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Strasbourg saunter past Tromsø

Published: Thursday 3 November 2005, 23.15CET
RC Strasbourg 2-0 Tromsø IL Strasbourg opened up a three-point lead at the top of Group E as they eased to an impressive victory.

Match statistics

StrasbourgTromsø

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
2
Attempts off target10
 
3
Corners2
 
1
Offsides4
 
6
Fouls committed12
 
14
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2005, 23.15CET

Strasbourg saunter past Tromsø

RC Strasbourg 2-0 Tromsø IL Strasbourg opened up a three-point lead at the top of Group E as they eased to an impressive victory.

Goals either side of half time saw RC Strasbourg saunter to a 2-0 victory against Tromsø IL as they opened up a three-point lead at the top of Group E.

Domestic travails
The French side have yet to win a Ligue 1 game in 13 attempts in 2005/06, but that had little bearing on their performance at La Meinau in the UEFA Cup this evening. Mickaël Pagis broke the deadlock seven minutes before half-time and although Stephen Ademolu hit the crossbar for the visitors, Salim Arrache added a second midway through the second period to set the home side on course for an impressive victory.

Pagis prominent
Jacky Duguépéroux's side beat FC Basel 1893 2-0 in Switzerland on Matchday 1 and they picked up where they left off against Tromsø. Pagis could have broken the deadlock as early as the second minute but shot wide from ten metres before Arrache forced a fine save from goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld. Pagis should have done better when he sent a shot from ten metres sailing over the crossbar, and he also headed a presentable chance wide before finally finding his range in the 38th minute with a neat right-footed finish.

Stark warning
The visitors offered little in return and could have been further behind by half-time as Guillaume Lacour and the lively Arrache threatened. The interval did not quell Strasbourg's verve, with Amara Diane and Pagis having early chances, but Tromsø gave a stark warning of the precariousness of the home side's one-goal lead when Ademolu's shot cannoned back off the post in the 57th minute. The home side quickly responded and Arrache slotted in nine minutes later to seal the points.

Last updated: 03/11/05 23.26CET

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Lineups

strasbourg

Strasbourg

tromsø

Tromsø

16
CassardStéphane Cassard (GK)
23
HirschfeldLars Hirschfeld (GK)
2
DeroffYves Deroff
2
KibebeBenjamin Kibebe
3
DevauxJean-Christophe Devaux (C)
6
PedersenMorten Pedersen
5
KantéCédric Kanté
16
YndestadHans Åge Yndestad
28
BellaidHabib Bellaid
20
NilsenOle Andreas Nilsen
10
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
Substitution60
9
BernierPatrice Bernier (C)
13
ArracheSalim Arrache
Goal66
Substitution69
17
Bjørn JohansenBjørn Johansen
Yellow Card55
Substitution80
19
LacourGuillaume Lacour
14
AdemoluStephen Ademolu
25
FatyRicardo Faty
18
StrandLars Iver Strand
Substitution46
9
PagisMickaël Pagis
Goal38
Substitution74
30
WalltinJoachim Walltin
Substitution69
20
DianéAmara Diané
22
EssediriKarim Essediri

Substitutes

1
PuydeboisNicolas Puydebois (GK)
12
SørensenEirik Sørensen (GK)
8
EbrahimHosni Ebrahim
8
HafstadThomas Hafstad
Substitution69
12
KrebsGaëtan Krebs
Substitution60
15
SzekeresTamás Szekeres
Substitution80
17
MoulounguiEric Mouloungui
Substitution69
19
Rune JohansenRune Johansen
23
GameiroKevin Gameiro
21
ChristensenRoar Christensen
29
CarlierRudy Carlier
Substitution74
31
StolpaTomasz Stolpa
35
SchneiderYann Schneider
32
NormannRunar Normann
Substitution46

Coach

Jacky Duguépéroux (FRA) Steinar Nilsen (NOR)

Referee

Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

Assistant referees

Zaza Menteshashvili (GEO), Guram Chigogidze (GEO)

Fourth official

Georgi Vadachkoria (GEO)

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