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Home advantage helps Helsingborg past TNS

Published: Wednesday 25 July 2012, 21.25CET
Helsingborgs IF 3-0 The New Saints FC (agg: 3-0)
TNS were unable to respond to first-half goals from Walid Atta and Thomas Sørum before the Swedish champions sealed the win late on.
by Ulf Nilson
from Olympia Stadium
Home advantage helps Helsingborg past TNS
Thomas Sørum (right) scored the second goal for Helsingborgs as they eased past TNS ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

HelsingborgTNS

Goals scored3
 
0
on target5
 
3
off target10
 
4
Corners4
 
1
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed8
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 25 July 2012, 21.25CET

Home advantage helps Helsingborg past TNS

Helsingborgs IF 3-0 The New Saints FC (agg: 3-0)
TNS were unable to respond to first-half goals from Walid Atta and Thomas Sørum before the Swedish champions sealed the win late on.

Goals from Walid Atta, Thomas Sørum and substitute Álvaro booked Helsingborgs IF's place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round and eliminated The New Saints FC.

With neither side able to find the net in last week's opener in Shropshire, it was all to play for in Helsingborg and the hosts made the perfect start. Jere Uronen's eighth-minute corner was met firmly by the head of Atta to give the Swedish champions the lead.

Alfred Finnbogason tested Paul Harrison in the visitors' goal seven minutes later as Helsingborg began to assert their authority on the game. Indeed, Åge Hareide's side doubled their advantage on 27 minutes when Sørum capitalised on a mistake to score.

The second half continued in a similar fashion with Finnbogason heading against a post on 65 minutes. TNS left themselves exposed at the back as they threw men forward in a bid to get back into the match and Álvaro took full advantage on the counterattack to seal the win one minute from time.

Helsingborg will play WKS Śląsk Wroclaw in the next round after the Polish title holders squeezed past FK Budućnost Podgorica.

Last updated: 26/07/12 0.37CET

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Lineups

helsingborg

Helsingborg

tns

TNS

30
HanssonPär Hansson (GK) (C)
1
HarrisonPaul Harrison (GK) (C)
3
SadikuLoret Sadiku
2
SpenderSimon Spender
4
AttaWalid Atta
Goal8
3
MarriottChris Marriott
Yellow Card87
5
NordmarkDaniel Nordmark
4
BakerPhil Baker
6
MahlanguMay Mahlangu
5
EvansSteve Evans
Yellow Card56
7
LindströmMattias Lindström
9
DraperGregory Draper
Substitution75
8
GashiArdian Gashi
Substitution85
12
SeargeantChristian Seargeant
Substitution69
11
SørumThomas Sørum
Goal27
Substitution46
14
Craig JonesCraig Jones
19
FinnbogasonAlfred Finnbogason
Substitution70
19
Chris JonesChris Jones
21
C. AnderssonChristoffer Andersson
20
DarlingtonAlex Darlington
Substitution87
28
UronenJere Uronen
23
A. EdwardsAeron Edwards

Substitutes

1
D. AnderssonDaniel Andersson (GK)
21
A. RamsayAlex Ramsay (GK)
9
SundinErik Sundin
Substitution46
Yellow Card56
6
K. EdwardsKai Edwards
Substitution87
10
ÁlvaroÁlvaro
Substitution70
Goal89
7
RuscoeScott Ruscoe
13
BouaouzanRachid Bouaouzan
8
WardNicholas Ward
14
EdmanErik Edman
11
FraughanRyan Fraughan
Substitution75
16
BaffoJoseph Baffo
16
RawlinsonConnell Rawlinson
23
WahlstedtErik Wahlstedt
Substitution85
17
FinleySam Finley
Substitution69

Coach

Åge Hareide (NOR) Carl Darlington (WAL)

Referee

Alain Bieri (SUI)

Assistant referees

Raffael Zeder (SUI), Stefan Bühlmann (SUI)

Fourth official

Patrick Graf (SUI)

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