Turkish delight: FC Copenhagen makes club history in Europe

Lions overcome adversity to book Manchester United ticket in Europa League quarterfinals

FC Copenhagen have had a rough go of it lately.

Rivals FC Midtjylland ran away with the league title, ionic striker Dame N’Doye left the club last week and UEFA decided that no home fans would be permitted in Parken for tonight’s Europa League clash against freshly-minted Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir.

And 0-1 down after a pre-coronavirus (well, as it was kicking off really) first leg, things weren’t looking great.

But hey. No fans, no N’Doye … no problem.

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Manchester United awaits
Following a resounding 3-0 win, FCK qualified for their first European quarterfinal in club history, setting up a tasty match-up against Manchester United.

A brace from young striker Jonas Wind and a crack from Rasmus Falk was the difference on the night as the Danes went through to the last eight.

The Lions will now travel to Germany to take on the English giants in a one-leg winner-takes-it-all fixture next week.