Three players who shone for Leicester against Club Brugge

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy is fouled by Club Brugge's Ludovic Butelle in the area resulting in a penalty

Leicester City's Champions League debut got off to a winning start.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in action with Club Brugge's Timmy Simons

The greatest fairytale in sport began another chapter last night when Leicester City made their highly-anticipated bow amongst Europe's finest in the Champions League.

As top seeds, the Premier League champions find themselves in a group they are more than capable of progressing from, and last night was a reminder that they can do just that.

A comfortable 3-0 away win at Club Brugge will give the Midlands club all the confidence in the world, while treating their fans to a memorable debut at Europe's top table. 

An impressive performance all round from Leicester, but these are the players that stood out from the rest.

Riyad Mahrez

The reigning PFA Player of the Year has not lost a step from last season. The Algerian was once again instrumental, scoring a penalty and a pinpoint free-kick to earn the Premier League champions a comfortable debut win in the Champions League.

Mahrez's ability to influence the game from the left-hand side continues to overshadow Leicester's strike force, with club-record signing Islam Slimani looking lost in the shuffle. 

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates with team mates after scoring their second goal

Danny Drinkwater

Coming to terms with life without N'Golo Kante will be the big question mark for the England international this season, but Drinkwater showed that he can be a key component for Leicester, cutting an authoritative figure in the centre of the park against Club Brugge.

The starting point of every attack, Drinkwater was incredibly unlucky not to bag a goal of his own when an outrageous 30-yard volley somehow did not quite find the back of the net. 

Marc Albrighton

Deservedly Leicester's first ever goalscorer in the Champions League, Marc Albrighton ran himself into the ground in what would undoubtedly have been a man-of-the-match performance had Riyad Mahrez not bagged a brace of goals.

The former Aston Villa man opened Leicester's account when he found himself in the right place, slotting home into an empty net from six yards after a long throw created a moment of chaos in Brugge's box. Utterly unselfish at times, Albrighton exemplified what it means to put the team first. 

Leicester City's Marc Albrighton celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal

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