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FCK beat Molde to stay in contention

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 23.00CET
Molde FK 1-2 FC København
Goals from César Santin and Rúrik Gíslason, the visitors' first in Group E since matchday one, kept FCK's campaign alive and eliminated Molde.
FCK beat Molde to stay in contention
César Santin is congratulated on his opening goal for FCK ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

MoldeKøbenhavn

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
7
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners4
 
4
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed21
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 24/11/2012 15:58 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 23.00CET

FCK beat Molde to stay in contention

Molde FK 1-2 FC København
Goals from César Santin and Rúrik Gíslason, the visitors' first in Group E since matchday one, kept FCK's campaign alive and eliminated Molde.

FC København remain in the hunt to qualify from UEFA Europa League Group E following a 2-1 triumph at Molde FK.

Ariël Jacobs' team needed a victory to guarantee still being in contention heading into matchday six and got the result they wanted thanks to goals from César Santin and Rúrik Gíslason either side of Daniel Chima's equaliser. With VfB Stuttgart winning 5-1 at FC Steaua Bucureşti, FCK are sure to qualify with a 1-0 or two-goal victory at home to the Romanian club on 6 December.

Crowned Norwegian champions for the second successive season since matchday four, Molde were unable to shake off their autumn-long European hangover. A quarter-hour in, they were still rubbing their eyes when FCK's Andreas Cornelius darted intelligently onto Pierre Bengtsson's cross only to see his header saved by Espen Bugge Pettersen's legs.

The Molde keeper was outsmarted soon after, though, diving to his right as Santin stroked his spot kick down the centre after Chima had been penalised for a foul on Cornelius. Beaten once by the Danish outfit, Pettersen was quick to dust himself down and did superbly well to block Ragnar Sigurdsson's effort from close range.

It took Molde less than a minute of the second half to create more than they had in the whole of the first, Chima turning an attempt just wide after a slick move down the right. Though Ole Gunnar Solskjær's charges survived a fleeting scare when Santin waltzed into their area soon after, they were a team resurgent. Their warranted equaliser arrived moments after an hour had elapsed, Chima heading in Magnus Eikrem's inswinging free-kick from the left.

There looked to be only one winner, but FCK shrugged off their tardy start to the second period and went ahead with 14 minutes left courtesy of Santin's cute pass and Gíslason's clinical finish. Though Chima spurned a late chance to register a carbon copy of his first goal, the game was up for the hosts.

Last updated: 24/11/12 0.12CET

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Lineups

molde

Molde

københavn

København

1
Bugge PettersenEspen Bugge Pettersen (GK)
1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
2
VatshaugKristoffer Vatshaug
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen (C)
5
ForrenVegard Forren
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad (C)
Substitution46
4
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
7
EikremMagnus Eikrem
Substitution85
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
9
MoströmMattias Moström
11
SantinCésar Santin
Goal21
Substitution87
11
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution55
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
22
GattJoshua Gatt
Yellow Card40
19
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Goal76
23
K. RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
27
ChimaDaniel Chima
Goal62
29
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
31
J. JensenJakob Jensen (GK)
3
SteenslidBørre Steenslid
7
AbdellaoueMostafa Abdellaoue
15
StamnestrøMagnus Stamnestrø
8
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
16
HussainEtzaz Hussain
Substitution46
Yellow Card52
15
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
18
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
25
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
20
AnganDavy Claude Angan
Substitution85
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Substitution80
29
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution55
32
AmankwaaDanny Amankwaa
Substitution87

Coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Michael Oliver (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Long (ENG), Darren England (ENG)

Fourth official

Jake Collin (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Jones (ENG), Lee Mason (ENG)

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