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Helsingborg sink Śląsk with three away goals

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 23.15CET
WKS Śląsk Wrocław 0-3 Helsingborgs IF
The Swedish champions finished the game strongly to put themselves in a dominant position in the tie with an impressive win in Poland.
by Kacper Zieliński
from Municipal Stadium Wroclaw
Helsingborg sink Śląsk with three away goals
Śląsk will have their work cut out in the second leg in front of the Helsingborg faithful ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ŚląskHelsingborg

Goals scored0
3
on target5
 
9
off target6
 
3
Corners5
 
4
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed8
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 23.15CET

Helsingborg sink Śląsk with three away goals

WKS Śląsk Wrocław 0-3 Helsingborgs IF
The Swedish champions finished the game strongly to put themselves in a dominant position in the tie with an impressive win in Poland.

The UEFA Champions League play-offs are in sight for Helsingborgs IF after scoring three away goals without reply against WKS Śląsk Wrocław, who finished the game with ten men.

Alfred Finnbogason struck the opening goal on 36 minutes and the visitors never looked back, with Christoffer Andersson doubling the lead in the 72nd-minute and substitute Daniel Nordmark rounding off the scoring with five minutes to go. Śląsk's Rok Elsner, scorer in the previous round, received his marching orders on 90 minutes for a second yellow card.

Both goalkeepers were tested early on, although Helsingborg's Pär Hansson was arguably the busier of the two before the visitors took the lead. Ardian Gashi dummied past Amir Spahić in the box and his hard, low centre was met by Finnbogason's boot.

The hosts struggled to get a hold of the game, and Helsingborg were happy to sit back and play on the counterattack. They doubled their advantage through Andersson's superb top-corner strike from the edge of the area with 18 minutes left and put the game to bed when Finnbogason turned provider for substitute Nordmark on 85 minutes. The mire deepened for Śląsk as Elser was dismissed late on for an incident off the ball. They now have it all to do in the return meeting in Sweden next Wednesday.

Last updated: 01/08/12 23.49CET

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Lineups

śląsk

Śląsk

helsingborg

Helsingborg

25
KelemenMarián Kelemen (GK)
30
HanssonPär Hansson (GK) (C)
4
SpahićAmir Spahić
3
SadikuLoret Sadiku
5
SobotaWaldemar Sobota
4
AttaWalid Atta
9
PatejukSylwester Patejuk
Substitution73
6
MahlanguMay Mahlangu
11
MilaSebastian Mila (C)
7
LindströmMattias Lindström
14
KowalczykMarcin Kowalczyk
8
GashiArdian Gashi
15
GrodzickiRafał Grodzicki
11
SørumThomas Sørum
Substitution66
17
PawelecMariusz Pawelec
19
FinnbogasonAlfred Finnbogason
Goal36
Substitution90+1
18
VoskampJohan Voskamp
Substitution66
21
C. AnderssonChristoffer Andersson
Goal72
26
KaźmierczakPrzemysław Kaźmierczak
Substitution73
23
WahlstedtErik Wahlstedt
Substitution81
29
ElsnerRok Elsner
Yellow Card67
Red Card90
28
UronenJere Uronen

Substitutes

33
GikiewiczRafal Gikiewicz (GK)
1
D. AnderssonDaniel Andersson (GK)
10
CetnarskiMateusz Cetnarski
5
NordmarkDaniel Nordmark
Substitution81
Goal85
16
StevanovićDalibor Stevanović
Substitution73
9
SundinErik Sundin
Substitution90+1
21
DíazCristián Díaz
Substitution66
10
ÁlvaroÁlvaro
Substitution66
24
SochaTadeusz Socha
13
BouaouzanRachid Bouaouzan
27
GikiewiczLukasz Gikiewicz
Substitution73
14
EdmanErik Edman
28
WasilukMarek Wasiluk
16
BaffoJoseph Baffo

Coach

Orest Lenczyk (POL) Åge Hareide (NOR)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Goran Gabrilo (CRO)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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