This midweek clash saw Porto travel to Leicester City in what might be the foxes’ most important ever fixture, certainly the most important match of Group G.
As Porto traveled to the East Midlands to face Leicester City, the foxes’ prepared for what could potentially be the most important fixture in the clubs history.
A match that set Leicester on the big stage, showing the world that they’re ready to fight Europe’s elite for a place at the top.
Their previous Champions League outing saw City travel to Belgium to face Belgian Champions Club Brugge in the opening fixture of their European campaign.
A match which many foresaw the foxes struggling in, most expected Leicester City to come away happy with a draw.
Instead, the foxes hammered Club Brugge 3 – 0, with Marc Albrighton scoring Leicester’s first ever Champions League goal and Riyad Mahrez scoring a beautiful free-kick and from the penalty spot.
With Porto drawing at home to Copenhagen, their European form so far has been underwhelming.
Their fans would have been expecting a big showing tonight in order to make up for lost points in what could potentially be the match which decides who finishes top of Group G.
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri elected to start Luis Hernandez, replacing Danny Simpson who suffered an injury scare a few weeks back.
With so many games to play, Ranieri will not want to risk his trusted right-back.
Good news for Leicester City fans is that Kasper Schmeichel is fit again after an injury picked up in training which saw him sidelined for Leicester’s 4 – 1 hammering at hold Trafford.
Kasper’s addition meant that Zieler was back on the bench.
Leicester City looked to set up with their usual 4-4-2 with Slimani and Jamie Vardy leading the line.
Going into the match, club record signing Islam Slimani had a fantastic record against FC Porto, scoring 6 goals in 6 appearances against the Portuguese side.
As for Porto, they looked to attack Leicester City with a 4-3-3 with Adrian Lopez leading the line alongside Andre Silva and Otavio respectively.