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Rosenborg move into driving seat

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 22.56CET
FC Astana 1-3 Rosenborg BK The Norwegian champions took control of their second qualifying round tie with an away win in Kazakhstan.
by Alexandr Keplin

Match statistics

Astana 64Rosenborg

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target1
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 22.56CET

Rosenborg move into driving seat

FC Astana 1-3 Rosenborg BK The Norwegian champions took control of their second qualifying round tie with an away win in Kazakhstan.

Rosenborg BK took control of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie with FC Astana as they won the first leg 3-1 in Kazakhstan.

Early goal
The home side were depleted with Bulgarian midfielder Dian Todorov suspended and defender Maksim Zhalmagambetov on trial at ŠK Slovan Bratislava. And they suffered the worst possible start when Burkina Faso striker Yssouf Koné headed in a sixth-minute cross from the left for Norway's Rosenborg, back in this competition after missing out for the first time in 12 seasons last year.

Astana level
Alexandr Irkhin's side were nearly further behind five minutes later, when Steffen Iversen fired a free-kick straight at Astana goalkeeper Sergei Boichenko. Shortly after that Iversen turned provider for Didier Ya Konan to shoot just past the target. Astana slowly came back into the game, however, and after Eduard Sergienko failed to make the most of a one-on-one opportunity, they equalised when captain Aleksandr Kuchma struck a sweet free-kick in off the underside of the crossbar.

Koné inspiration
After the break Rosenborg again took control with Koné the inspiration. It was his burst into the penalty area on 63 minutes which forced Boichenko to bring him down and Iversen converted the spot-kick. Koné swiftly made it 3-1 with a shot that crept in at the near post from the most acute of angles. Murat Suyumagambetov, Kenzhisariev and Alexandr Suchkov all went close for Astana but they now have a mountain to climb next Wednesday in Trondheim.

Last updated: 02/08/07 9.57CET

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Lineups

astana 64

Astana 64

rosenborg

Rosenborg

8
AliyevPeraly Aliyev
Substitution70
5
BasmaChrister Basma
29
BoichenkoSergei Boichenko (GK)
Yellow Card56
33
DorsinMikael Dorsin
36
BulatovViktor Bulatov
7
Y. KonéYssouf Koné
Goal3
Yellow Card25
Goal61
Substitution83
4
ChichulinAnton Chichulin
2
KoppinenMiika Koppinen
5
KenzhisarievEmil Kenzhisariev
6
StrandRoar Strand (C)
Substitution75
10
KochkayevKirill Kochkayev
Yellow Card46
Substitution50
19
TetteyAlexander Tettey
3
KuchmaAleksandr Kuchma (C)
Goal26
8
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Substitution36
2
KumysbekovAidar Kumysbekov
13
HirschfeldLars Hirschfeld (GK)
7
SergienkoEduard Sergienko
Substitution61
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
Goal56
15
SuchkovAlexandr Suchkov
27
SaparaMarek Sapara
28
ShishkinMikhail Shishkin
10
RisethVidar Riseth

Substitutes

11
AbdualiyevKuanysh Abdualiyev
28
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
16
AksenovIgor Aksenov
23
JamtfallMichael Jamtfall
Substitution83
14
KukeyevZhambyl Kukeyev
Substitution61
26
KvarmeBjørn Tore Kvarme
19
SukhovMikhail Sukhov
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
Substitution36
9
SuyumagambetovMurat Suyumagambetov
Substitution50
4
StoorFredrik Stoor
Substitution75
27
TlekhugovArsen Tlekhugov
Substitution70
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
31
KuznetsovYevgeniy Kuznetsov (GK)
18
LagoAlejandro Lago

Coach

Alexandr Irkhin (RUS) Knut Tørum (NOR)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Peter Hermans (BEL), Alex Verstraeten (BEL)

Fourth official

Stéphane Breda (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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