Match ends, Crusaders FC 0, FC København 3.
Champions League: Crusaders 0-3 FC Copenhagen
Crusaders lost 3-0 to Danish champions FC Copenhagen in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie at Seaview on Wednesday.
Federico Santander headed low into the bottom corner of the net for the opener in the 19th minute.
Andreas Cornelius added the second with a diving header from Peter Ankersen's cross five minutes before the interval.
Rasmus Falk fired into the bottom right-hand corner from 20 yards for a well-taken third in the 53rd minute.
The outcome of the tie looks to be already decided going into next Tuesday's second leg in Denmark.
The Irish Premiership champions made a lively start and Declan Caddell headed over from Richard Clarke's cross.
The hosts created a number of further chances in the second half, with Gavin Whyte going close and substitute David Cushley posing a real threat in his first competitive appearance for Stephen Baxter's side.
The former Ballymena United forward forced Robin Olsen into a fingertip save with a half-volley, then fired over and also brought another fine stop from the visiting keeper with a late effort.
Santander could have scored another after the break but Sean O'Neill saved well.
Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter: "We were up against top European opposition littered with internationals of really high quality.
"Having said that, we competed in the game, created a number of chances against a really good team and asked their keeper to make a couple of smart saves.
"We were under a lot of pressure, as we knew we would be, but from our perspective we gained a lot in terms of fitness and our tactical approach to a lot of things."
- 12CaddellBooked at 35minsSubstituted forMitchellat 62'minutes
- 19SnoddySubstituted forGaultat 75'minutes
- 20ClarkeSubstituted forCushleyat 54'minutes
- 11CorneliusBooked at 23mins
- 17KuskSubstituted forToutouhat 76'minutes
- 33Falk Jensen
- 19SantanderSubstituted forKadriiat 73'minutes
- 6KvistSubstituted forGregusat 59'minutes
- 25M Jorgensen
- Stephan Klossner
Second Half ends, Crusaders FC 0, FC København 3.
Substitution, FC København. Youssef Toutouh replaces Kasper Kusk.
Substitution, Crusaders FC. Michael Gault replaces Matthew Snoddy.
Substitution, FC København. Bashkim Kadrii replaces Federico Santander.
Substitution, Crusaders FC. Andrew Mitchell replaces Declan Caddell.
Substitution, FC København. Jan Gregus replaces William Kvist.
Substitution, Crusaders FC. David Cushley replaces Richard Clarke.
Goal! Crusaders FC 0, FC København 3. Rasmus Falk Jensen (FC København) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Second Half begins Crusaders FC 0, FC København 2.
First Half ends, Crusaders FC 0, FC København 2.
Goal! Crusaders FC 0, FC København 2. Andreas Cornelius (FC København) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Declan Caddell (Crusaders FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Andreas Cornelius (FC København) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Crusaders FC 0, FC København 1. Federico Santander (FC København) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.