Leicester City took a huge step towards the round of 16 in the Champions League with a resilient 1-0 victory over Porto on Tuesday evening. The Foxes may only need another three points from their final four games to reach the knockout stage.
They rode their luck at times towards the end, but it was a typical Leicester display: organised, energetic and precisely the type of win they ground out last season when they won the Premier League.
LEICESTER, England -- Three points from Leicester City's 1-0 win over Porto in the Champions League.
1. Leicester back to their best for Europe
After their humbling at Old Trafford on Saturday, Leicester City picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and got straight back to winning ways. Their first home game in the Champions League could easily have been an occasion that distracted or daunted. Instead, Leicester looked empowered. This 1-0 win was tense, Kasper Schmeichel's near post may...
Leicester City can take a huge step towards reaching the round of 16 in the Champions League with victory at home to Porto on Tuesday. It promises to be a memorable and raucous occasion as European football returns to Leicester for the first time since the 2000-01 UEFA Cup when the Foxes bowed out to Red Star Belgrade.
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Watching Leicester this season is a slightly curious business. What do we expect from them? Certainly not a repeat of last season or anything close to it. A respectable league position? A decent cup run? For Claudio Ranieri to delight us all again with his avuncular grandpa personality?
Certainly all of those things would be pleasant, a nice campaign after the glorious astonishment of last term, but it would all be slightly underwhelming. Which is why perhaps the most fitting end to this story would...
Leicester City have now suffered three demoralising defeats in their first six Premier League games -- as many losses as in all of last season. The Foxes were totally outclassed by Manchester United in a 4-1 defeat despite a really bright spell just before Chris Smalling's opener.
City, a side tailor-made to succeed on the road, must find a way to turn their fortunes around on their travels and, more importantly, plug their leaky defence which has already conceded 11 times this season.