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2-1 win over Lyngby – reaction

F.C. Copenhagen beat Lyngby 2-1 on Saturday to kick off the new Danish Superliga season with a victory.

Valdemar Lund's first-half header put the Lions in front, before Diogo Gonçalves made it two after the break from the penalty spot.

Discussing the result and performance, FCK head coach Jacob Neestrup said afterwards: "I am very, very satisfied that we've start (the new season) with a win here at Lyngby, because it is a difficult place to play.

"Everyone is hungry to win the third championship in a row, so these three points are as important as any other in the season.

“We played really well after half an hour and until they got one back 20 minutes from time. Then we controlled the game well with a lot of play in their half of the pitch, and we pushed them a lot, so it looked like a game that we could and should have been on on cruise control for. That's why it also annoys me that they scored a goal that we should have avoided conceding.

"After that it was an uphill battle, where they gained momentum and we came under pressure until the end. But Lyngby will probably also threaten many other teams here during the season."

Next up for FCK is the first UEFA Champions League qualifier of the summer, away at Breidablik in the second qualifying round on Tuesday. The Lions then head to Vejle for next Saturday's second round of the Danish Superliga season.