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København draw leaves Lens frustrated

Published: Wednesday 19 September 2007, 17.37CET
RC Lens 1-1 FC København
The Danish visitors took the initiative in France as Jean-Pierre Papin's side had to come from behind.
by Christian Châtelet

Match statistics

LensKøbenhavn

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 19 September 2007, 17.37CET

København draw leaves Lens frustrated

RC Lens 1-1 FC København
The Danish visitors took the initiative in France as Jean-Pierre Papin's side had to come from behind.

After being denied a UEFA Champions League group stage berth by SL Benfica last month, FC København moved into a good position to take one in the UEFA Cup after a 1-1 draw away to RC Lens.

Early strike
Markus Allbäck gave the Danish side the perfect start by scoring the opening goal after five minutes. The Sweden international escaped the attentions of Fabien Laurenti before finishing past Vedran Runje. The home side had to wait until the last 20 minutes to level, with captain and full-back Yohan Demont the provider as his free-kick from just outside the penalty area supplied substitute Aruna Dindane to make it 1-1.

Papin perplexed
Despite earning a share of the spoils, Lens coach Jean-Pierre Papin was not satisfied with his side's performance. "We have paid dearly for a lack of concentration for five minutes. For the other 85 minutes we were better, which leaves us hopeful of scoring in the second leg. I cannot explain why my players started so poorly but I know we have to live with this. And we will go there as the Copenhagen team came here - with high motivation."

Last updated: 20/09/07 21.30CET

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Lineups

lens

Lens

københavn

København

11
AkaléKanga Akalé
Substitution56
11
AllbäckMarcus Allbäck
Goal5
Substitution71
25
BiševacMilan Biševac
1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
10
CarrièreÉric Carrière
14
GravgaardMichael Gravgaard (C)
4
CoulibalyAdama Coulibaly
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
26
DemontYohan Demont (C)
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
23
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
Yellow Card66
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
Substitution71
15
LaurentiFabien Laurenti
Yellow Card68
3
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
Yellow Card69
1
RunjeVedran Runje (GK)
23
KvistWilliam Kvist
Yellow Card81
28
SableJulien Sable
Substitution45
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
9
PieroniLuigi Pieroni
8
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
14
Monnet-PaquetKévin Monnet-Paquet
Substitution56
6
WürtzRasmus Würtz
Yellow Card63

Substitutes

7
BoukariAbdoulrazak Boukari
7
AíltonAílton
27
DindaneAruna Dindane
Substitution56
Goal70
Yellow Card80
22
AndersenMorten Andersen
21
Sidi KeitaSidi Keita
Substitution45
Yellow Card52
41
CoeNathan Coe (GK)
35
KhiterSeïd Khiter
27
NeestrupJacob Neestrup
16
Le CromRonan Le Crom (GK)
9
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Substitution71
18
MonterrubioOlivier Monterrubio
Substitution56
Yellow Card85
24
SionkoLibor Sionko
Substitution71
3
HiltonHilton
17
WendtOscar Wendt

Coach

Jean-Pierre Papin (FRA) Ståle Solbakken (NOR)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Marko Stančin (SVN), Primož Arhar (SVN)

Fourth official

Matej Jug (SVN)

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