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Leicester stays perfect in Champions League

Leicester City picked up their third straight win in the Champions League by beating FC Copenhagen 1-0 at King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

The Foxes scored the lone goal of the game in the 40th minute when Riyad Mahrez found the back of the net from close range after nice heading pass by Islam Slimani. Manager Claudio Ranieri was delighted to have picked up another win, as Leicester sits firmly at the top of Group G with 9 points, five points ahead of Copenhagen and Porto.

“[It was] A very tough match,” Ranieri said. “I was expecting this type of match. Copenhagen are a very good team. They are strong, tall and very dangerous in the air.

“It was good, a good performance. Totally different from our last Premier League match. That is normal when a team plays in the Champions League for the first time.

“I’m very proud. From one side I’m very proud but when I think of the Premier League I’m very, very hungry.

“When you play in a big competition you lose something when you go back to your league. That is normal but we want to change it. It’s just psychological because when we play in the Champions League our special qualities switch on.

“We are smart and focused in every situation. The Premier League is our priority. Of course also the Champions League because now in one month we are in or out. We are in a good position. Our destiny is in our own hands. We want to continue in this way.”

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