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Gritty København hold off Stabæk

Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 23.30CET
Stabæk IF 0-0 FC København (agg: 1-3)
The hosts were denied by the woodwork and good goalkeeping as the Danish titleholders advanced to the play-off round.
by Eivind Aarre
Gritty København hold off Stabæk
København's Atiba Hutchinson (left) takes on Stabæk striker Daniel Nannskog ©Getty Images

Match statistics

StabækKøbenhavn

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
2
Offsides5
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 23.30CET

Gritty København hold off Stabæk

Stabæk IF 0-0 FC København (agg: 1-3)
The hosts were denied by the woodwork and good goalkeeping as the Danish titleholders advanced to the play-off round.

FC København took another step towards qualifying for this season's UEFA Champions League following a goalless draw with Stabæk IF, but it proved to be an uncomfortable evening for the Danish side who were given a real run for the their money by their hosts.

All-out attack
Following København's 3-1 first-leg triumph, the Norwegian champions knew they needed to score at least twice to have a chance of progression. They hit the bar in the first half and laid siege to the visitors' goal in the second, but could not find the breakthrough and will have to be content with a place in Friday's UEFA Europa League play-off draw.

Woodwork struck

Stabæk started well at the Fornebu Arena and were nearly rewarded with a goal when Pontus Farnerud's first-minute lob came back off the crossbar. Jan Jönsson's side were on top, but København also had their moments before the break, most notably when Ailton Almeida shot wide from a good position after being found by Jesper Grønkjær.

Missed chances
The home team took up the running again in the second period with Fredrik Berglund being spectacularly denied by Jesper Christiansen five minutes after the interval, the visiting goalkeeper tipping the Swedish forward's header on to the post. Daigo Kobayashi then missed another great chance for the hosts, shooting straight at Christiansen when well placed. The miss summed up Stabæk's performance over the two legs – plenty of endeavour, but no end product – and København saw out the rest of the tie to take their place in the play-off round.

Last updated: 05/08/09 23.58CET

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Lineups

stabæk

Stabæk

københavn

København

1
KnudsenJon Knudsen (GK)
1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
5
SegerströmPontus Segerström
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
7
HaugerHenning Hauger
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard (C)
10
KobayashiDaigo Kobayashi
Substitution86
7
AíltonAílton
Substitution68
11
NannskogDaniel Nannskog
8
KvistWilliam Kvist
13
PálmasonPálmi Pálmason
Substitution52
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Substitution73
15
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg (C)
Substitution80
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution86
17
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
Yellow Card68
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
18
RogneThomas Rogne
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
Yellow Card63
23
HedenstadVegar Hedenstad
17
WendtOscar Wendt
25
BerglundFredrik Berglund
25
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen

Substitutes

22
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
6
StenvollTom Stenvoll
9
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Substitution68
8
HoffEspen Hoff
Substitution52
12
LarssonPeter Larsson
16
GromstadTor Marius Gromstad
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
Substitution86
19
AnderssonJohan Andersson
Substitution80
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
Substitution73
21
DiskerudMikkel Diskerud
Substitution86
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
27
Andersen AaseTorstein Andersen Aase
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney

Coach

Jan Jönsson (SWE) Ståle Solbakken (NOR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Keith Sorbie (SCO), Lawrence Kerrigan (SCO)

Fourth official

Stephen O'Reilly (SCO)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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