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Maribor make their way past eight-man Željezničar

Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 23.51CET
FK Željezničar 1-2 NK Maribor (agg: 2-6)
The Slovenian side sealed a commanding aggregate victory against their eight-man hosts to set up a tie with F91 Dudelange.
by Jasmin Ligata
from Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadion
Maribor make their way past eight-man Željezničar
Nermin Jamak (left) and Maribor's Marcos Tavares vie for possession ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

ŽeljezničarMaribor

Goals scored1
 
2
on target3
 
7
off target5
 
4
Corners5
 
5
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
15
Yellow cards9
 
1
Red Cards3
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 23.51CET

Maribor make their way past eight-man Željezničar

FK Željezničar 1-2 NK Maribor (agg: 2-6)
The Slovenian side sealed a commanding aggregate victory against their eight-man hosts to set up a tie with F91 Dudelange.

NK Maribor will take on surprise contenders F91 Dudelange in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after rubber-stamping a comfortable aggregate victory against FK Željezničar.

The Slovenian title holders held a commanding 4-1 lead after an impressive home performance in the first leg and were soon in an even more comfortable position thanks to Agim Ibraimi's 20th-minute effort. Benjamin Čolić's 53rd-minute dismissal gave Željezničar a mountain to climb but they did at least pull one back before the hour through Josip Kvesić.

Their night soon took another turn for the worse, though, as Srdjan Stanić (61) and Muamer Svraka (64) were dismissed in quick succession. Amar Osim's side's misery was complete when Maribor captain Marcos Tavares earned his team victory on the night with four minutes remaining.

"It was a very tough game," said Maribor coach Darko Milanič. "It was harder than expected but they made it easier after they had players sent off. We are trying to qualify for the Champions League group stage and we have a great opportunity to do so."

Maribor now face the champions of Luxembourg, Dudelange, after their shock triumph over FC Salzburg.

Last updated: 06/12/12 9.38CET

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Lineups

željezničar

Željezničar

maribor

Maribor

30
AntolovićMarijan Antolović (GK)
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
3
KvesićJosip Kvesić
Goal59
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
5
KerlaSemir Kerla
Yellow Card44
7
MejačAleš Mejač
6
BogičevićJadranko Bogičević
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Goal86
8
ZolotićNermin Zolotić
Yellow Card39
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Goal20
Substitution45+3
9
AdilovićEldin Adilović
Yellow Card54
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
10
ZebaZajko Zeba
Substitution46
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
Yellow Card52
Substitution78
17
B. ČolićBenjamin Čolić
Yellow Card2
Red Card53
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
20
BešlijaMirsad Bešlija (C)
Yellow Card14
Substitution56
32
BeričRobert Berič
23
SvrakaMuamer Svraka
Yellow Card63
Red Card64
44
ArghusArghus
24
JamakNermin Jamak
Substitution65
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Substitution87

Substitutes

22
BukvićSemir Bukvić (GK)
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
2
E. ČolićElvir Čolić
4
VidovičJovan Vidovič
11
StanićSrdjan Stanić
Substitution56
Red Card61
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Substitution45+3
14
RamićMirsad Ramić
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
16
SelimovićVernes Selimović
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
Substitution78
19
VasilićVelibor Vasilić
Substitution65
29
T. DodlekTimotej Dodlek
90
BekrićSamir Bekrić
Substitution46
Yellow Card65
31
LesjakZoran Lesjak
Substitution87

Coach

Amar Osim (BIH) Darko Milanič (SVN)

Referee

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees

Berry Simons (NED), Charles Schaap (NED)

Fourth official

Dennis Higler (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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