The 30-year-old Vardy, however, ended his nine-match goal drought during Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League loss to Spanish side Seville in the first leg of the last-16 clash.
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel believes Jamie Vardy's away goal at Sevilla will have played a "massive" part if the Foxes are to progress in the Champions League.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri insists his side have given themselves a fighting chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals after notching a vital away goal against Sevilla. "But football is football and the opponent has [taken an opportunity]".
Also we'd like to hear your Sevilla vs Leicester City predictions? "They were brilliant in the league past year and have been great in the Champions League, they qualified very quickly so in a two-legged tie it still poses a lot of risks for us".
"We will be going to Leicester with the intention of competing, as well as knowing that we will suffer". Now we know our focus is on the Liverpool match [on Monday].
"We didn't have the luck or the ruthlessness to show the difference between the sides", said Sampaoli. We suffered but we showed our big heart and belief. "We're not celebrating. We're definitely not celebrating, but 2-1 away from home in the Champions League, we'll take that".
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After 24 goals and six assist in the last season, Jamie Vardy has produced just five goals and two assists and his and Mahrez' poor form, alongside Kante's transfer to Chelsea, are the main reason that Leicester will fight for survival in the Premier League instead of some better result.
Leicester was still suffering from the shock defeat to Milwall in the FA Cup encounter.
Vardy is unable to identify why Claudio Ranieri's team has succeeded in Europe while plummeting at home. Jovetic, who has three goals and four assists in eight appearances for his new club, is confident heading into the return leg, even though he said nothing is decided yet.
"Sir Alex Ferguson always used to say to us to remember the hard work and the pain we put in last season and put in an extra 10%". It wasn't for me to tell my team-mates to buck up because we're all in this together. You just have to get on with it, keep doing things right and the goals will start coming again. "They are still in this tie".
Unfortunately for Leicester, the first half was a microcosm of their season so far.