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Clinical Aberdeen cruise past FCK

Published: Friday 21 December 2007, 0.42CET
Aberdeen FC 4-0 FC København
Aberdeen went through at their visitors' expense thanks to four unanswered goals in the second half.

Match statistics

AberdeenKøbenhavn

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
8
Corners2
 
3
Offsides6
 
4
Fouls committed12
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 21 December 2007, 0.42CET

Clinical Aberdeen cruise past FCK

Aberdeen FC 4-0 FC København
Aberdeen went through at their visitors' expense thanks to four unanswered goals in the second half.

Aberdeen FC will play European football after Christmas for the first time in 22 seasons thanks to four second-half goals taking them past FC København and into the UEFA Cup Round of 32.

Smith strikes
FCK were two points ahead of Aberdeen in the third and final qualifying position in Group B at kick-off, and the visitors were on course to go through after an even first half at Pittodrie. But within ten minutes of the restart Jamie Smith had struck twice from distance before Atiba Hutchinson's own goal and substitute Ricky Foster's effort then confirmed the 1983 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winners would take part in Friday’s draw.

First-half chances
The imperative was on Aberdeen to attack and on six minutes Lee Miller was sent clear but was unable to get a proper contact on his shot, which drifted wide. Later in the half James Langfield had to make a good save from Jesper Grønkjær, who then shot wide with only the Aberdeen goalkeeper to beat.

Smith celebrations
Langfield turned provider two minutes into the second half when his clearance found Smith 25 metres from goal. The striker chested down and on the half-volley brilliantly looped the ball over visiting goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen and into the net. Zander Diamond hit the side-netting from Aberdeen's next attack, although they only had to wait eight minutes for their second goal as Smith chased Miller's looped pass and finished clinically from just outside the box.

Win clinched
Ten minutes later Michael Hart set Smith through but he just missed out on a hat-trick. The third goal in fact arrived from Hutchinson as Miller's cross deflected off the Canadian midfielder and into his own net. FCK substitute Ailton Almeida hit the post before Foster had the last word as he turned in Chris Maguire's cross to the delight of the sell-out crowd.

Last updated: 21/12/07 10.09CET

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Lineups

aberdeen

Aberdeen

københavn

København

1
LangfieldJamie Langfield (GK)
1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
2
HartMichael Hart
23
KvistWilliam Kvist
3
ByrneRichard Byrne
14
GravgaardMichael Gravgaard (C)
Yellow Card23
5
DiamondAlexander Diamond
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
Goal71
21
ConsidineAndrew Considine
17
WendtOscar Wendt
8
NicholsonBarry Nicholson
Yellow Card38
24
SionkoLibor Sionko
6
SeverinScott Severin (C)
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
Substitution50
11
ClarkChris Clark
6
WürtzRasmus Würtz
Yellow Card39
Substitution58
26
AlukoSone Aluko
Substitution59
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
16
MillerLee Miller
11
AllbäckMarcus Allbäck
7
James SmithJames Smith
Goal47
Goal55
Substitution74
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Substitution70

Substitutes

20
SoutarDerek Soutar (GK)
41
CoeNathan Coe (GK)
9
LovellSteve Lovell
3
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
14
FosterRichard Foster
Substitution59
Goal83
7
AíltonAílton
Substitution58
15
TouzaniKarim Touzani
8
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
Substitution50
17
D. SmithDaniel Smith
9
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Substitution70
18
MairLee Mair
22
AndersenMorten Andersen
22
MaguireChristopher Maguire
Substitution74
25
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen

Coach

James Calderwood (SCO) Ståle Solbakken (NOR)

Referee

Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR)

Fourth official

Augusto José Bastos Duarte (POR)

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