak of 9,586 confirmed cases.
    Covid rates have been rapidly rising in recent weeks as the country grapples with one of the lowest vaccination rates in western Europe – roughly 66 per cent – and among the highest infection rates with a seven-day average of 990.7 per 100,000 people in the past week.
    Experts warn the death toll could reach 2,000 by the end of this week, according to Kronen Zeitung.
    “Despite months of persuasion, we have not succeeded in convincing enough people to get vaccinated,” Schallenberg told a press conference on Friday and blamed those refusing to get jabbed for an ‘attack on the health system’.
    He added: “Whipped up by radical anti-vaxxers, by fake news, too many among us didn’t get vaccinated. The results are overcrowded intensive care units and enormous suffering.” More

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    West Ham fans BANNED from Rapid Vienna clash despite 1,700 supporters already forking out £500 on trip

    WEST HAM have pleaded with fans not to try and enter the stadium at next week’s clash with Rapid Vienna after accepting a Uefa ban on away support.The Hammers say they have “reluctantly” accepted the punishment banning travelling support at their Europa League match in Austria despite it leaving thousands out of pocket.
    Some West Ham fans gained entry to the Genk game without a ticketCredit: Getty
    Over 1,700 tickets were already sold to supporters who have forked out over £500 each on travel and accommodation to watch the game next Thursday.
    But this week Uefa decided to ban away support from following West Ham for one game as punishment for crowd trouble in the last match against Genk earlier this month.
    That decision left the Hammers fuming – and mystified as they were unaware of any serious incidents of trouble at the 2-2 draw in Belgium.
    But Uefa have provided evidence a small group of ticketless fans stormed the turnstiles for the match, leaving the London club with no choice but to accept the punishment.
    And now they are desperate to avoid a repeat sanction potentially barring them from selling tickets for a knock-out match in the competition by turning up in Vienna next week and attempting to get into the stadium.
    A club statement said: “West Ham United can confirm that the Club has reluctantly accepted sanctions from UEFA in relation to our Europa League Group H away fixture against KRC Genk on Thursday 4 November.

    “The Club’s acceptance of the sanctions follows receipt of the written reasons from UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) relating to the incidents which have led to West Ham United supporters being unable to attend the fixture in Vienna and the Club being fined.
    “Despite the Club’s robust processes around our own security and operations in support of our ticketed fans who travelled to Genk, evidence has been presented to confirm that a small number of ticketless individuals caused disturbances and illegally gained entrance to Genk’s stadium.
    “West Ham United condemn the behaviour of this group of individuals and we are working to identify them following their actions, which have now ultimately led to our supporters – the vast majority of whom behaved impeccably in Belgium – being punished and resulting in David Moyes’ team being forced to play in Austria without the backing of the Club’s fans, whose loyal and passionate support has spurred the Hammers on during an unbeaten opening four games of the Europa League adventure so far.
    “While the Club accepts the sanctions, we also wish to place on record our disappointment at the extremely short notice of the measures, which were received 11 days after the fixture in Genk and just over a week ahead of the match against Rapid Vienna which has limited our options significantly, and has sadly impacted supporters who have booked return travel and accommodation in Austria.
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    “The Club has had to consider these supporters and the impact on them both for this fixture and future fixtures if this process was subject to further delays.
    “Now that attendance at the match is no longer permitted, West Ham United strongly urges supporters NOT to travel to Vienna next week.
    “Fans will not be granted access to the Allianz Stadion and any attempt to enter the stadium could lead to further sanctions for the individuals and the Club in the future.” More

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    Declan Rice fumes with ‘laughable’ Uefa decision to ban West Ham fans for Rapid Vienna before tweet is deleted

    WEST HAM midfielder Declan Rice hit out at Uefa in a now-deleted tweet after the club’s fans were banned from attending their away clash against Rapid Vienna.The Hammers were also slapped with a £29,000 fine by Europe’s governing body due to ‘crowd disturbances’ in their Europa League trip to Genk earlier this month.
    Declan Rice fumed at Uefa after West Ham fans were banned from attending their away clash against Rapid ViennaCredit: Getty
    Uefa have banned the East London outfit from selling tickets for their clash in Austria on November 25.
    Commenting on Uefa’s decision, Rice fumed that the punishment is harsh and unfair as he questioned why Vienna fans went unpunished for their actions at the London stadium.
    The visiting supporters stormed the home end after Rice broke the deadlock, resulting in both sets of fans throwing missiles and bottles or urine at each other.
    Though Vienna were slapped with a ban by Uefa, with their fans unable to attend the clash against Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb on November 4.
    In a now-deleted tweet, Rice, 22, posted: “Laughable this is.
    “Gutted for our fans that now won’t be able to make the trip!

