New Delhi: The International Champions Cup match held in Los Angeles between English Premier League (EPL) title-holder Leicester City and French title-holder Paris Saint-Germain was supposed to be a contentious one . . . until the second goal.
A PSG without its star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked incomplete, but that apprehension was soon overwhelmed by the deluge of goals and attacks that came Leicester’s way. When, at the 26th minute, Daniel Amartey executed a poor tackle against Jonathan Ikone, Cavani promised the first goal.
What followed were few stinging attacks from Leicester City, even a close free kick from Riyad Mahrez, but PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola warded off the attacks.
Then, Thomas Meunier drew the second debilitating attack. He cleared himself in front of the post without the defenders noticing him, and what followed after that was a more than comfortable goal scored at the expense of the poor defenders.
Jonathan Ikone then scored the third and Lucas Moura scored the fourth as Leicester City’s coach Claudio Raneiri watched helplessly from the box.
Ranieri said that although the result didn’t go Leicester’s way, the team had gained valuable experience ahead of its first European campaign, although the priority was the Premier League, according to the Peninsulaqatar.