Socceroo Mabil scores beauty to help secure Danish title


Socceroos winger Awer Mabil has capped off an outstanding season in Europe by scoring his eighth league goal of the Danish Superliga campaign and helping FC Midtjylland to the title.

The 2018-2019 cup winners scored three second-half goals as they came from behind to beat rivals FC Copenhagen 3-1 and be crowned champions in front of 4,800 fans on Thursday, almost a year after the season kicked off.

The hosts fell behind when Mohammed Daramy put defending champions Copenhagen ahead after 22 minutes, but a Sory Kaba penalty just past the hour ignited the supporters allowed into the 11,432-capacity MCR Arena in Herning and the team responded.

Anders Dreyer put Midtjylland in the driving seat when he picked up the ball outside the box and let fly with a stunning shot that flew into the top corner 16 minutes later.

FC Copenhagen struggled to respond and when Socceroo Mabil scored for the home side nine minutes from time it signalled the start of the celebrations, with fireworks being shot into the air shortly after the full-time whistle.

Having started the campaign on July 12 last year, the win put Midtjylland on 78 points after 32 games with four games left to play, a massive 17 points ahead of second-placed Copenhagen with AGF Aarhus third on 57 points.

Midtjylland and Copenhagen have now each claimed three titles in the last six years, with Aalborg the last team outside of that pair to lift the league trophy back in 2014.

Source AAP