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FCK make winning start as Cornelius breaks Molde

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.32CET
FC København 2-1 Molde FK
The hosts were rewarded for a largely dominant performance as Andreas Cornelius struck in the 74th minute to earn FCK three opening points.
FCK make winning start as Cornelius breaks Molde
Claudemir expresses his delight after putting FCK ahead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KøbenhavnMolde

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners9
 
2
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed8
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 13/10/2012 12:11 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.32CET

FCK make winning start as Cornelius breaks Molde

FC København 2-1 Molde FK
The hosts were rewarded for a largely dominant performance as Andreas Cornelius struck in the 74th minute to earn FCK three opening points.

A clinical display from FC København secured the Danish club all three points against Molde FK and ended Ole Gunnar Solskjær's unbeaten European away record as a coach.

Andreas Cornelius scored the winner after on-loan striker Pape Paté Diouf had equalised against his parent club on the stroke of half-time, Brazilian midfielder Claudemir having given the hosts an early advantage. The result extended FCK's record of having never lost to a Norwegian club at Parken Stadion and fired them into an early lead in Group E.

FCK went desperately close to earning a UEFA Champions League group stage place last month, only losing their play-off tie to LOSC Lille in extra time, and they showed evidence of that quality from the start. Right-back Lars Jacobsen was particularly threatening going forward, and he had already produced two majestic crosses for Cornelius to head over before creating the opening goal. The 33-year-old's inswinging cross was only partially cleared by the Molde defence and Claudemir found the bottom corner with a deflected shot.

The Lions continued to dominate after taking the lead and Cornelius brought a fine save from Molde goalkeeper Espen Bugge Pettersen with a fierce shot in the 36th minute. However, with half-time rapidly approaching, Molde scored on their first meaningful attack. Daniel Hestad made an incisive run into the box and picked out Diouf, who fired in from five metres.

Despite the setback, Ariël Jacobs' side continued to dominate after the interval. Ragnar Sigurdsson and Christián Bolaños both brought excellent saves from Pettersen before Cornelius finally restored the advantage with 16 minutes remaining, converting Igor Vetokele's inviting centre for his third goal in three games for the club. Molde had one serious chance to level again, but Diouf shot straight at Pettersen when clean through in the final moments.

Last updated: 22/09/12 0.15CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

molde

Molde

1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
1
Bugge PettersenEspen Bugge Pettersen (GK)
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen (C)
2
VatshaugKristoffer Vatshaug
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
5
ForrenVegard Forren
4
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad (C)
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
Goal20
9
MoströmMattias Moström
Yellow Card58
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution65
10
HosethMagne Hoseth
Substitution41
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
11
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution82
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
18
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen
Substitution26
20
AnganDavy Claude Angan
Substitution83
29
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
Goal74
23
K. RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Substitution82
29
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Goal45+1

Substitutes

21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
5
OttesenSölvi Ottesen
3
SteenslidBørre Steenslid
9
VetokeleIgor Vetokele
Substitution65
15
StamnestrøMagnus Stamnestrø
15
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
16
HussainEtzaz Hussain
Substitution41
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
Substitution26
Yellow Card61
17
EkpoEmmanuel Ekpo
Substitution82
25
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
18
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
Substitution82
27
ChimaDaniel Chima
Substitution83

Coach

Ariël Jacobs (BEL) Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR)

Referee

Antti Munukka (FIN)

Assistant referees

Matti Heininen (FIN), Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)

Fourth official

Jukka Honkanen (FIN)

Additional assistant referees

Mattias Gestranius (FIN), Dennis Antamo (FIN)

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