Barcelona dropped points for the second time in Group D as Copenhagen secured a deserved 1-1 draw at the Parken Stadion. Lionel Messi had given the Blaugrana a 31st minute lead, but it took barely 60 seconds for Claudemir to bring the Danes level.
There was an extremely worrying collision on 11 minutes when Victor Valdes stormed out of his area to clear up a chase for the ball between Dame N’Doye and Carles Puyol, but the 'keeper leapt into the challenge knee first and caught the Copenhagen front man in the head.
It was an action reminiscent of Harald Schumacher’s assault on Patrick Battiston in the 1982 World Cup semi-final, but thankfully the consequences were much less severe, as N’Doye managed to get to his feet after a couple of minutes of treatment and was eventually able to continue. The biggest surprise came in the officials’ decision to award a free-kick for offside and no card for the extremely lucky Valdes.