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Valencia scalp revitalises Rosenborg

Published: Thursday 25 October 2007, 0.53CET
Rosenborg BK 2-0 Valencia CF
Second-half goals from Yssouf Koné and Vidar Riseth in Trondheim revived the home side's hopes of progress.
by Pål Vikesland
from Lerkendal Stadium

Match statistics

RosenborgValencia

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
6
Corners9
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2007, 0.53CET

Valencia scalp revitalises Rosenborg

Rosenborg BK 2-0 Valencia CF
Second-half goals from Yssouf Koné and Vidar Riseth in Trondheim revived the home side's hopes of progress.

Goals from Yssouf Koné and Vidar Riseth in an eight-minute spell early in the second half gave Rosenborg BK a famous victory against Valencia CF in Trondheim and revived their challenge in UEFA Champions League Group B.

First win
After a first half of few chances, the Norwegian side, who had picked up one point from their first two games, caught out their Spanish visitors when Koné fired in from close range eight minutes into the second half. Three vital points were secured a minute past the hour when Riseth headed past Santiago Cañizares to round off Rosenborg's win and take the hosts second in the section before their trip to Mestalla on Matchday 4.

Villa blow
Valencia had suffered a major blow going into the match with David Villa failing to recover from an ankle injury, though coach Quique Sánchez Flores had declared confidence in his team even without the Spanish international. Rosenborg's Knut Tørum, meanwhile, had signalled that the hosts would press Valencia from the off, yet it was the Primera División club who enjoyed the early possession. Nonetheless, Rosenborg stood firm in defence and their opponents failed to create clear chances apart from a Fernando Morientes shot that drifted wide.

Skjelbred influence
Tørum's men gradually started to realise their pre-match ambitions and their first opportunity fell to Koné, whose shot deflected over for a corner. This marked the beginning of a bright period for the Tippeligaen outfit, with midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred looking especially menacing with some piercing runs and the Valencia rearguard facing danger from several directions. Sánchez Flores's charges slowly regained a foothold, though, and came close on 18 minutes; Luis Miguel being unable to pick out Morientes in the area and goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld snuffing out the threat.

Corner threat
Rosenborg were soon on top again with Marek Sapara's corners causing problems. Koné again hinted at a breakthrough after good work involving Alexander Tettey and Mikael Dorsin, yet the striker's shot nestled in the side-netting. Then, as half-time approached, the ebb and flow favoured Valencia who suddenly looked sharper without unduly troubling a disciplined Rosenborg back line.

Koné breakthrough
That renewed sense of purpose continued into the initial stages of the second half. Joaquín found himself one-on-one with Hirschfeld three minutes after the restart, forcing the keeper to make an excellent stop. This proved crucial as, five minutes later, the deadlock was broken. Rosenborg left-back Dorsin made his way into the box and found Koné with a clever pass. The No7 turned quickly and his strike had just enough power to beat Cañizares despite the custodian's despairing lunge.

Riseth delight
Sapara's set-pieces had threatened to unlock Valencia all evening and, on 61 minutes, one of the midfielder's corners eventually reached Riseth in the area for the defender to double the advantage with a well-placed close-range header. Valencia struggled for a way back into the match, and although substitute Nikola Žigić glanced a late header just wide of the far post, the locals held on for a welcome success.

Last updated: 25/10/07 11.12CET

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Lineups

rosenborg

Rosenborg

valencia

Valencia

13
HirschfeldLars Hirschfeld (GK)
1
CañizaresSantiago Cañizares (GK)
6
StrandRoar Strand (C)
Yellow Card51
Substitution86
4
AlbiolRaúl Albiol
7
Y. KonéYssouf Koné
Goal53
Substitution80
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
Substitution67
10
RisethVidar Riseth
Goal61
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda (C)
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
9
MorientesFernando Morientes
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
11
GavilánJaime Gavilán
Substitution67
19
TetteyAlexander Tettey
Yellow Card72
15
Iván HelgueraIván Helguera
20
TraoréAbdou Traoré
Yellow Card33
17
JoaquínJoaquín
26
KvarmeBjørn Tore Kvarme
21
SilvaDavid Silva
27
SaparaMarek Sapara
23
MiguelMiguel
Substitution78
33
DorsinMikael Dorsin
24
MorettiEmiliano Moretti

Substitutes

28
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
13
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
2
KoppinenMiika Koppinen
8
BarajaRubén Baraja
Substitution67
4
StoorFredrik Stoor
Substitution86
10
AnguloMiguel Ángel Angulo
Substitution78
5
BasmaChrister Basma
12
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
Substitution80
18
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Substitution67
18
LagoAlejandro Lago
19
ArizmendiJavier Arizmendi
22
NordvikAndreas Nordvik
20
AlexisAlexis

Coach

Knut Tørum (NOR) Quique Sánchez Flores (ESP)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Tom Murphy (SCO), Martin Cryans (SCO)

Fourth official

Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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