It will be a difficult task for Brendan Rodgers’ men as they come up against the side sitting fourth in Ligue 1
Now the Foxes will host Rennes who on topped Group G in Europe’s new competition.
The Ligue 1 side claimed four points off Tottenham in the group stages and will be a tough test for Leicester.
Leicester v Rennes: Date and start time
This Europa Conference League last-16 first-leg tie will take place on Thursday, March 10.
It will be held at the King Power Stadium is scheduled for a 8pm kick-off.
This will be the first professional meeting between the clubs.
Leicester v Rennes: TV channel and live stream
This clash will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN.
Live coverage starts from 7:30pm and BT Sport customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the evening.
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Leicester take on French side Rennes in the Europa Conference League tonight.
After dropping out of the Europa League, Leicester beat Randers 7-2 on aggregate in their Europa Conference League play-off round last month
Is the match on TV?
Yes, the match will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN in the UK.
Where can I watch highlights?
Highlights will be uploaded to BT Sport’s YouTube channel after the match.
How else can I follow the match?
LeicestershireLive’s Amie Wilson will be at the King Power Stadium to bring you live updates, reaction and analysis.
You can follow her live blog throughout Thursday evening on the LeicestershireLive website.
Leicester v Rennes: Team news
Leicester: Schmeichel, Justin, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas, Tielemans, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Albrighton, Barnes, Daka
Subs: Jakupović, Odunze, Vestergaard, Choudhury, Soumaré, Lookman, Maddison, Pérez, Iheanacho.
Rennes: Gomis, Traore, Omari, Aguerd, Truffert, Bourigeaud, Santamaria, Martin, Doku, Laborde, Terrier
Subs: Bonet, Dogan, Alemdar, Guirassy, Tchaouna, Diouf, Tait, Majer, Assignon, Meling, Tel, Belocian, Doue
Leicester v Rennes: What has been said?
Rennes boss Bruno Genesio: “It’s an interesting competition for us and a good way to assess ourselves against a big European club.
“They are favourites and better equipped than us but we have to go there with a lot of confidence and conviction.
“They are a team with a lot of experience, who played in the Champions League and were champions of England not so long ago. It is one of the best teams in this Conference League.
“We watched them and we saw that they were a very good team with talented players capable of making a difference. We also saw that there were things to exploit.
“We go there with ambition, humility but above all with our strengths.”