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København saunter through past Panathinaikos

Published: Tuesday 7 December 2010, 22.39CET
FC København 3-1 Panathinaikos FC
København became the first Danish club through to the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League era thanks to a comfortable win in Copenhagen.
by Chris Burke
from Parken Stadion

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Match statistics

KøbenhavnPanathinaikos

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target8
 
2
Corners4
 
1
Offsides3
 
10
Fouls committed21
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Tuesday 7 December 2010, 22.39CET

København saunter through past Panathinaikos

FC København 3-1 Panathinaikos FC
København became the first Danish club through to the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League era thanks to a comfortable win in Copenhagen.

FC København will warm themselves with thoughts of the UEFA Champions League knockout stage this winter after signing off for the year with a win against Panathinaikos FC that confirmed second spot in Group D.

Ståle Solbakken's charges knew victory would enshrine them as the first Danish club to reach the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League era and they got off the mark when Martin Vingaard finished from outside the area in the 26th minute. Certain of finishing bottom of the section, the visitors responded with a couple of dangerous moments, but Jesper Grønkjær eased FCK nerves with a 50th-minute penalty before a Djibril Cissé own goal rounded off a memorable night, Cédric Kanté's late consolation notwithstanding.

The home side received colourful encouragement from the Parken Stadion faithful as the teams filed out and they tried to respond in kind by setting a frenetic early tempo, but it was a rhythm they struggled to maintain after Vingaard had screwed wide in the first minute. Passes began to slip astray from both sets of players and whenever the Danish champions did manage to advance, the Panathinaikos defence posed a sturdy obstacle.

As a remedy, København opted to try their luck from distance, and with their first shot on target they went ahead, Vingaard half-volleying into the far corner from 20 metres after being found by Cristián Bolaños on the right. Soon afterwards, Claudemir drew a leaping save from Alexandros Tzorvas with an even more audacious effort, and from the subsequent corner Grønkjær headed marginally wide.

Those misses were almost made to look costly as the half came to a close with Johan Wiland rushing to the edge of his area, failing to clear and needing to stretch out an arm to deny Stergos Marinos. The København goalkeeper was then called immediately into action as play resumed, jumping forward to thwart substitute Sebastian Leto, so there was palpable relief around the ground when Grønkjær buried from the spot after being fouled by Nikos Spyropoulos.

Despite their cushion, the home side showed no inclination to sit back and ought to have scored again when Dame N'Doye rounded Tzorvas and rolled the ball against a post. A third goal nonetheless proved forthcoming as Cissé nodded into his own net from a Vingaard corner, and Kanté's last-gasp header did little to quell the building euphoria in the stands.

Last updated: 08/12/13 3.54CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
30
TzorvasAlexandros Tzorvas (GK)
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
5
KantéCédric Kanté
Goal90+2
8
KvistWilliam Kvist (C)
9
CisséDjibril Cissé (C)
Goal73
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Goal50
Yellow Card52
Substitution87
14
Luis GarcíaLuis García
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution74
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
Substitution80
15
Gilberto SilvaGilberto Silva
Substitution46
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
Substitution77
20
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution46
17
WendtOscar Wendt
22
MarinosStergos Marinos
Yellow Card44
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
Goal26
23
SimãoSimão
Yellow Card12
25
M. JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
31
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos

Substitutes

1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
27
KarnezisOrestis Karnezis (GK)
5
OttesenSölvi Ottesen
Substitution77
3
SarriegiJosu Sarriegi
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution80
7
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution46
12
LarssonPeter Larsson
11
LetoSebastian Leto
Substitution46
Yellow Card67
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
19
PlessisDamien Plessis
18
ZohoreKenneth Zohore
Substitution87
26
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
28
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
Substitution74

Coach

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Jesualdo Ferreira (POR)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Sönke Glindemann (GER)

Fourth official

Peter Gagelmann (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Babak Rafati (GER), Christian Dingert (GER)

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