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Double delight for København

Published: Sunday 24 May 2009, 11.28CET
FC København completed the domestic double in Denmark as a 1-0 win at Esbjerg fB coupled with an identical defeat for rivals Brøndby IF at AGF Århus ended the title race just three days after FCK won the Danish Cup.
by Peter Bruun
Published: Sunday 24 May 2009, 11.28CET

Double delight for København

FC København completed the domestic double in Denmark as a 1-0 win at Esbjerg fB coupled with an identical defeat for rivals Brøndby IF at AGF Århus ended the title race just three days after FCK won the Danish Cup.

FC København completed the domestic double in Denmark as a 1-0 win at Esbjerg fB coupled with an identical defeat for nearest rivals Brøndby IF against AGF Århus ended the title race just three days after FCK won the Danish Cup.

Santin strike
The capital club only needed a solitary goal to overcome Aalborg BK on Thursday and a single strike proved sufficient again in Esbjerg, with Brazilian forward César Santin scoring the decisive goal from the penalty spot in added time at the end of the first half. The final stages of the opening 45 minutes also proved pivotal for Brøndby, who lay two points behind København before Sunday's matches, with Frederik Krabbe finding the net for AGF, opening a five-point gap between the top two with one game remaining.

Tired FCK
"We were a bit worn out today," admitted København coach Ståle Solbakken. "We played with low risk and with the belief that we could score the deciding goal. We did some peculiar things along the way, but of course we are happy to have won." København midfielder and Danish international Jesper Grønkjær added: "You might say that coincidence decided things today, but the league table does not lie. There have been three fantastic teams in the Superligaen this season [third-placed Odense BK being the other] and I do not care how we win, as long as we win."

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