torsdag den 26. februar 2009

When Football Is Fun

Aalborg (AaB) won their first leg UEFA Cup game 3-0 versus Deportivo La Coruña. They are at half-time in the second leg match in Spain, right now. Oh my...!

The La Liga team went 1-0 up with 7 minutes left. If the Riazor faithful thought they were in with a shout, they were quickly disabused. AaB slotted home three times in 5 minutes.

As the 2nd half approaches: a) will AaB score even more; b) will there be only 80 people in the stands - the number of AaB supporters who made the trip?

The 2nd half is underway. The winners of this match will face either Manchester City or FC Copenhagen in the next round. I bet I know who AaB want!

Before last week's game, history was very much against an AaB success. If you like your footie stats, Danish sides have played Spanish sides 57 times, with only 9 wins and 9 draws. (Don't even mention the "Spanish curse" at the national team level.) One of those results, from 1993, was when Brazilian Bebeto and Deportivo put 5 past AaB.

A truly memorable result was OB-Real Madrid in the 94/95 UEFA Cup. Real won 3-2 in Odense - not a good score to take to Spain! Yet OB managed to win 2-0, with Morten Bisgård scoring in stoppage time.

At the highest level, one of my favourite memories of the Gills was when they scored 3 in 2 or so minutes versus Walsall, in 1986-7 season.

A rather nothing second half but not that surprising. City beat Copenhagen 2-1. So will it be third time lucky for the Danes, since Man C. beat FC Midtjylland too?

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