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Shamrock stand firm to progress in Tallinn

Published: Tuesday 19 July 2011, 20.15CET
FC Flora Tallinn 0-0 Shamrock Rovers FC (agg: 0-1)
A goalless draw was enough to earn the visitors a third qualifying round berth courtesy of their narrow first-leg victory in Dublin.
by Mihhail Malkin
from A. Le Coq Arena
Shamrock stand firm to progress in Tallinn
Dean Kelly celebrates Shamrock's progress to the third qualifying round ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

FloraShamrock Rovers

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
3
Attempts off target7
 
12
Corners3
 
9
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed22
 
18
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 19 July 2011, 20.15CET

Shamrock stand firm to progress in Tallinn

FC Flora Tallinn 0-0 Shamrock Rovers FC (agg: 0-1)
A goalless draw was enough to earn the visitors a third qualifying round berth courtesy of their narrow first-leg victory in Dublin.

Shamrock Rovers FC held Estonia's FC Flora Tallinn to a goalless draw to earn a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against Danish giants FC København.

Neither goalkeeper was called into action in the first half and, although the visitors came close to extending their lead after the break, Michael O'Neill's team were rarely troubled as they held on to a valuable clean sheet.

After a slow start it was the hosts who fashioned the first meaningful attempt, Sergei Mošnikov dancing through the Shamrock defence but failing to find the target. However, in front of an impressive following the visitors took control, with Ronan Finn and Dean Kelly firing wide in quick succession midway through the first half.

The Hoops also began the second period on the front foot, Ken Oman testing Stanislav Pedõk in the Flora goal. Martin Reim's side seldom threatened but were unfortunate not to pull level on aggregate when Nikolai Mašitšev's cross-cum-shot sailed past the upright. Seven minutes from time Kelly almost finished off the tie but his header from Stephen O'Donnell's cross was smartly saved by Pedõk.

Shamrock's reward is a tie against Danish champions København − who reached the first knockout round last season − with the first leg being played on 26/27 July before the return in Dublin on 2/3 August.

Last updated: 20/07/11 10.04CET

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Lineups

flora

Flora

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1
PrinsStanislav Prins (GK)
1
MannusAlan Mannus (GK)
9
AllikuRauno Alliku
Substitution10
2
SullivanPat Sullivan
10
MošnikovSergei Mošnikov
Substitution72
3
StevensEnda Stevens
Yellow Card35
11
LutsSiim Luts
4
SivesCraig Sives
14
Henri AnierHenri Anier
Yellow Card63
9
TwiggGary Twigg (C)
16
JürgensonMarkus Jürgenson
Yellow Card85
14
KellyDean Kelly
18
MašitševNikolai Mašitšev
Substitution84
17
OmanKen Oman
19
KamsGert Kams
Yellow Card88
18
TurnerChris Turner
Yellow Card68
Substitution81
22
BaranovNikita Baranov
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
24
PalatuKarl Palatu (C)
21
FinnRonan Finn
41
MinkenenValeri Minkenen
22
McCormackConor McCormack

Substitutes

21
OrglaAiko Orgla (GK)
16
ThompsonRyan Thompson (GK)
4
JahhimovitšAleksei Jahhimovitš
5
MurrayDan Murray
5
PeitreMeelis Peitre
Substitution84
6
RiceStephen Rice
8
AnierHannes Anier
7
McCabeGary McCabe
20
DupikovAlo Dupikov
Substitution10
8
O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell
Substitution81
25
FrolovAndre Frolov
11
KilduffCiaran Kilduff
49
BeglarishviliZakaria Beglarishvili
Substitution72
19
O'NeillGary O'Neill

Coach

Martin Reim (EST) Michael O'Neill (NIR)

Referee

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)

Assistant referees

Dusko Miloseski (MKD), Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)

Fourth official

Marjan Markoski (MKD)

Legend:

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