Superliga top-five sides FC København, Brøndby IF, Odense BK and Aalborg BK all gained places in the Danish Cup semi-finals, but they were made to work hard by lowlier opposition to earn those berths tonight.
Holders Brøndby seemed to be on course when Peter Foldgast put them ahead seven minutes into their tie with first division Nykøbing Falster Alliancen. However, the home side gave Michael Laudrup's team a hard match until Kasper Dalgas celebrated his injury comeback with the clinching goal three minutes from the end.
Møller saves champions
Reigning league champions København also gained a 2-0 away win against lower-league opposition, but took until the 64th minute before taking the lead against second division strugglers Skive IK. However, two goals in five minutes from veteran striker Peter Møller then decided the game.
OB avoid surprise
The game tipped for a possible upset was first division leaders AC Horsens' fixture with OB, and it seemed on the cards when Anders Nøhr gave the home side an eleventh-minute lead. However, OB are unbeaten since the winter break, and goals on 62 and 82 minutes from Thomas Lindrup turned the game and gave the visitors a 2-1 victory.
In the only all-Superliga tie, AaB repeated their recent 2-0 home league victory against Viborg FF. Martin Ericsson's 21st-minute penalty broke the deadlock, and Christian Lundberg doubled the advantage midway through the second half.
AaB now meet while Brøndby in the semi-finals, the holders at home on 21 April and away on 5 May. On those same dates København face OB, with the capital side staging the opening leg. The final will be in Copenhagen's Parken Stadium on 20 May.
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