Leicester make Champions League record books and are in some illustrious company

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their first goal

What do Leicester City, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain, AC Milan and Malaga all have in common?

Leicester City manager Claudio RanieriLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

The Foxes secured a 1-0 win over Danish side Copenhagen at the King Power on Tuesday night to leave the club on the brink of qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League.

Leicester's fairytale existence under enigmatic Italian boss Claudio Ranieri shows no sign of abating, even if they are struggling to find their form domestically under intense pressure to defend the Premier League title they won against all odds last season.

In Europe things are different and anyone who thinks Ranieri and his charges are done making history can think again.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their first goalLeicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores against Copenhagen

That's because the club made yet more of it with the win over Copenhagen as they became only the fifth club to ever win their first three Champions League matches.

They are in prestigious company too with Malaga the only side to achieve the feat in the last 20 years back in the 2012/13 season.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesDeschamps

You have to go all the way back to 1995 for the last time before that when Italian giants Juventus - featuring the likes of Didier Deschamps, Gianluca Vialli and Fabrizio Ravanelli - pulled it off while PSG had managed it the season before.

Juve's fellow Serie A juggernauts AC Milan were the first side to ever do it back in the 1992/93 season.

Lazio's Paul Gascoigne talks to Milan's Marco Van Basten at the end of the matchMarco Van Basten helped Milan become the first ever team to achieve the feat

While the record will make every Leicester fan proud, in practical terms it could also have a positive impact on their domestic season.

All but into the last 16, the Foxes - who have been resting key players in the Premier League ahead of Champions League ties - can perhaps now afford to do the opposite in a bid to try and compete for the European places through the league.

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