FC Copenhagen welcomed the English Premier league Champion Leicester City FC on Wednesday night in a super clash of the Group G.
The English side had a very tough task as they faced the Danish team who is unbeaten in 15 consecutive games and who conceded only 7 goals in those games. However, Leicester was off to a great start in the first ever UEFA Champions League campaign, topping the group with 3 wins from the first 3 rounds!!! Both teams were tough in defense and as we have predicted in our match preview, the fans were not destined to see many goals.
Without Islam Slimani who was out with an injury and with Jamie Vardy out of the form as he failed to score in 11 consecutive matches (both for the club and the national team), the visitors traveled to Denmark with only one goal on their mind – to remain unbeaten!!!
The host kicked of the match and saw the first scoring opportunity in the 12th minute as Federico Santander was not on mark as his header from close range finished over the crossbar. The 12th minute opportunity turned out to be the lone great scoring chance of the first 45 minutes worth of mentioning.
We did expect some action in the first half but really, we can safely say that the first half was not exciting at all as we have not seen a significant shot towards the goal. Both teams have controlled the ball very well but neither team did make a significant push forward.
The second half started off with much more energy from the visiting team who seemed to player at a much higher tempo causing some problems for the hosts. However, the hosts didn’t hold back as they slowly took over the control of the game and started creating pressure on the visiting team.
In the 69th minute the hosts saw their best opportunity of the match as Benjamin Verbic (Copenhagen) failed to score from close range. Instead of just netting the ball with a soft touch, he decided to riffle the ball, but his shot finished well over the crossbar.
The two teams continued to exchange the control of the ball, but neither did do much with it. However, the last chance of the match came in the 90th minute. Namely, Kusk planted a nice cross from the right side, connecting with Cornelius. His header seemed to be destined of finding the right corner but the magnificent Schmeichel pulled off a superb save.
The referee of the match Felix Brych had enough and blew the whistle to signal the end of the match. Honestly, it was an uneventful fixture from both side, but it could be understood, considering that both teams wanted to keep their European Campaign active.
With this draw, the group G standings are as following:
- Leicester City FC – 10 points
- FC Potro – 7 points
- FC Copenhagen – 5 points,
- Club Brugge KV 0 points.