Mahrez takes Leicester to brink of last 16

Cornelius threatened again early in the second half, his flick working Schmeichel, but Leicester were playing with rediscovered belief, Mahrez seeing a shot blocked by Erik Johansson.

Slimani had the ball in the net in the 67th minute when he followed in to head home after Olsen brilliantly touched his shot onto the bar, but he was denied, incorrectly, by an offside flag.

The introduction of winger Rasmus Falk lifted Copenhagen and there was one last scare before Leicester could celebrate victory.

In the last minute, Santander’s cross from the left picked out Cornelius, but Schmeichel produced a superb one-handed reflex save to keep his countrymen at bay.

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