Yep, today the draw for the Quater Finals in the Danish Cup, or Landspokalturneringen to use the correct name, took place. This gives the following clashes, which will be played on sunday the 9th of march 2008 (The text is translated from dbu.dk.):
Næstved – FC København
Næstved has managed to get through to the quaterfinals 12 times, latest in 2001/02 and 2002/03, where FC København (1-5) and AaB (1-4) ended their runs.
In 1994 the club took part in their only cup final, so far, which they lost 1-3 to Brøndby IF after extra time and penalties.
Næstved is actually the only home team who managed to score in the 4th round, when the bagged 4 goals against Kolding FC’s 2 goals.
FC København had no problems winning 4-0 away against Varde and this means the club is in the quater finals for the 7th season in a row.
FC København has been in the final 6 times within the last 13 season, with 3 trophies and 3 defeats, latest they lost against OB in may.
Brøndby IF – Randers FC
Brøndby, who have gathered 5 cup titles in 7 attempts since 1988, has the chance to reach their 8th final after their 1-0 extra time win against the defending cup winners OB.
Brøndby have the cup statistics behind them after their win against OB. 3 times have these two teams met in the 4th round, in 1993/94, 2001/02 and 2002/03 and the winner of this match as gone on to win the entire tournament: Brøndby in 1994 and 2003, OB in 2002.
Randers FC, who won 2-0 after extra time away against SønderjyskE, haven’t let in any goals so far in the tournament (currently a 0-6 goalscore). Before changing name to Randers FC, Randers Freja has lifted the trophy 3 times, in 1967, 1968 and 1973. As Randers FC they won the trophy in 2006.
Skive – Esbjerg fB
Skive, who is the currently lastplaced in the the 1. Division, won their the 4th round match 2-0 away against Grave, who is amongst the promotion contenders in the third best league.
Only once has Skive been in the quater finals, where they in the 2003/2004 tournament got knocked out with a 2-0 defeat to FC København.
Esbjerg fB has only managed to get past the quater finals twice in the past 17 years. In 2005/06 Esbjerg lost the final against Randers FC, while the semi final was where they got knocked out in 2001/02 against FC København, who won 1-0 on aggregate.
Esbjerg has participated in 7 finals since 1957, but only won the finals against Odense KFUM in 1964 and Holbæk in 1976.
Vejle Boldklub – FC Midtjylland:
Vejle Boldklub took part in a cup drama, where both extra time and penalties were need to decide the winner, against the SAS Liga team AaB. This was only the second time Vejle managed to beat a higher ranked team in the cup, the first time was in the 3rd round against FC Nordsjælland.
It’s the first time in 17 years and the 23rd time that Vejle has made it all the way to the quater finals. Last time were in the 1990/91 season, where they only barely lost 1-0 against Brøndby IF.
Vejle has won 6 cup trophies in only 7 finals, since their first 3-2 win against KB in 1958.
FC Midtjylland won one of the two 4th round matches between to SAS Liga teams, with 1-0 away against AGF, who are the proud owners of the record for most cup trophies, with 9 wins in 11 finals, since the first cup was played in 1955.
FC Midtjylland, however, still haven’t managed to win a cup final, even though they’ve been in the finals in both 2003 and 2005.
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