Europe Champions League (Qual)
(15 Aug 2017)
Qarabaq (Aze) – FC Copenhagen (Den)
Qarabaq is aiming to reach the Champions’ League group stage for the first time while FC Copenhagen qualified last season. In this competition, Qarabaq hasn’t lost any of the last 4 matches. They have shown defensive consistency, since they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offence has scored frequently since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. On the other side, Copenhagen comes to this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Playoffs) after having left behind Vardar and Zilina. Although Copenhagen had a bad league start, they are still very good with rich experience in matches like this. In recent years, they have repeatedly reached the Champions League group stage. Despite playing at home and good support, Qarabaq will have a tough task ahead of them, and they will need to be focused in order to get an advantage in this first match. Experienced visitors understand the importance of reaching a positive result today, so they can have a relaxed match at home. Both teams will be looking to take advantage of their opponent’s mistakes and try to score.
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These two teams met in the 1998/99 Cup Winners’ Cup qualifying round with Copenhagen easing to a 10-0 aggregate victory (6-0 home, 4-0 away).