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Molde overcome Ventspils to secure Basel tie

Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 19.47CET
FK Ventspils 1-1 Molde FK (agg: 1-4)
With the hard work already done, Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side completed the job to book a third qualifying round tie against FC Basel 1893.
by Dennis Novitsky
from Ventspils Olimpiskais Centrs
Molde overcome Ventspils to secure Basel tie
Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side are through to the third qualifying round ©Getty Images

Match statistics

VentspilsMolde

Goals scored1
 
1
on target1
 
7
off target2
 
6
Corners5
 
7
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 19.47CET

Molde overcome Ventspils to secure Basel tie

FK Ventspils 1-1 Molde FK (agg: 1-4)
With the hard work already done, Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side completed the job to book a third qualifying round tie against FC Basel 1893.

Molde FK are through to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after a 1-1 draw in Latvia wrapped up a 4-1 aggregate triumph over FK Ventspils.

Consummate victors on home soil last week, Molde once again started the brighter of the two teams. Their dominance of possession, though, was not translated into clear-cut chances and they were behind after 24 minutes. Ventspils left-back Antons Kurakins did the damage from a free-kick.

There were some nervy moments for Molde thereafter, Yosuke Saito going closest to doubling the hosts' lead on the night. However, the Norwegian champions soon reasserted themselves and were level eight minutes before the break thanks to Magnus Eikrem's effort, also direct from a set piece.

With Ventspils' momentum halted, the second half was a slow burner. Molde had the better of the opportunities to pull further clear, with Maksims Uvarenko doing particularly well to thwart Daniel Chima before also keeping out Eikrem's 71st-minute penalty. It mattered not, though, for Ole Gunnar Solskjær's team had already done enough to secure a tie against FC Basel 1893.

Last updated: 26/07/12 0.16CET

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Lineups

ventspils

Ventspils

molde

Molde

30
UvarenkoMaksims Uvarenko (GK)
1
Bugge PettersenEspen Bugge Pettersen (GK)
3
KurakinsAntons Kurakins
Goal24
2
VatshaugKristoffer Vatshaug
4
SmirnovsVitālijs Smirnovs (C)
4
HovlandEven Hovland
6
GilmanovIgor Gilmanov
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad (C)
7
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
Substitution68
7
EikremMagnus Eikrem
Goal37
Penalty71
Substitution74
9
KozlovsVladislavs Kozlovs
Substitution88
9
MoströmMattias Moström
Substitution59
13
MartinezFederico Martinez
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
19
SaitoYosuke Saito
15
StamnestrøMagnus Stamnestrø
21
PauliusSimonas Paulius
20
AnganDavy Claude Angan
Substitution72
32
TimofejevsOļegs Timofejevs
Yellow Card74
23
K. RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
57
BadyautdinovMikhail Badyautdinov
Yellow Card71
27
ChimaDaniel Chima

Substitutes

99
MeļņičenkoVitālijs Meļņičenko (GK)
12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
5
BarinovsVitālijs Barinovs
18
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
11
VērdiņšEdgars Vērdiņš
19
DantasVini Dantas
Substitution72
14
HohlovsPāvels Hohlovs
30
TripicZlatko Tripic
Substitution59
15
ŽatkinsOļegs Žatkins
Substitution68
32
CamaraAbdou Karim Camara
Substitution74
Yellow Card83
24
AgohChristian Agoh
Substitution88
34
HščanovičsRaivis Hščanovičs

Coach

Jurģis Pučinskas (LVA) Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR)

Referee

Szymon Marciniak (POL)

Assistant referees

Paweł Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Musiał (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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