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    “Did Rapid Vienna get fined or a ban of tickets for there (sic) ‘crowd disturbances’ at our stadium? Nope.”
    After three minutes, his tweet was swiftly removed, but not before Hammers fans took to social media to praise his reaction.
    One said: “Well done Declan Rice for speaking out and standing up for the fans.”
    Another user remarked: “Shame footballers have to delete tweets that’s actually on there (sic) mind. Especially when it’s the truth! Fair play lad but keep it up!”
    A third added: “We see you Deccers. Lasted 3 mins and club told him to delete it. Love you Declan Rice.”
    Meanwhile one stated: “Declan Rice, I salute you.”
    This fan simply messaged: “My captain.”
    West Ham provided a statement on the Uefa ban, which read: “West Ham United can confirm that we have received an email late this afternoon informing us that we are subject to sanctions from UEFA in relation to our Europa League Group H fixture against KRC Genk on Thursday 4 November.
    Rice deleted this tweet shortly after hitting out at Europe’s governing body
    “The Club has been fined 34,500 Euros and also informed that our supporters are unable to travel for our next Europa League away fixture.
    “The Club are urgently seeking clarification from UEFA, particularly given the extremely short notice of the sanction, which will impact our supporters who have already bought tickets and made arrangements to travel to Austria our match at Rapid Vienna in just over a week.
    “We are surprised to receive these sanctions and disappointed for the fans who have behaved impeccably and supported the team throughout and will now be unable to travel to the next away Europa League fixture.
    “The Club has requested the full written reasons from UEFA regarding these sanctions and have asked them to expedite our request given that further delay could impact supporters once again.  
    “The Club fully appreciates that supporters will have booked return travel and accommodation in Austria and are stressing this in our dialogue with UEFA. We will update supporters as soon as we are able to with further information.
    “Finally, we would like to assure those supporters who have already purchased one of the 1,700 tickets that sold out our allocation for this game that they will be automatically refunded by the Club should UEFA rule the sanctions stand and that they relate to next week’s match in Austria.”
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    Genk 2 West Ham 2: Benrahma fires Hammers into Europa League knockouts but Soucek’s late own goal KO’s perfect record

    TOMAS SOUCEK’S own goal howler ruined David Moyes’ big day – but West Ham still earned an early spot in the Europa League knockout stages.Said Benrahma’s second-half double looked to have earned Hammers boss Moyes a fourth consecutive Group H win in his 1,000th game as a manager.
    Paintsil gave Genk an early lead in Belgium as West Ham were left stunnedCredit: Getty
    Benrahma equalised for West Ham in the 59th minuteCredit: Getty
    Moyes celebrated his 1000th game in management but could not come away with a winCredit: EPA
    But Soucek was left holding his head in a heap after sending a bullet header into his own top corner four minutes from time.
    Fortunately, Dinamo Zagreb win over Rapid Vienna in Thursday’s later kick-offs mean the point was enough to send the Hammers through, with two games to spare.
    Moyes challenged his side to become the first English side to win their opening four Europa League group stage matches without conceding a goal.
    But those hopes went up in smoke within four minutes as Genk opened the Hammers defence up to take the lead.
    Junya Ito took out three players with a turn inside his own half before sliding a pass down the side of Issa Diop who laboured to intercept, allowing Joseph Paintsil in to fire home in off the far post.
    Four minutes later keeper Alphonse Areola had to make two sharp saves within 30 seconds to prevent the Premier League club falling behind as the Belgians ran riot.
    No team this season caused West Ham as many problems as Genk did in a torrid opening half hour where they simply overran the midfield.

