Trabzonspor lose to Copenhagen but still hopeful for return match

Baku, August 17, AZERTAC

Trabzonspor were beaten 2-1 by Danish club Copenhagen in a UEFA Champions League playoff match Tuesday, but the Turkish football team returned home with hope, according to Anadolu Agency.
Home team Copenhagen's Swedish midfielder Viktor Claesson scored the opener in the ninth minute at Parken Stadium.
Danish midfielder Lukas Lerager put the ball into Trabzonspor’s net in the far post in the 48th minute to give his team a 2-0 lead.
Trabzonspor's Greek midfielder Anastasios Bakasetas fired outside the box, but the ball was deflected by a Copenhagen player and misjudged by the goalkeeper before going inside.
Bakasetas' strike in the 79th minute made the final result 2-1.
Copenhagen, who held on for a narrow victory, will visit Trabzonspor at Senol Gunes Spor Kompleksi in the playoffs' second leg on Aug. 24.
The winning club of this tie will advance to the Champions League group stage, which will start on Sept. 6.
UEFA Champions League play off first leg results are as follows:
Copenhagen (Denmark) - Trabzonspor (Türkiye): 2-1
Rangers (Scotland) - PSV Eindhoven (The Netherlands): 2-2
Bodo/Glimt (Norway) - Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia): 1-0
Wednesday's fixtures:
Qarabag (Azerbaijan) - Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)
Maccabi Haifa (Israel) - Crvena zvezda (Serbia)
Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine) - Benfica (Portugal)

Sports 2022-08-17 10:18:00