No Turkish delight for FCK

October 24th, 2013

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The Danish champions are teetering on the brink of European elimination after going down 1-3 in Istanbul

FC Copenhagen remains rock bottom in Champions League Group B after being thoroughly outplayed by Galatasaray in Istanbul last night.

The Turkish side scored three unanswered goals in the first half to cruise to a 3-1 win in front of a packed Türk Telekom Arena stadium.

Felipe Melo opened the scoring after ten minutes before Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba put the game out of FCK’s reach with two quick goals before halftime.

FCK played better in the second half but could only manage a Claudemir strike two minutes before the full-time whistle.

Chances look bleak
The loss leaves the Danish champions in last place in Group B with one point from three matches. They play the Turks again in two week’s time before taking on Real Madrid and Juventus in the last two rounds.

FCK’s coach, Ståle Solbakken, argued at the press conference after the match that his team will need three points in the reverse fixture in Copenhagen in two weeks time if they want to finish third and play in the Europa League.

“We need to win in Parken and if we don’t it will be very difficult,” Solbakken said after the match. “So the next game will be the decider. If we don’t win, then we will be close to being out.

In Group B’s other match, Real Madrid beat Juventus 2-1 to remain top of the table.


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