Leicester City 0-2 Slavia Prague: Brendan Rodgers’ men knocked out of Europa League

Kasper Schmeichel-Leicester City

Leicester handed shock defeat by the Czech champions in the second leg of the round of 16 tie.

Leicester City have been crashed out of the Europa League after being stunned at home by Slavia Prague.

Lukas Provod opened the account in the opening minutes of the second half Abdallah Sima sealed the winner for the Czech champions as they progressed to the next round on the aggregate score 2-0.

After the goalless stalemate in the first leg, the tie was blown wide open and it was assumed that Leicester would make full use of the home ground advantage.

However, Foxes were dealt with a timely blow with the injury of James Maddison, who has been key for Rodgers’ side this season.

Rodgers’ team selection wasn’t impressive either, especially substituting Harvey Barnes in when his side was losing proved less effective.

Barnes has been in excellent form this season, scoring 12 goals in all competitions including the winner against Aston Villa last weekend.

 Rodgers has now failed to pass through the second round of the knockouts with all the clubs he had previously managed.

It wasn’t the night Jamie Vardy wanted to remember for good as the English striker was kept at bay throughout and he was seen kicking the hoardings after the game which was out of pure disappointment.

Elsewhere, Slavia Prague deserved the win to make it to the next round and they were able to do without breaking the sweat.