Wednesday sees a Champions League conflict between Manchester Metropolis and FC Copenhagen. Metropolis at the moment sit on the summit of Group G, three factors forward of Dortmund who face Sevilla tonight, and 5 factors forward of tonight’s opponents, final 12 months’s Danish champions.
The Danes have struggled this season and sit sixth within the Superliga, some eight factors of the present entrance runners Nordsjælland. That early season droop noticed Jess Thorup faraway from his put up as supervisor, being changed by Jacob Neestrup, the previous assistant.
Copenhagen have allowed 17 objectives in 11 home video games this season, and one other three in simply two Champions League matches. You’d should suppose Erling Haaland will likely be licking his lips on the prospect of a defence in disarray arriving on the Etihad.
All people knew the Norwegian striker could be good however he’s stunned even his greatest followers. His 14 objectives in eight league video games is a document breaking begin and he’s additionally began off scorching within the Europe’s greatest competitors, netting 3 times up to now two video games.
Metropolis come into this contemporary on the heels of a powerful 6-3 derby win over outdated rivals, Man Utd, with the aforementioned Halaand and Phil Foden each scoring hat-tricks. They’ve look good in Europe too, demolishing Sevilla 4-0 on the street within the first gameweek and beating a Jude Bellingham impressed Dortmund 2-1 final month.
Copenhagen’s sole level got here in teir final European sport, a goalless stalemate towards Sevilla with the one away journey seeing them lose 3-0 at Dortmund. That provides to a poor away document which has seen them win simply one in every of their earlier 10 on the street on this competitors. Go away the Etihad with three factors tonight they usually would possibly simply have pulled off one of many greatest Champions League shocks ever.