Goals and Highlights: Leicester City 2-1 Atalanta, 2019 Friendly Match
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Goal Highlights
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Here are the goals from the match:

FULL TIME! Leicester 2-1 Atalanta
It's all over and a successful pre-season ends with another win.

Goals from Perez and Vardy won the game for the Foxes despite Muriel dispatching a late penalty.

Attention will now shift to Wolves and the start of the Premier League campaign. Who's excited cause I am!


GOAL! Leicester 2-1 Atalanta
89' Muriel finally gets his goal after a well placed penalty beats Schmeichel.

Might be a bit late for a comeback surely?

Penalty to Atalanta....
Ricardo gives away a penalty and the dream of a last clean sheet hangs in the balance...
JAMIE VARDY'S HAVING A PRE-SEASON PARTY!

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83' OFFSIDE BUT WHAT A GOAL!

After a number of chances for Leicester Fuchs just calmly swung his foot at the ball on the edge of the box and it  flew into the bottom corner.

Unfortunately it was called offside as an offside Leicester player was in the keeper's view.

81' As I typed the last update Muriel had another chance but again shot wide.

Thought I had egg on my face for a moment there...

80' Leicester are looking comfortable and are on course to remain unbeaten throughout their pre-season campaign.


78' Another Muriel shot is saved well by Schmeichel who will be wanting that last clean sheet before the start of the season.
75' Demarai Gray replaces City's first goalscorer Perez 
GOAL! Leicester 2-0 Atalanta
75' VARDY!

A long throw from Fuchs at the half way line gets Vardy in behind the sleeping defence and Leicester's talisman strokes the ball into the bottom corner with all the composure in the world.

72' Muriel wins a header in the box but couldn't get any power on it and Schmeichel gathers comfortably. Still 1-0 to the hosts
70' Muriel forgets he's playing football as he scores a conversion with that freekick... Don't think he will be taking the next one.
68' Evans slides in and completely takes out an Atalanta player and gives away a freekick in a dangerous position.

Definite yellow card if this wasn't pre-season...

67' Adrien Silva comes on for Maddison while Harvey Barnes replaces Albrighton
Fuchs comes on for Chilwell and Atalanta make another couple of changes
63' Quick feet by Maddison creates space in a congested box but the midfielder shot wide.

Could have been two in quick succession!

GOAL! Leicester 1-0 Atalanta
60' PEREZ! 

Perez dummies two players to create space after a pass from Ricardo and the summer signing glided into a shooting position and slotted confidently past the keeper to give his side a deserved lead.

Hopefully first of many goals at the King Power this season!

59' Great play from Vardy in midfield to pick out Perez, who then crosses it to Albrighton only to head it wide.

1-0 if those roles were reversed?

This man's passing is a joy to watch!

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56' Tielemans plays an incredible pass to Perez but the keeper spreads himself and makes a good save.

Seconds later Schmeichel is forced into a good save after making himself big.

End to end stuff here now!

53' Muriel's strike whistles past the post as the substitute nearly puts his side in front from the edge of the box. 
51' Soyuncu shows he's willing to fill that Maguire void after venturing forward with the ball with great effect.

£80 million pounds for him next year anyone thinks?

47' Leicester have come straight out of the traps in the second half and win consecutive corners.

Great early pressure from the home side!

46' Maddison's freekick strikes the wall 
Second Half!
45' We're back underway and just 30 seconds into the half Vardy wins a freekick in a dangerous position.
Both teams are out for the second half and a flurry of changes are expected from Atalanta.
Maddison yet to find that defence splitting pass this match.

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Half-time!
It remains 0-0 at half time in a very lively match that saw both keepers challenged, but arguably not often enough.

The Foxes recovered from a slump in the middle of the first half to finish strongly, but need to create more shooting chances in the second half if they want to win this game.

40' Who needs Tielemans when you have Schmeichel!

A pin point pass from the Dane finds Perez on the opposite side of the pitch but the Spaniard miss-controlled the ball as he seemingly looked in.

Proper route one stuff but nearly paid off!


36' Ok now it should have been 1-0!

