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Rosenborg outclass battling Linfield

Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 22.30CET
Rosenborg BK 2-0 Linfield FC (agg: 2-0)
Rade Prica and Markus Henriksen were on target as the Norwegian titleholders set up a third qualifying round tie with Swedish countrparts AIK.
by Håkon Monssen
from Lerkendal Stadium
Rosenborg outclass battling Linfield
Rade Prica celebrates Rosenborg's opener ©Rosenborg BK

Match statistics

RosenborgLinfield

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
6
Corners8
 
3
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
7
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 22.30CET

Rosenborg outclass battling Linfield

Rosenborg BK 2-0 Linfield FC (agg: 2-0)
Rade Prica and Markus Henriksen were on target as the Norwegian titleholders set up a third qualifying round tie with Swedish countrparts AIK.

Rade Prica and Markus Henriksen were on target as Rosenborg BK beat Linfield FC 2-0 to set up a mouth-watering third qualifying round tie with Swedish champions AIK.

Going into tonight's game Linfield striker Peter Thompson had spoken of the need for "a little bit of luck" and it all but deserted the visitors just after the half-hour when Brian McCaul, clean through, lost his balance at the key moment and fired wide. Within 60 seconds Prica's header put Rosenborg in front with the first goal of the tie and the Norwegian titleholders did not look back, Henriksen sealing victory three minutes from time.

The visitors were left wondering what might have been had McCaul managed to keep his composure after outstripping Kris Stadsgaard. The relief was tangible among the home support, swiftly turning to joy when Prica met Morten Moldskred's fine cross at the far post. In truth Rosenborg had been on top from the off, and should have been 2-0 up by the interval but Moldskred fired wide when it seemed easier to score.

Linfield rallied at the start of the second period, Thompson going close, but the home side were soon back in control. Alan Blayney twice denied Anthony Annan and Mikael Lustig's header was cleared off the goal line. Pressing for an equaliser, there was nothing anyone could do late on as Henriksen applied an emphatic finish to Trond Olsen's centre to set up a trip to Sweden next week.

Last updated: 21/07/10 23.53CET

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Lineups

rosenborg

Rosenborg

linfield

Linfield

1
ÖrlundDaniel Örlund (GK)
1
BlayneyAlan Blayney (GK)
2
LustigMikael Lustig
6
LindsayKris Lindsay
3
DorsinMikael Dorsin (C)
7
CurranDamien Curran
Yellow Card37
4
AnnanAnthony Annan
8
LowryPhilip Lowry
Substitution68
10
MoldskredMorten Moldskred
Substitution74
9
ThompsonPeter Thompson
11
DemidovVadim Demidov
11
BailieNoel Bailie (C)
13
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
12
B. BurnsBilly Burns
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
14
BurnsAaron Burns
Substitution81
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
Substitution81
20
GarrettRobert Garrett
Yellow Card54
19
HenriksenMarkus Henriksen
Goal87
22
MulgrewJamie Mulgrew
30
PricaRade Prica
Goal32
Substitution74
24
McCaulBrian McCaul
Substitution63

Substitutes

26
BråthenErik Bråthen (GK)
18
AddisStuart Addis (GK)
6
StrandRoar Strand
Substitution81
2
DouglasSteven Douglas
7
OlsenTrond Olsen
Substitution74
10
CarvillMichael Carvill
Substitution68
8
WinsnesFredrik Winsnes
Substitution74
17
AllenCurtis Allen
Substitution63
18
LagoAlejandro Lago
21
ErvinJim Ervin
20
TraoréAbdou Traoré
23
MunsterPaul Munster
Substitution81
21
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
25
McAllisterMark McAllister

Coach

Nils Arne Eggen (NOR) David Jeffrey (NIR)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Heim (AUT), Matthias Winsauer (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Gangl (AUT)

Legend:

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