Tammy Abraham

Leicester City took control of their Europa Conference League clash against Rennes with a comfortable 2-0 win on Thursday night. 

Kelechi Iheanacho’s late finish put the English club in control of their tie ahead of the second leg in France.

Rennes started the match brightly but it was the hosts who took the lead through Marc Albrighton, who thumped in Harvey Barnes’ excellent cutback.

Kelechi Iheanacho then came off the bench to score the second goal to cap off a lively second half from both sides.

In France, Marseille ran out 2-1 winners over Basel. Cengiz Ünder hit the woodwork early on before Arkadiusz Milik’s 20th-minute Panenka gave them the lead.

Milik then added a second just after the hour mark to put Marseille in cruise control, but a 79th Sebastian Esposito strike halved the scores.

Marseille have won four UEFA competition matches in a row for the first time since 2010.

In another match, PSV and Copenhagen played out an entertaining 4-4 draw in Netherlands.

Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson’s gave Copenhagen the lead inside six minutes, but the goal was canceled out by Cody Gakpo in the 21st minute.

Pep Biel then curled a perfect ball a minute later to give the visitors the lead, before Lukas Lerager made it 3-1 before the break.

Ritsu Doan and Gakpo pulled it back to 3-3. Gakpo then had a tame penalty saved before Biel was gifted a second, but Eran Zahavi glanced a late equaliser.

Here are all the results; 

  • Vitesse 0-1 Roma
  • Leicester 2-0 Rennes
  • Marseille 2-1 Basel
  • Bodø/Glimt 2-1 AZ Alkmaar
  • PSV Eindhoven 4-4 Copenhagen
  • Partizan 2-5 Feyenoord
  • Slavia Praha 4-1 LASK
  • PAOK 1-0 Gent

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