    The former Brentford man scored a delightful second towards the end of the gameCredit: AFP
    Captain Mark Noble was born a year before Genk were even formed in 1988, and his lack of mobility and a shocking display from Arthur Masuaku left gaping holes every time the home side went forward.
    But fortunately for Moyes and his side they avoided going two or three goals down purely due to the wasteful finishing of their hosts.
    Striker Paul Onuachu headed straight at Areola from six yards before Ito dragged a shot wide with an empty net gaping in front of him.
    Then when Areola had to fling himself full-stretch to his left to turn away another Paintsil effort from heading into the top corner, the Hammers looked a rabble and there for the taking.
    But they dug deep to gradually gain control of possession, and Benrahma was denied an equaliser from close range by keeper Maarten Vandevoordt.
    Then only a desperate goalline clearance from Patrik Hrosovsky prevented Declan Rice from touching home after Michail Antonio’s shot had squirmed past Vandevoordt.
    Benrahma thought he had won it with his second of the gameCredit: AP
    That control became dominance for the majority of the second half, and it was only a matter of time before West Ham levelled.
    Benrahma started and finished the move as Manuel Lanzini released Vladimir Coufal to cross low where the Algerian fired low into the net.
    Lanzini and Coufal then both went close to shooting the London club into the lead, before Benrahma stepped up to the plate.

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    Soucek’s unfortunate diving header flew beyond Areola to scupper West Ham’s hopes of a winCredit: Getty
    The forward jinked his way past John Lucumi into the area cutting in from the left and prodded his effort low into the net on 82 minutes.
    That should have been that and a place in the knockout stages sealed – but four minutes from time disaster struck.
    Genk sub Angelo Preciado’s cross looked to be innocuous but Soucek’s attempt to intercept only skidded off his head into the top corner. More

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    West Ham 3 Genk 0: Hammers thump Belgians to maintain perfect Europa League record and open up SIX-POINT lead in Group H

    WEST HAM are proving to be head and shoulders above the rest as they moved to the brink of a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League.The happy Hammers are loving life on their overseas adventure as they made it three wins from three in Group H – needing just four points from the nine available to seal top spot.
    West Ham centre-back Craig Dawson opened the scoring against Genk at the London StadiumCredit: AP
    Dawson celebrates with Declan Rice after breaking the deadlock in first half stoppage timeCredit: AFP
    Qualification can even be secured if the win the return match in Genk in fortnight if the other game between Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna is drawn.
    This time they didn’t rely on their impressive attacking stars to seal the win, with the head of Issa Diop and shoulder of defensive partner Craig Dawson coming up trumps.
    Dawson opened the scoring in slightly fortunate fashion in first half stoppage time, before Diop connected full on with  powerful header 12 minutes after the break to put them in control.
    And when Jarrod Bowen struck the third within 60 seconds with a crisp strike off the toe of his left foot, all that was needed was someone to knee home a fourth and the London Stadium would have broken out into a nursery song.
    Bonkers as it may have sounded at the start of the season, the Hammers have made such easy work of the Europa League so far they will be a team to fear for the rest when the competition gets serious after Christmas.
    For barring a collapse of huge proportions, that is surely where David Moyes and his merry men will be heading in the New Year.
    Issa Diop doubled West Ham’s lead after meeting Aaron Cresswell’s delivery shortly after the breakCredit: Reuters
    Defender Diop looked delighted after scoring his first goal of the seasonCredit: Reuters
    The limitations in the Hammers squad means Moyes does not have the luxury of resting an entire team for European endeavours, in the way Tottenham did.
    So though there was already one eye on Sunday’s date with their big London rivals, the vital Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek were again needed to patrol the midfield.
    No such chances can be taken with the fragile hamstrings of Michail Antonio, especially on a cold night, so he was missing completely from the matchday squad.
    And though that was a relief to the home supporters keen to put one over Spurs this weekend, it did once again expose the biggest weakness in this emerging squad – a lack of a viable striking option beyond the Jamaican international.
    So it played out in a first half where West Ham often found themselves in good positions but lacking the extra injection of pace needed to get in behind the Genk defence.
    Jarrod Bowen is seen as the best back-up option, and though willing and lively, at present he lacks the killer instinct to make the most of the many good positions he finds himself in.
    Three times he snatched at opportunities to open the scoring and three times he was found wanting – the worst coming with a wild air shot when Ben Johnson picked him out just six yards from goal.
    The lack of penetration was increasingly frustrating given Genk, unlike Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna, had actually come out and posed problems in an attacking sense themselves.
    Jarrow Bowed fired the hosts into a 3-0 lead just 60 seconds after Diop headed homeCredit: Getty
    Bowen proved to be a lively figure for West Ham throughout the Group H clashCredit: Reuters
    Right from the off there were early warnings, first as the Belgian’s had an eighth minute Theo Bongonda header ruled out because Jujnya Ito was just offside in the build-up.
    And when keeper Alphonse Areola made a hash of claiming a cross, allowing giant striker Paul Onuachu to loop a header inches wide, the alarm bells were ringing.
    But in the first minute of stoppage time before the break, the stuttering Hammers managed to find the breakthrough thanks to defender Dawson.
    Aaron Cresswell’s corner from the left was met by the big centre-back on the run, and the ball looped off his shoulder to drop into the top corner.
    West Ham were a different team in the opening 15 minutes of the second half as they stepped up a gear – and two goals within a minute just before the hour sealed the win.
    Genk’s defence is packed full of giants, but even that was not enough to stop set-piece kings West Ham as Creswell’s free-kick from the left was buried into off the underside of the bar by French defender Diop.
    David Moyes fielded a strong team ahead of Sunday’s home match against rivals TottenhamCredit: Reuters
    With the Belgians on the rack, the Hammers went for the jugular and within a minute of the restart they were home and dry when Bowen finally found his shooting boots.
    The visiting defence stood off as he burst forward cutting in from the right, driving a low shot through the body of keeper Maarten Vandevoordt into the net.
    Job done – and Moyes was afford the luxury of hooking the commanding Rice immediately to save him for the battle ahead against Tottenham.
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    Vitesse vs Tottenham FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Europa Conference League

