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Leicester begins International Champions Cup play with victory over Celtic on penalties

1-1 after regular time, the Foxes outlasted Celtic in their International Champions Cup curtain raiser.

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Leicester City secured their second win of the preseason, beating Scottish champions Celtic 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 finish in normal time in the International Champions Cup.

The game definitely had a preseason feel to it, with sloppiness from both sides resulting in a number of chances. Leicester looked to have the better of these chances, with Riyad Mahrez and Demari Gray looking particularly lively up top. 

The scoring opened up in the second half with an absolute wonder goal from Mahrez. The Leicester man was in top form throughout the day, his skill causing havoc amongst the Celtic defence from the first blow of the whistle.

Young Celtic defender Eoghan O'Connell levelled the scoring with a brilliant strike of his own, the ball creeping in off the inside of the post.

Normal time finished 1-1, meaning penalties were needed to decide this one.

The Foxes converted all 6 of their penalties, with Daniel Amartey snatching the winner after Kasper Schmeichel did brilliantly to deny Celtic's James Forrest from the spot.

Although it's only preseason, this game had a nice competitive feel to it. The Foxes ball movement was excellent, especially during spells in the first half. It also wasn't a bad defensive display, with new addition Luis Hernández slotting in nicely next to captain Wes Morgan at centre back. His long throw definitely proved to be a weapon for the Foxes and he seemed comfortable alongside Morgan despite their short time together.

Ahmed Musa also looked lively off the bench, his blistering pace threatening on multiple occasions. He looks a great fit to the Leicester style.

Next week the Foxes head to Los Angeles to face off against European giants PSG for their second International Champions Cup tie, and we'll be hoping for more of the same in an eventful preseason.