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Kasper Schmeichel: Cardiff match was ‘like a cup final’ for Leicester

•City win 1-0 in first game since death of owner Vichai
• Players and staff flew to Bangkok for funeral afterwards

The Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says his team’s victory at Cardiff on Saturday was “like a cup final” and that the feeling was incomparable to anything else he has experienced in his career.

Schmeichel kept a clean sheet on an emotional afternoon that served as a tribute to the late Leicester owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and the four others who died with him in last weekend’s helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium. The 31-year-old had received counselling during the week and was in tears during the pre-match minute’s silence, but responded with a performance full of guts and resilience.

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