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Elfsborg stalemate denies Debrecen

Published: Thursday 9 August 2007, 0.47CET
IF Elfsborg 0-0 Debreceni VSC (agg: 1-0) The Swedish champions rode their luck at times but preserved their advantage over the Hungarian team.
by Jan Juhlin

Match statistics

ElfsborgDebrecen

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 9 August 2007, 0.47CET

Elfsborg stalemate denies Debrecen

IF Elfsborg 0-0 Debreceni VSC (agg: 1-0) The Swedish champions rode their luck at times but preserved their advantage over the Hungarian team.

Swedish champions IF Elfsborg reached the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round by preserving their first-leg advantage in a close contest at home to Debreceni VSC.

Debrecen denied
Leading through Daniel Mobaeck's solitary strike in Hungary last week, Elfsborg survived two scares to draw 0-0 at the Borås Arena: Debrecen's Dorge Rostand Kouemaha had a first-half goal disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper, before Zsombor Kerekes shot against the post in the closing minutes of the match.

Near misses
The hosts, who were able to field Anders Svensson and Mathias Svensson despite injury concerns, had looked untroubled until the 41st minute when Kouemaha won an aerial challenge with Elfsborg keeper Johan Wiland and put the ball into the net. However, the effort was ruled out for a push on Wiland, and Debrecen found themselves on the back foot in the second half. Stefan Ishizaki and Mathias Svensson both wasted chances before opportunity finally knocked for the Hungarian side at the end of the game, with Kerekes's strike centimetres away from taking the tie into extra time. Elfsborg's reward is a third qualifying round meeting with Valencia CF.

Last updated: 09/08/07 9.25CET

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Lineups

elfsborg

Elfsborg

debrecen

Debrecen

5
AnderssonMartin Andersson
12
BaloghJános Balogh (GK)
22
AugustssonAndreas Augustsson
27
DemjénGábor Demjén
Substitution71
19
BjörckFredrik Björck
16
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
Yellow Card22
10
HolménSamuel Holmén
4
LeandroLeandro
24
IshizakiStefan Ishizaki
Yellow Card45+1
32
StojkovAco Stojkov
Substitution55
4
KarlssonJohan Karlsson
5
VukmirDragan Vukmir
17
KeeneJames Keene
Substitution80
2
SzűcsIstván Szűcs
11
MobaeckDaniel Mobaeck
19
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
8
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson (C)
Substitution66
10
RostandKouemaha Dorge Rostand
Yellow Card67
Red Card88
9
Mathias SvenssonMathias Svensson
Yellow Card29
17
MészárosNorbert Mészáros
30
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
Yellow Card74
22
BernáthCsaba Bernáth (C)
Substitution85

Substitutes

14
AvdicDenni Avdic
Substitution66
Substitution86
24
CsernyánszkiNorbert Csernyánszki (GK)
20
BajramiEmir Bajrami
77
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
33
BerglundFredrik Berglund
Substitution80
7
DombiTibor Dombi
2
FlorénMathias Florén
Substitution86
Yellow Card90+3
14
RudolfGergely Rudolf
Substitution55
21
GriffitLeandre Henri Griffit
8
KerekesZsombor Kerekes
Substitution71
Yellow Card85
1
HassanAbbas Hassan (GK)
9
Tamás SándorTamás Sándor
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+2
18
Falk-olanderMarcus Falk-olander
13
BiróPéter Biró

Coach

Magnus Haglund (SWE) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Assistant referees

Manuel Navarro (SUI), Devis Dettamanti (SUI)

Fourth official

Bruno Grossen (SUI)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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