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Sports News Sun, 29 Jul 2018

Daniel Amartey features as Leicester City lose to Udinese in preseason

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey played a part of Leicester City's pre-season friendly defeat against Italian side Udinese in Austria.

The defender, who is set to impress manager Claude Puel was given game time as he seeks to rediscover the form that saw him move from Copehagen to Leicester.

Leicester City was beaten 2-1 by the serie A side in a mouthwatering encounter.

Udinese started well and when Kevin Lasagna converted to open the scoring, it made City’s challenge against a competitive Serie A side even more difficult.

After breaking the deadlock through Kevin Lsagna, Udinese had a second 19 minutes later through Darwin Marchis but Leicester could not find a reply until the 89th minute.

Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the consolation for the 2015/16 English Champions.

Meanwhile, Daniel Amartey's compatriot Nicholas Opoku came on in the second half for Udinese and fired a shot which nearly troubled Leicester goalkeeper Ward.

Next up for Leicester City is a King Power Stadium clash with Valencia on Wednesday evening.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com