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Gary Lineker heads out to Italian capital to cheer on Leicester in their clash with Roma

‘All flights lead to Rome!’: Gary Lineker and his three sons fly in for Leicester’s Europa Conference League semi-final, after he stop his Champions League presenting gig to watch his boyhood group play in Europe

  • Leicester journey to Rome for the second leg of the Europa Conference League tie
  • The first leg on the King Power Stadium final week ended in a 1-1 draw
  • Leicester have an allocation of 5,000 tickets for the return in the Italian capital
  • They’ll be supported in Stadio Olimpico by Gary Lineker and three of his sons 

Gary Lineker has jetted out to Rome with three of his sons to cheer on Leicester in their crunch Europa Conference League semi-final second leg with Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

The tie is delicately poised after the primary leg on the King Power Stadium final week ended in a 1-1 draw.

Victory over Mourinho’s Roma on the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday will ship Leicester by to the ultimate in Tirana, Albania on May 25.

Gary Lineker tweeted a picture of him and his three sons - Angus, 24, Harry, 28, and Tobias, 26 - on the plane to Rome on Thursday

Gary Lineker tweeted an image of him and his three sons – Angus, 24, Harry, 28, and Tobias, 26 – on the airplane to Rome on Thursday

Lineker quit his role at BT Sport last year to follow Leicester on their European journey

Lineker stop his function at BT Sport final year to comply with Leicester on their European journey

Lineker (left) later posted a photo from his lunch with friends, a glass of red wine in hand

Lineker (left) later posted a photograph from his lunch with buddies, a glass of crimson wine in hand

Around 5,000 Leicester followers are anticipated to courageous the hostile ambiance by making the journey to the Italian capital for the match, together with Lineker and three of his sons – Angus, 24, Harry, 28, and Tobias, 26.

Lineker tweeted an image of the 4 of them on the airplane on Thursday morning, with the caption: ‘All flights lead to Rome.’ 

Rio Ferdinand was amongst these to reply to Lineker’s Tweet. ‘Love it… have a superb one chaps,’ the previous Manchester United and England defender wrote. 

Lineker left his function as BT Sport’s foremost presenter for its Champions League protection after final year’s ultimate between Chelsea and Manchester City in Lisbon.

The 61-year-old former England and Tottenham striker rejected a brand new deal with the broadcaster to spend extra time with his household, together with plans to comply with boyhood membership Leicester round Europe after they certified for the Europa League.

Lineker has been noticed at different European matches this season, together with the house clashes with Napoli in the Europa League and Rennes in the Conference League. 

Lineker social media's statement last year claimed he rejected a renewal offer from BT

Lineker social media’s assertion final year claimed he rejected a renewal provide from BT

The tie between Leicester and Roma is evenly poised after the primary leg ended in a 1-1 draw

Leicester dropped out of the Europa League and into the inaugural Conference League after failing to qualify from a gaggle together with Napoli, Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw.

The Foxes’ third-place end in the group noticed them enter the Europa Conference League – a contest that Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers even admitted in December that he didn’t know what it was.

The semi-final line-up reveals that that is greater than a easy comfort prize, nonetheless.

Feyenoord and Marseille, in the opposite tie, are giants of Holland and France respectively, whereas Thursday night time’s anticipated crowd of 72,000 in Rome reveals how significantly the locals are taking it. 

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