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Four-goal Maribor overpower Dudelange

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 22.30CET
NK Maribor 4-1 F91 Dudelange
Two goals from Dejan Mezga helped the Slovenian side cruise to victory in the first leg of their third qualifying round at the Stadion Ljudski vrt.
by Rok Šinkovc
from Stadion Ljudski vrt
Four-goal Maribor overpower Dudelange
Dudelange and Maribor also met in qualifying last season ©Babaev David

Match statistics

MariborDudelange

Goals scored4
 
1
on target6
 
8
off target3
 
7
Corners9
 
8
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 22.30CET

Four-goal Maribor overpower Dudelange

NK Maribor 4-1 F91 Dudelange
Two goals from Dejan Mezga helped the Slovenian side cruise to victory in the first leg of their third qualifying round at the Stadion Ljudski vrt.

NK Maribor proved too powerful for F91 Dudelange, firing four goals to give themselves an excellent chance of reaching the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

Two free-kicks gave the hosts a 2-0 half-time lead, as Dejan Mezga and Marcos Tavares registered. Mezga struck again after the break, before Robert Berić completed the scoring for the hosts 13 minutes from time. Aurélien Joachim handed his side a lifeline with an added-time effort.

Although Maribor eased past Dudelange when these sides met in qualifying last season, Dudelange's impressive elimination of FC Salzburg made them a threat. Mezga settled the nerves on 13 minutes, when his free-kick somehow found a way in. Jasmin Handanovič was twice forced into action, but Tavares eventually doubled the hosts' lead from a second set piece, seven minutes from the interval.

Maribor then caught their opponents cold almost immediately after the match restarted, as Mezga hit his second of the night on 47 minutes, before Berić found the net from the edge of the box 30 minutes later.

Dudelange gave their best efforts, however, and though Joachim was unlucky to hit the woodwork on 84 minutes, he scored his seventh goal in five matches in added time to give Dudelange the faintest glimmer of hope ahead of next Wednesday's return in Luxembourg.

Last updated: 01/08/12 23.49CET

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Lineups

maribor

Maribor

dudelange

Dudelange

33
J. HandanovićJasmin Handanović (GK)
1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK) (C)
7
MejačAleš Mejač
Substitution58
2
PrempehJerry Prempeh
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Goal13
Goal47
4
TournutJulien Tournut
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Goal38
5
CailletJean-Philippe Caillet
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Substitution67
6
PayalBen Payal
Substitution64
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
7
JoachimAurélien Joachim
Goal90+2
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
9
Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Yellow Card80
26
RajčevićAleksander Rajčević
Yellow Card63
10
IdazzaSaïd Idazza
Substitution64
32
BeričRobert Berič
Goal77
Substitution85
18
LegrosJean-Sébastien Legros
44
ArghusArghus
22
MelisseBryan Melisse
Yellow Card83
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
25
SteinmetzThierry Steinmetz
Yellow Card26
Substitution73

Substitutes

12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
21
MenetrierMichael Menetrier (GK)
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Substitution67
3
MartinoMassimo Martino
21
KomazecNikola Komazec
Substitution85
8
HugGaël Hug
Substitution64
Yellow Card79
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
Substitution58
11
KitengeJoël Kitenge
Substitution73
31
LesjakZoran Lesjak
20
HaddadjiIlies Haddadji
35
RešekMitja Rešek
23
ZeghdaneLéhit Zeghdane
92
ČrnicMatic Črnic
29
BeltorangalMorgan Beltorangal
Substitution64

Coach

Darko Milanič (SVN) Didier Philippe (FRA)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Oleg Tselovalnikov (RUS), Vitali Drozdov (RUS)

Fourth official

Vladimir Kazmenko (RUS)

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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