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FC Copenhagen can’t break down Leicester

Home record remains intact, but place in the knockout stage slipping away

So close for Cornelius (photo: FCK)
November 3rd, 2016 8:55 am| by Christian W

Exactly ten years after their historic win against Manchester United in the Champions League in 2006, FC Copenhagen were unable to conjure up a repeat last night.

Despite having the lion’s share of the ball, FCK were unable to translate possession into goals during their 0-0 draw with Leicester City in the Champions League on Wednesday.

As was the case in the first match in England, Andreas Cornelius came agonisingly close to becoming FCK’s hero as time expired, but once again Kasper Schmeichel came up with a fantastic save to deny the Danes.

The draw leaves the Lions third in the group with five points, five points behind the reigning English champions and two points adrift of FC Porto, which beat pointless Club Brugge 1-0 last night.

READ MORE: FC Copenhagen streak ends against Leicester City

Two wins needed
In order to progress to the Champions League knockout stage, the Danes will now most probably need to beat the Portuguese at home on November 22 and also beat the Belgians away in Brugge on December 7.

It won’t be easy, but FCK can at least take heart from the fact that should they fail to make the top two in Group G, they are still in command of third place and entry into the Europa League knockout stage.

And FCK fans can rejoice that their insane undefeated home record, which has stood since August 2014, remains intact.

See highlights (there were not many) below: