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Sports news and briefs
Mikkel Kessler has confirmed he will fight American light-heavyweight boxer Allan Green on May 19 at Parken - his first fight at the weight after moving up from the super-middleweight division. Fight promoter Kalle Sauerland described Green as a “high-risk fight”, but believed that victory would lead to a shot at a light-heavyweight world title.
Marc and Lee Rochester Sørensen, the teenage sons of an English expat, both got on the score-sheet (together for the first time) in HB Køge’s 4-2 win away at OB, a defeat that led to Henrik Clausen’s dismissal as coach of the Odense Superliga club. HB remain bottom of the league, ten points adrift of safety, but have now taken seven points from their last nine.
Ladies side Brøndby IF have been knocked out of the UEFA Women’s Champions League by the holders, Olympique Lyonnais. The French side, who went into the Danish leg of the tie with a 4-0 lead, scored four more to complete a 8-0 aggregate win. The only consolation for Brøndby was their attendance of 3,644 – a Danish record for the WCL.
The under-17s missed out on a place at this summer’s European finals in Slovenia, after finishing second in Elite Round Group 6 in Scotland on Sunday. A 2-2 draw against Iceland, and 3-1 and 3-2 defeats of Lithuania and Scotland respectively, were not enough as Iceland also finished with seven points, but a superior goal difference: 7-2 compared to Denmark’s 8-5.
AaB’s 17-year-old winger Lucas Andersen is a target of Liverpool, according to media, with Ajax and Borussia Dortmund also apparently interested. “I’m a boring agent who rarely says much, so I’m not talking about specific clubs,” his agent Anders Wallsten told Tribal Football. “We’ll decide in the summer if he should stay and develop further with AaB, or go elsewhere.”