Leicester continue UCL fairytale with win against Copenhagen

Leicester continue UCL fairytale with win against Copenhagen

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The Algerians are here to dominate the city of Leicester and maybe Europe; Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani combined perfectly to maintain Leicester’s 100% European record.

Leicester City stand one victory away from qualification for the Champions League knockout phase after beating Copenhagen at the King Power Stadium to make it three wins from three in their group.

Riyad Mahrez steered in Islam Slimani’s knockdown from close range five minutes before half-time time as the Premier League champions left their domestic struggles behind to remain firmly on course to top Group G. Leicester’s win was not without its anxious moments, with former Cardiff City striker Andreas Cornelius heading inches wide moments after the Foxes had taken the lead. The Foxes are on their way to being the first team to qualify to the next round in this year competition

Topping the group would make life a lot easier in the last-16 draw as it vastly increases the chances of drawing beatable opponents when all logic – something, admittedly, they defied last season – suggests they would struggle against Europe’s elite. The King Power Stadium anticipates the drama.

Other results on the nights had Real Madrid and Dortmund winning their games against lowly Legia War and Porto respectively.

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