Guardian Unlimited / Smith leads rout as Aberdeen go through
Scotland have three representatives in Europe beyond Christmas for the first time in 37 years after an outstanding second-half display from Aberdeen, whose 4-0 dismantling of FC Copenhagen ensured that they, and not the bewildered Danish champions, enter today's draw for the Uefa Cup's last 32.
Scotsman / Aberdeen go forth after a night of perfection
"I am surprised they have won the game tonight, but after a performance like this maybe they have a chance," [Ståle Solbakken] said.
Football365 / CALDERWOOD ON CLOUD NINE
"Copenhagen have won in Amsterdam, they beat Manchester United and Celtic and we have beaten them convincingly with a great performance."
- Jimmy Calderwood
Copenhagen boss Stale Solbakken criticised his side for folding after Smith's goals. He said: "It was like two games in one. We controlled the game until they scored the first goal. After they scored the second, we lost our heads. The game was not over yet but we didn't have the mental strength and maybe the physical strength to come back. It was the worst 25 minutes in my time as coach of FC Copenhagen."
Telegraph / Aberdeen roll back the years in Uefa Cup
[In 1st half] Aberdeen were living dangerously, their defending complacent and pedestrian. [...] Whatever Aberdeen took with their half-time tea, it certainly worked.
Sportinglife / Aberdeen 4 Copenhagen 0
The Danes looked susceptible at long balls from the start and they were caught out by a simple ball over the top by Zander Diamond in the fifth minute.
Reading "susceptible at long balls" breaks one's heart. But it's true.