Leicester City player ratings v Slavia Prague: Academy pair shine brightest in tight affair

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Leicester City will need to win at home next week to progress in the Europa League after a tight, feisty goalless draw in Prague.

City’s domestic away record is exceptional but Europe is a different prospect and Czech champions Slavia proved too tough a nut to crack on Thursday night.

Brendan Rodgers’ side had chances, mainly through in-form Harvey Barnes in a lively opening 20 minutes, but did not threaten often enough to deserve victory in the Czech capital.

It was not a fixture that was going to be easy. Slavia were unbeaten at home in their previous 25 home games, a run going back to November 2019, while Rodgers has never progressed past the last 32 in four previous attempts with Liverpool and Celtic.

The hosts showed their threat from set-pieces as well as their fitness to press City over the whole 90 minutes, but Kasper Schmeichel was relatively

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