The rise of Leicester City Football Club continues to astonish fans and foe alike. Leicester travelled to the Danish capital to take on F.C Copenhagen. Their Champions League campaign was already off to a flying start as they sat atop of Group G with a perfect record of three wins out of three, channelling the form that propelled them to Premier League glory just a few months earlier.
Tim Fadipe 21 said “I think it is an impressive achievement, something I thought a club of Leicester’s stature could never achieve”.
The match itself did not garner much excitement for the exuberant Leicester fans as they only managed to register a single shot on target, but the final result holds much significance in the history of the Champions League.
Joel Amoah said “The match was very boring but it is a result that will live long in my memory”.
Leicester became the first club in Champions League history to register 4 consecutive clean sheets in their four opening group stage games.
By accomplishing this accolade, they will guarantee passage into the last 16 if they do not lose to Club Brugge when the Belgians travel to the King Power Stadium on November 22.
It was as recent as the 2008-09 season that Leicester were outside of the top two divisions of English football, struggling to establish themselves but now this is an accomplishment that will be spoken about in the proud city of Leicester for decades to come.
Michael Quadric said: “I’m not from Leicester but I’m proud to be in this city right now”.
On the grandest stage of club football, Leicester are producing their finest football. Their familiar counter attacking style is best suited to the Champions League as they have the capability of soaking up pressure and hitting teams on the counter attack, with this being the recipe for attaining the Premier League title.
Laurel Umo said “They’re not doing the best in the league but winning in the champions league makes up for it”.
At the start of the season, Leicester were priced at a generous 100/1 to lift the Champions League trophy, but as they quietly go about their business, this could be another miracle in the making, surely Leicester aren’t going to achieve the impossible again. One thing we do know, the journey will be memorable and enjoyable.