FT: Leicester 0 Monaco 3

The referee brings the second-half to a close then and Monaco have won comfortably here. Goals from Kurzawa and Falcao in the first-half split the two sides after a relatively even first 45, but the second half brought more dominance from Monaco as they asserted their strength in depth, adding a third late on to secure a 3-0 victory.

GOAL! Excellent play from Monaco as defender Tisserand bursts down the left-hand side and is picked out with an inch-perfect slide-rule pass. He continue his run and pokes it past Schmeichel to make it 3-0.

Schlupp has added a direct edge to Leicester's attack since his introduction, but the final product is lacking as his shot flies over.

Zoumana Bakayogo makes his first Leicester appearance after signing from Paris Saint Germain this summer.

It opens up for Leicester as Schlupp retrieves the ball in the centre of the pitch, races down the right and lays off for Danns who smashes an effort towards goal but Knockaert is unfortunately in the way and the ball hits him.

A great run from Martyn Waghorn nearly concludes with a stunning finish as the striker attempts an ambitious lob over the oncoming defender and goalkeeper.

Despite 11 changes Monaco still look fluent and on top. Rodriguez attempts a curling shot on goal but it's well over.

11 changes for Monaco then, amongst them is another multi-million pound buy in former Porto man James Rodriguez.

Close control from Carrasco and Ocampos eventually pays dividends as Leicester's defenders back off, allowing Carrasco to flash a cross into the area but it evades everyone.

Schlupp and Marshall combine well down the right but, as has been the case all afternoon, the final ball is lacking and the keeper catches the cross.

On comes Gallagher for St Ledger as Leicester make their eighth change.

Carrasco finds space easily between Leicester's central defenders, but the wingers effort falls just wide.

Monaco want to make 11 changes at the hour mark but the fourth official is allowing only 3 to warm up at a time. Typical tinkering from Claudio Ranieri.

Knockaert seems to have brought a bit more fluency and urgency to the Leicester attack, the Frenchman unleashing an effort which is blocked and out for a corner.

Both sides are just exchanging possession at the minute with no real intent. Leicester have switced from a 3-5-2/5-3-2 formation to having four at the back and they look more balanced for it.

Liam Moore, Jeffrey Schlupp and Anthony Knockaert are amongst a handful of Leicester players to take to the pitch for the second half. No Monaco changes yet.

There goes the half-time whistle then and Monaco take a 2-0 lead into the break. As aforementioned, the gulf between the sides is evident and the French side have been dominant. Falcao's movement appears to be creating problems for the Championship side, but Matty James and Chris Wood have both had chances to score for Leicester. The second-half promises to be enticing.

Moutinho dinks in a clever ball as Ocampos and Falcao both race through, but Schmeichel is out quickly to thwart the chance.

Monaco again seem content to pass it around the back four, waiting patiently for a move to materialise. The understandable gulf between the sides is evident, but Leicester are giving a great account of themselves.

GOAL! Falcao starts the move here for Monaco, laying it off to Obbadi and continuing his run, ending in the cross coming in from the wing and a dummy leaving Falcao to tap home from 2 yards for 2-0.

Chris Wood evades the challenge of the defender with strength, cutting inside and laying it off to Matty James. James' attempt is blocked, but it falls to him again in the penalty area and a cheeky backheel nearly crosses the line, but Obbadi is there behind his keeper to clear. Nearly for Leicester.

Falcao's movement again opens up a huge goalscoring opportunity for the striker, a lofted through-ball releases him in the area but Schmeichel closes down the angle and saves brilliantly.

Falcao gets his first real eye at goal as a loose ball rebounds to him on the edge of the area, but his low effort is excellently blocked by Wes Morgan.

Monaco are passing the ball around with ease here, and a patient build-up nearly pays off with Obbadi unleashing a powerful effort from 25 yards that Schmeichel has to palm over.

A Sean St Ledger handball givs Moutinho the chance to deliver a free-kick into the Leicester area. Falcao is clearly the dangerman here and he manages to get goalside, but Whitbread recovers well and Falcao heads wide.

And another big chance for Leicester. Chris Wood bursts through into the area but Carvalho defends well. Still, the New Zealand striker gets a high shot away but the keeper saves well.

As expected, Monaco have dominated possession so far but Leicester are certainly still in this game. So far, Richie De Laet's runs on the right hand side has created the most problems for the French side.

Falcao finds his first bit of space after some excellent movement, but Morgan is quickly onto the Colombian and the referee awards a free-kick to the defender.

Andy King now spots De Laet free on the right but again the final ball is ineffective. Monaco giving De Laet all the time in the world though.

Vardy now uses De Laet's ability down the right, freeing up the defender with a good pass out wide but the cross again results in nothing for Leicester.

De Laet looks to be a danger down the right-hand side for Leicester, again bursting through and finding space before crossing straight into Subasic's hands.

GOAL! And the ensuing corner is not defended brilliantly by the Foxes as Kurzawa nods home. He was untracked and made Leicester pay.

First save of the day for Schmeichel as Falcao and Obbadi work well to create a shooting opportunity for Moutinho, but the Dane is equal to it with a great save.

De Laet and Chris Wood combine well to create space for the full-back, but his cross is overhit and falls to safety for Monaco.

Lucas Ocampos, one of Monaco's less expensive players, flashes a shot just wide of Schmeichel's goal.

It's a 3-5-2 formation from Leicester and so far it's looking effective, Matty James first to a low cross but keeper Subasic saves well.

Manchester United fan Jimmy is eager to see how Claudio Ranieri's expensively assembled side fares against Leicester: "Just watched Asia Trophy and now to see how the newly assembled $$ play vs Leicester."

For Leicester there's a strong starting XI too, with Nigel Pearson hoping his charges can impress in the midst of another predicted Championship promotion push. A 0-0 draw against York last time out won't quite have prepared them for the challenge of keeping Falcao quiet, mind.

Falcao starts for Monaco then against Leicester in a very strong line-up from the French side. He's not the only new signing either, with Ricardo Carvalho, Eric Abidal, Joao Moutinho and Jeremy Toulalan also in the starting XI.

Monaco: Subasic, Kurzawa, Carvalho, Raggi, Abidal, Ocampos, Moutinho, Toulalan, Obbadi, Ferreira-Carrasco, Falcao.

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Morgan, Whitbread, James, Vardy, King, St. Ledger, Wood. Subs: Marshall, Dyer, Waghorn, Schlupp, Danns, Gallagher, Moore, Bakayogo, Knockaert, Logan.

So, what are you hoping to see from today's game? Which Leicester player are you going to be keeping an eye on, which Monaco stars will be under your scrutiny and what do you think the scoreline will be today? You can get in touch with us by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com, or by Twitter at MattStead91. The starting line-ups will be coming up shortly.

The Foxes will be hoping to formally kick-off their pre-season in style today, taking on one of Europe's heavy spenders at the King Power Stadium. Fans will surely be hoping to catch a glimpse of the French sides' new signings in action too, with striker Falcao amongst the travellers for Claudio Ranieri's men.

Hello and welcome to today's live commentary on Leicester City's lucrative clash with Ligue 1 giants Monaco.


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