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Club Brugge v København: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

København are aiming to reach the round of 16 for the second time, with three points essential at home to Club Brugge, who will finish bottom of Group G.

FCK must win and hope on matchday six
FCK must win and hope on matchday six ©AFP/Getty Images
  • FCK looking to reach round of 16 for second time
  • København need to win and hope Porto fail to beat Leicester to come second
  • Club Brugge without a point and certain to finish bottom
  • Danish side were 4-0 winners in September's reverse game
  • København have lost just once in 32 matches in 2016/17

Possible line-ups
Club Brugge: Butelle; Van Rhijn, Poulain, Denswil, Cools; Vormer, Simons, Vanaken; Limbombe, Vossen, Refaelov.
Out:
Engels (shoulder), Diaby (groin), De Bock (knee), Izquierdo (stomach muscle)
Misses next match if booked:
Claudemir

København: Olsen; Ankersen, Johansson, Jørgensen, Augustinsson; Falk, Delaney, Kvist, Toutouh; Cornelius, Verbič.
Out: Santander (rested), Amankwaa (Achilles)
Misses next match if booked: Jørgensen

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

Matchday 2 highlights: See Delaney's stunner for København
Matchday 2 highlights: See Delaney's stunner for København

Michel Preud'homme, Club Brugge coach
Purely in theory, the match against Anderlecht [on Sunday] is more important than the one against København, but we're playing a home match in the Champions League. We are able to prove ourselves against a top team. København are a team that convert their chances; we saw that at their place.

In our previous game with them we failed to be clinical at the right moment whereas they were. In the matches since we've done better, so let's hope we have improved in that respect. Sometimes you don't always get what you deserve. In football only results count, and that is a pity sometimes. Since København away, we've proved we've taken some steps forward. The next step is to be concentrated for the full 90 minutes.

Ståle Solbakken
Ståle Solbakken©AFP/Getty Images

Ståle Solbakken, København coach
It is very rare that a team from a small country get into the knockout stages of the Champions League so this is important. We have everything to play for, as I am convinced that if we get three points, and still don't qualify, we will at least be seeded in the Europa League.

I think the game will be pretty even. It doesn't matter so much how Club Brugge line up as the quality of their first 14 or 15 players is pretty equal. They might even have Refaelov back, and he is one of their best players. But we must just concentrate on our own game.

Weekend results
Club Brugge 2-0 Oostende (Izquierdo 58, Vossen 90+4pen)
Jelle Vossen has eight goals in his last six appearances after wrapping up only the hosts' third win in their last eight outings in all competitions.

København 1-0 Randers (Falk 13)
The runaway Danish top-flight leaders have lost just one of their last 34 matches in all competitions (dating back to last term) following Rasmus Falk's fifth Super League strike of the season.

Lior Refaelov is nearing a comeback
Lior Refaelov is nearing a comeback©AFP/Getty Images

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Club Brugge: WLWLWD
København: WWWDWW

Reporter's view: Berend Scholten (@UEFAcomBerendS)
Club Brugge are up for their final European match of the season and, as defender Stefano Denswil pointed out, they are desperate to pick up their first points of this group stage despite the potential distraction of Sunday's big domestic game with Anderlecht. José Izquierdo, who injured himself after scoring at the weekend, is a big miss but his absence might give 2015/16's star, Lior Refaelov, the chance to feature for the first time in this campaign after injury.

Did you know?
This fixture pits two players against their former teams, with Tom Høgli returning to his old club Club Brugge, and Claudemir welcoming his erstwhile colleagues from København. Read more in our extensive match background.