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Rosenborg stay on course

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.25CET
FC Sheriff 0-2 Rosenborg BK (agg: 1-4) The Norwegian champions hold their nerve in Moldova.

Match statistics

SheriffRosenborg

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.25CET

Rosenborg stay on course

FC Sheriff 0-2 Rosenborg BK (agg: 1-4) The Norwegian champions hold their nerve in Moldova.

By Miron Goihman at the Sheriff stadium

Rosenborg BK saw off a confident challenge from Moldovan title-holders FC Sheriff to book a place in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

Israel fixture
Despite conceding a late goal in the first leg in Norway to trail 2-1, Sheriff came into the match confident they could put a stop to their run of three Champions League second qualfying round defeats in as many years. In fact, with the winners drawn to face Israeli team Maccabi Haifa FC in the next round, there was even talk about advancing to the group stage, but that dream ended tonight.

Sheriff control
The home side controlled much of the first half, but their dominance of possession created few clear-cut chances to test Espen Johnsen in the Rosenborg goal. There best opportunity of the half came from George Florescu, whose snapshot forced the goalkeeper to concede a corner.

Berg goal
In truth, Sheriff never really looked like snatching the 1-0 win that would have seen them win the tie and, having soaked up the play with resolute defending, Rosenborg began to step up the tempo after the half-hour mark. They quickly began to dominate and on 36 minutes Ørjan Berg took advantage of defensive lapses in the Sheriff penalty box to give the away side the lead.

Hapless Hutan
Four minutes later it was 2-0. Harald Brattbakk hit the crossbar from a free-kick and Sheriff goalkeeper Sebastian Hutan was helpless as it rebounded off his back and into the empty net. The goal left the Moldovan side needing to score at least three goals to turn the tie around and, although they made a number of substitutions, it was to no avail.

Powerful shot
Despite a moment of worry on the hour when Sergiy Alekseev shot wide from point-blank range, the visitors cantered through the second half. Indeed, in the closing minutes they could have added to their lead but Hutan made no mistake this time and turned away another powerful shot by Brattbakk.

Group stage hope
A 4-1 aggregate win was enough though and the Norwegian side can continue to look to keep up their own Champions League record of reaching the group stage every year but one since 1994/95 - the exception being last season.

Last updated: 05/08/04 11.01CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

rosenborg

Rosenborg

25
HutanSebastian Hutan (GK)
1
Espen JohnsenEspen Johnsen (GK)
3
GumenyukOleg Gumenyuk
Red/Yellow Card85
3
HoftunErik Hoftun (C)
4
PriganiucIurie Priganiuc
4
WinsnesFredrik Winsnes
Substitution82
6
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
5
BasmaChrister Basma
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
Yellow Card36
6
StrandRoar Strand
Substitution76
7
BurnadzeTeimuraz Burnadze
7
BergØrjan Berg
Goal36
8
BlancoLuis Alberto Blanco
Substitution60
9
Frode JohnsenFrode Johnsen
9
KuznetsovSergiy Kuznetsov
Substitution53
10
RisethVidar Riseth
19
BarîsevVictor Barîsev
Substitution69
11
SolliJan Gunnar Solli
20
CocişRăzvan Cociş
22
BrattbakkHarald Brattbakk
Goal40
22
LacustaFlorin Lacusta
33
DorsinMikael Dorsin

Substitutes

1
S. PaşcencoSerghei Paşcenco (GK)
30
RønningenIvar Rønningen (GK)
2
Dos SantosJoari Dos Santos
2
OlsenOdd Inge Olsen
Substitution82
10
ShimanEvgen Shiman
Substitution60
Yellow Card63
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
11
BichkovOlexandr Bichkov
16
HansénTorjus Hansén
14
YaroslavskiVyacheslav Yaroslavski
Substitution69
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
17
SecrieruAndrei Secrieru
18
GeorgeChrister George
Substitution76
18
AlexeevSerghei Alexeev
Substitution53
25
BraatenDaniel Braaten

Coach

Leonid Kuchuk (BLR) Ola By Rise (NOR)

Referee

René Rogalla (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Klaus Rogalla (SUI)

Fourth official

Martin Salm (SUI)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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