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Elfsborg in seventh heaven

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 22.30CET
IF Elfsborg 7-1 FC Daugava Daugavpils
Elfsborg all but guaranteed their place in the third qualifying round after putting six second-half goals past the stunned Latvian champions.
by Robert Johansson
from Borås Arena
Elfsborg in seventh heaven
Mohamed Bangura and Marcus Rohdén celebrate one of Elfsborg's seven goals ©Bildbyrån

Match statistics

ElfsborgDaugava Daugavpils

Goals scored7
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts34
 
7
on target13
 
2
off target10
 
4
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners12
 
4
Offsides4
 
3
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
10
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 22.30CET

Elfsborg in seventh heaven

IF Elfsborg 7-1 FC Daugava Daugavpils
Elfsborg all but guaranteed their place in the third qualifying round after putting six second-half goals past the stunned Latvian champions.

IF Elfsborg made light work of FC Daugava Daugavpils in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie, winning 7-1 in Boras to all but secure their place in the next round.

Marcus Rohdén's strike was all that separated the sides at the interval but the Swedish side's class told after the break. After an own goal by Daugava Daugavpils captain Jūrijs Sokolovs, further strikes from Lars Nilsson, Rohdén again and Mohamed Bangura put the result beyond doubt. Although Ibrahim Babatunde then pulled a goal back for the Latvian champions, Viktor Claesson and Sebastian Holmen completed the rout late on.

Jörgen Lennartsson's side raced out of the blocks in the first half and took a 21st-minute lead through Rohdén, who was first to react after Daniel Mobaeck's shot was saved. Dominant in possession, the home side had plenty of chances to widen their advantage but their profligacy ensured Daugava Daugavpils went into half-time within touching distance.

Elfsborg stepped up a gear in the second period, however, forcing an own goal from Sokolovs and notching a third thanks to Nilsson's opportunism. Rohdén and Bangura were next on the scoresheet, although the former was subsequently denied a hat-trick by some fine goalkeeping by Jevgenijs Nerugals.

A close-range header from Babatunde gave Ivan Tabanov's team a flicker of hope with 12 minutes remaining but that was extinguished in the final moments, Claesson and Holmen wrapping up a massive victory for the Swedish titleholders.

Last updated: 24/07/13 23.45CET

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Lineups

elfsborg

Elfsborg

daugava daugavpils

Daugava Daugavpils

1
Stuhr-EllegaardKevin Stuhr-Ellegaard (GK)
81
NerugalsJevgenijs Nerugals (GK)
7
J. LarssonJohan Larsson
2
IizukaKoichiro Iizuka
Substitution80
8
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson (C)
3
SavčenkovsIgors Savčenkovs
9
L. NilssonLars Nilsson
Goal61
Substitution68
4
ChikhradzeGiorgi Chikhradze
11
MobaeckDaniel Mobaeck
8
IbeStanley Ibe
12
HolmenSebastian Holmen
Goal90+2
11
SokolovsJūrijs Sokolovs (C)
Goal48
15
KlarströmAndreas Klarström
13
OlaDaniel Ola
18
BanguraMohamed Bangura
Goal68
Substitution73
15
VolkovsVladimirs Volkovs
21
HaugerHenning Hauger
Substitution80
18
KovaļovsAndrejs Kovaļovs
24
IshizakiStefan Ishizaki
19
JapalauSergei Japalau
Yellow Card54
Substitution71
25
RohdénMarcus Rohdén
Goal21
Goal62
21
GongadzeMamuka Gongadze
Substitution56

Substitutes

30
HassanAbbas Hassan (GK)
1
VlasovsAleksandrs Vlasovs (GK)
3
S. LarssonStefan Larsson
10
SilagailisGuntars Silagailis
Substitution80
4
JørgensenJoackim Jørgensen
Substitution80
14
BabatundeIbrahim Babatunde
Substitution56
Goal78
14
KeeneJames Keene
Substitution68
16
SolovjovsAleksandrs Solovjovs
Substitution71
16
ClaessonViktor Claesson
Substitution73
Goal89
17
ŠeveļovsKirils Ševeļovs
23
HultNiklas Hult
23
MilitaruDragoş Militaru
27
SōderbergTom Sōderberg

Coach

Jörgen Lennartsson (SWE) Ivan Tabanov (BUL)

Referee

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

Assistant referees

Teodoro Sobrino (ESP), Abraham Alvarez Canton (ESP)

Fourth official

Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

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