Oct 18, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčKing Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
1-0
Copenhagen
Mahrez (40')
Fuchs (79')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Jorgensen (88')

Claudio Ranieri: 'Leicester City are prioritising Champions League progress'

Ranieri: 'Progress in Europe is my priority'
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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri suggests that he is currently prioritising progress in the Champions League over gaining results in the Premier League.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed that his short-term priority is securing the club's progress through to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Foxes find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League table after registering just eight points from eight games, but so far they have impressed in Europe with wins over both Club Brugge and Porto.

Victory over Copenhagen on Tuesday night would move the Foxes to the brink of qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League, and Ranieri has acknowledged that he is currently prioritising that competition over domestic fixtures.

The Italian is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "In the Premier League we must be safe at the end of the year. The Champions League is now. At this moment, it's a priority."

Shinji Okazaki, Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani are all expected to return to the starting lineup for the game at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri yells instructions during his side's 1-0 win over Porto in Group G of the Champions League on September 27, 2016
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