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Rosenborg leave Tampere in trouble

Published: Thursday 16 August 2007, 0.10CET
Tampere United 0-3 Rosenborg BK The Norwegian title-holders gained the upper hand in the tie in Finland courtesy of Yssouf Koné's two goals.

Match statistics

TampereRosenborg

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target0
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 16 August 2007, 0.10CET

Rosenborg leave Tampere in trouble

Tampere United 0-3 Rosenborg BK The Norwegian title-holders gained the upper hand in the tie in Finland courtesy of Yssouf Koné's two goals.

Tampere United's bid to become the second Finnish team to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage now needs a miracle in Norway in two weeks' time after Rosenborg BK won 3-0 at their Ratina Stadium on Wednesday.

Rosenborg control
The Norwegian champions, attempting to return to the competition proper after missing out last season, dominated the first leg of this third qualifying round tie with Miika Koppinen's strike and two Yssouf Koné goals putting them firmly in the driving seat.

Impressive
Despite it being the off-season in Norway, Trondheim-based Rosenborg have started their European campaign impressively. They beat FC Astana of Kazakhstan 10-2 on aggregate in the previous round but had to deal with a bright opening by a Tampere side hoping to emulate the HJK Helsinki team of 1998/98 – Finland's only group-stage representative to date. Antti Pohja was denied on eight minutes when his header was saved by Lars Hirschfeld.

Turnaround
Rosenborg soon began to take charge, however, and turned the match emphatically in their favour with two goals in three minutes midway through the half. First Koppinen – playing against his countrymen – pounced to turn in Marek Sapara's corner on 19 minutes before Koné, fresh from scoring four times against Astana, found the net again with an acrobatic finish.

Tampere punished
Tampere heads did not drop, though, and early in the second period they created several opportunities. With the hosts still confident following their surprise victory over PFC Levski Sofia, Jari Niemi fired just wide and substitute Chimezie Daniels Nwoke was kept out by the woodwork on 78 minutes. Having survived those scares, Rosenborg punished their hosts with a third goal as Koné tapped in after Sapara's free-kick had come back off the bar.

'Still battling'
"We weren't that far behind them over the 90 minutes," said Tampere coach Ari Hjelm. "The first goal was too easy and the way the second went in immediately after, didn't help us. I think in the second half we played bravely and we are not giving up."

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Lineups

tampere united

Tampere United

rosenborg

Rosenborg

9
HynynenAntti Hynynen (C)
Substitution71
5
BasmaChrister Basma
2
JärvinenToni Järvinen
33
DorsinMikael Dorsin
Substitution84
1
KavénMikko Kavén (GK)
13
HirschfeldLars Hirschfeld (GK)
7
KujalaJussi Kujala
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
Substitution25
3
LindströmMathias Lindström
Yellow Card80
7
Y. KonéYssouf Koné
Goal20
Goal81
30
NiemiJari Niemi
2
KoppinenMiika Koppinen
Goal19
10
PetrescuTomi Petrescu
Substitution86
10
RisethVidar Riseth (C)
8
PohjaAntti Pohja
27
SaparaMarek Sapara
13
SaarinenSakari Saarinen
4
StoorFredrik Stoor
20
Juska SavolainenJuska Savolainen
19
TetteyAlexander Tettey
Yellow Card88
14
WissJarkko Wiss
20
TraoréAbdou Traoré
Substitution90+1

Substitutes

19
AhoHeikki Aho
18
LagoAlejandro Lago
21
HjelmJonne Hjelm
Substitution86
28
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
31
MäkeläJussi Mäkelä (GK)
23
JamtfallMichael Jamtfall
16
NwokeChimezie Daniels Nwoke
Substitution71
26
KvarmeBjørn Tore Kvarme
Substitution84
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
Substitution25
8
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Substitution90+1

Coach

Ari Hjelm (FIN) Knut Tørum (NOR)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

João Santos (POR), Sérgio Serrão (POR)

Fourth official

Cosme Machado (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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