Post Match Thoughts
A fantastic showing from Leicester City who have done their traveling fans justice.
Many expected Leicester City to be taken lying down due to European competition being so different from regular Premier League football, as Manchester City have found out in the past 5 seasons.
The foxes however looked fired up and ready to take the game to the Belgian champions.
Claudio Ranieri didn’t change the game-plan from their usual fixtures, instead he opted to stick with his trusted 4-4-2, handing the home side the bulk of possession and looking to hit on the break.
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Many will put the goals down to defensive errors however with Leicester City’s system of pressing, defensive errors are cause predominantly by the foxes themselves.
One key note is the form of Riyad Mahrez, who’s two goals tonight may flatter to deceive.
He looked very off and frankly, he has done during every game this season. Whether or not he is tired after playing almost every game last season or not is yet to be seen however if he does score 2 goals every game, you won’t find any Leicester fans complaining.
Record signing Islam Slimani failed to impress today during his 60 minute debut. It’s too early for alarm bells to be ringing however and Islam should be judged in December on how well he’s integrated into life in the East Midlands alongside countryman Riyad Mahrez.
Leicester City’s next European night sees them host Porto at the King Power stadium on the 27th.
The atmosphere will be electric as this is the first ever Champions League game to be played in Leicester, whether it be at the King Power or their former stadium Filbert Street.
Should City play the way they have tonight, hopes will be high for a good result.