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Europa: Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ Leicester after PSV comeback

April 14, 2022
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Triumphant Leicester boss, Brendan Rodgers believes his side will continue to grow after their late show at PSV sent them into the Europa Conference League semi-finals.

James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira scored in the final 13 minutes in Eindhoven to send Leicester through 2-1 on the night and on aggregate.

The Foxes hit back in their quarter-final second leg after going behind to Eran Zahavi’s first-half opener and will face Bodo/Glimt or Roma in the last four.

It is the first time in the Foxes’ history they have reached the semi-final of a European competition.

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According to Independent, Rodgers said: “We’re very young in our experience as a club in Europe, but nights like this, everyone grows from it – the players, the club, the supporters – and when you get to your first semi-final it’s a great feeling.

“The boys were absolutely outstanding in the second half. When you come to finals, semi-finals and big games you don’t get a second chance.

“They kept going and kept fighting and we scored two wonderful goals. I go into games having a script how it can go, I map out different things which may happen, and I felt we needed to bring the intensity in the second half.”

After last week’s 0-0 first-leg draw in Leicester, both teams took off the shackles and Kasper Schmeichel brilliantly saved Mario Gotze’s volley after 14 minutes.

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