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Maddison completes quarter-final line-up with turnaround triumph

7 May 2020
ePL Invitational: James Maddison 3-2 Max Meyer

Leicester midfielder beats Crystal Palace's Max Meyer 3-2 on FIFA 20 despite missing a penalty with his own in-game player

Second-half goals by Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez helped James Maddison complete a 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace's Max Meyer in the ePremier League Invitational.

Maddison fell behind to a clever free-kick goal by Andros Townsend but levelled the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 match with a superb team effort finished by Jamie Vardy

The Leicester City midfielder then passed up the chance to go ahead as he stepped up to take a penalty with his own in-game character, only to be denied by Vicente Guaita.  

Meyer took advantage when Wilfried Zaha swept in but Maddison levelled for a second time through a clinical Barnes strike.

Perez's close-range winner put the Foxes into the last eight where Maddison will meet Southampton's Michael Obafemi on Friday.

Maddison believes he'll be in for another testing contest against Obafemi, who defeated former boxer Tony Bellew in the last 16.

“He’s obviously going to be good but I can’t imagine Tony Bellew spends a lot of time on FIFA!” Maddison joked.

“I reckon he’ll be a good opponent and another tough game.”

Day 3 matches 

James Maddison (LEI) 8-1 Callum Wilson (BOU) | Report and highlights
Max Aarons (NOR) 4-1 Ryan Sessegnon (TOT) | Report and highlights
Phil Foden (MCI) 3-4 Charlie Taylor (BUR) | Report and highlights
John Egan (SHU) 4-3 Jofra Archer (MUN) | Report and highlights
James Maddison (LEI) 3-2 Max Meyer (CRY)

See: ePL Day 2 recap
See: ePL Day 1 recap

How to watch the tournament

Fans can watch all the action on the Premier League's digital channels as well as on the Sky Sports YouTube and Twitch channels, BBC Sport website and iPlayer.

Finals Day will also be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports' Premier League and Main Event channels, with the tournament again being televised around the world by the Premier League's international broadcast partners.

The tournament will urge everyone to follow official advice by staying at home and saving lives.

We would also ask anyone inspired to play FIFA 20 to take regular breaks from gaming, every 45 minutes.

See: More details on ePL Invitational 

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