OB Odense are a top 3 team in the danish league this season and their UEFA results so far this season is that they won their UEFA Intertoto Cup final against Hibernian (Sco) to qualify for the UEFA cup.Jinxter said:Not very familiar with the strength of Odense and Helsingborg, so not sure how group 1 will turn out, but I suppose both Norwegian teams will progress from it.
Go, Brann Bergen. :thumbsup:Jinxter said:Rosenborg - Brann 1-3
The first Royal League match in group 1 was played today. Rosenborg outplayed Brann the first 10 minutes and got an early lead. Brann finally began playing football and the first half ended 1-2 after three fairly easy goals and a red card to the infamous cheat Riseth.
In the second half, Rosenborg started off well again, created a few chances, but nothing came of it. Brann just controlled the match against a reduced Rosenborg. The victory should have been greater, but Brann was very inefficient.
1-0 Storflor (4mins) A good pass back from Essediri finds Storflor all alone in the box. Nice Rosenborg move, but lousy defense by Brann.
1-1 Bjørnson (11mins) The former striker gets clear in the box and easily heads in the cornerkick.
1-2 Huseklepp (33mins) Second-goalie Lund Hansen was expecting someone to head the ball away, instead the ball went between his legs and into the goal.
1-3 Ystaas (83mins) A messed up freekick finds Ystaas on the 5m line who scores easily.
Bakke, Vaagan Moen (Brann)
Riseth (rbk) was sent off after receiving two yellow cards, for mouthing off and shoving appearantly. The second card wasn't the most obvious one, but I'm sure he deserved it. He usually gets away with way too much of his tricks.
I doubt we will make the final this year, as usual a lot of youngsters will get to play. But I'm not sure that our youngsters have the same level as before, only a couple of them.Jinxter said:Go FC København København as well
Brann and FCK would be the dream final imo, hope we both make it
According to OB manager Bruce Rioch, then OB are going to rest most of the team for the Rosenborg match in RL, so that 9 new players get the chance to prove their worth. No doubt because of a tough match schedule, having played UEFA Cup only 3 days ago against Lens and also having to play a decisive away match against Osasuna from Spain on November 29.Jinxter said:We'll see.. I assume they'll use reserves in the RL from what you say, but they might be keen to prove their worth.
FCK just need to field some more regular starters.. or, like OB Odense, atleast replace them with some of their regular Superliga reserves and not field youth players like Mads Laudrup, Saban Özdogan and Lasse Qvist.. Özdogan is only 16 and Laudrup 17, getting their 1st team debut in RL... It just wont do..Korup said:Not looking good for us, lost both matches against LSK. But theres still 4 matches to go. Come on FC! :thumbsup: