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Leicester embark on ‘another big fairytale’ in the Champions League

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

The most revealing moment, perhaps, came in the small, airless room beneath the Jan Breydel Stadion where Wes Morgan was asked whether Leicester City, preparing for their first experience of the Champions League, could confound everyone again by winning the damn thing. “Why not?” Morgan asked, doing his best to sound like he meant it and unaware that, sitting in the seat to his right, Claudio Ranieri was trying, and failing, to keep a straight face. Leicester’s manager seemed to find the idea hilarious.

Brendan Rodgers pays tribute to Barcelona after Celtic are thrashed

Celtic's Scott Brown with Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the game

Brendan Rodgers said that Barcelona “beat you up with the ball” on a night on which he likened the Camp Nou pitch to an ice-rink, the game whizzing past his helpless players. Celtic fell to a 7-0 defeat but their manager insisted that there was “no embarrassment” and that he could not have asked for any more from his team.