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Napoli dump Foxes OUT of Europa League

Napoli 3 – 2 Leicester City

Napoli's Belgian forward Dries Mertens (C) celebrates with teammates after the final whistle. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester’s miserable season continued as a dramatic 3-2 defeat to Napoli and a last-minute penalty miss by Legia Warsaw dumped the Foxes out of the Europa League.

The Foxes are consigned to the Europa Conference League play-offs, having been made to pay for more woeful defending in their Group C decider.

A draw in the other fixture between Legia Warsaw and Spartak Moscow would’ve kept Leicester in the competition – and there was hope when Legia was given a chance to equalize from the spot in the eighth minute of injury time.

But former Tottenham player Tomas Pekhar saw his penalty dramatically saved by Aleksandr Selikhov, compounding a terrible night for the Foxes.

Needing a point to guarantee to stay in the competition, Brendan Rodgers’ side was two down within 24 minutes, with goals gifted to Adam Ounas and Elif Elmas.

The Premier League side did stage a valiant comeback, drawing level within nine minutes thanks to strikers from Jonny Evans and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

However, having failed to keep a clean sheet for the 20th consecutive match, Leicester would yet again come undone at the back.

Elmas struck again at the start of the second half and describing the action on talkSPORT 2, Tottenham legend Clive Allen was deeply unimpressed.

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