Lions and Tigers show teeth in Europa League

FC Nordsjælland and FC Copenhagen progress in Europe

It was a good night for the Danish teams in the Europa League as both FC Copenhagen and FC Nordsjælland progressed to the third qualification stage – now just two shy of the group stage.

The young FCN squad secured a solid scalp by defeating AIK 1-0 in Stockholm and 2-0 on aggregate.

Andreas Skov Olsen put the Tigers ahead in the first half and the undefeated Swedish league leaders couldn’t find a way back.

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Lions show claws
Meanwhile, FCK easily disposed of Stjarnan from Iceland in a 5-0 showing in which striker Kenan Kodro bagged a hat-trick.

Viktor Fischer opened the scoring early on, while youngster Carlo Holse also got on the scoresheet. At the end, it turned out to be an easy 7-0 aggregate win for the Lions.

Up next for FCN will be Partizan Belgrade from Serbia, while FCK will face Bulgarian outfit CSKA Sofia. Elsewhere, Brøndby will tackle another Serbian team, Spartak Subotica, and FC Midtjylland will need to oust Welsh side TNS.