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Rosenberg inspires Malmö to Olympiacos win

Published: Wednesday 1 October 2014, 23.00CET
Malmö FF 2-0 Olympiacos FC
Markus Rosenberg scored twice as Sweden's champions saw off Míchel's side to earn the club's first UEFA Champions League points.
by Sujay Dutt
from Malmö New Stadium

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Match statistics

MalmöOlympiacos

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)38
 
62
Total attempts13
 
14
on target7
 
6
off target4
 
6
blocked2
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
7
Offsides4
 
5
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
13
Passes263
 
533
completed227
 
490

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 20/11/2017 15:47 CET
 
Published: Wednesday 1 October 2014, 23.00CET

Rosenberg inspires Malmö to Olympiacos win

Malmö FF 2-0 Olympiacos FC
Markus Rosenberg scored twice as Sweden's champions saw off Míchel's side to earn the club's first UEFA Champions League points.

• Markus Rosenberg scores both to earn Malmö's first UEFA Champions League points
Hosts go level with Olympiacos in Group A
• Malmö New Stadium enjoys competition for first time
Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes photography of tonight's game
Next matches: Atlético v Malmö, Olympiacos v Juventus (22 October)

Skipper Markus Rosenberg struck twice for Malmö FF to see off Olympiacos FC and get the Swedish club's first points in the UEFA Champions League.

The local boy returned to the Allsvenskan champions after nine years away in Europe and quickly proved inspirational in helping his club through qualification. The fairy tale continued as the Greek team were seen off by a goal in each half from the 32-year-old.

After a 14-year wait, the UEFA Champions League returned to Swedish soil and the Malmö New Stadium soaked up the occasion for the first time. The fans gave the players a raucous welcome but it was the hosts who came immediately under pressure, Pajtim Kasami unleashing a fierce effort that Robin Olsen in the Malmö goal did well to palm away for a corner.

The first half saw both Olsen and his counterpart Roberto pulling off fine saves, amid a physical but well-tempered encounter. As the clock ticked towards 45 minutes, Rosenberg made the breakthrough. Isaac Thelin rose highest to flick on a long ball which the No9 sprinted to chase down. He overpowered Alberto Botía to get to the ball first and prodded towards the Olympiacos keeper who saved with his legs. To Roberto's dismay, however, it rebounded back to Rosenberg who took a touch to compose himself before sliding in calmly.

Åge Hareide's side were in a delicate situation as the second period kicked off; to continue on the attack or shut up shop at the back and see out the win through defensive resolve? It appeared at first they had opted for the latter approach, and Olympiacos nearly got an equaliser through former Malmö man Jimmy Durmaz who entered off the bench. Durmaz's powerful drive almost slipped through Olsen's fingers yet the keeper did enough.

Thelin made insufficient contact with his shin when he only needed to turn a rebound past Roberto, before the Olympiacos custodian denied Magnus Eriksson a second. However, Míchel's men squandered their chance to get something from the night when Olsen somehow kept Giannis Maniatis out from close range before Erik Johansson cleared the follow-up off the line. Rosenberg confirmed the points with eight minutes remaining; substitute Pawel Cibicki brushed off Éric Abidal in the box and laid back for the forward to smash into the top corner to set the stadium rocking.

Last updated: 29/05/15 6.18CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2015/matches/round=2000548/match=2014323/postmatch/report/index.html#rosenberg+malmos+hero

Lineups

malmö

Malmö

olympiacos

Olympiacos

25
OlsenRobin Olsen (GK)
16
RobertoRoberto (GK)
3
TinnerholmAnton Tinnerholm
2
ManiatisGiannis Maniatis (C)
Yellow Card56
4
HelanderFilip Helander
3
BotíaAlberto Botía
6
HalstiMarkus Halsti
5
MilivojevićLuka Milivojević
Yellow Card68
7
ErikssonMagnus Eriksson
Substitution75
6
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
Yellow Card47
Substitution79
8
AduEnoch Kofi Adu
Yellow Card69
7
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg (C)
Goal42
Goal82
8
N'DingaDelvin N'Dinga
Substitution57
20
RicardinhoRicardinho
11
KasamiPajtim Kasami
Substitution69
21
JohanssonErik Johansson
14
ElabdellaouiOmar Elabdellaoui
24
Kiese ThelinIsaac Kiese Thelin
22
AbidalÉric Abidal
33
ForsbergEmil Forsberg
Substitution90+2
26
MasuakuArthur Masuaku

Substitutes

27
AzinovicZlatan Azinovic (GK)
42
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
14
KroonSimon Kroon
9
DurmazJimmy Durmaz
Substitution69
15
CibickiPaweł Cibicki
Substitution75
10
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution57
18
HammarJohan Hammar
17
DiamantakosDimitris Diamantakos
Substitution79
26
MehmetiAgon Mehmeti
18
BouchalakisAndreas Bouchalakis
31
RakipErdal Rakip
Substitution90+2
20
GiannoulisKostas Giannoulis
32
KonatePa Konate
24
AvlonitisTassos Avlonitis

Coach

Åge Hareide (NOR) Míchel (ESP)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Anton Averianov (RUS), Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)

Fourth official

Nikolai Golubev (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS), Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution