Champions League - Qualifying Second Round - 2nd Leg
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Champions League: FC Copenhagen 6-0 Crusaders (Agg: 9-0)

Christoffer Remmer and Declan Caddell vie for possession during the second leg

Crusaders crashed out of the Champions League second qualifying round to FC Copenhagen, losing 6-0 in the away leg on Tuesday, and 9-0 on aggregate.

Andrija Pavlovic opened the scoring with a cool finish and Andy Mitchell headed Christoffer Remmer's cross into his own net just before half-time.

Andreas Cornelius headed powerfully home and then Rasmus Falk fired in the fourth from close range.

Jan Gregus netted with a fine free-kick and Cornelius grabbed his second.

Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, the Irish League champions travelled to the Danish capital without skipper Colin Coates, who was on holiday.

The hosts had early chances, with Cornelius heading wide and then crossing for Pavlovic, who was unable to find the net.

Pavlovic made no mistake from 12 yards out in the 15th minute, however, finishing off a pass from Falk with style.

Kasper Kusk missed from five yards out, before the unfortunate Mitchell scored an own goal just before the interval.

Cornelius' back-post header three minutes after the resumption made it 3-0, before Falk scored his second of the tie and Gregus beat Sean O'Neill with a well-taken free-kick.

Cornelius notched his third goal of the tie with 14 minutes remaining as his side set up a third qualifying round meeting with Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu.

Crusaders' thoughts will turn to the defence of their Premiership title, which begins with the visit of Ballymena United on 6 August.


FC Copenhagen

  • 1Andersen
  • 17Kusk
  • 3Augustinsson
  • 11CorneliusBooked at 56mins
  • 16Gregus
  • 23PavlovicSubstituted forKadriiat 63'minutes
  • 15Antonsson
  • 20Remmer
  • 33Falk JensenSubstituted forAmankwaaat 63'minutes
  • 25M JorgensenSubstituted forKeitaat 63'minutes
  • 24Toutouh


  • 5Johansson
  • 8Delaney
  • 9Kadrii
  • 19Santander
  • 31Olsen
  • 32Amankwaa
  • 35Keita


  • 1O'Neill
  • 2Burns
  • 8Mitchell
  • 7LowrySubstituted forOwensat 60'minutes
  • 3Beverland
  • 10Carvill
  • 4GaultSubstituted forSnoddyat 68'minutes
  • 11CushleySubstituted forHeatleyat 57'minutes
  • 17McClean
  • 12CaddellBooked at 72mins
  • 14Forsythe


  • 9Soares
  • 16Dougherty
  • 18Owens
  • 19Snoddy
  • 20Clarke
  • 22Heatley
  • 23Whyte
Ante Vucemilovic

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC København 6, Crusaders FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC København 6, Crusaders FC 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! FC København 6, Crusaders FC 0. Andreas Cornelius (FC København) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  4. Booking

    Declan Caddell (Crusaders FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! FC København 5, Crusaders FC 0. Jan Gregus (FC København) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Crusaders FC. Matthew Snoddy replaces Michael Gault.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, FC København. Bashkim Kadrii replaces Andrija Pavlovic.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, FC København. Aboubacar Keita replaces Zanka.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC København. Danny Amankwaa replaces Rasmus Falk Jensen.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Crusaders FC. Jordan Owens replaces Philip Lowry.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! FC København 4, Crusaders FC 0. Rasmus Falk Jensen (FC København) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crusaders FC. Paul Heatley replaces David Cushley.

  13. Booking

    Andreas Cornelius (FC København) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! FC København 3, Crusaders FC 0. Andreas Cornelius (FC København) with an attempt from very close range to the top right corner.

  15. Second Half

    Second Half begins FC København 2, Crusaders FC 0.

  16. Half Time

    First Half ends, FC København 2, Crusaders FC 0.

  17. Goal!

    Own Goal by Andrew Mitchell, Crusaders FC. FC København 2, Crusaders FC 0.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! FC København 1, Crusaders FC 0. Andrija Pavlovic (FC København) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  19. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  20. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 19th July 2016

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