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Maribor away win ends Dudelange's European run

Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 19.45CET
F91 Dudelange 0-1 NK Maribor (agg: 1-5)
Aleš Mertelj scored the only goal of the game as the Slovenian champions booked their place in the play-offs with a comfortable aggregate victory.
by Matthias Rötters
from Jos Nosbaum
Maribor away win ends Dudelange's European run
It was all smiles for Maribor in Luxembourg as they booked a play-off spot ©Drago Wernig/Taka

Match statistics

DudelangeMaribor

Goals scored0
1
on target1
 
6
off target8
 
5
Corners5
 
2
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed15
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 19.45CET

Maribor away win ends Dudelange's European run

F91 Dudelange 0-1 NK Maribor (agg: 1-5)
Aleš Mertelj scored the only goal of the game as the Slovenian champions booked their place in the play-offs with a comfortable aggregate victory.

F91 Dudelange's European adventure was brought to an end as NK Maribor secured victory in Luxembourg to book their place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

With a 4-1 lead from last week's first leg in Maribor, the Slovenian visitors knew they just had to keep it tight to progress. Indeed, Darko Milanič's side were rarely troubled and Aleš Mertelj's goal 11 minutes from time sealed a comfortable aggregate victory and a place in Friday's play-off draw.

Dudelange needed a fast start if they were to reduce the first-leg deficit but Bryan Melisse's 22nd-minute free-kick, which hit the outside of the left-hand post, was the closest they came in an opening half of few chances. Maribor almost broke the deadlock through Dejan Mezga ten minutes later but his strike drifted narrowly wide.

Maribor grew into the contest after the break and Robert Berić could have given them the lead but he failed to score when one-on-one with goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert. Second-half substitute Agim Ibraimi struck a post for the visitors on 74 minutes and their pressure finally paid off moments later. Mertelj latched on to Zeljko Filipovič's pass to score from close range and the winning margin could have been greater had Nikola Komazec or Marcos Tavares converted late on.

Last updated: 09/08/12 0.44CET

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Lineups

dudelange

Dudelange

maribor

Maribor

1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK) (C)
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
4
TournutJulien Tournut
Yellow Card39
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
5
CailletJean-Philippe Caillet
7
MejačAleš Mejač
7
JoachimAurélien Joachim
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Yellow Card37
8
HugGaël Hug
Substitution67
9
TavaresTavares (C)
9
Daniel Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Substitution67
13
BenzouienSofian Benzouien
Substitution32
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
Yellow Card90
18
LegrosJean-Sébastien Legros
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
22
MelisseBryan Melisse
32
BeričRobert Berič
Substitution78
23
ZeghdaneLéhit Zeghdane
Substitution75
44
ArghusArghus
25
SteinmetzThierry Steinmetz
Yellow Card71
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Goal79
Substitution89

Substitutes

21
MenetrierMichael Menetrier (GK)
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
2
PrempehJerry Prempeh
4
VidovičJovan Vidovič
6
PayalBen Payal
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Substitution67
10
IdazzaSaïd Idazza
Substitution32
21
KomazecNikola Komazec
Substitution78
11
KitengeJoël Kitenge
Substitution67
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
20
HaddadjiIlies Haddadji
29
T. DodlekTimotej Dodlek
Substitution89
29
BeltorangalMorgan Beltorangal
Substitution75
31
LesjakZoran Lesjak

Coach

Didier Philippe (FRA) Darko Milanič (SVN)

Referee

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Assistant referees

Tiago Trigo (POR), Venâncio Tomé (POR)

Fourth official

João Ferreira (POR)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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