The England international bagged 24 goals on the way to the Foxes winning the Premier League last season, but this campaign has seen the 30-year-old’s form dip remarkably.
With Leicester currently sitting just one point outside the relegation zone, Vardy has found the net in nine matches – dating back to his hat-trick against Man City on December 10.
But tonight, trailing 2-0 to the talented La Liga outfit, Vardy reacted quickly to a brilliant cross from Danny Drinkwater, and coolly slotted the ball home from close range:
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Few people gave Leicester a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals, particularly given their recent form, but an away goal can be absolutely crucial in two-legged European ties.
And could that goal reignite a scoring run for Vardy?