Claudio Ranieri's side still top Group G by three points ahead of Porto and
will be expected to qualify for the last 16 when they host rock bottom Brugge in
superfly cr7 blue Copenhagen, unbeaten in 30 games at Parken in all
competitions, bossed the majority of the game as Ranieri's tinkering backfired
in the first half.
The Foxes began with three at the back, recalling defender Luis Hernandez,
but never got to grips with the game as the Danish champions dominated.
Danny Drinkwater's shot deflected wide but it was a rare Leicester chance as
Federico Santander headed over after 12 minutes and Wes Morgan blocked Verbic's
white As an attacking force Leicester were non-existent but coped
well enough with muted pressure from the hosts although Morgan and Robert Huth
were uncharacteristically unsettled.
They handled long balls with ease but both slipped up when Copenhagen
attempted to attack through the middle, leaving Huth with a booking after he
That they still held a degree of comfort was more to do with the hosts' one
dimensional efforts than any judgement from the Foxes and Santander sliced a
volley wide after 29 minutes as Copenhagen continued to press without
v red It took 33 minutes for the Foxes to register their first shot
on target when Jeff Schlupp's weak drive deflected straight at Robin Olsen but
it summed up Leicester's attack on the night.
superfly black Riyad Mahrez was shackled while Ahmed Musa failed to
make an impact and even a tactical switch of moving Mahrez inside behind Jamie
Vardy, who has not scored in 12 appearances, failed to spark the visitors.
vapor v red With Parken subdued the game drifted towards half-time
with the hosts failing to show enough imitative to go with their territorial
Peter Ankersen and Daniel Amartey shared pot shots and Drinkwater's cross
fizzed across the face of goal in the second half but it took until the 59th
minute for another real chance.
It was the best opening of the game as Santander teed up Ankersen but the
defender fired well over from 18 yards.
Leicester improved, with Mahrez and Vardy linking well, as the game began to
open up and Verbic wasted another fine opening when he blazed over Youssef
Toulouh's cross before being denied by Fuchs with 20 minutes left.
Ludwig Augustinsson got free on the left and crossed for Verbic but Austria
international Fuchs hacked his effort away at the near post.
The Foxes never created anything themselves and, just like in Leicester's 1-0
home win over Copenhagen last month, Schmeichel thwarted Cornelius in the 89th
minute when he clawed out his header and Sandanter fired the rebound wide.