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Club Brugge offer Leicester welcome respite from growing domestic concerns

Leicester City's Wes Morgan during training

There was a question to Riyad Mahrez about whether he could win the Ballon d’Or, another for Claudio Ranieri on the prospect of reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League and a couple for both player and manager on the possibility of being relegated. In many ways it was confirmation that these are strange times for Leicester City as they try to get to grips with a rollercoaster season.

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Leicester City's Wes Morgan during training

Club Brugge offer Leicester welcome respite from growing domestic concerns

There was a question to Riyad Mahrez about whether he could win the Ballon d’Or, another for Claudio Ranieri on the prospect of reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League and a couple for both player and manager on the possibility of being relegated. In many ways it was confirmation that these are strange times for Leicester City as they try to get to grips with a rollercoaster season.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

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

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.