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Exclusive: Copehangen fans ready for Bayern Munich 'our club was built for nights like this'

Tuesday night Bayern Munich rock up to the Danish capital to take on home side FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League.

In the grand scheme of European football that is a giant against a fairly small side, but if one thinks that makes FC Copenhagen and their supporters feel in awe of facing the multiple Champions League-winners one has got another thing coming.

"With a slight touch of Copenhagen arrogance, it's 'been there, done that'," David E. Bastian-Møller laughs, when asks what it feels like having the German champions visiting Parken on a Tuesday night.

David E. Bastian-Møller is one of the founders of Copenhagen Sundays, a web-magazine supplemented by a YouTube-channel, along with various social media outlets, and as he says, the club was built to play the big guns.

"I mean, we played Manchester City last year and managed to play a goalless draw. And this year we were seeded in the third pot, meaning we are one of the 24 best clubs taking part in the Champions League this year," David E. Bastian-Møller elaborates to back up his opening statement, before taking just a little step back from feeling too confident.

"When all this is said, of course it's a great thing to have a home game against a club like Bayern Munich, and I do admit we are starting to worry a little about losing our streak," he says, relating to the fact FC Copenhagen is without defeat in a group match at home since 2013. Back then, Real Madrid managed a 2-0 win and went on to win the tournament.

One team is going to lose a streak in Copenhagen on Tuesday night, as Bayern Munich have won their previous 14 group stage matches on the bounce, but David E. Bastian-Møller is only too keen to remind the Germans of the time they visited B 1903, who, along with KB, later merged to establish FC Copenhagen.

"Who can forget the 6-2 mauling we handed Bayern that afternoon?" David E. Bastian-Møller proudly states over one of the biggest humiliations ever to happen to Bayern in their illustrious European history. A momentous result unlikely to be repeated in Parken on Tuesday, but FC Copenhagen did manage to draw all three home games in 2022.

That proved no mean feat as they faced Dortmund, who ended up being only seconds away from winning the German Bundesliga, Sevilla, who ended up winning the Europa League and, as mentioned, Manchester City, who claimed the Champions League title.

David E. Bastian-Møller and his colleagues from Copenhagen Sundays are going live from Tingbjerg Idrætspark this evening where the youth teams of FC and Bayern take on each other.

"After their match we'll be warming up for the game on our YouTube-channel with previews and competitions. Among them we have two tickets for tonight's game," David E. Bastian-Møller says enticingly, before getting on with preparing for the, after all, big game in Parken.

So if you're in the Danish capital and would like a seat for the game sold out weeks ago, you know where to look.

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