Download Video : Leicester City 2 – 1 Club Brugge [Champions League] Highlights 2016/17
Claudio Ranieri’s side are safely through to the last 16 of the Champions League, and have progressed without suffering a defeat in their five fixtures so far
Leicester City put their Premier League struggles to one side as they booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 2-1 win over Club Brugge.
A fourth victory in five outings in the tournament, coupled with Porto’s 0-0 draw away in Copenhagen, means the English champions will go through to the last 16 as Group G winners.
Shinji Okazaki fired the home team in front after just five minutes at the King Power Stadium – and they doubled their advantage before the break from the penalty spot.
Riyad Mahrez continued his fine European form with a fourth goal of the campaign, although Claudio Ranieri’s side were made to work right through to the final whistle after Jose Izquierdo halved the deficit in the 52nd minute.
The Colombian became the first opposing player to score against Leicester in the competition, yet his powerful drive proved to be no more than a consolation for a Brugge squad now certain to finish bottom of the table.