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

Club Brugge KV v Leicester City FC - UEFA Champions League

BRUGGE, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 14: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City (R) celebrates with team mates as he scores from a free kick for their second goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Club Brugge KV and Leicester City FC at Jan Breydel Stadium on September 14, 2016 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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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.

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