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Albrighton confident of Leicester Champions League progress

Marc Albrighton believes Leicester City are perfectly placed to qualify for the Champions League Round of 16.

In their first ever campaign in Europe, the Foxes sit nicely at the top of Group G with two wins from two matches having beaten Club Brugge 3-0 two weeks ago and FC Porto 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Regarding the reigning Premier League champions' hopes of progressing from the group stage, Albrighton feels things are set up well for a berth in the second phase of the tournament.

"We've given ourselves a great chance," he said.

"We have four tough games coming up and if we win our home games then I think we'll qualify. It's a long way in the future but that's definitely our aim.

"We said before the competition started we needed to make this place a fortress and we certainly showed that against a top Porto side and hopefully we can do it against Copenhagen.

"It's a great record to have (being the first English club to win their opening two Champions League games) and we have given ourselves the best possible opportunity and we want to go far in the competition."

Leicester will next meet Danish champ FC Copenhagen, who beat Brugge 4-0 on Tuesday, at the King Power Stadium on October 18.

Andrew Slevison
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