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Rosenborg hold off Tampere threat

Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 23.30CET
Rosenborg BK 2-0 Tampere United (agg: 5-0)
The Nowegian champions will make their eleventh group stage appearance after easing to victory.
by Eivind Aarre

Match statistics

RosenborgTampere

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 23.30CET

Rosenborg hold off Tampere threat

Rosenborg BK 2-0 Tampere United (agg: 5-0)
The Nowegian champions will make their eleventh group stage appearance after easing to victory.

Rosenborg BK will make their eleventh appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage after brushing aside the challenge of Finnish champions Tampere United in Trondheim and consigning their opponents to a place in the UEFA Cup.

Rosenborg return
With a 3-0 advantage from the first leg of this third qualifying round tie Rosenborg were always the likelier winners of the two Scandinavian sides and goals in either half from Marek Sapara and Didier Konan Ya sealed a return to the competition proper after a year's absence in 2006/07.

Power cut
After a 55-minute delay in the kick-off due to a power failure, a cautious opening resulted in both sides finding goalscoring opportunities hard to come by and it was not until the 39th minute the first real chance of the game arrived. It was no surprise it fell to Rosenborg but given his exploits in scoring twice in the first leg and four times in the second qualifying round win against FC Astana, perhaps Yssouf Kone's header wide was unexpected.

Sapara stunner
Tampere, conquerors of PFC Levski Sofia in the last round, came back with an opening of their own and Rosenborg goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld did well to save Mathias Lindström's header from close range. But on the stroke of half-time it was the Norwegian title winners who got the first goal of the night when a misplaced pass fell to Sapara, giving the Slovakian international the chance to thunder the ball into the net from just outside the penalty area.

Impressive form
The final nail in the Tampere coffin then arrived four minutes into the second half as Ya cut in from the right before placing the ball into the top corner past a helpless Mikko Kavén. It was Rosenborg's 15th goal of an impressive four-game qualifying campaign and meant the home side were able to play out the remainder of the match untroubled and dream of the big names that may await in Thursday's draw.

Last updated: 30/08/07 0.39CET

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Lineups

rosenborg

Rosenborg

tampere united

Tampere United

5
BasmaChrister Basma
2
JärvinenToni Järvinen
Substitution74
33
DorsinMikael Dorsin
1
KavénMikko Kavén (GK) (C)
13
HirschfeldLars Hirschfeld (GK)
7
KujalaJussi Kujala
7
Y. KonéYssouf Koné
3
LindströmMathias Lindström
2
KoppinenMiika Koppinen
Substitution45
30
NiemiJari Niemi
10
RisethVidar Riseth
5
OjanperäAntti Ojanperä
Yellow Card26
27
SaparaMarek Sapara
Goal45
Substitution76
10
PetrescuTomi Petrescu
Substitution85
6
StrandRoar Strand (C)
Substitution17
8
PohjaAntti Pohja
19
TetteyAlexander Tettey
13
SaarinenSakari Saarinen
Substitution46
20
TraoréAbdou Traoré
20
Juska SavolainenJuska Savolainen
Yellow Card44
8
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Goal48
14
WissJarkko Wiss

Substitutes

18
LagoAlejandro Lago
19
AhoHeikki Aho
Substitution46
28
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
21
HjelmJonne Hjelm
Substitution85
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
Substitution76
9
HynynenAntti Hynynen
26
KvarmeBjørn Tore Kvarme
31
MäkeläJussi Mäkelä (GK)
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
Substitution45
15
MynttiHenri Myntti
4
StoorFredrik Stoor
Substitution17
16
NwokeChimezie Daniels Nwoke
Substitution74
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
17
SipiläinenMiki Sipiläinen

Coach

Knut Tørum (NOR) Ari Hjelm (FIN)

Referee

Alain Hamer (LUX)

Assistant referees

Francis Crelo (LUX), Christian Holtgen (LUX)

Fourth official

Philippe Malige (FRA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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