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Leicester 2-0 AEK Athens: Player Ratings as Foxes Top Group G With Win

James Merrills
Leicester go through as group winners.
Leicester go through as group winners. / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images
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Leicester beat AEK Athens 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night to confirm top spot in Group G, with Cengiz Under and Harvey Barnes scoring.

Having already qualified for the last 32, the Foxes wrapped the game up quickly and took the lead through Under's thunderous volley in the 12th minute. Barnes then saw his deflected effort beat goalkeeper Panagiotis Tsintotas just two minutes later after some neat play on the left flank.

Leicester were never in any real trouble and controlled the game well, even if they weren't as sharp after the break. With the group won, Leicester will be seeded for Monday night's draw.

1. Goalkeepers & Defenders

Justin showed why Brendan Rodgers rates him so highly
Justin showed why Brendan Rodgers rates him so highly / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ward (GK) - 6/10 - Had very little to do throughout the game and rarely touched the ball.

James Justin (RB) - 8/10 - Got forward and was always on the front foot. Looks a real promising talent and linked up well with Under throughout the game.

Jonny Evans (CB) - 6/10 - Looked comfortable at the back and was rarely tested. He saw a lot of the ball and sprayed passes around from the back.

Wesley Fofana (CB) - 6/10 - Much like Evans, he had very little to do and was a composed, calm presence at the back. He was withdrawn with ten minutes to go no doubt in preparation for the weekend.

Luke Thomas (LB) - 7/10 - Pulled off a number of neat one-twos with Barnes in the first half and wasn't shy in getting forward.

2. Midfielders

Praet was very lively in the number 10 role for the Foxes.
Praet was very lively in the number 10 role for the Foxes. / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) - 6/10 - Did his usual job of sitting in front of the back four and mopped up nicely. He ordered those around him and was very vocal with the two centre backs. Was subbed off in the 65th minute.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - 8/10 - Nearly every ball played by Tielemans was forward and he was a real driving force in midfield. Was replaced by Hamza Choudhury with ten minutes to go.

Dennis Praet (CM) - 8/10 - Missed a good chance in the first half after being played through nicely by Tielemans. He played in the number ten role and forced a save with a powerful shot from 25 yards.

3. Forwards

Barnes was lively throughout
Barnes was lively throughout / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Cengiz Under (RW) - 9/10 - Gave his side the lead with a powerful, crisp volley after a shoddy clearance. Ran at the Athens defence well and was unlucky not to score another in the first half with a curling effort.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) - 6/10 - Should have done better with a header in the second half when teed up by Under. Was quiet throughout the game and didn't have too many chances. Replaced by Ayoze Perez.

Harvey Barnes (LW) - 9/10 - Doubled the Foxes' lead after his shot took a wicked deflection and gave the keeper no chance. Linked up well with Thomas on the left wing and was a constant headache for the Athens defenders.

4. Substitutes

Perez was unlucky not to score
Perez was unlucky not to score / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Nampalys Mendy (CM) - 6/10 - Was full of energy after coming on and was a like-for-like swap for Ndidi.

Ayoze Perez (ST) - 6/10 - Turned and shot well after a scramble in the box and was unlucky not to score.

Wes Morgan (CB) - N/A - Took the armband off Evans when he came on late in the piece and had very little to do.

Hamza Choudhury (CM) - N/A - Put himself about after coming on and saw plenty of the ball in the middle of the park.

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