FC Copenhagen
No. Name
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 4
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
5 Brede Hangeland  28'
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 3
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
11 Marcus Allbäck  73'
Goals 1
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 5
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 2
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Substitutes
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
  • KO
    • Kickoff
  • 28
    • Brede Hangeland Yellow Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 45
    • On: Rio Ferdinand | Off: Nemanja Vidic
  • 68
    • On: Fredrik Berglund | Off: Martin Bergvold
  • 71
    • On: William Kvist | Off: Michael Silberbauer
  • 71
    • On: Paul Scholes | Off: Darren Fletcher
  • 73
    • Marcus Allbäck Goal
  • 80
    • On: Patrice Evrà | Off: Gabriel Heinze
  • 82
    • Cristiano Ronaldo Yellow Card
  • 89
    • On: Dan Thomasen | Off: Marcus Allbäck
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

93' You wouldn't want to be a United player in the dressing room right now - Mr Ferguson will be furious, but he must take his share of the blame after making six changes to a winning side. They must now go to Celtic Park to try and get the result they need to reach the knockout phase.
93' United trudge off in despair while Copenhagen celebrate their first goal and first win in the Champions League.
93' And that's the final whsitle - United lose 1-0 to Copenhagen.
92' The ball is hooked in and bounces around. United eventually get the ball in the back of the net but the goal is ruled out for offside.
92' Freekick to United in a dangerous area - Ronaldo will float the cross in
92' Ferdinand has been thrown up front as a makeshift striker
91' United are down to 10 men after Solskjaer is forced to leave the pitch with what looks like a hamstring injury - United have made thier three changes so United are down to 10 and chasing the game
90' Three added minutes to be played
89' Ronaldo takes a shot from an acute angle - a half chance, no more.
89' Time running out for United - and there surely won't be much added on
89' A final change by Copenhagen, off goes goalscorer Allback to great applause to be replaced by Dan Thomasen
88' Carrcik loses control five yards outside the box and clatters into Norregaard for a freekick
87' Van der Sar pumps a long ball up the pitch looking for someone to head the ball into the path of either striker
86' Copenhagen have eight men behind the ball as they try to deny United who deserve a goal but have been unable so far
85' Five minutes left - the crows are still in fine voice after what has been an even but not classic match. Both sides have been frustrating.
84' Scholes fails in clever effort to loop the ball over the Copenhagen keeper who charges off his line - great keeping
83' Copenhagen retreat into their half under pressure from United who are clearly looking for a goal to at least make appease Ferguson who looks a little unhappy - to say the least
82' Heinze leaves the game to be replaced by Evra
81' A booking for Ronaldo after too much back-chat aimed at the referee. The tricky winger has come in for some tough tackling tonight and is growing frustrated with his lot.
80' Ten minutes to go. United thought they would be securing a place in the next phase tonight but Copenhagen are poised to spoil the party
79' Kvist tries a shot from range then after turning Silvestre on the edge of the area but to no avail
78' Jacobsen's corner is poor and United try to break with Rooney and Solskjaer try to quickly move the ball up the pitch
77' Another corner after Ronaldo is judged to have blocked a wild shot from range
76' Copenhagen have the bit between their teeth and have won another corner
75' Frustrations spill over with a few United players, notably Heinze getting a bit shirty with the Copenhagen side after a few full-blooded tackles.
74' The former Aston Villa man has given Copenhagen an unlikely lead. United were on top and cruising but were unable to clear their lines and Copenhagen have finally broken their scoring duck in this competition
73' From deep corner the ball was played back to Hutchinson on the edge of the box who headed the ball into the six yard are where Marcus Allback managed to bundle the ball over the line at the second time of asking! 1-0 to the home side.
72' Goal against the run of play for FC Copenhagen!
