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Riga's side look to raise their standards against FCK

Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 0.04CET
R. Standard de Liège will look for their first shot on target in this season's group stage while FC København can register their 200th goal in UEFA competition as the two teams meet in Belgium.
Riga's side look to raise their standards against FCK
Morten Nordstrand (No9) celebrates his goal in København's 1-0 victory against Vorskla ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

Standard LiègeKøbenhavn

Goals scored12
 
5
Attempts on target52
 
15
Attempts off target60
 
20
Corners45
 
21
Offsides34
 
12
Fouls committed157
 
80
Yellow cards25
 
9
Red cards1
 
0

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 0.04CET

Riga's side look to raise their standards against FCK

R. Standard de Liège will look for their first shot on target in this season's group stage while FC København can register their 200th goal in UEFA competition as the two teams meet in Belgium.

R. Standard de Liège did not get a shot on target on matchday one but will look to add to their points tally as they meet FC København in UEFA Europa League Group B.

Previous meetings
• The sides are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition.

• In Standard's only previous meeting with Danish opponents they won 1-0 against Aalborg BK in the 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

• København won 1-0 in their only previous match against Belgian opponents, beating Club Brugge KV away in the UEFA Cup group stage in 2008.

Match background
• Standard have lost just once in their last seven European home games, 3-1 to Hamburger SV in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

• FCK have won only one of their last five European away games, beating Shamrock Rovers FC 2-0 in this season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

Team facts
• København's next goal will be their 200th in UEFA competition; this will be their 134th UEFA club game.

• Standard boss José Riga is competing in Europe for the first time. Born in Liege, he previously served as the club's joint-coach, alongside his predecessor Dominique D'Onofrio, from 2003 to 2005. Since then, he has been in sole command of RAEC Mons and RCS Visé.

• Roland Nilsson replaced Ståle Solbakken as FCK boss this year, after winning the 2010 Swedish title with Malmö FF. This is his first European season as a coach, but the 116-times capped former Sweden defender has extensive European experience.

• Nilsson played in two internationals against Belgium; a 0-0 friendly draw in 1990 and a 2-1 defeat at UEFA EURO 2000.

• He also played against Belgian sides in four UEFA club competition games with IFK Göteborg and Helsingborgs IF, with the record W2 D1 L1 (W1 D0 L1 in Belgium).

Last updated: 26/09/11 16.45CET

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