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Sep 14, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at Jan Breydelstadion
BruggeClub Brugge
0-3
LeicesterLeicester City
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Albrighton (6'), Mahrez (30', 62' pen.)

Result: Leicester City open Champions League account by thrashing Club Brugge

Leicester City earn an emphatic 3-0 win over Club Brugge in Wednesday's Champions Group G tie at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

Leicester City have got their maiden Champions League campaign off to the perfect start after thrashing Club Brugge 3-0 in Wednesday's Group G tie at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

The hosts very nearly took the lead after just three minutes as hesitation among the Leicester defence allowed Jose Izquierdo to race forward, but his ensuing shot flew wide of Kasper Schmeichel's goal.

It proved to be a seminal moment in the game as the Foxes ended up drawing first blood in the sixth minute, courtesy of a mishap at the back from Brugge.

A long Luis Hernandez throw-in led to Hans Vanaken flicking a header out of goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle's hands, and Marc Albrighton was on hand to bundle home his side's first ever Champions League goal.

On the half-hour mark, Brugge captain Timmy Simons hacked down Jamie Vardy on the edge of the box to concede a free kick, earning a booking for his troubles that could have easily been a red.

Once again, Leicester punished their opponents as Riyad Mahrez curled a free kick over the wall and into the top-left corner of the net to take a two-goal lead into the break.

Michel Preud'homme's charges did not shore up their defence after the restart and, just before the hour, Butelle clattered into Vardy to gift the Foxes a penalty, which Mahrez coolly slotted down the middle.

It was only after conceding their third goal that the Belgian champions began taking their opponents to the sword, with Izquierdo charging into the Leicester box and sending a shot crashing against the bar in the 65th minute.

However, Claudio Ranieri's side did not let their heads drop, remaining tight at the back and sending waves of attacks forward in a bid to add to their goal tally.

The final whistle put an end to Brugge's misery, while the Leicester players, staff and fans were able to bask in the aura of a historic win that puts them top of Group G.

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A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2014
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