Riyad Mahrez volleys Leicester City to narrow win against FC Copenhagen

There may be questions to answer when it comes to their domestic form, but everything seems to fall into place for Leicester City when the Champions League anthem is played. On a night when they showed the character and spirit that Claudio Ranieri had demanded, Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the game to register a third successive victory in the competition that moves the English champions within touching distance of the knockout stage.

Remarkably, Leicester have now accumulated more points in the Champions League than they have in the Premier League, despite playing five games fewer. Ranieri’s team sit five points clear in Group G, have yet to concede a goal, and it would take an extraordinary set of results for them to miss out on one of the top-two positions.

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