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Late Malmö goal leaves Salzburg tie finely poised

Published: Tuesday 19 August 2014, 22.55CET
FC Salzburg 2-1 Malmö FF
A late Emil Forsberg goal gave the Swedish champions a lifeline after Jonatan Soriano had helped the hosts into a two-goal lead.
Late Malmö goal leaves Salzburg tie finely poised
Jonatan Soriano scored one after hitting the woodwork three times ©GEPA

Match statistics

SalzburgMalmö

Goals scored2
 
1
Total attempts27
 
11
on target8
 
4
off target10
 
4
blocked9
 
3
against woodwork3
 
0
Corners7
 
6
Offsides6
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
17
Fouls suffered15
 
11

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 19 August 2014, 22.55CET

Late Malmö goal leaves Salzburg tie finely poised

FC Salzburg 2-1 Malmö FF
A late Emil Forsberg goal gave the Swedish champions a lifeline after Jonatan Soriano had helped the hosts into a two-goal lead.

Emil Forsberg took advantage of a late defensive lapse to give Malmö FF hope at the halfway stage of their UEFA Champions League play-off despite defeat against a Jonatan Soriano-inspired FC Salzburg.

• Schiemer and Soriano give Salzburg two-goal lead
• Spanish forward Soriano strikes woodwork three times
• Forsberg grabs 90th-minute away goal
• Austrian side are chasing first play-off win
• Second leg takes place in Sweden on 27 August

Absent from the group stage since 1994/95, the Austrian champions appeared determined to make a return and Christoph Leitgeb was the first man to serve warning to the Swedish visitors with a wicked low effort which was turned away by Robin Olsen in the Malmö goal. The Swedish outfit were under almost constant pressure but escaped upfield to carve out an opening for Markus Rosenberg, who was denied sharply by Péter Gulácsi from close range.

Salzburg were ahead on 16 minutes when Soriano's powerful effort was turned against a post and defender Franz Schiemer met the rebound with a precision volley. The rest of the half belonged to Soriano, who hit the woodwork twice more before the interval, smashing a dipping free-kick against the crossbar before catching a dropping ball sweetly to rattle the upright.

The limelight shifted from the Spanish forward momentarily after the restart as team-mate Marcel Sabitzer turned a sharp pullback wide at the near post before Olsen denied Andreas Ulmer. Soriano could not be kept out of the action, however, and eventually got this goal in the 54th minute, curling expertly around the wall to slip his free-kick slip inside the bottom corner. Olsen's legs then denied the 28-year-old a second when he seemed certain to score.

Salzburg were given a reminder that they could not get complacent as an outstanding Gulácsi stop prevented Rosenberg's shot from five metres giving Åge Hareide's men an away goal. However, the hosts failed to heed the warning, gifting Forsberg a late goal when miscommunication between Gulácsi and defender Schiemer presented the forward with an open net to keep his team's chances alive.

Last updated: 31/05/15 1.30CET

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Quotes

  • Adi Hütter

    "They managed to score a goal, but I think that we were the better team in the course of the 90 minutes"

Lineups

salzburg

Salzburg

malmö

Malmö

31
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK)
25
OlsenRobin Olsen (GK)
5
André RamalhoAndré Ramalho
3
TinnerholmAnton Tinnerholm
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
4
HelanderFilip Helander
Yellow Card56
7
SabitzerMarcel Sabitzer
Substitution85
6
HalstiMarkus Halsti
Yellow Card90+4
10
ManéSadio Mané
Substitution80
8
AduEnoch Kofi Adu
Yellow Card45+1
13
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
Yellow Card70
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg (C)
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
Goal16
14
KroonSimon Kroon
Substitution87
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
20
RicardinhoRicardinho
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Substitution87
21
E. JohanssonErik Johansson
Yellow Card5
26
Jonathan SorianoJonathan Soriano (C)
Goal54
24
Kiese ThelinIsaac Kiese Thelin
Substitution61
44
KamplKevin Kampl
33
ForsbergEmil Forsberg
Goal90

Substitutes

33
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
27
AzinovicZlatan Azinovic (GK)
4
AnkersenPeter Ankersen
7
ErikssonMagnus Eriksson
Substitution61
Yellow Card63
8
KeïtaNaby Keïta
Substitution87
15
CibickiPaweł Cibicki
Substitution87
27
AlanAlan
Substitution85
18
HammarJohan Hammar
37
LazaroValentino Lazaro
22
NazariAmin Nazari
42
QuaschnerNils Quaschner
26
MehmetiAgon Mehmeti
77
BrunoMassimo Bruno
Substitution80
32
KonatePa Konate

Coach

Adi Hütter (AUT) Åge Hareide (NOR)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Renato Faverani (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)

Fourth official

Matteo Passeri (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Damato (ITA), Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)

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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