Vardy gains possession on the edge of the Atalanta box and finds room to shoot but an excellent Gollini save prevented the Foxes taking the lead!

36' Evans misses a free header in the middle of the box after a great delivery from Chilwell from a set piece.

Should have been 1-0

35' Leicester's best move of the match comes through a great interchange between Tielemans and Perez and the latter wins a corner for his side which is cleared comfortably in the end.

Very promising!

30' A trademark Albrighton cross arrowed straight towards a trademark Vardy run but was cleared by the Atalanta defence.

Better spell this for the home side!

26' A wicked ball in by the Leicester number 10 was beaten away by the keeper before a blue shirt could get to it. 0-0
25' Chilwell wins a freekick in a good crossing position for the home side, Maddison to take.....

 

23' Schmeichel is the first keeper tested in the match after a Gosens shot from the left-hand side of the box was beaten away by the diving Dane. Still 0-0
'19 Atalanta come the closest in the game so far after a Zapata lay off for Gosens was fired wide by the midfielder.

The Italian side starting to really knock on the door.

'18 A promising Atalanta move was thwarted by Evans in the Foxes' box after a poor touch by Ilicic
'15 Atalanta begin to grow in the game after a lively Leicester start but the score remains goalless.
7' Maddison loses the ball in midfield and Atalanta find themselves on the edge of the box only for Choudhury to recover the ball and take control of the situation.

Great work by the big-haired youngster!

Ricardo plays Perez in the box after skipping past a player and the new signing wins the game's first corner... But nothing comes of it and is cleared comfortably


Kick-Off!
Hamza Choudhury kicks-off and the game is underway!
The team walk out onto the King Power pitch for the first and last time this pre-season as Leicester host a game for the first time in months.

It's good to be back!

Both teams are about to come back to the pitch after changing into their playing gear.
Pre-season Thoughts
This year's pre-season can be considered a success for Leicester after winning four and drawing the other of their five pre-season games to date. With each passing game you can see the fitness levels and the quality of play increase and Atalanta will be a great test for the team tonight.

The recruitment has been spot on for the East Midlands side so far after signing a defensive utility player in James Justin, a quality forward and goal threat in Ayoze Perez and the midfield maestro himself, Youri Tielemans. Each player has added a different dimension to the team and this game will be their greatest chance in putting a claim on a starting spot for the season opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a week's time

Atalanta Team News
Here is the visitor's line-up for tonight's game at the King Power: Gollini; Hateboer, Djimsiti, Masiello; Castagne, Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Malinovskiy, Zapata, Ilicic
Leicester City Team News
The team news is out and there is a notable slab-head shaped hole in the Foxes' defence as Harry Maguire's move to Manchester United edges closer.

Here is the side to take on Atalanta tonight: Schmeichel; Periera, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Choudhury, Tielemans, Maddison; Albrighton, Perez, Vardy

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Lineups will be out shortly. It is expected to have almost a full house tonight at the King Power Stadium
Goals and more goals
A combined total of 24 goals have featured in Leicester City and Atalanta Bergamasca's last 3 games.
The Atalanta squad has arrived to the King Power Stadium.

 
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Harry Maguire out
It will be interesting to see what happens with Harry Maguire. The Leicester centre back was left out of the Foxes’ squad.

According to The Telegraph, this decision was made after Rodgers and the footballer spoke about his frame of mind not being the right one as his future in Leicester trembles.

Asks for fans support
"The relationship between supporters and players is always key and that's what the game is about, the players and supporters. Together, we will be stronger, and if we can get as many supporters there as we can (on Friday), that will be a great tonic for us - it will really inspire the players and send us into our final week of preparation ready for the game against Wolves.”
According to manager Brendan Rodgers, Atalanta will be a good test for Leicester. “They have been over here and they've played a few games, so we have watched some of the games and how they play,” said Rodgers who sees with good eyes the fact of playing the squad who finished third and qualified to Champions League.
Leicester City will play their last friendly on Friday when they host Italian Serie A club Atalanta.
The Leicester City vs Atalanta game will be played at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 19:30 BST.
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