72' Two cornes in quick succession for Copenhagen
71' And a change for United; nighty night Darren Fletcher, good evening and welcome Paul Scholes
70' Thank you and good night Silberbauer, hello sub William Kvist
69' United are pegging Copenhagen back, making their forays into the final part of the pitch short affairs
68' Solskjaer and Rooney combine with Solskjaer controlling the ball and unleashing a decent strike, but just off target
66' Time for a change for Copenhagen leaving the pitch Martin Bergvold and in stead comes Fredrik Berglund
65' Come on! Someone score, this is getting silly.
64' Rooney didn't even have to break stride to connect with the cross but still the United striker is yet to score a goal for the club with his head
63' Superb ball into the box from Heinze and Rooney fails to get his header on target
62' A decent ball in from Wes Brown brings an good spell of United attacking to an end. The cross was too close to the keeper, but aside from the final ball United were looking ominous
61' Wasted by Fletcher - who has been as good as I can remember him tonight
60' Corner to United with an hour gone
59' Rooney gets bundled off the ball on the edge of the box after trying to spread play to Fletcher on the wing. The Roonster is not best pleased - perhaps that will fire him up?
58' United are upping the attacking effort - sensing perhaps that the home side are running out of ideas in the attacking department despite some decent possession
57' Copenhagen look a little short of guile or invention this half - that one cross aside there is little coming from the home side. Unless you count some amazing chanting from the vociferous fans who deserve an award, or at least a beer
56' Hutchinson wastes a clear chance for Copenhagen with a poor header after a well worked cross from the left flank
55' The best move of the match ends with United squandering a clear chance; John O'Shea pulling his shot wide of the post after some wonderful passing football
54' Carrick and O'Shea seem intent on hold poessession without spreading any exanpsive balls, as a result there is a lot of sideways movement
53' Neither side has really shown much this half - still evenly matched, bt neither team dominating
51' Allback is down and winded after a collision with second hald substitute Rio Ferdinand who replaces Vidic
50' United try to play their way out of trouble in their own half - a bit risky for my taste
49' The keeper isn't happy with Solskjaer, but the striker has every right to go for the ball and apologied for the clash
48' Christiansen is left with a sore head after a collision with Solskjaer who didn't pull out of chase after a great threaded ball from Ronaldo
47' Norregaard goes close with a header at the far post from a deep corner, but Van Der Sar is well placed and claims with little fuss
46' Back underway in Copenhagen
45' A decent showing by Copenhagen who have kept United at bay. The six changes United made to their side has shown, they've been slightly disjointed and lacking in fluency. Keep it here to see how the second half plays out and if United can secure a place in the knockout phase.
45' That's the half time whistle.
44' Silberbauer takes out Ronaldo who continues to get a good kicking
44' Rooney drops deep to claim possession for United - great work ethic for one so talented and vaunted
43' Offside against Hutchinson - Wes Brown was lucky, he didn't have a clue where the Copenhagen man was
41' But while we're on the subject of goals it's difficult to see Copenhagen getting on the scoresheet: they haven't scored a single goal in the Champions League this season in their three games compared to United's 7
40' Five mintues left to go this half and so far it's been a decent, well-balanced game. We do need a goal though!
38' Rooney tries to slip a ball into Solskjaer feet after Fletcher broke down Copenhagen's hurrid attempts to empty their half
37' Carrick and O'Shea have been reasonably good so far, but I'm still not convinced they are a pairing of any great distinction. But what do I know!
36' Fletcher is looking quite tidy tonight, spraying some neat passes with the outside of his boot
35' A scrappy period of play with neither side able to hold onto the ball
34' Christiansen fools the on rushing Rooney with a Cruyff-esque drag-back - a neat, if risky trick by the keeper. Rooney will remember that one!
