Leicester out-foxed by a more wily PSG in 4-0 defeat
FRENCH title winners Paris Saint-Germain brought surprise English champions Leicester City down to earth with a comfortable 4-0 win in the exhibition International Champions Cup in Los Angeles on Saturday.
A sell-out 25,667 crowd was treated to passages of sumptuous midfield interplay as PSG gave the naive Foxes a taste of what to expect at Europe's top table as they head into their first Champions League campaign.
PSG attacked relentlessly, playing neat triangles in midfield and looking to play mercurial Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani in through the channels while Javier Pastore whipped in dangerous crosses.
The threat was largely cancelled out early on by captain Wes Morgan and his centre- back partner Robert Huth, with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel having little to do.
But PSG's dominance eventually told with goals from Cavani and Jonathan Ikone before half-time.
Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri and his opposite number Unai Emery made 17 substitutions between them, largely taking the tempo and purpose out of the second half.
But it was over as a contest just after the hour when Lucas Moura nodded in.
Substitute striker Odsonne Edouard rounded off the rout moments before the final whistle.