Lions still in knockout hunt following goalless draw

European football locked down for the spring, but will it be Champions League or Europa League?

One thing’s for sure. FC Copenhagen will be playing European football this spring. The question is will it be Champions League or Europa League?

FCK maintained its unbeaten home record with a 0-0 draw against FC Porto in last night’s Group G matchup in the Champions League, but by not winning the Danes will need to hang their hats on other results going their way in the final round on December 7.

CL or EL?
The fans may not concur, but at least the draw last night was a 0-0. Here’s why.

FCK are two points behind Porto with one game to go. The Lions will need to beat pointless Club Brugge in Belgium in the last round and hope that group winners Leicester City take points off Porto in Portugal.

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Should the English manage to get a draw and the Danes win, then FCK and Porto will both end up on nine points. FCK will then go through courtesy of the head-to-head record because they got the only away goal of the tie in the 1-1 draw in Portugal.

Complicated stuff for the novice perhaps, but one thing that is not complicated is that FCK must win in Belgium or they are guaranteed third place in the group, which qualifies them for the last-32 knockout stage of the Europa League. So no matter what, there will be European football in Copenhagen this spring.

See the ‘highlights’ below.