Leicester down Athens
Leicester travelled to Greece on Thursday for a clash with AEK Athens, as they aimed to continue their fine start to their European campaign.
The Foxes picked up a 3-0 victory over Zorya Luhansk last week to go joint-top of their Europa League group.
And, when Thursday’s action was done and dusted, Leicester had managed to maintain a top-two spot.
Jamie Vardy fired the Foxes into the lead after 18 minutes, smashing home a penalty.
Hamza Choudhury then doubled Leicester’s advantage six minutes before the break.
Athens pulled one back four minutes into the second-half, but, in the end, it proved little more than a consolation goal.
Following his opener vs Athens, Jamie Vardy actually set a Leicester record, becoming the club’s oldest ever scorer in major European competition, at 33 years and 292 days old:
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 29, 2020
On an otherwise positive evening, though, Leicester have also been dealt one major blow.
This comes in the form of an injury to one of their key men.
Timothy Castagne has hit the ground running in England following his arrival from Atalanta over the summer.
In six league outings for Leicester, the Belgian has scored one and assisted two.
So, his complete omission on Thursday did seem a bit odd.
However, it has since been reported that the full-back has a hamstring injury, and will be out until after the upcoming international break:
Jonny Evans is out with a back problem. Castagne has a hamstring injury and is out until after the international break #LCFC
— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) October 29, 2020
This article was edited by Conor Laird.