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Manchester City fans will have been pleased when they saw the Champions League round of 16 draw in December. The holders avoided the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Napoli, instead ending up with a two-legged tie against FC Copenhagen of Denmark – the first leg of which will be played on Tuesday 13 February at 8pm UK time.
Still, as Manchester United found out in November, it won’t necessarily be an easy game, and any travelling fans can expect to see a competitive match. Here’s our complete guide for Manchester City fans in Copenhagen.
How many Manchester City fans are going to Copenhagen?
Manchester City have been allocated 2,456 tickets for the fixture at Parken Stadium, which means we can probably expect around 3,000 supporters to travel to the Danish capital.
City fans made the same journey last season for their group stage game which finished 0-0, with Sergio Gómez having been sent off in the 30th minute.
For that game, the Danish Manchester City Supporters Club met in the city centre at two different pubs – The Shamrock Inn on Jernbanegade 7 and The Old Irish on Vesterbrogade 2D – and that will likely be the case again this time.
Last time around, the club booked both pubs from 10am onwards, and each pub had special offers and live music in the build-up to the match. Both pubs showed the game and also stayed open late for any supporters who wanted to come back after the game.
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If for any reason any City fans have not yet seen their Treble silverware from last season, then the “Treble Trophy Tour” will be on display on Monday 12 February at Unisport Store (Vimmelskaftet 42) from 4pm-6pm and Werkstatt 187 from 7pm to 11pm. Please note this is an 18+ event.
Where do the Manchester City fans sit in Parken Stadium?
Unlike domestic games where fans a situated in the A stand, Manchester City away fans will sit in the D stand. This was the also the case when Manchester United fans travelled to Copenhagen earlier this season.
Full fans’ matchday guide for FC Copenhagen vs Manchester City
Copenhagen is certainly one of the more upmarket cities in Europe, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some great spots for Manchester City fans to grab a drink or a bite to eat.
Where to eat and drink for Manchester City fans in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the home of Carlsberg, and it’s safe to say that the Danes like a drink. Unfortunately, anyone who has been to the city will usually tell you one thing above all else – it’s expensive. Don’t expect to find a pint anywhere in the city centre for less than £7.
Luckily, what they may lack in value, Copenhagen’s bars make up for in quality. In the city centre, you will find a number of football friendly pubs on Vesterbrogade.
Alongside the previously mentioned The Irish Pub (one of the City Supporters’ Club bars), you will find The Old English Pub, The Scottish Pub, and Rosie McGee’s. If you’re after something a little more Danish, then Bassinet is only a 15 minute walk from the stadium
Copenhagen is also home to what is widely considered the best restaurant in the world, Noma. But it’s not exactly football-friendly. Luckily, there’s no shortage of fuss-free food options in the city.
Denmark is of course known for its Danish pastries, and Juno the Bakery is a great spot only ten minutes from Parken Stadium. Gasoline Grill is a supremely popular burger chain which started as a petrol station, and there’s one right next to the stadium.
Finally, if you’re just after something quick and familiar, there’s a McDonalds on Østerbrogade just five minutes’ walk from the ground.
Ticket info for Manchester City fans in Copenhagen
All away tickets for the Champions League clash will be sent out as Print@Home tickets in the week of 5 February. You will not be able to pick up your tickets at the stadium, so please plan accordingly.
How to get to Parken Stadium: Guide for Manchester City fans in Copenhagen
Scandinavia is known for its excellent public transport, and Copenhagen is no exception. It’s very easy to get to the Parken Stadium, which is located in north Copenhagen.
The best way to get there from the city centre is on the recently-opened M3 Metro, getting off at any of Trianglen, Vibenhus Runddel and Poul Henningsens Plads, all of which are just a short walk from the stadium.
If you’re coming straight from the airport, the quickest route is to jump on the S-train to Copenhagen Central station, and then get on the M3 there.
Driving is not recommended as parking is very limited. Cycling to the stadium from the city centre takes just 12 minutes, and walking only around 40 minutes.
Manchester City fans enjoy themselves in Copenhagen
City fans enjoy a sing-song about Man Utd in an Irish bar
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More United-related flags from the Blues
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