FC Copenhagen is ready for the quarter finals in the Europa League.
It is clear after a 3-0 victory over the Turkish champions, the Istanbul Basaksehir. After 0-1 in the first showdown wins the FCK unified 3-1.
Jonas Wind scored two, while Rasmus Falk accounted for the last take after a excellent solotur.
Thus have Stale Solbakken on the new written history of FC Copenhagen. This is the first time ever, that FCK are in a european quarter-final.
Now waiting for Manchester United on Monday evening in Cologne in the new tournament format in the Europa League, where the matches from the quarter-finals is held over just one battle.
the Victory was highly deserved and a bit of a tactical masterstroke from Stale Solbakken. He switched to the 4-2-3-1, which is something that rarely happens with him.
the Norwegian has always played 4-4-2, but against the Turkish champions, he had figured out that there was plenty of space between the turks defense and midfield. In the space could Pep Biel, Jonas Wind and Rasmus Falk romp. And they did in truth.
There was plenty of space and the three offensive trumps felt comfortable. It meant that Mikkel Kaufmann often stood alone, but it meant less in the big picture.
FC Copenhagen quickly came to the front. Already in the initial stage, we manage to equalize Istanbul Basaksehirs føringstræffer from the first showdown.
And it was a nice acted in the attack, which led to the scoring. Rasmus Falk, who appeared to the left of midfield, beat a diagonalstikning to Guillermo Varela in the right.
Charlie took a drag, looked up and struck a perfect entry into the forehead of Jonas Wind, who threw himself forward and brought FCK in front.
See the characters from the magical evening here!
Rasmus Falk scored a nice goal from distance. Photo: Lars Poulsen
the FCK was also quite clear from the beginning of the second half, where Pep Biel have great profit of the penalty kick that FCK got. He brought the ball forward on the right side, would deliver, but Mehmet Topal struck it with the hand.
The Italian referee Daniele Orsato was well placed and pointed at the stain. He was backed up by the judges in the VAR space.
Jonas Wind was the safety even from the stain. 2-0 and FCK was on.
the FCK on kvartfinalekurs! Jonas Wind doubles the Sunday lead on the penalty kick. Video: Discovery Networks Denmark
It should have triggered a Turkish offensive. It was only from the bench, where there was bet even more without result.
in turn, continued to FCK the nice bars.
About an hour of play, received the Rasmus Falk ball in the left side about the runway centre. He pulled past a few opponents and stood in the midst of the turks ' goal. Since no one went to him, completed him flat without for Mert Günoks range.
A beautiful scoring of the Falcon on a night where he really shone. He was second to none.
The history of the Turkish champions, Istanbul Basaksehir was a big disappointment. It seemed as if the long were gone on summer vacation. They came with too little. Demba Ba looked like a man who no longer can run. Martin Skrtel can still tackle, but additionally, there was not much to offer. The aging back Gaël Clicy is no longer among the fastest.
Conclusion after FC Copenhagen's performance in the Park is that you should never judge the FCK out of Europe regardless of how the team has been performing in the League.
But the quarterfinals look like the end of the line in Europe, when the Stale Solbakkens countryman Ole Gunnar Solskjærs Manchester United is the opponent.
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