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N'Doye stands tall for København

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 23.50CET
AC Sparta Praha 0-3 FC København
Two Dame N'Doye headers and a Jesper Grønkjær penalty put the visitors in Friday's draw in Nyon at their ten-man hosts' expense.
N'Doye stands tall for København
København celebrate in Prague ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Sparta PrahaKøbenhavn

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target7
 
14
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
2
Offsides5
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
10
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

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Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 23.50CET

N'Doye stands tall for København

AC Sparta Praha 0-3 FC København
Two Dame N'Doye headers and a Jesper Grønkjær penalty put the visitors in Friday's draw in Nyon at their ten-man hosts' expense.

FC København secured a trouble-free path to the UEFA Europa League round of 32, beating AC Sparta Praha 3-0 in the Czech capital to progress as Group K runners-up.

Winner-takes-all
Level on seven points at the start of play, the visitors knew their 1-0 victory over Jozef Chovanec's side on Matchday 2 meant a point was sufficient. A win, however, looked the only outcome throughout. Dame N'Doye struck twice inside 30 minutes and Jesper Grønkjær added a second-half penalty to do the damage, with Sparta's day taking a further turn for the worse with the dismissal of Manuel Pamić before the hour.

N'Doye headers
For all their attacking impotence, it was Sparta's defensive frailty that proved their undoing. N'Doye twice capitalised, Martin Vingaard the man to unpick the lock on both occasions. He did so first via an uncomplicated free-kick on 22 minutes, N'Doye towering above a static back line to head home. Vingaard's second assist, a low and deliberate cross from the left, proved too subtle for Niklas Hoheneder, who lost N'Doye, allowing the Senegalese striker to swoop and head across Jaromír Blažek.

Hoheneder errors
Not until two minutes after half-time was Blažek's counterpart, Johan Wiland, afforded a chance to warm his palms on a snowy evening in Prague, the København goalkeeper comfortably catching Juraj Kucka's header. The match soon reverted to type, however, Hoheneder's miserable match compounded when he was adjudged to have clumsily chopped down N'Doye inside the penalty area. Grønkjær converted from the spot with the minimum of fuss to hand Ståle Solbakken's side game, set and match with only 54 minutes on the clock.

Pamić dismissal
N'Doye was subsequently three times denied a hat-trick by Blažek and Ailton Almeida was frustrated by the crossbar after Sparta had seen a wholly unsatisfactory evening go from bad to worse when Pamić was shown a second yellow card having felled Grønkjær. The contest, though, had long been over.

Last updated: 17/12/09 10.41CET

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Lineups

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Sparta Praha

københavn

København

29
BlažekJaromír Blažek (GK) (C)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
3
PamićManuel Pamić
Yellow Card42
Red Card60
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
4
HohenederNiklas Hoheneder
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard (C)
Substitution82
11
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
5
LaursenUlrik Laursen
12
BonyWilfried Bony
Substitution66
8
KvistWilliam Kvist
13
KušnírOndřej Kušnír
Yellow Card25
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Goal54
Substitution87
17
HolendaJan Holenda
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
20
KuckaJuraj Kucka
Yellow Card55
Substitution78
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
Goal22
Goal30
Yellow Card65
22
ZemanMartin Zeman
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
25
VacekKamil Vacek
Substitution52
17
WendtOscar Wendt
27
HušekLuboš Hušek
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
Substitution71

Substitutes

24
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
10
JiroušMartin Jirouš
Substitution66
3
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
14
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
Substitution52
7
AíltonAílton
Substitution87
15
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
Substitution78
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
19
KaloudaLuboš Kalouda
24
SionkoLibor Sionko
Substitution71
23
KovbaDenis Kovba
25
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
30
HejdaLukáš Hejda
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
Substitution82

Coach

Jozef Chovanec (CZE) Ståle Solbakken (NOR)

Referee

Sascha Kever (SUI)

Assistant referees

Devis Dettamanti (SUI), Charles Helbling (SUI)

Fourth official

Alain Bieri (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Carlo Bertolini (SUI), Bruno Grossen (SUI)

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