Copenhagen suffered a woeful slip-up this afternoon against Silkeborg whilst Celtic were powering 12 points clear in Scotland.
The Danes, who travel to Celtic Park on Thursday night for the second-leg of their Europa League qualifier, had to come back from 1-0 down to rescue a point this afternoon in the Danish Superliga. The point leaves them nine behind ex-Celt Erik Sviatchenko’s Midtjylland.
Jens Stage, who saw a penalty saved by Fraser Forster last week, netted on 65 minutes to spare Copenhagen’s blushes. This was only after Vegard Leikvoll Moberg had opened the scoring with just 10 minutes of the first-half remaining.
Junior Brumado was sent off for the home side in added time.
Silkeborg came into the game rooted to the bottom of the table. They only had two wins in 21 beforehand, and that’s been extended to 22. They also now sit five points behind second-bottom, which shows just how poor a season they’ve had.
No major changes for Copenhagen
Stale Solbakken also didn’t make any major changes this afternoon. Dame N’Doye wasn’t in the squad, but everyone in the starting XI were regulars for Copenhagen.
They also clearly pummelled the Silkeborg goal too, with Copenhagen managing an incredible 28 shots to Silkeborg’s nine (Sofascore).
But it’s another shaky result from Solbakken’s men. Since returning from the winter break, they’re now yet to win any of their opening three games. Their stalemate today comes after drawing against Celtic on Thursday night and losing to Esbjerg over a week ago.
Copenhagen’s stuttering form hopefully bodes well for Thursday night. For a side with no wins since returning to action, you can’t see their first coming at Celtic Park. Yet that’s exactly what the Danes must conjure up if they’re to progress to the last 16 on Thursday night. Either that or a score draw of 2-2 or higher.
Regardless, it’s another good day for Celtic, who powered to a 3-1 home win against Kilmarnock to go 12 points clear at the top whilst both Rangers and Copenhagen faltered.