Copenhagen 3-1 Panathinaikos: Danes qualify in final group stage match

COPENHAGEN: FC Copenhagen have produced the goods on the final day of the Champions League group stage to move through to the next phase.

The Danes defeated Greek outfit Panathinaikos 3-1 to move through to the Round of 16 with Barcelona.

Martin Vingaard got things rolling in the 26th minute with a speculative volley which somehow evaded Pana’ keeper Alexandros Tsorvas before Jesper Gronkjaer made no mistake from the penalty spot five minutes after the break.

A third goal for the home side came in the 73rd minute when French striker Djibril Cisse headed Vingaard’s corner into his own net before Panathinaikos grabbed a late consolation goal through Cedric Kante.

UEFA Champions League – Group D
FC Copenhagene (DEN): 3 (Martin Vingaard 26’, Jesper Gronkjaer (p) 50’, Djibril Cisse (og) 73’)
Panathinaikos (GRE): 1 (Cedric Kante 90’)

Venue: Parke Stadion, Copenhagen
Crowd: 28,000

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