The Premier League champions and the Scottish Premiership champions played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in-front of a decent crowd at Celtic Park, yet it was the Foxes who later triumphed 6-5 on penalties.
Celtic were using their clash against Leicester as good preparation for their upcoming European two-legged tie with Kazakhstan’s Astana, and they fell behind to a goal worthy of Champions League class.
Leicester’s talented winger Riyad Mahrez picked up the ball on the winge, gluided inside before clipping a wonderful effort in to the far top corner of Celtic’s net.
The Hoops’, though, responded via Eoghan O’Connell but ultimatey came up short in the shootout as the Foxes triumphed 6-5 with Kasper Schmeichel saving the decisive kick from James Forrest.
Leicester beat Celtic on penalties in the International 'Champions' Cup. Great practice for the @ChampionsLeague final should it go to pens.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 23, 2016
The afternoon on the whole was a good one for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, and his players will feel they handled the Leicester threat well which will put them in good stead against Astana.
Leicester, meanwhile, will be hoping Mahrez repeats his goal scoring antics att he king Power Stadum for the upcoming camapign as there are still fears he could depart the club in the coming weeks.
The Algeria international is no doubt one of the hottest prospects on the market, yet the Foxes will do all they can to keep hold of him as boss Claudio Ranieri envisages another wonderful campaign.