WATCH: Mahrez says hello to UEFA Champions League with free kick goal

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Riyad Mahrez is not shying away from the bright lights of the UEFA Champions League.

The Algerian wizard swept a gorgeous free kick past Club Brugge to give Leicester a 2-0 lead in its UEFA Champions League group stage opener at Jan Breydel Stadion.

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The match, Leicester’s first European outing in 16 years, began with Marc Albrighton passing home a muffled cross, and the Foxes were off and flying.

New signing Islam Slimani is also earning high praise for his performance early in this one, with Leicester out-attempting Brugge 7-3 after an hour.