Leicester City drawn against FC Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen in Group G of the UEFA Champions League

The Premier League champions will make their debut in Europe's elite competition by travelling to Porto, Brugge and Copenhagen.

Leicester City drawn against FC Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen in Group G of the UEFA Champions League
Leicester City have been drawn into Group G of the Champions League alongside FC Porto, CLub Brugge and FC Copenhagen (Photo: Getty)

After winning the Premier League title last season, Leicester City have been drawn in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time and will take on the likes of FC Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen in Group G of the competition.

In an eagerly-anticipated draw, supporters will clearly be excited at the prospect of the Foxes entering Europe's elite competition for the first time in their 132-year history and they will surely be looking to book flights out soon to some prestigious cities.

Favourites?

Being in Pot One of the draw on Thursday evening, Claudio Ranieri's men were never going to be drawn against the giants of European football such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Paris Saint Germain, but the First Round is still a spectacle to behold for Foxes' fans.

Being joined in Group G by two-time European cup winners, FC Porto, Leicester City will travel to the Estadio Do Dragao for the first time as well as welcoming the Portuguese giants to the King Power Stadium. Attention then turned to the East-Midlanders other opponents as Belgian champions, Club Brugge, and victors of the 2015/16 Danish Superliga , FC Copenhagen, were then read out.

Most will therefore argue that the reigning Premier League champions managed to get off lightly and have a favourable few games to look forward to. So, supporters and maybe even neutrals alike will hope that the Foxes can progress beyond the group stage and continue their fairy-tale few seasons into the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.

The Foxes will take on 2004 Champions League winners, FC Porto | Photo: Getty
The Foxes will take on 2004 Champions League winners, FC Porto | Photo: Getty

When are the games being played?

Supporters will be delighted that they do  not now have to wait to find out when they will be travelling to the Estadio Do Drago, the Jan Breydel Stadion and the Parken Stadium (or indeed when they are hosting any of their opponents at the King Power Stadium).

The Foxes' debut campaign in the Champions League will get underway in just under three weeks' time as they travel to Brugge on the 14th of September with the next clash then coming not long after on the 27th with FC Porto travelling to the East Midlands. The focus will then switch to the next match-day on the 18th of October with the Foxes also hosting FC Copenhagen.

Claudio Ranieri will then hope to secure his team's passage into the next round of the Champions League over the next three games, the first being on the 2nd of November against the Danes in Denmark  which is quickly followed by a clash against Club Brugge at the King Power Stadium. The group stages will then conclude on 7th of December as Ranieri's troops travel to Portugal to clash with Nuno Espirito Santo's Porto side.