How Andrea Bocelli ended up in Leicester City title celebrations as opera icon opens Euro 2020
There will have been many a mind in Leicester this evening which went back five years as Euro 2020 finally got underway.
Up on the stage was Andrea Bocelli, the opera icon who made such a memorable cameo at the King Power Stadium at the end of such a memorable season.
Bocelli stood next to Claudio Ranieri in a Leicester shirt and belted out Nessun dorma.
Ranieri was almost - almost - brought to tears.
Later that day in a press conference he was ambushed by Christian Fuchs, Kasper Schmeichel and Riyad Mahrez, who doused their manager in champagne.
And he started to thank just about everyone.
“I want to say thank you to all our fans because, in the bad moments, they always help us,” said Ranieri. “So many times, at home and away. Without them, it was very, very difficult to lift this trophy.
“Of course, to the owner too. Without him, it is impossible. His ambition. He is the owner, but is very calm and gave me a lot of support and I gave that to the …
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