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Leicester finds cure to Premier League woes with Champions League

September 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Premier League, UEFA Champions League

Champions League day 2: Leicester City 1-0 FC Porto

With only 7 points in 6 Premier League fixture splayed so far this season, the first-time champions Leicester City FC has had a rough start of their 2016-17 campaign. The Champions League, most players discover and the first participation for the club, appeared to be a remedy for the Foxes, who collected a second consecutive win versus a renown name in European and Champions League champions FC Porto. With six points in two games LCFC can look ahead and solidify their position to reach the Round of 16!

Coach LCFC Ranieri comments on the win:

“I’m very happy. It’s our first home Champions League match in 132 years and our fans gave us a lot of energy. It’s fantastic and they pushed behind us the entire match. It was important to win against Porto because they are a very good team with good, quality players. It was important to score a goal. 
I spoke a lot about corners and to maintain the clean sheet and my players tonight were very concentrated at attentive in every situation. It was good. It was good for everybody after the bad defeat in Manchester. 
I’m waiting. I’m very sentimental. We have to continue to stay calm. Copenhagen won 4-0 and are very well organized. We must clean our mind and go back to the Premier League. 
“I was very confident with Slimani because he often scored against Porto when he was a Sporting Lisbon player. I spoke with Riyad and Islam and said ‘come on guys, make something good tonight’. They made the pass and the goal. It was good and after we defended well. We were well organized because Porto played well and with skillful players. We closed well the space.”

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