Leicester were dumped out of the Europa League by Czech side Slavia Prague after turning in a miserable display at the King Power Stadium.
With playmaker James Maddison missing with a hip injury and in-form winger Harvey Barnes left on the bench for the first hour, Brendan Rodgers’ side were a shadow of the vibrant team pushing for Champions League qualification at the top of the Premier League.
Jamie Vardy was kept quiet by efficient if limited opposition, and a spirited second-half showing from the visitors earned a shock win.
Midfielder Lukas Provod volleyed in the opener before 19-year-old striker Abdallah Sima wrapped up a thoroughly deserved victory with a fine low drive late on.
Sima, in particular, looks a real asset.
Rodgers – who has now lost at this stage of the competition on five occasions – could still steer the Foxes into the Champions League next year, of course.
But he will have to hope that this insipid display was a one-off and not a sign that last season’s late collapse could be about to be repeated.
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- 18AmarteySubstituted forRicardo Pereiraat 61′minutes
- 4SöyüncüBooked at 84mins
- 19ÜnderSubstituted forTavaresat 80′minutes
- 20ChoudhurySubstituted forBarnesat 61′minutesBooked at 88mins
- 11AlbrightonSubstituted forCastagneat 61′minutes
- 21Ricardo Pereira
- 1KolarBooked at 90mins
- 6ZimaBooked at 73mins
- 25HromadaSubstituted forLingrat 75′minutes
- 17ProvodBooked at 82mins
- 7StanciuSubstituted forDorleyat 69′minutes
- 9Oladeji Olayinka
- 16KuchtaSubstituted forMasopustat 84′minutes
- Serdar Gözübüyük
Match ends, Leicester City 0, Slavia Prague 2.
Second Half ends, Leicester City 0, Slavia Prague 2.
Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Peter Oladeji Olayinka (Slavia Prague).
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ondrej Kudela.
Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.
Ondrej Kolar (Slavia Prague) is shown the yellow card.
Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Harvey Barnes (Leicester City).
Alexander Bah (Slavia Prague) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jan Boril (Slavia Prague).
Attempt blocked. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harvey Barnes.
Substitution, Slavia Prague. Lukas Masopust replaces Jan Kuchta.
Çaglar Söyüncü (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Timothy Castagne (Leicester City).
Jan Boril (Slavia Prague) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Lukáš Provod (Slavia Prague) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lukáš Provod (Slavia Prague).