Napoli knocked Leicester out of the Europa League, advancing to the knockout stages with a 3-2 win over Leicester in a dramatic Group C finale on Thursday.
Leicester led the group heading into the last round of fixtures, but Brendan Rodgers’ side was relegated to the Europa Conference League after a defeat in Naples put them in third place.
By halftime, Napoli had wasted a two-goal lead as Leicester drew level, but Eljif Elmas’ second goal of the game gave the hosts the victory.
Spartak Moscow won the group with a 1-0 victory over Legia Warsaw, thanks to a goal by Zelimkhan Bakaev in the 17th minute.
If Legia’s Tomas Pekhart hadn’t missed a stoppage-time penalty, Leicester would have kept their Europa League spot.
Napoli finished two points ahead of Leicester in second place and will compete in the Europa League knockout phase play-offs in February.
Leicester will have to play in the elimination play-off round of Europe’s least glamorous club competition when it returns in the new year, continuing a poor season for the FA Cup holders.