by LIAM RICHNER and MACAULAY DALEY
Leicester made it back to back wins in Group G after they defeated Portuguese giants FC Porto in what was the first ever Champions League match at the King Power Stadium.
Islam Slimani, a man feared by Porto fans after his impressive record against them for Sporting CP this year, scored the only goal of the game with a header, as Claudio Ranieri’s side took early control of what could become a straight forward group.
Slimani, known as the Dragon Slayer in Portugal after netting five times against them for his former employers in 2016 alone, converted Riyad Mahrez’s cross in the 25th of the match.
With Copenhagen the other team in their group, some Leicester fans may be dreaming of a 1st place finish in this group, which would award them with a supposedly easier round of 16 opponent and more crucially, a second leg at home.
Ranieri named the same side that dismantled Brugge two weeks ago 3-0, but this time is wasn’t as straight forward for the Foxes and Premier League Champions.
Porto did make a game of it, and nearly had their equaliser had Jesus Corona not hit the post with a volley in the final few minutes.
GROUP G RESULTS
LEICESTER CITY 1-0 FC PORTO
COPENHAGEN 4-0 CLUB BRUGGE
GROUP G TABLE
BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2-2 REAL MADRID
SPORTING CP 2-0 LEGIA WARSAW
DINAMO ZAGREB 0-4 JUVENTUS
SEVILLA 1-0 LYON