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Molde see off Sligo to progress

Published: Tuesday 23 July 2013, 21.45CET
Molde FK 2-0 Sligo Rovers FC (agg: 3-0)
Martin Linnes and Aliou Coly struck for Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side at Molde Stadion to book progress past their Irish opponents.
by Vegard Eikrem
from Molde Stadion
Molde see off Sligo to progress
Molde celebrate Martin Linnes's fifth-minute goal ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

MoldeSligo

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts10
 
12
on target6
 
3
off target4
 
9
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
10
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed4
 
5
Fouls suffered5
 
4
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 23 July 2013, 21.45CET

Molde see off Sligo to progress

Molde FK 2-0 Sligo Rovers FC (agg: 3-0)
Martin Linnes and Aliou Coly struck for Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side at Molde Stadion to book progress past their Irish opponents.

Molde FK will take on The New Saints FC or Legia Warszawa in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after completing a hard-fought win against Sligo Rovers FC in Norway.

After securing a 1-0 success in the Republic of Ireland last Wednesday, goals from Martin Linnes and Aliou Coly at Molde Stadion ensured there were no dramas for Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side, who are aiming to make the group stage after a 14-year absence.

If the visitors were keen to get back on terms early, their plans were swiftly ripped up as just five minutes in Linnes latched onto a through ball from Jo Inge Berget and drove low into the net. That goal could have taken the wind out of the Sligo sails but Ian Baraclough's men responded in spirited fashion though David Cawley and Kieran Djilali both fired excellent openings off target.

Anthony Elding then failed to connect cleanly with Gavin Peers's low cross just before the break as Molde showed nerves. However, the Norwegian champions asserted their dominance after the interval with Vegard Forren and Emmanuel Ekpo being denied before substitute Coly wrapped things up with 12 minutes to go.

Last updated: 24/07/13 0.49CET

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Lineups

molde

Molde

sligo

Sligo

26
HaskjoldOrjan Haskjold (GK)
1
RogersGary Rogers (GK)
4
HovlandEven Hovland (C)
Yellow Card66
2
KeaneAlan Keane
5
ToivioJoona Toivio
4
PeersGavin Peers (C)
Yellow Card48
9
MoströmMattias Moström
5
McMillanEvan McMillan
11
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution46
8
CawleyDavid Cawley
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
Goal5
9
EldingAnthony Elding
Substitution59
16
HussainEtzaz Hussain
Substitution76
11
GaynorRoss Gaynor
Yellow Card28
25
ForrenVegard Forren
17
McMillanDavid McMillan
Substitution74
27
ChimaDaniel Chima
21
DjilaliKieran Djilali
29
EkpoEmmanuel Ekpo
25
NdoJoseph Ndo
Substitution80
30
TripicZlatko Tripic
Substitution46
29
Conneely Seamus Conneely

Substitutes

12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
19
KellyCiaran Kelly (GK)
2
VatshaugKristoffer Vatshaug
6
HendersonJeff Henderson
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad
Substitution46
7
NorthDanny North
Substitution74
10
HosethMagne Hoseth
Substitution76
10
CretaroRaffaele Cretaro
Substitution59
17
ColyAliou Coly
Substitution46
Goal78
16
LynchLee Lynch
Substitution80
24
ØdegårdMagnar Ødegård
18
ConnollyRyan Connolly
31
SpencerBen Spencer
27
MartinLiam Martin

Coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR) Ian Baraclough (ENG)

Referee

Danilo Grujić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milan Minić (SRB), Sasa Zivkovic (SRB)

Fourth official

Vladimir Nedeljkovic (SRB)

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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