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Stubborn København hold Stuttgart at bay

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 22.55CET
VfB Stuttgart 0-0 FC København
The visitors held onto second place in Group E as a disciplined defensive display earned a useful away point against the section's bottom side.
Stubborn København hold Stuttgart at bay
Stuttgart's Martin Harnik (right) challenges Rúrik Gíslason of København ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

StuttgartKøbenhavn

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
0
Attempts off target6
 
1
Corners9
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed7
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 12/10/2012 18:36 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 22.55CET

Stubborn København hold Stuttgart at bay

VfB Stuttgart 0-0 FC København
The visitors held onto second place in Group E as a disciplined defensive display earned a useful away point against the section's bottom side.

A resolute defensive display helped FC København frustrate VfB Stuttgart and earn a valuable away point in UEFA Europa League Group E.

Having taken just one point from their first two outings, Stuttgart were under pressure to make the most of home advantage and they duly showed the more attacking intent. København, however, came into the match having lost only one of their last nine games in all competitions – at FC Steaua Bucureşti on matchday two – and showed plenty of resilience to extend that sequence to one in ten as they stayed second in the standings.

The first half proved to be a tight affair with neither side able to trouble their opponents' rearguard. Stuttgart, denied the services of Cacau by a knee injury that will keep the German international striker on the sidelines for the rest of the group stage, were shorn of a cutting edge although Christian Gentner had a shot blocked from a corner. At the other end, César Santin almost got on the end of Lars Jacobsen's low cross but failed to get enough purchase on an improvised flick.

Stuttgart started the second period with more purpose, Vedad Ibišević drawing a save from Johan Wiland within three minutes. That set the pattern with Stuttgart striving to force the issue and their visitors largely on the back foot but holding them in check, Wiland palming down a Cristian Molinaro header from Gentner's corner and then saving a low shot from half-time substitute Tunay Torun.

Saturday's win at Hamburger SV was just Stuttgart's second in ten matches, however, and they were unable to make the late breakthrough as they sought to improve on that record. They remain bottom of the section, although they will move above their Danish opponents should they win the reverse fixture on matchday four.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.12CET

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Lineups

stuttgart

Stuttgart

københavn

København

1
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
2
SakaiGotoku Sakai
Substitution84
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen (C)
4
KvistWilliam Kvist
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
5
TasciSerdar Tasci (C)
4
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
6
NiedermeierGeorg Niedermeier
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
7
HarnikMartin Harnik
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution84
9
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
16
TraoréIbrahima Traoré
Substitution62
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
20
GentnerChristian Gentner
19
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Substitution80
21
MolinaroCristian Molinaro
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
Yellow Card16
26
HolzhauserRaphael Holzhauser
Substitution46
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Yellow Card82

Substitutes

22
ZieglerMarc Ziegler (GK)
1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
8
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
5
OttesenSölvi Ottesen
14
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
8
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Substitution80
17
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution46
Yellow Card48
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
24
RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
25
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
30
HajnalTamás Hajnal
Substitution84
29
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
Substitution84
31
OkazakiShinji Okazaki
Substitution62
32
AmankwaaDanny Amankwaa

Coach

Bruno Labbadia (GER) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Artur Dias (POR)

Assistant referees

Rui Tavares (POR), Antonio Godinho (POR)

Fourth official

João Santos (POR)

Additional assistant referees

João Ferreira (POR), Carlos Xistra (POR)

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