English champions Leicester city have maintained a 100% record in their maiden Champions League outing needing just one point to secure a last 16 place.
The Foxes are also the only English side ever to win their first three matches in the world’s elite club competition.
Leicester city manager Claudio Ranieri hailed his record-breaking team after they saw off a late challenge from FC Copenhagen last night, powering towards the next round.
”We are the record team! We are in a good position, our destiny is in our hands and we want to continue in this way. Now we have to go into the next round of the Champions League and we will go step by step.”
He went on to say a draw in Denmark in the reverse fixture in two weeks would certainly be enough to qualify for the knockout phase with two games to spare.
Unbelievable, isn’t it. This is Leicester we’re talking about!
Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the night – his third Champions League goal – giving Ranieri justification for his decision to rest last year’s player of the year for the defeat at Chelsea over the weekend.
”For this reason, I put him on the bench against Chelsea. Now it’s right, eh?”
The boss also had a lot of praise for his Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who made a brilliant save at the death to deny an equalizing goal.
Action elsewhere on the night saw Spanish giants Real Madrid cruise to victory against Polish side Legia Warsaw winning 5 -1.
Borussia Dortmund overcame Sporting Lisbon in Lisbon, 2 – 1 thanks to superb first-half goals by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Julian Weigl.
Juventus won away to 10-man Lyon while Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen played out a nil-nil draw in Germany.