Isco against FC Copenhagen
Match reports


While Sevilla had the better of the first half and had some chances in the second, Copenhagen remained firm and got the draw
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On paper it may have seemed the easiest away trip of the three in Group G, but FC Copenhagen have a formidable home record in the Champions League and they showed why.

The two sides played out a draw which saw youth players José Ángel and Kike Salas in defence, with Marko Dmitrović coming into the team.

Sevilla started off strongly, but Copenhagen managed to make more of a game of it as the minutes went by. No team could manage to open the scoring, however.

Positives to take from the night are Dortmund's defeat, leaving the second spot within distance and our first clean sheet of the season.

As has been typical this season, Sevilla started the match strongly. No early chances came like against Espanyol, but the team controlled the game, looking to create danger down the wings.

The best chance early on fell for Rakitić after a good pass from José Ángel. The Croatian hit a fierce volley but it flew over the Danish goal.

The next chance would come for En-Nesyri after a clever pass from Lamela. The Moroccan could only fire it against the Australian Ryan in nets.

It was a strong first 15 minutes to the game, but from that point on, the Danes had weathered the worst of the storm and worked their way into the match.

The first half had the most action with chances for Rakitić and En-Nesyri

Johannesson had the first chance for Copenhagen from a Daramy cross. Until half time, the home side would have two chances more.

Sevilla remained controlling the ball but Copenhagen were able to create worries for the Sevilla defence with their direct game.

Copenhagen did not risk things and took the draw 

Delaney sent a warning to start off the second half after a good counter attack from Lamela. The last big chance fell to José Ángel who headed over a Telles cross.

Jordán and Papu came on to revive the creativity in our midfield. The remaining subs to come on would be Suso, Dolberg and Januzaj.

The match came to an end and both teams walk away with a point each which puts them both two points behind Dortmund in second place.

A huge two games in the group now come up home and away to the Germans. Win at home, and we likely would be heading to Germany in second place in the group.

Before that though, we have Sunday's away trip to Villarreal to focus on, before heading into the traditional international break at the end of September.