The official website for European football

København trample out CFR fire

Published: Thursday 3 December 2009, 21.43CET
FC København 2-0 CFR 1907 Cluj
An unflashy but effective performance from Ståle Solbakken's men eliminated the visitors and set up a Group K thriller on Matchday 6.
København trample out CFR fire
Martin Vingaard got København off the mark at the Parken Stadium ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KøbenhavnCFR Cluj

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
12
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners8
 
2
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
14
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

SSI Err
 
Published: Thursday 3 December 2009, 21.43CET

København trample out CFR fire

FC København 2-0 CFR 1907 Cluj
An unflashy but effective performance from Ståle Solbakken's men eliminated the visitors and set up a Group K thriller on Matchday 6.

FC København live to fight another day in UEFA Europa League Group K, having avenged defeat by CFR 1907 Cluj with an unflashy but effective display in Denmark.

Sparta chance
CFR looked a shadow of the side that ran Ståle Solbakken's men into the ground on Matchday 1, when they won 2-0 in Romania, offering little response to goals from Martin Vingaard and Dame N'Doye towards the end of the first half. They now have no chance of reaching the last 32, but a win or a draw at AC Sparta Praha on Matchday 6 would extend København's European campaign into the new year.

Vingaard opener
Captains of industry, CFR were energetic on the break at the Parken Stadium, but did not carve out chances, with Zdeněk Pospěch serving notice of the hosts superior attacking threat as he angled a shot off the outside of the post midway through the first half. Nuno Claro was then beaten on 37 minutes, William Kvist's cross from the right allowing Vingaard to take a touch before steering a low shot home from inside the box.

Low-flying kick
In their first European game under Italian coach Andrea Mandorlini, CFR had barely mustered a response when they went 2-0 down, with N'Doye's low-flying free-kick bouncing just in front of Nuno Claro and skidding in. The visitors hounded København for every ball thereafter, but their only legitimate chance fell to Sebastián Dubarbier, who forced Johan Wiland to save with his legs four minutes from time.

Last updated: 04/12/09 11.04CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2010/matches/round=2000037/match=2000880/postmatch/report/index.html#københavn+trample+cfr+fire

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.