Copenhagen is not a regular in the Champions League. The Danish champion cannot be considered high rank at all. In fact, they had not appeared in the group stage since 2016 and it was only in 2010 that they managed to qualify for the round of 16. But nevertheless the Parken is a poisoned candy. It is one of the most complicated stadiums that you can go to in the highest competition.
Juventus, Barça, Porto and Leicester have passed through there without being able to pass the tie. Other historical ones like Manchester United, Celtic or Galatasaray succumbed. In all these years, only Madrid and Chelsea (both with Ancelotti) have been able to arrive and take all three points.
Between the stage and the fact that Sevilla is not going through the best moment at the start of the season, the goalless draw was immovable. Copenhagen put a stop to the timid recovery of Lopetegui's men, who did not find the same facilities in the Danish capital as last Saturday in the first half in Cornellà.
Who else tried to break that 0-0 was the streetwise José Ángel Carmona. The young right back repeated ownership, as Kike Salas. You can see that the double against Espanyol has given him a lot of confidence. He did not stop percussing for his band and was the best offensive argument of the Seville team.
He started with one more march and first asked for a penalty for hands. Then he found Rakitic well assisted inside, who only shot high against Ryan, the Valencia and Real Sociedad exporter. And finally he forced a yellow card from Daramy. But the spark of the kid was diluted. To the point that near the break, he was made at night inside the area when he could shoot or cross. He chose to control and when he wanted to pass the ball the defense was already on his site.
At the same time, Copenhagen let go and Kristiansen and Claesson swarmed around Dmitrovic, without the Serbian goalkeeper being forced to intervene. For the first time since they were left without Koundé and Diego Carlos, Sevilla were able to keep a clean sheet.
But without the two central defenders, the set piece doesn't smile at Lopetegui's either. A rehearsed corner ended with a volley from Telles rejected and Isco did not hit a free kick on the balcony of the area either.
In the second half, the Sevilla coach moved the bench. He changed the entire front of attack: the three forwards (including a bland En-Nesyri) and the two interiors. Papu Gómez, Jordán, Suso, the Danish Dolberg and even Januzaj entered, who until now had only played 12 minutes. But there was no way to break the tie.
Copenhagen: Ryan; Dix, Khocholava, Vavro, Christiansen; Zeca, Stamenic; Falk (Lerager, 79), Johannesson (Sørensen, 87), Daramy (Mukairu, 73); Claesson (Haraldsson, m.79).
Seville: Dmitrovic; Carmona, Gudelj, Kike Salas, Telles; Rakitic (Papu Gómez, m.66), Fernando, Delaney (Jordan, m.66); Isco (Januzaj, m. 84), En-Nesyri (Dolberg, m.74), Lamela (Suso, m.74).
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia). He showed a yellow card, for Copenhagen, to Daramy (m.11), Claesson (m.58) and Stamenic (m.82); for Sevilla, Jordan (m.75) and Carmona (m.90).
Incidents: Match of the second day in group G of the Champions League played at the Parken stadium in Copenhagen before 34,910 spectators, including thirty Sevilla fans.