English Leicester City faced off against French title holders Paris Saint-Germain in the International Champions Cup in Los Angeles but failed to get off the mark in a 4-0 defeat.
Leicester City continued their preseason last night against French champions Paris Saint-Germain with hopes of showing just what they could offer against a possible UEFA Champions League opponent this coming season.
However, the Foxes failed to get off the mark despite several promising chances from new signing Ahmed Musa, Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton and Leonardo Ulloa.
PSG were first on the score sheet with a penalty from Uruguayan star forward Edinson Cavani and they refused to look back as their scoring continued with a powerful counterattack that resulted in their second goal being scored by Jonathan Iknoe.
The second half would see the French side continue to put their foot on the gas as a goal just after the hour mark from Lucas sent them 3-0 clear of Leicester City and then a fourth and final goal from substitute Odsonne Edouard would end the scoring on the night.
New signings Luis Hernandez and Papy Mendy both were given the nod from their new manager Claudio Ranieri and were both substituted in the second half as they are being working into the side to get experience with their new teammates.
Following the match Ranieri commented in his press conference that he wished he could have seen his side score but believes this bad result can lead to experience:
"“PSG is a good team that is building to win the Champions League. They have a big squad with big players and for our players it was a good experience…A bad result, but I think we can improve from this defeat.”"
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Another match now beckons in the International Champions Cup for Leicester City as their heavy travel schedule sees them fly from Los Angeles back to Europe as they face a match with Spanish Champions FC Barcelona in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday.
They then have to begin preparing for their opening of the English campaign against Manchester United on August, 7, 2016 in the FA Community Shield. The Community Shield pits the FA Cup Champions against Premier League Champions and gives Leicester the opportunity to add another trophy to their cabinet.