Kelechi Iheanacho directly involved in 6 goals in two UEFA Europa League starts

Kelechi Iheanacho directly involved in 6 goals in two UEFA Europa League starts

- Kelechi Iheanacho gave a five-star performance in Leicester City’s 4-0 win over Sporting Braga

- The Nigerian forward netted a brace in the highly entertaining fixture

- Dennis Praet and Maddison also got on the score-sheet to complete the rout

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Kelechi Iheanacho was the star of the night as Leicester City walloped Sporting Braga 4-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night, November 5.

The goals show he has been directly involved in six goals in two Europa League starts this season and he is now in line to win Europa League player of the week award for his brilliant performance.

It was a fight to finish at the King Power Stadium and the Nigerian star opened the scoring mid-way into the first half when he tucked home following a one-two tap with James Maddison to put his side ahead 1-0.

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Both players combined well again before the end of the half, however Braga goalie Matheus denied Maddison’s effort.

But the Nigerian won’t be denied his brace just after the restart when his shot was deflected into the net to put his side 2-0 up.

The second goal proved crucial as Leicester City became rampant and the Nigerian star was close to getting his hat-trick, but was denied by a magical effort by Matheus.

Iheanacho then provided an assist for Dennis Praet to tap-in the third goal on the night before Madison finally getting his goal to make it 4-0.

Kelechi Iheanacho: Nigerian star nets twice as Leicester City beat Sporting Braga 4-0
Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice in Leicester City's 4-0 win over Braga. Photo: Andrew Kearns
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It was a comfortable night for the Foxes against a Braga side that are experienced European campaigners and had won their six previous games in all competitions.

The victory continued Leicester's own good form, with five wins from their last five games having propelled them to second in the Premier League, and top of Europa League Group G with nine points from nine.

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Meanwhile, Arsenal vs Molde ended in a 4-1 win as the Gunners continued their impressive run in this season's Europa League.

The Swedish side went ahead through Martin Ellingsen but scored two own goals as Nicolas Pepe and Joseph Willock completed the rout.

Mikel Arteta a number of key players in his squad including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette.

However, earlier reported that Nigeria international John Ogu has stated clearly that Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is the funniest player in the Super Eagles squad stressing that all players always want to be with him.

Ogu who is currently working on getting a new club made this known while speaking with in an exclusively video interview.

The 32-year-old explained that the forward is an hungry player who is always fighting for success as he also stated that the mood in the Super Eagles camp was bad after losing against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup and also against Algeria at the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.

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