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AaB advance with Risgård double

Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 0.10CET
FBK Kaunas 0-2 Aalborg BK (agg: 0-4)
Kasper Risgård struck twice late on against nine-man Kaunas to earn AaB a second group stage campaign.
by Kestutis Gimbutas
from Kaunas
AaB advance with Risgård double
Kasper Risgård scored both goals against Kaunas ©AFP

Match statistics

KaunasAaB

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts0
2
on target0
2
off target0
 
0
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards2
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Fouls suffered0
 
0
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 0.10CET

AaB advance with Risgård double

FBK Kaunas 0-2 Aalborg BK (agg: 0-4)
Kasper Risgård struck twice late on against nine-man Kaunas to earn AaB a second group stage campaign.

Two second-half goals from Kasper Risgård ensured Aalborg BK became the first Danish side to earn a second UEFA Champions League group stage campaign, defeating nine-man FBK Kaunas.

AaB feat
AaB had scored twice in the last 19 minutes of the first leg to take a precious lead to Lithuania, and were determined not to meet the same fate Rangers FC had suffered in their second qualifying round tie in Kaunas. The home team's hopes were hit when Mindaugas Grigalevičius was dismissed on the half-hour and Linas Pilibaitis followed him after the break before Risgård struck twice in the last quarter-hour as AaB matched their run of 1995/96.

Grigalevičius dismissed
From the start the visitors were dominant in midfield and Risgård went close on 11 and 16 minutes. Kaunas, without leading forward Rafael Rodrigues Ledesma because of a leg injury, struggled to create chances and the size of their task increased when another striker, Grigalevičius, was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. The pattern continued after half-time as AaB kept possession, although it took until the 57th minute for them to threaten the Kaunas goal again when Thomas Enevoldsen's shot from 18 metres forced goalkeeper Esteban Javier Dreer into a save on his first start of the season following Marián Kello's departure for Heart of Midlothian FC.

Victory secure
Pilibaitis followed Grigalevičius off the pitch with 22 minutes remaining for a bad tackle and Risgård soon took advantage, striking on the rebound after his initial header was blocked by Dreer. The same player put the result beyond doubt in added time with a precise shot, and while AaB can look forward to Thursday's group stage draw, Kaunas have the consolation of making their debut in the UEFA Cup first round after what is already their best European run.

Last updated: 28/08/08 0.50CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2009/matches/round=15275/match=303832/postmatch/report/index.html#aab+advance+with+risgard+double

Lineups

kaunas

Kaunas

aab

AaB

12
DreerEsteban Javier Dreer (GK)
1
ZazaKarim Zaza (GK)
2
RadžiusNerijus Radžius (C)
16
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
15
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas
6
OlfersSteve Olfers
18
BagužisMindaugas Bagužis
Yellow Card27
2
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
6
ManchkhavaNukri Manchkhava
3
Martin PedersenMartin Pedersen
4
MendyPascal Mendy
9
AugustinussenThomas Augustinussen (C)
3
MrowiecAdrian Mrowiec
Substitution80
21
RisgårdKasper Risgård
Goal75
Goal90+1
10
GrigalevičiusMindaugas Grigalevičius
Red Card30
23
EnevoldsenThomas Enevoldsen
Substitution85
7
PilibaitisLinas Pilibaitis
Red Card68
8
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
13
LukšaVytautas Lukša
Substitution65
10
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski
Substitution73
21
RimkevičiusArturas Rimkevičius
Substitution65
14
CurthJeppe Curth

Substitutes

22
KurskisEduardas Kurskis (GK)
30
K. NielsenKenneth Stenild (GK)
14
ZubavičiusVygantas Zubavičius
Substitution65
4
BeauchampMichael Beauchamp
17
ValskisNerijus Valskis
Substitution65
7
DueAnders Due
Substitution85
24
MiklinevičiusTomas Miklinevičius
Substitution80
18
CacaCaca
Substitution73
25
FridrikasMantas Fridrikas
20
BræmerSimon Bræmer
26
ČinikasMarius Činikas
31
L. NielsenLasse Nielsen
27
MamićBojan Mamić
32
SchwartzRonnie Schwartz

Coach

José Couceiro (POR) Bruce Rioch (SCO)

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