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Leicester wins Champions League premiere

Premier League champions Leicester City took home a 3-0 win in their first ever Champions League game, defeating Club Brugge on the road on Wednesday.

Riyad Mahrez scored a brace, with Marc Albrighton also finding the back of the net against the Belgian champions. Albrighton opened up the scoring the 5th minute after pouncing on the ball inside the penalty area after a long throw by Luis Hernandez was deflected by a Brugge defender.

Mahrez doubled the lead with a stunning free kick in the 29th minute. Mahrez then grabbed a second goal in the 61st minute from the penalty spot to close out the scoring. The win puts Leicester at the top of Group G as Porto and Copenhagen played a 1-1 draw.

New signing Islam Slimani made his Leicester debut on Wednesday, starting up front next to Jamie Vardy. The Algerian international played for 62 minutes before getting subbed off for Leonardo Ulloa.

Leicester will be at home to Porto in their next Champions League fixture on Sept. 27. The reigning Premier League champions have had a rough start to the new  domestic campaign, picking up just one win in four games. They currently sits in 16th place after suffering a 4-1 loss to Liverpool over the weekend.

Leicester wins Champions League premiere

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