2007/08 UEFA Cup: Copenhagen vs. Lens
|Thursday, October 4, 2007
|Copenhagen||2 – 1 (AET)
3 – 2 agg.
|Lens||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Referee: Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes, Portugal
Marcus Allbäck 76'
Michael Gravgaard 95'
Jesper Grønkjær 112' (pen.)
|Report||Eric Carrière 14'|
|Jesper Christiansen (GK)||Vedran Runje (GK) 28'|
|Brede Hangeland 80'||Adama Coulibali|
|Michael Gravgaard 95'||Lucien Aubey|
|Niclas Jensen||Milan Biševac|
|William Kvist||Yohan Demont|
|Atiba Hutchinson||Eric Carrière 14'|
|Hjalte Bo Nørregaard 60'||Jonathan Lacourt|
|Jesper Grønkjær 112' (pen.)||Julien Sablé|
|Libor Sionko||Sidi Yaya Keita 75' 81'|
|Michael Silberbauer 72'||Kanga Akalé 74'|
|Marcus Allbäck 76' 101'||Luigi Pieroni 91'|
|Players substituted on|
|Morten Nordstrand 60'||Aruna Dindane 74'|
|Rasmus Würtz 72'||Nenad Kovacevic 81' 111'|
|Mathias "Zanka" Jørgensen 101'||Olivier Monterrubio 91'|
Thursday, Danish football champions FC Copenhagen upset France's 5th place finishers RC Lens, beating them 2-1 on home turf after extra time. Lens started the scoring in the 14th minute, when Eric Carrière put Lens one up. Marcus Allbäck struck back in the 76th minute, closing the gap. At 90 minutes, the game was tied at 1-1, and with an aggregate score of 2-2, with one away goal a piece, the game went to extra time. Five minutes into the first extra time-period, Michael Gravgaard was sent off following a professional free kick on Aruna Dindane. But even one man down, Copenhagen fought their way to a penalty kick as Czech national Libor Sionko was fouled in the penalty area with just 8 minutes to play. Jesper Grønkjær scored the match-winner, converting the 12-yarder.
Other Danish clubs in the draw: AaB Aalborg held Italian U.C. Sampdoria to 0-0, qualifying for the group phase as well, after 2-2 in Italy, on the away goals rule. Meanwhile OB Odense was beaten 4-3 on penalties by Sparta Prague after neither team being able to break the deadlock for the 210 minutes of the two ties including extra time in the second leg, and FC Midtjylland failed to overturn their 1-3 deficit in Russia against Lokomotiv Moscow, losing 0-2, making it a 1-5 aggregate defeat.
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