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Linfield and Rosenborg draw blank

Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 22.30CET
Linfield FC 0-0 Rosenborg BK
Chances were at a premium as the Northern Irish side and the Norwegian league leaders played out a goalless draw in Belfast.
by Nick Aitken
from Windsor Park
Linfield and Rosenborg draw blank
David Jeffrey's Linfield team will travel to Norway with the tie all square ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

LinfieldRosenborg

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
5
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners6
 
5
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 22.30CET

Linfield and Rosenborg draw blank

Linfield FC 0-0 Rosenborg BK
Chances were at a premium as the Northern Irish side and the Norwegian league leaders played out a goalless draw in Belfast.

Linfield FC and Rosenborg BK will reconvene for the deciding leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie with everything to play for following a goalless draw at Windsor Park.

A first half devoid of any significant chances gave way to a more open encounter after the break, with Rosenborg twice coming close to taking the lead with opportunities in the final 20 minutes. As it was, Linfield held firm, though, leaving the tie finely balanced for the return in Trondheim next Wednesday.

A low-key first period was nearing its conclusion when Robert Garrett broke from midfield, skipped past defender Vadim Demidov and sent his attempted chip over the Rosenborg crossbar, while moments later Markus Henriksen fired straight at Linfield's Alan Blayney. Four minutes after the restart, Billy Joe Burns crossed for Brian McCaul, who evaded his marker but could only hit a half-volley into the ground and over.

The Norwegian league leaders gradually began to gain a measure of control, with 40-year-old Roar Strand – a half-time substitute – injecting some much-needed urgency into proceedings. The midfielder flashed a shot wide of the far post past on 63 minutes before Anthony Annan's clever cutback found Henriksen, who brought a full-stretch save from Blayney at the far post.

With five minutes remaining Morten Moldskred looked certain to stab in the winner after Mikael Lustig's initial attempt was blocked by Blayney, but Linfield captain Noel Bailie somehow produced a goal-line clearance to ensure honours remained even.

Last updated: 14/07/10 23.49CET

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Lineups

linfield

Linfield

rosenborg

Rosenborg

1
BlayneyAlan Blayney (GK)
1
ÖrlundDaniel Örlund (GK)
6
LindsayKris Lindsay
2
LustigMikael Lustig
7
CurranDamien Curran
3
DorsinMikael Dorsin (C)
Yellow Card87
8
LowryPhilip Lowry
Substitution70
4
AnnanAnthony Annan
Yellow Card65
9
ThompsonPeter Thompson
8
WinsnesFredrik Winsnes
11
BailieNoel Bailie (C)
10
MoldskredMorten Moldskred
Substitution87
12
B. BurnsBilly Burns
Substitution76
11
DemidovVadim Demidov
14
BurnsAaron Burns
13
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
20
GarrettRobert Garrett
Yellow Card67
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
22
MulgrewJamie Mulgrew
19
HenriksenMarkus Henriksen
24
McCaulBrian McCaul
Substitution61
20
TraoréAbdou Razack Traoré
Substitution46

Substitutes

18
AddisStuart Addis (GK)
26
BråthenErik Bråthen (GK)
2
DouglasSteven Douglas
6
StrandRoar Strand
Substitution46
10
CarvillMichael Carvill
Substitution61
7
OlsenTrond Olsen
Substitution87
16
O'KaneAidan O'Kane
17
SellinKjell Rune Sellin
17
AllenCurtis Allen
18
LagoAlejandro Lago
21
ErvinJim Ervin
Substitution76
21
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
25
McAllisterMark McAllister
Substitution70
23
ÅsenGjermund Åsen

Coach

David Jeffrey (NIR) Nils Arne Eggen (NOR)

Referee

Said Ennjimi (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Djemel Zitouni (FRA)

Fourth official

Olivier Thual (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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