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Legia weather storm to hold Molde

Published: Wednesday 31 July 2013, 23.39CET
Molde FK 1-1 Legia Warszawa
Despite being forced onto the back foot for much of the contest, the Polish champions came away from Norway with a crucial away goal.
Legia weather storm to hold Molde
Vladimir Dvalishvili headed the equaliser for Legia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MoldeLegia

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts18
 
6
on target7
 
2
off target11
 
4
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
4
Offsides3
 
4
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
9
Fouls suffered7
 
8
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

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31 July 2013

 
Published: Wednesday 31 July 2013, 23.39CET

Legia weather storm to hold Molde

Molde FK 1-1 Legia Warszawa
Despite being forced onto the back foot for much of the contest, the Polish champions came away from Norway with a crucial away goal.

Legia Warszawa have given themselves a slim advantage in the race to reach the UEFA Champions League play-offs after earning a 1-1 first-leg draw at Molde FK in the third qualifying round.

Georgian forward Vladimir Dvalishvili was the hero for Jan Urban's visitors, heading beyond home goalkeeper Orjan Haskjold in the second half to negate Daniel Chima's 29th-minute strike. Molde's Fredrik Gulbrandsen was dismissed on 74 minutes for his second bookable offence.

Legia's equaliser was against the run of play in a match that Norwegian champions Molde dominated from the outset. Indeed, the hosts could have been two goals to the good early on if Vegard Forren's bouncing volley had crept inside the post or Gulbrandsen's clip over the onrushing Dušan Kuciak had been a little more exacting.

Chima was clinical when it counted, though, producing a smart side-footed finish after having skilfully beaten his marker and driven to the left upright. Kuciak then beat away a Jo Inge Berget effort to leave Chima's strike as the difference at the break.

The pattern barely shifted after half-time, and Gulbrandsen was guilty of picking out the side netting after again skipping beyond the goalkeeper. On 68 minutes, however, Molde were finally punished for their profligacy, when Tomasz Brzyski's sumptuous curling cross was met emphatically at the back post by an unmarked Dvalishvili. 

If Legia's leveller winded the home team, Gulbrandsen's second yellow card was no less damaging to their prospects. A Kuciak double save then foiled Molde's late rally, and Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men will visit the Polish title holders next week in search of a goal.

Last updated: 05/09/13

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Lineups

molde

Molde

legia

Legia

26
HaskjoldOrjan Haskjold (GK)
12
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
5
ToivioJoona Toivio
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad (C)
3
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
8
GulbrandsenFredrik Gulbrandsen
Yellow Card21
Red Card74
9
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski
Substitution46
9
MoströmMattias Moström
Substitution78
13
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Goal68
11
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution77
17
BrzyskiTomasz Brzyski
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
19
BereszyńskiBartosz Bereszyński
Yellow Card18
23
K. RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
Yellow Card59
20
KoseckiJakub Kosecki
Substitution85
25
ForrenVegard Forren
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak (C)
27
ChimaDaniel Chima
Goal29
32
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Yellow Card90+2
29
EkpoEmmanuel Ekpo
Yellow Card80
Substitution87
37
FurmanDominik Furman

Substitutes

12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
84
SkabaWojciech Skaba (GK)
4
HovlandEven Hovland
7
OjamaaHenrik Ojamaa
Substitution46
7
DæhliMats Møller Dæhli
14
WawrzyniakJakub Wawrzyniak
10
HosethMagne Hoseth
Substitution87
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
15
FloPer Egil Flo
27
MikitaPatryk Mikita
20
HøilandTommy Høiland
Substitution77
33
ŻyroMichał Żyro
Substitution85
30
TripicZlatko Tripic
Substitution78
39
CichockiMateusz Cichocki

Coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR) Jan Urban (POL)

Referee

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Akrivos (GRE), Dimitris Tatsis (GRE)

Fourth official

Antonis Giachos (GRE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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