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Ahmed Musa opens Leicester goal account with brace against Barca

Leicester City new signing Ahmed Musa scored twice for his club after coming off the bench in a 4-2 loss to Barcelona in an International Champions Cup played on Wednesday.

Musa joined the English champions this summer, and the game against Barcelona was his first competitive tie.

Leicester City may not have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in Stockholm but two second-half goals from £16m signing Ahmed Musa narrowed the margin in a 4-2 defeat by Barcelona.

Two Munir El Haddadi strikes bookended a superb individual effort by Luis Suarez before the break in the Swedish capital as Musa, who joined from CSKA Moscow last month, excelled for the Foxes in the second period before Rafa Mujica’s late goal.

Nigerian international Musa made an immediate impact upon his arrival off the bench. After fleeting glimpses of his frightening turn of pace against both Oxford United and Celtic earlier this summer, the 23-year-old galloped the entire length of Barca’s half before prodding past Jordi Masip in the 46th minute.

He struck again soon after when Jeff Schlupp, subject to continued interest from West Bromwich Albion, gathered a loose ball and set him free in the penalty area. Musa twisted and turned, corkscrewing his body to get a sight of goal, before arrowing it in to restore some pride for the Premier League champions.

Leicester had strong claims for a penalty when Musa was felled by Javier Mascherano in the box but their hopes of rescuing a draw were ended when Mujica pounced six minutes from time.

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