Leicester Fc Keeper Schmeichel may be back for Porto game


Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel could return for his side’s first ever Champions League game at home when they host Porto on Tuesday.

Schmeichel has been out for three games since the Foxes beat Club Brugge in their opening Group G game.

The Denmark international missed two games with concussion and was sidelined for the defeat at Manchester United on Saturday with a muscle strain.

French midfielder Nampalys Mendy misses the game with an ankle injury.

“It is fantastic for our fans,” said Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri.

“A lot of them came to Bruges to hear the music. [On Tuesday] a lot [more of] them can hear it.

“It will be fantastic to continue the fairytale for them and we hope to produce good football and a victory.”

Leicester City striker Islam Slimani was signed by the club from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in the summer and has scored five goals in his last three games against Porto.

“He’s a goalscorer and has scored a lot of goals against Porto and I’m sure he’ll be a threat to them,” added Ranieri.

“Slimani scores so many times against Porto I am thinking if he’s going to play or not.

“Yes, I spoke with him about Porto. We have a lot of respect for Porto, they are a more experienced team in Europe than us.

“They have played so many matches in the Champions League and are used to staying at the top of their league and have won six titles in the last 10 years.

“We respect them a lot but we also try to win. Both teams want to win.”


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