Leicester are on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages after a 1-0 win over Copenhagen.
Tuesday night’s result continued to defy their domestic problems and kept up a perfect record in Group G.
For the third straight time, Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League champions went into a Europe game on the back of a heavy defeat in their title defence.
But they shrugged off the disappointment of their 3-0 humbling at Chelsea to secure a third straight win in the competition thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s 40th-minute goal.
It was no vintage Foxes show and they were grateful to keeper Kasper Schmeichel for a superb one-handed save in the final minute.
The save was so good, that his legendary dad Peter told Copenhagen boss Stale Solbakken “if he had been in goal it would have ended 1-1.”
Skipper Wes Morgan adds of the clash: “It was a stern test that’s for sure.
“We had to really work hard, be resilient and try to take our chance when it came.”
When Leicester broke the deadlock five minutes before halftime, it was a goal out of nothing.
A deep cross from Jamie Vardy found Islam Slimani lurking at the far post and he headed down for fellow Algerian Mahrez to flick the ball with the outside of his boot past Copenhagen keeper Robin Olsen and into the net.
Slimani, too, had the ball in the net, but was adjudged to have strayed offside.