Hojlund, Emil Winther
Baldursson, Andri Fannar
Jelert Kristensen, Elias
PSV have won two of four visits to Denmark, most recently beating Midtjylland earlier this season. However, they’ve only won three of 13 European knockout ties when drawing the first leg at home. København in contrast have won eight of the 12 two-legged ties when drawing away first.
After producing the UEFA Europa Conference League’s highest-scoring match of all-time (excluding qualifiers), will the second leg in Denmark be just as enthralling?
A week ago, København established a surprise 3-1 half time lead with Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson, Pep Biel and Lukas Lerager all on target.
Ritsu Dōan’s sweet volley then halved the deficit with Cody Gakpo then having an eventful eight minutes, seeing a penalty saved before firing in from close-range.
A defensive mix-up then gifted Copenhagen a fourth goal and a second on the night for Biel.
But, the Danish side were denied a famous away win by Eran Zahavi’s glancing header just four minutes from the end.
So, just in case you’ve lost count, it ended 4-4 at Philips Stadion but, with the away goals rule having been abolished, that’s pretty much academic.
It is winner takes all in the Danish capital, meaning there must be something to separate the two this time.
Having led 1-0, 3-1 and then 4-3, will FC København be left to rue what might have been?
In the last 15 years, the Lions have appeared in 14 UEFA group stages with their best-ever run coming in 2020, reaching the Europa League quarter-finals.
So far this season, Jess Thorup’s side have cruised through, first scoring 21 goals in qualifiers against Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino, Lokomotiv Plovdiv and then Sivasspor.
They then won five of six group games to take top spot above PAOK, ŠK Slovan Bratislava and Lincoln Red Imps.
As a result, the Danish Superligaen leaders are just one home win away from a quarter-final berth.
PSV Eindhoven meanwhile won the UEFA Cup in 1978 before being crowned European champions ten years later.
However, a victory here would see them reach a first European quarter-final for 12 years.
Roger Schmidt’s side were beaten in the Champions League play-offs by Benfica in August before coming third in their Europa League group.
So, the Red and Whites won’t want to be eliminated from a third European competition, not just yet at least.
This one might just be too close to call but who will be the winner at Parken?
København team news
The hosts are without young centre-back Valdemar Lund Jensen, influential midfielder Zeca and winger Luther Singh due to injury.
Zeca is the biggest miss but Rasmus Falk, Jens Stage and Pep Biel have formed a formidable trio in his absense.
Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson and William Bøving both started the first led in Eindhoven before being on the bench for Sunday top of the table win over Midtjylland.
Nicolai Jørgensen returned up front for the latter and could start again with January signing Mamoudou Karamoko a doubt.
PSV Eindhoven team news
Roger Schmidt is without André Ramalho, Phillipp Mwene, Ryan Thomas Richard Ledezma and Maximiliano Romero due to injury.
Eran Zahavi’s header in the first leg was his 11th goal in 19 appearance in Europe for PSV.
He, Cody Gakpo, Ritsu Dōan and Mario Götze form a front quartet that’ll frighten anyone in this competition.
Just behind, Ibrahim Sangaré and Érick Gutiérrez is a very solid midfield partnership.
Joël Drommel will continue in goal, chosen over Yvon Mvogo.
FC Copenhagen vs Silkeborg IF - 0:2
FC Copenhagen vs Aalborg BK - 3:0
Randers FC vs FC Copenhagen - 0:2
FC Copenhagen vs Silkeborg IF - 2:1
Broendby IF vs FC Copenhagen - 1:1
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
PEC Zwolle vs PSV Eindhoven - 1:2
PSV Eindhoven vs NEC Nijmegen - 3:2
Feyenoord Rotterdam vs PSV Eindhoven - 2:2
PSV Eindhoven vs Willem II Tilburg - 4:2
SC Cambuur vs PSV Eindhoven - 1:2
|June 27, 2022||Club Friendly Games 2022||FC Copenhagen||0 - 2||Silkeborg IF|
|May 22, 2022||Superligaen 21/22||FC Copenhagen||3 - 0||Aalborg BK|
|May 15, 2022||Superligaen 21/22||Randers FC||0 - 2||FC Copenhagen|
|May 11, 2022||Superligaen 21/22||FC Copenhagen||2 - 1||Silkeborg IF|
|May 8, 2022||Superligaen 21/22||Broendby IF||1 - 1||FC Copenhagen|
|May 15, 2022||Eredivisie 21/22||PEC Zwolle||1 - 2||PSV Eindhoven|
|May 11, 2022||Eredivisie 21/22||PSV Eindhoven||3 - 2||NEC Nijmegen|
|May 8, 2022||Eredivisie 21/22||Feyenoord Rotterdam||2 - 2||PSV Eindhoven|
|May 1, 2022||Eredivisie 21/22||PSV Eindhoven||4 - 2||Willem II Tilburg|
|April 23, 2022||Eredivisie 21/22||SC Cambuur||1 - 2||PSV Eindhoven|
|FC Copenhagen||PSV Eindhoven|
|16||Shots on goal||26|
|14||Shots off goal||25|
|10%||Average ball possession||56%|
|1||Shots on post||1|
|1||Shots on bar||1|
|15||Goals by foot||11|
|4||Goals by head||0|
|FC Copenhagen||PSV Eindhoven|
|1.25||Average Goals Scored||2.5|
|March 17, 2022||UEFA Europa Conference League 21/22||FC Copenhagen||0 - 4||PSV Eindhoven|
|March 10, 2022||UEFA Europa Conference League 21/22||PSV Eindhoven||4 - 4||FC Copenhagen|
|November 5, 2009||UEFA Europa League 09/10||FC Copenhagen||1 - 1||PSV Eindhoven|
|October 22, 2009||UEFA Europa League 09/10||PSV Eindhoven||1 - 0||FC Copenhagen|
Danish Superligaen table:
|7||FC Twente Enschede||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|18||Go Ahead Eagles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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What time is kick off between FC Copenhagen vs PSV Eindhoven?
17:45, Thursday 17 March 2022