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Errors doom FC Copenhagen’s Champions League bid

Germans run roughshod over hapless Lions


FCK coach Ståle Solbakken had much to think about after his side's heavy loss in Germany (Photo: Scanpix)

August 27, 2014
22:37

by Christian Wenande


FC Copenhagen’s slim hopes of progressing to the Champions League group stage were quashed by a superior Bayer Leverkusen side that capitalised on a string of bad errors to win 4-0.

The Lions were facing an uphill battle after losing 2-3 at home in the first leg in Copenhagen, and when the Germans pounced on a mistake by defender Mathias Zanka Jørgensen to go ahead in the second minute, it looked all but over.

The Bundesliga side added their second of the match just five minutes later through a defected free-kick, before Danny Amankwaa conceded a clumsy penalty, which Leverkusen promptly converted for a commanding three-goal lead.

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FCK went close early in the second half when Youssef Toutouh cracked one against the bar when he should have scored from close-range, before the Germans added their fourth after the hour to complete the rout.

The 2-7 aggregate scoreline means that the Danes will have to settle for Europa League football this season along with Aab Aalborg, who lost to Apoel FC by the same scoreline yesterday in Cyprus to bow out 1-5 on aggregate. 



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