Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday March 11 2009
Vital MC takes a look at Aalborg's form in all competitions this season. It's clear the Danish League Champions must not be taken lightly by any means...
FACTS AND FIGURES
First up, Aalborg (Aab), bearing in mind their lengthy mid season winter break, have played 35 competitive matches in all competitions this season. City meanwhile have played 42.
Aab have bean beaten on only 8 occasions this season. Their last defeat came in Spain back in October almost 5 months ago when Villareal sealed their elimination from the Champions League.
6 of those defeats have come in the Danish Superligaen, the last of which was again in October, but those defeats are the reason behind them lying only 5th in the league table, 16 points behind City's last UEFA Cup opponents FC Copenhagen who are the league leaders.
Aab have only played 4 games since they were last in Manchester on 12th December last year when they came away with a creditable 2-2 draw at The Swamp.
They went into what was almost a 2 month hibernation following that fixture and having put Deportivo to the sword will fancy their chances when their coach pulls up on Ashton New Road tomorrow night.
Their mid season break does not appear to have done them any harm and a team that has almost forgotten how to lose will be a tough nut to crack.
AALBORG SEASON 2008-2009
LEAGUE = Superligaen
LC = Landspokal Cup
UEFA CL = Champions League
Aalborg BK 1 - 2 FC Midtjylland LOST
Brøndby IF 2 - 1 Aalborg BK LOST
30-07-08 UEFA CL
Aalborg BK 5 - 0 FK Modrica WON
Vejle BK 2 - 3 Aalborg BK WON
06-08-08 UEFA CL
FK Modrica 1 - 2 Aalborg BK WON
Aalborg BK 1 - 1 Esbjerg fB DRAW
Aalborg BK 2 - 0 FBK Kaunas WON
Aalborg BK 0 - 3 Odense BK LOST
27-08-08 UEFA CL
FBK Kaunas 0 - 2 Aalborg BK WON
SønderjyskE 1 - 2 Aalborg BK WON
Aalborg BK 0 - 2 AGF Aarhus LOST
17-09-08 UEFA CL
Celtic FC 0 - 0 Aalborg BK DRAW
FC København 3 - 0 Aalborg BK LOST
Brønshøj BK 2 - 3 E Aalborg BK WON
30-09-08 UEFA CL
Aalborg BK 0 - 3 The rags LOST
Aalborg BK 1 - 1 AC Horsens DRAW
Aalborg BK 1 - 2 FC Nordsjælland LOST
21-10-08 UEFA CL
Villarreal 6 - 3 Aalborg BK LOST
Randers FC 2 - 2 Aalborg BK DRAW
FC Fredericia 0 - 1 Aalborg BK WON
Odense BK 1 - 1 Aalborg BK DRAW
05-11-08 UEFA CL
Aalborg BK 2 - 2 Villarreal DRAW
Aalborg BK 0 - 0 Brøndby IF DRAW
FC Nordsjælland 1 - 2 Aalborg BK WON
Aalborg BK 2 - 1 Esbjerg fB WON
Vejle BK 0 - 3 Aalborg BK WON
25-11-08 UEFA CL
Aalborg BK 2 - 1 Celtic FC WON
Aalborg BK 3 - 1 FC København WON
Randers FC 1 - 2 Aalborg BK WON
10-12-08 UEFA CL
The rags 2 - 2 Aalborg BK DREW
18-02-09 UEFA Cup
Aalborg BK 3 - 0 Deportivo La Coruña WON
26-02-09 UEFA Cup
Deportivo La Coruña 1 - 3 Aalborg BK WON
AC Horsens 0 - 1 Aalborg BK WON
Aalborg BK 1 - 1 FC Nordsjælland DRAW
12-03-09 UEFA Cup
Manchester City v Aalborg BK 1945 GMT
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Date:Wednesday March 11 2009
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