Sep 14, 2016

    Foxes make debut but it's sixth campaign for Ranieri


    AFTER their fairytale Premier League title triumph last season, Leicester begin their maiden Champions League voyage with a short trip to Belgium to face Club Brugge at the Jan Breydelstadion tonight.

    This will be the Foxes' first European game since a 3-1 defeat to Red Star Belgrade condemned them to a first-round exit in the Uefa Cup in September 2000.

    However, for their manager Claudio Ranieri, this is the start of a sixth Champions League campaign with a sixth different club.

    Leicester come into the game on the back of a 4-1 defeat at Liverpool but Michel Preud'homme's side also lost at the weekend, going down 1-0 at Waasland-Beveren on Friday.

    Club Brugge are the only Belgian club ever to have reached the European Cup final, losing 1-0 to Liverpool at Wembley in 1978.