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Allbäck winner upsets United

Published: Thursday 2 November 2006, 0.55CET
FC København 1-0 Manchester United FC Marcus Allbäck's goal earned FCK's first win in the competition while halting United's smooth progress.
by Alex O'Henley
from Parken Stadium

Match statistics

KøbenhavnMan. United

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
6
Corners7
 
2
Offsides5
 
6
Fouls committed15
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 2 November 2006, 0.55CET

Allbäck winner upsets United

FC København 1-0 Manchester United FC Marcus Allbäck's goal earned FCK's first win in the competition while halting United's smooth progress.

A Marcus Allbäck goal seventeen minutes from time gave FC København their first UEFA Champions League victory at the expense of Group F rivals Manchester United FC.

Famous win
The match looked destined for a goalless draw when the Sweden striker pounced on Atiba Hutchinson's header to prod the ball over the line following a corner. With SL Benfica beating Celtic FC 3-0 in Lisbon, the group has been thrown open with København moving to the four-point mark, two adrift of second-placed Celtic and five behind United.

Heinze means business
It was apparent from the early stages that the surface, rutted by the exertions of a Bruce Springsteen concert at the weekend, would mitigate against free-flowing football and the first ten minutes were punctuated by a series of high balls designed to test the resolve of both defences. The home rearguard were the first to flinch, on 13 minutes, when Gabriel Heinze got the better of Lars Jacobsen down the United left before feeding Wayne Rooney. The in-form striker cut inside and curled in a shot which was comfortably held by Jesper Christiansen.

Breaking away
Twenty-four minutes had elapsed before København managed to get their first effort on target. Hutchinson robbed Heinze and slipped the ball to Michael Silberbauer but the midfielder's low attempt was easily held by United captain Edwin van der Sar at his near post. Almost immediately United broke to the other end, and from Wes Brown's cross, Rooney headed just over. The pace of the 21-year-old was causing all sorts of problems for the hosts and just before the half-hour, Brede Hangeland was booked for a late challenge on Rooney. However, the forward should have done better on 32 minutes when he fashioned another opening for himself, turning Hangeland inside the box before miscuing a weak shot.

Corner threat
Sir Alex Ferguson made one change at half-time, introducing Rio Ferdinand for Nemanja Vidić and the England centre-back was instantly involved as the Danish champions forced a series of corners. From one of Jacobsen's deliveries, Michael Gravgaard managed to get a header on target but it lacked power and was well taken by Van der Sar. His opposite number Christiansen had to be alert moments later, smothering the ball at Ole Gunnar Solksjær's feet after Cristiano Ronaldo had played the Norwegian in on goal.

United pressure
Hutchinson had another opportunity on 55 minutes when Martin Bergvold picked him out with a left-wing cross, but although the midfielder rose above Ferdinand, he could not keep his header down. United responded, Solksjær and Rooney combining inside the area before the latter glided the ball across to John O'Shea who cushioned a shot wide of the post with the goal at his mercy. The game was being played in København's half and Rooney nodded wide from another Heinze centre on 64 minutes, before a shot from Solksjær was deflected wide.

First goal
Home coach Ståle Solbakken threw on Fredrik Berglund and William Kvist as Københanvn pushed for their first goal of the campaign and, within minutes, they had broken the deadlock. Jacobsen's corner was not cleared by United and when Hutchinson nodded the resulting cross towards goal, Allback reacted quickest to bundle the ball over the line and reignite FCK's qualifying hopes.

Last updated: 02/11/06 11.07CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

man. united

Man. United

1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
1
Van der SarEdwin van der Sar (GK) (C)
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
4
HeinzeGabriel Heinze
Substitution80
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
6
BrownWes Brown
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
Yellow Card28
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Yellow Card81
6
LinderothTobias Linderoth (C)
8
RooneyWayne Rooney
8
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
Substitution71
15
VidićNemanja Vidić
Substitution46
11
AllbäckMarcus Allbäck
Goal73
Substitution89
16
CarrickMichael Carrick
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
20
SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
14
GravgaardMichael Gravgaard
22
O'SheaJohn O'Shea
17
WendtOscar Wendt
24
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
Substitution71
28
BergvoldMartin Bergvold
Substitution68
27
SilvestreMikaël Silvestre

Substitutes

31
GallBenny Gall (GK)
29
KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak (GK)
9
BerglundFredrik Berglund
Substitution68
3
EvraPatrice Evra
Substitution80
16
ThomassenDan Thomassen
Substitution89
5
FerdinandRio Ferdinand
Substitution46
20
PimpongRazak Pimpong
14
SmithAlan Smith
23
KvistWilliam Kvist
Substitution71
18
ScholesPaul Scholes
Substitution71
23
RichardsonKieran Richardson
25
JonesDavid Jones

Coach

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Harry Ehing (GER), Christian Dingert (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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