Friday, 19 December 2008

It's FC Copenhagen!

We did quite well out of the UEFA Cup last 32 draw: getting paired with Niclas Jensen's FC Copenhagen. They're currently in second place in Danish Superliga, just two points behind Brondby, with 17 of the 33 games played. They're six points ahead of fourth place Midtjylland. Copenhagen's top scorer is Morten Nordstrand, who has 8 in 15 in the SAS-Ligaen (plus one in the UEFA Cup).

But by far the most interesting player at FC Copenhagen though is Niclas Jensen. If anyone reads this under the age of 13, Niclas Jensen was City left back in the early Keegan era. KK bought him from Copenhagen in January 2002, and he played 16 games in our very successful Division 1 campaign. Jensen played most of the 2002/03 season, making 32 Premier League starts and three in the cups. In summer 2003 he was sold to Borussia Dortmund and replaced by Michael Tarnat. Given that he's only played three times this season it would be a suprise to see Niclas Jensen play at CoMS - but a very nice one.

Should we get past Copenhagen, we'll either face Aalborg or Deportivo. Aalborg would be the third Danish side in our long march to Istanbul. They're sixth in the Danish Superliga, eight points behind Midtjylland and fourteen behind Copenhagen. Depor are seventh in La Liga, just one place behind Real Madrid.

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