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FCK 1-2 Bayern Munich

F.C. Copenhagen battled valiantly but in the end fell to two second-half goals to lose 2-1 against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Lukas Lerager had put the Lions in front midway through the second half and send the FCK fans inside Parken delirious on the terraces.

However, goals from Jamal Musiala and Mathus Tel turned the tie in favour of the German champions, who held on right until the end despite heavy pressure from FCK.

Mohamed Elyounoussi had a chance to put FCK back ahead minutes after Musiala's goal but he dragged his shot just wide after dogged work from Diogo Gonçalves.

Roony Bardghji and Orri Oskarsson came on as boss Jacob Neestrup sought a late leveller, and it was fellow substitute Jordan Larsson who almost got it with practically the last kick of the game.

Larsson got a boot to a cross and the ball bounced off a Bayern leg and headed towards the bottom corner, before Sven Ulreich nudged it around the post.

The players left the field with pride, having put on a show to the 35,690 spectators inside Parken Stadium. Defeat leaves FCK third in Group A after two games, with a trip to Manchester United next for Neestrup and co.