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Schalke keep up with Jones strike

Published: Thursday 4 October 2007, 0.20CET
Rosenborg BK 0-2 FC Schalke 04 Jermaine Jones and Kevin Kuranyi were on target in Trondheim as the Bundesliga club got back on track in Group B.
by Pål Vikesland
from Lerkendal Stadium
Schalke keep up with Jones strike
Jermaine Jones (left) celebrates his goal with Kevin Kuranyi ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RosenborgSchalke

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
5
Attempts off target5
 
7
Corners5
 
10
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 4 October 2007, 0.20CET

Schalke keep up with Jones strike

Rosenborg BK 0-2 FC Schalke 04 Jermaine Jones and Kevin Kuranyi were on target in Trondheim as the Bundesliga club got back on track in Group B.

Second-half strikes from Jermaine Jones and Kevin Kuranyi enabled FC Schalke 04 to open their account in UEFA Champions League Group B and bring Rosenborg BK back to earth after their Matchday 1 draw at Chelsea FC.

Decisive goals
Jones made the breakthrough for a Schalke side bidding to respond to defeat in their first game, at home to Valencia CF, as he pierced the Norwegian champions' defence and finished calmly. And at the conclusion of an end-to-end contest, Kuranyi broke clear on 89 minutes to score with a fine curling effort.

Schalke initiative
There had been a tense start at Lerkendal where the Bundesliga club began the brighter. Schalke put the Trondheim team under immediate pressure, winning four corners. Schalke went closest on six minutes, but Kuranyi's close-range header flew over the bar. Rosenborg got their first glimpse of goal moments later and it was a good one.

Goalkeeping heroics
Steffen Iversen put Heiko Westermann under pressure and the Schalke defender almost nodded into his own net. Happily for the visitors, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer somehow managed to push the ball against the post. The Gelsenkirchen side's reply was instant: Roar Strand slipped, leaving Kuranyi one-on-one with Rosenborg keeper Lars Hirschfeld, who had to be at his best to keep out the striker's shot.

Near misses
After a period where neither team was able to create much, the match burst into life again on 24 minutes. Jones had looked sharp to this point and only a last-ditch clearance from Christer Basma prevented the Schalke midfielder from running clear on Hirschfeld's goal. Abdou Razack Traoré then threatened for Rosenborg yet his attempt flew over the woodwork from a difficult angle. Schalke followed suit with another effort. Kuranyi found himself in a good position in Rosenborg's area but his volley flew just wide, thus ensuring a half of many chances ended goalless.

Attacking exchange
It was Schalke who carried the main menace in the initial minutes of the second period. Ivan Rakitić almost registered for Mirko Slomka's men on 47 minutes, being centimetres away from getting a toe to Kuranyi's pass into the box. Once again Rosenborg responded quickly: Iversen heading wide from a Per Ciljan Skjelbred cross a few minutes later. The tie was still tight and, after an early flurry of opportunities, both sides tightened up in defence.

Points sealed
Gradually Schalke began to control the midfield with Fabian Ernst dictating. Then, on 62 minutes, the deadlock was broken. Jones found himself through on Hirschfeld inside the area and he made no mistake, slipping his shot between the goalkeeper's legs after Rakitić's chip over the defence. Rosenborg pressed forward in search of the equaliser with substitute Yssouf Koné going close. Schalke, marshalled by captain Marcelo Bordon, stood firm before Kuranyi broke away late on and curled in the second goal from 20 metres. Schalke's night was complete.

Last updated: 04/10/07 0.59CET

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Lineups

rosenborg

Rosenborg

schalke

Schalke

13
HirschfeldLars Hirschfeld (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
Yellow Card87
2
KoppinenMiika Koppinen
2
WestermannHeiko Westermann
5
BasmaChrister Basma
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon (C)
6
StrandRoar Strand (C)
8
ErnstFabian Ernst
10
RisethVidar Riseth
Yellow Card43
10
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Substitution75
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
11
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
Substitution64
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
Substitution68
13
JonesJermaine Jones
Goal62
Yellow Card69
Substitution84
19
TetteyAlexander Tettey
18
RafinhaRafinha
Yellow Card17
20
TraoréAbdou Razack Traoré
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi
Goal89
27
SaparaMarek Sapara
Yellow Card41
23
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
33
DorsinMikael Dorsin
Substitution79
25
BajramovićZlatan Bajramović

Substitutes

28
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
33
SchoberMathias Schober (GK)
4
StoorFredrik Stoor
7
VarelaGustavo Varela
Substitution84
7
Y. KonéYssouf Koné
Substitution68
9
LarsenSøren Larsen
8
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Substitution79
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution64
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
17
ÖzilMesut Özil
18
LagoAlejandro Lago
21
GrossmüllerCarlos Grossmüller
Substitution75
26
KvarmeBjørn Tore Kvarme
26
AzaouaghMimoun Azaouagh

Coach

Knut Tørum (NOR) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Grzegorz Gilewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Rafal Rostkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Borski (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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