    TOTTENHAM are looking to take a big step towards qualification for the Europa Conference League knockout stages as they visit Vitesse.Nuno’s men drew 2-2 away to Rennes in their opening game before hammering Slovenia’s Mura 5-1 in North London.
    Tottenham hammered Mura in the last round of the Europa Conference LeagueCredit: Reuters
    Vitesse meanwhile beat Mura 2-0 away before going down 2-1 at home to Rennes and know they need a result at home to Spurs.
    What time does Vitesse vs Tottenham kick off?

    Vitesse host Tottenham on Thursday, October 21.
    The match kicks off at 5.45pm UK time – 6.45pm in the Netherlands.
    It takes place at the Gelredrome in Arnhem.
    Vitesse and Tottenham have never played each other.

    What TV channel is Vitesse vs Tottenham on and can I live stream it?

    Vitesse vs Tottenham is live on BT Sport 1.
    Coverage commences at 5.15pm – half an hour before kick-off.
    To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

    Can I watch Vitesse vs Tottenham for free?

    EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
    And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of large screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
    At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.

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    Spurs may decide to start with Pierluigi Gollini in goal with Hugo Lloris to be rested.
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    Spartak Moscow 2-3 Leicester LIVE SCORE: Daka scores FOUR GOALS in epic Foxes Europa League comeback