33' Another overhit pass from Heinze aimed at Solskjaer - his radar is a little off tonight and his Hollywood passes are not findig their targets
32' Rooney carves an opening for himself with his back to goal, but he lost his balance on the turn and dragged his shot with of the post
31' The freekick is fired in, it's on target but is no match for Van der Sar
30' Silberbauer wins a freekick for Copenhagen in a dagerous area in a wide area just outside the penalty area
29' Offside for against Ronaldo - he's not happy, wagging his finger at the linesman
28' A yellow card, the first of the night is shown to Copenhagen's Brede Hangeland for a late, clumsy challenge on Rooney
27' It's been a very even game so far, but United have been making the class show in the last few minutes
27' Solskjaer and Rooney both fail to collect a pass into the area from a Fletcher pass from the right wing
25' Freekick to Copenhagen after O'Shea clattered into Allback - the ref tried to play advantage but brought play back after the move broke down.
24' Brown whips in a decent ball which is met by Rooney, but his header is off target
23' A half chance for United fades out, but there were glimpses of something threatening as Rooney, Solskjaer and Ronaldo moved the ball and sought space
22' Heinze caught in possession on the left wing and Copenhagen seek to press
21' Ronaldo on the deck again, this time after being felled by Gravgaard - looks like the Portuguese is in for somme rough treatment tonight
20' A great claim from Van der Sar and United are back in possession
20' Oscar Wendt looks very useful for Copenhagen - his endeavour results in corner for the home side
19' Silvestre tries to thread a ball through a non-existent gap and all of a sudden United are on the back foot
18' Ronaldo takes a tumble and looks thoroughly peeved to have been taken out by Norregaard
17' It's worth noting that the pitch is an utter disgrace. It looks like it has recently played host to a number of pop and rock concerts... largley becuase it has; thanks very much Bruce Springsteen and George Michael!
16' Heinze juggles the ball a few times before hooking a clearance away - a touch extravagant, but he got away with it. Show off.
15' Carrick concedes a foul against Atiba Hutchinson, but Copenhagen waste the opportunity halfway into the United half
14' A misunderstanding between Allback and Jacobsen let's Untied off the hook; it looked like shot was coming but Jacobsen's pass from the wing was mis-read by the striker
12' A long range effort from Rooney finds the arms of keeper Jesper Christiansen
11' United finally getting some possession with passes being worked from right to left
10' A wee stat for you fact fans: Over 40 years ago Alex Ferguson scored a hattrick on this ground for Dunfermline. What chances of Rooney repeating his triple strike of last weekend and matching Fergie?
9' O'Shea gets his foot on the ball in the centre and spreads play to Heinze who in turn launches a speculative ball long to Solskjaer, but he's asking too much of the striker
8' Another foul by Allback, this time for a shove on Vidic
7' A freekick to Copenhagen on the right flank ten yards in from the corner is dealt with well enough by United - though Brown and Silvestre are not many people's first choice central defensive pairing
6' Freekick against Allback for another foul - he really is fired up
5' Linderoth is pulling the strings in the midfield for Copenhagen - he's going to be quite a handfull for ohn O'Shea tonight
4' Defender Michael Gravgaard concedes a freekick as the corner is delivered and the pressure is off United
4' Another corner to the home side with the big central defenders up, looking for a header on goal from the set play
3' Wes Brown concedes a corner for United
3' Neat interplay from FC Copenhagen, work the ball into a dangerous area in the United half
2' Vidic just about manages to hold off Marcus Allback and the ball is with Van der Sar - but Allback looks to be in determined mood this evening.
1' A great atmosphere in the stadium, the fans chanting and cheering to warms themselves on what is a chilly night in Denmark.
- Early pressure for the United defence to cope with down the left wing
- Tonight's referee Wolfgang Stark of Germany blows his whistle and the game is underway in Copenhagen.
- And for Manchester United: Van der Sar, Brown, Vidic, Silvestre, Heinze, Fletcher, Carrick, O'Shea, Ronaldo, Rooney, Solskjaer. And on the bench: Kuszczak, Evra, Ferdinand, Smith, Scholes, Richardson, and David Jones.
- The FC Copenhagen side: Christiansen, Jacobsen, Hangeland, Gravgaard, Wendt, Silberbauer, Linderoth, Norregaard, Bergvold, Allback, Hutchinson. Subs: Gall, Berglund, Thomassen, Pimpong, Kvist.

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