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Maribor make hay against nine-man Dudelange

Published: Tuesday 19 July 2011, 20.20CET
F91 Dudelange 1-3 NK Maribor (agg: 1-5)
The hosts finished two players down as Maribor completed a comfortable aggregate victory against the champions of Luxembourg.
by David Babaev
from Stade Jos Nosbaum
Maribor make hay against nine-man Dudelange
Action from the Stade Jos Nosbaum in Dudelange ©Babaev David

Match statistics

DudelangeMaribor

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target5
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
7
Corners4
 
5
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed21
 
15
Yellow cards5
 
1
Red cards2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 19 July 2011, 20.20CET

Maribor make hay against nine-man Dudelange

F91 Dudelange 1-3 NK Maribor (agg: 1-5)
The hosts finished two players down as Maribor completed a comfortable aggregate victory against the champions of Luxembourg.

Dejan Mezga scored twice as NK Maribor made serene progress into the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round at the expense of nine-man F91 Dudelange.

Two goals down from the first leg, Dudelange's task became even greater when Mezga opened the scoring on 26 minutes. Though Daniel Da Mota pulled one back in the early stages of the second half, Robert Berić and Mezga − from the spot after Jean-Philippe Caillet received a second booking for handball − calmed any nerves.

Michaël Wiggers and Stefano Bensi had efforts on goal for Dudelange − the second well saved by Marko Pridigar − in what was an assertive start from the home side. Yet their early enterprise was undone when Mezga punished a defensive error with a low shot.

Unbowed, Daniel Theis's men remained a match for their Slovenian counterparts and equalised on the night through Da Mota's 54th-minute shot. Sofian Benzouien then drove wide as Dudelange looked to build on their goal, but any momentum was quashed when the impressive Mezga teed up Berić for a close-range finish.

Mezga's spot kick coincided with another dismissal, with Da Mota this time taking his leave following his second yellow card in six minutes. Maribor's reward is a tie against Maccabi Haifa FC or FK Borac Banja Luka, with the former 5-1 up going into the second leg on Wednesday.

Last updated: 09/12/12 6.44CET

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Lineups

dudelange

Dudelange

maribor

Maribor

1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK) (C)
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK) (C)
2
TournutJulien Tournut
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Substitution60
4
RentmeisterJeffrey Rentmeister
6
MilecMartin Milec
5
CailletJean-Philippe Caillet
Yellow Card7
Red Card75
7
MejačAleš Mejač
6
PayalBen Payal
Substitution62
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Goal26
Goal76
8
SanchezPaco Sanchez
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
Substitution64
9
Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Goal54
Yellow Card70
Red Card76
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
13
BenzouienSofian Benzouien
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
16
BensiStefano Bensi
Substitution66
32
BeričRobert Berič
Goal72
Substitution80
17
WiggersMichaël Wiggers
Yellow Card89
44
ArghusArghus
Yellow Card50
23
AbdulleiAmodou Abdullei
Substitution80
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj

Substitutes

12
ConsbruckLou Consbruck (GK)
13
RadanMatej Radan (GK)
14
GruszczyńskiThomas Gruszczyński
Substitution66
4
VidovičJovan Vidovič
15
Olle-NicolleRomain Olle-Nicolle
Substitution80
9
TavaresTavares
Substitution64
18
WangJun Cai Wang
17
VolašDalibor Volaš
Substitution80
19
MalgetKevin Malget
Substitution62
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
20
SelimovicFahret Selimovic
29
T. DodlekTimotej Dodlek
21
ZeghdaneLéhit Zeghdane
90
GabrielGabriel
Substitution60

Coach

Daniel Theis (LUX) Darko Milanič (SVN)

Referee

Marco Borg (MLT)

Assistant referees

Ingmar Spiteri (MLT), Joseph Camilleri (MLT)

Fourth official

Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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