    LEICESTER are ahead in a crucial game in Moscow.The Foxes could hardly have got off to a worse start after a deflected strike from Aleksandr Sobolev crept in at Kasper Schmeichel’s near post.
    Henrik Larsson’s son Jordan then doubled Spartak’s lead with a goal just before the break.
    But straight from kick-off Patson Daka netted again following his strike against Man Utd to reduce the deficit to one goal.
    And the Zambian then levelled the match three minutes before completing his hat-trick on 54 minutes to put Leicester ahead.
    74 MINS: SAVIOUR SOYUNCU
    Samuel Gigot pounces on to the ball in front of the Foxes’ goal but Caglar Soyuncu is in to thump the ball clear.
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    The Foxes seem content to try to take the sting out of Spartak’s modest revival.
    They’ve definitely slowed the pace, passing the ball around more in defence.
    But Leicester remain the superior team and look reasonably comfortable…(more apologies from me to Foxes’ fans for that ominous suggestion).
    70 MINS: KASPER SAVES
    Schmeichel keeps out sub Ignatov’s deflected shot.
    And Leicester centre-back Evans soon has a couple of tricky moments – which he just about deals with.
    Victor Moses then swings in a corner for Spartak that the Foxes clear.
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    The Russians briefly push forward – helped, perhaps, by a double substitution that has lifted the home crowd.
    Top scorer Quincy Promes, who hit three goals in his past three matches, replaced Zelimkhan Bakaev.
    And attacking midfielder Mikhail Ignatov came on for Roman Zobnin.
    67 MINS: EVANS CLOSE
    Spartak just clear the ball from Jonny Evans after Maddison delivered a clever short corner.
    65 MINS: LIMPING YOURI TAKEN OFF
    Brendan Rodgers immediately replaces limping midfielder Youri Tielemans with Hamza Choudhury.
    the game’s opened up now – with Spartak showing more urgency in pursuit of a leveller.
    But Maddison and Co still look the more likely side to bag another goal.
    Apologies to superstitious Foxes’ fans for making that observation…
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    HERE’S THE HAT-TRICK MOMENT
    Daka’s sensational afternoon peaked (so far at least) with this hat-trick goal as Leicester came from behind to lead 3-2.
    Credit: AFP
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    THAT’S THE WAY TO TWO IT
    Here’s Daka completing his hat-trick with two goals in the first three minutes of the second half.
    Albrighton, who replaced Ricardo on the hour, has been busy at right-back as the Foxes maintain their fluent control.
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    Marc Albrighton comes on for the Foxes and is instantly involved.
    Meanwhile, Maddison and Tielemans play keep ball to frustrate Spartak even more
    WELL DONE, MY PATSON
    Strike partner Iheanacho was first off the mark to congratulate Daka on his quick-fire triple.
    And in fact it was Iheanacho down the right who almost teed up Daka for a FOURTH.
    Iheanacho curled in a left-footed cross that Daka slid onto but put just wide.
    Credit: AFP
    PATS AMAZING
    Daka’s incredible treble (45, 48 and 54 minutes) is no less than he or Leicester deserve as they have dictated this clash, despite falling 2-0 down in Moscow.
    DAKA HAT-TRICK!
    Maddison and Tielemans rip the Spartak defence apart for Daka to rifle home between keeper Maksimenko’s legs on 54 minutes.
    GOAL! SPARTAK 2 LEICESTER 3
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    Daka’s doubel to put hte Foxes level hasn’t clamed their attacking desires.
    And Tielemans nodded off target.
    3 IN 2 GAMES FOR PATSON
    Zambia frotnman Patson Daka has bagged his first three Leicester goals three goals in around 50 minutes.
    The summer recruit from RB Salzburg came off the bench to round off Saturday’s 4-2 Premier League win over Manchester United in stoppage time.
    And now he has struck on 45 and 48 minutes at Spartak.
    Will it spark the Foxes’ second comeback win in four days?
    DAKA DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR FOXES
    Iheanacho’s brilliant run down the left, ending with an unselfish ball across, enables Daka to tap home in front of a defender.
    There’s a VAR check – but the goal stands.
    GOAL! SPARTAK 2 LEICESTER 2
    BOTTOM OF THE GROUP AS IT STANDS…
    Leicester and Napoli are both on just one point, as it stands.
    Legia Warsaw and Spartak Moscow would have six points and the top two places – IF everything stays the same.
    2ND HALF UNDER WAY: SPARTAK 2 LEICESTER 1
    Spartak kick off but if the Foxes can go anywhere like matching their first-half total of chances and possession then they should be very confident of earning at least a draw.
    VARD LUCK, JAMIE FANS
    Russians hoping to see ex-England striker Jamie Vardy must have been disappointed to see him relegated to the bench this afternoon.
    But what price a crucial intervention from the pacy poacher late on?

    DAK TO THE FUTURE?
    And here’s a glimpse (almost) of Daka reducing the deficit – showing again he could emerge as a huge Leicester star.

    SOB STORY
    Here’s a look at that Sobolev opener for Spartak.
    Spartak Moscow 1-0 Leicester Leicester behind early on!It’s Spartak’s Aleksandr Sobolev with the goal the striker’s shot is deflected towards the near post and the Foxes keeper can’t keep it out! pic.twitter.com/mGqq0mzmV3— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) October 20, 2021

    JOR HAVING A LAUGH
    Spertak could hardly believe it when they mocked Leicester’s overwhelming amount of possession by making it 2-0 through Jordan Larsson.
    Credit: AFP
    But fortuitously Daka finished with supreme coolness to surely give the Foxes some sort of psychological edge at the interval.
    Amazingly Brendan Rodgers had FOURTEEN first-half chances, compared to Spartak’s six.
    Credit: AP
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    The Foxes dominated possession and chances yet trail at the break.
    Sobolev’s early opener for Spartak defied Leicester’s fine start.
    And the Foxes could have even been in front by a couple of goals by the time they allowed Victor Moses to sneak in and tee up Larsson for Spartak’s second on 44 minutes.
    Patson Daka instantly made it two goals in two games to halve the deficit and surely leave Leicester confident of a comeback in the second half.
    TWO GOALS IN TWO MINS
    Jordan Larsson punished dozy Foxes’ defending by doubling Spartak’s lead on 44 minuters.
    But straight form the kick-off Daka pounced to make it 2-1.
    And that’s how it stayed at the break – certainly an unlucky scoreline for Leicester.
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