A TASTE OF THE BIG TIME

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This is a first taste of Europe’s elite club com­pe­ti­tion for the Foxes – and only their fourth sea­son in Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tion in their 132-year his­tory. Their last con­ti­nen­tal ad­ven­ture came in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup and was short-lived as they went down 4-2 on ag­gre­gate against FK Cr­vena Zvezda.

Leicester have played eight matches in Euro­pean foot­ball prior to this sea­son and their record reads W2 D2 L4. This will be the sixth UEFA Cham­pi­ons League cam­paign for coach Clau­dio Ranieri, who led Chelsea FC to the semi-fi­nals in 2004, with a sixth dif­fer­ent club (Chelsea, Va­len­cia, Ju­ven­tus, Roma, In­ter and Leicester). He has steered his team into the knock­out phase four times in five at­tempts; the only group stage exit was with Va­len­cia in 2004/05.

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