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Odense strike late to stun Villarreal

Published: Wednesday 17 August 2011, 23.10CET
Odense BK 1-0 Villarreal CF
The visitors bombarded their hosts in the second half, but OB stood firm and grabbed victory through Hans Henrik Andreasen's late goal.
by Thomas Mark
from Odense Stadion
Odense strike late to stun Villarreal
Hans Henrik Andreasen (No4) is mobbed after scoring OB's winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

OBVillarreal

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
8
Attempts off target4
 
8
Corners5
 
12
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)38
 
62

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 August 2011, 23.10CET

Odense strike late to stun Villarreal

Odense BK 1-0 Villarreal CF
The visitors bombarded their hosts in the second half, but OB stood firm and grabbed victory through Hans Henrik Andreasen's late goal.

An 84th-minute goal from Hans Henrik Andreasen gave Odense BK a narrow advantage over Villarreal CF after the Danish side withstood heavy second-half pressure in their UEFA Champions League play-off opener.

OB had played some adventurous football in the first half, but as the game developed, Villarreal grew into it. After the break, the OB goal came under constant bombardment, but they held out and got the reward for their defiance when Andreasen pounced on a loose back pass from Cristián Zapata and finished clinically.

The hosts were missing their top scorer last season, Peter Utaka, Norwegian defender Tore Reginiussen and former French international Bernard Mendy. It did not seem to faze them, though, as they created the best chances early on. First, Andreasen nodded just wide before more pressure nearly resulted in an own goal.

At the other end defender Mateo Musacchio came close, but saw his header cleared off the line by Kalilou Traoré. The near miss kick-started the visitors, and as the first half progressed Villarreal's nippy forwards Nilmar and Giuseppe Rossi grew ever more influential. Rossi, in particular, tried his luck twice, firing just wide before Stefan Wessels produced a fingertip save to deny the Yellow Submarine an away goal.

Both teams moved close to breaking the deadlock early in the second half as the keepers at both ends produced tremendous saves, but it was Villarreal who were on top with Rossi a constant thorn. Still, the lively home crowd were maintaining their enthusiasm as the match remained goalless and their team continued to defend resolutely.

They were nearly deflated with ten minutes remaining when it opened up for visiting wing back Mario Gasper, but Wessels saved well again. OB were hanging on, but they then shocked Villarreal when Andreasen caught out Zapata, stepped around the covering defender and slammed his shot into the roof of the net. It may need another equally defiant performance to secure a group stage berth next week in Spain.

Last updated: 19/08/11 1.04CET

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Quotes

  • Henrik Clausen

    Read more"Of course it's a great night for us, for the players, for the town. I must say thanks to the spectators"

  • Juan Carlos Garrido

    Read more"Towards the end we had an unfortunate moment and it has left a bad taste in our mouths"

Lineups

ob

OB

villarreal

Villarreal

33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
2
RuudEspen Ruud
3
OriolJoan Oriol
Yellow Card54
4
AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen
Goal84
4
MusacchioMateo Musacchio
Yellow Card13
5
Møller ChristensenAnders Møller Christensen
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
Substitution85
10
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Yellow Card89
7
NilmarNilmar
Substitution83
15
SørensenChris Sørensen (C)
10
CaniCani (C)
18
TraoréKalilou Traoré
12
ZapataCristián Zapata
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
14
Mario GasparMario Gaspar
21
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Yellow Card13
Substitution81
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
Yellow Card31
Substitution84
24
KadriiBashkim Kadrii
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
Yellow Card71
26
HøeghDaniel Høegh
Yellow Card49
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi

Substitutes

17
ToppelMads Toppel (GK)
1
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
9
FalkRasmus Falk
Substitution81
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
11
SkouboMorten Skoubo
9
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Substitution85
16
SchoopJacob Schoop
15
CataláJosé Catalá
20
JohansenTimmi Johansen
17
Camuñas Javier Camuñas
Substitution83
23
LarsenOliver Larsen
18
WakasoMubarak Wakaso
25
Christian SørensenChristian Sørensen
19
SennaMarcos Senna
Substitution84

Coach

Henrik Clausen (DEN) Juan Carlos Garrido (ESP)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Primož Arhar (SVN), Marko Stančin (SVN)

Fourth official

Slavko Vinčić (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Roberto Ponis (SVN), Dragoslav Perič (SVN)

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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