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Tomasson takes Villarreal through

Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.30CET
Villarreal CF 2-0 IF Elfsborg Jon Dahl Tomasson scored twice to secure Villarreal's progress as the Swedish visitors' dream was ended.
Tomasson takes Villarreal through
Jon Dahl Tomasson is congratulated after his first goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

VillarrealElfsborg

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners5
 
7
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed4
 
7
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.30CET

Tomasson takes Villarreal through

Villarreal CF 2-0 IF Elfsborg Jon Dahl Tomasson scored twice to secure Villarreal's progress as the Swedish visitors' dream was ended.

Jon Dahl Tomasson scored early in both halves as Villarreal CF secured their passage to the Round of 32, their victory ending IF Elfsborg's own faint hopes.

Penalty miss
Tomasson has history in the UEFA Cup, having claimed a winners' medal with Feyenoord in 2002, and struck his second of the 2007/08 campaign after just two minutes at El Madrigal. In their final Group C outing having claimed a solitary point from their first three games, the Swedish visitors were determined to make their mark and Denni Avdic almost did just before half-time with a brilliant long-range effort that cannoned back off the woodwork. Tomasson made it 2-0 soon after the restart, however, and could have claimed a hat-trick late on but was denied by Johan Wiland.

Cygan busy
It proved a busy evening for the visiting goalkeeper, whose first task was to pluck the ball out of the net early on after Tomasson turned in Nihat Kahveci's low cross. Villarreal counterpart Diego López did not enjoy the night off either, and but for his superb save Mathias Svensson would have restored parity midway through the half following a Pascal Cygan error. The former Arsenal FC man sought to make amends, and after Nihat twice went close from distance, the defender forced a fine save out of Wiland following a corner.

Wiland save
As half-time approached Avdic rattled the post with a fizzing effort and it proved pivotal. Six minutes after the interval Matías Fernández produced a sumptuous pass to Tomasson, who drilled in. He had a chance to claim a treble when he was brought down by Wiland, but the keeper composed himself to save the spot-kick. Elfsborg nevertheless exit as Villarreal moved into first place, which they will confirm by winning at AEK Athens FC on 20 December.

Last updated: 06/12/07 10.46CET

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Lineups

villarreal

Villarreal

elfsborg

Elfsborg

13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
30
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
4
GodínDiego Godín
2
FlorénMathias Florén
5
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
Substitution77
5
AnderssonMartin Andersson (C)
8
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
8
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson
11
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson
Goal2
Goal51
Penalty88
9
Mathias SvenssonMathias Svensson
Substitution85
12
CyganPascal Cygan
11
MobaeckDaniel Mobaeck
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
14
AvdicDenni Avdic
Yellow Card73
15
Nihat KahveciNihat Kahveci
Substitution71
17
KeeneJames Keene
Substitution82
18
Ángel LópezÁngel López
20
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Substitution82
19
SennaMarcos Senna (C)
Substitution60
22
AugustssonAndreas Augustsson
24
MavubaRio Mavuba
24
IshizakiStefan Ishizaki

Substitutes

1
VieraSebastián Viera (GK)
1
HassanAbbas Hassan (GK)
3
JosemiJosemi
4
KarlssonJohan Karlsson
Substitution82
9
FrancoGuillermo Franco
Substitution71
7
IlolaJari Ilola
10
CaniCani
18
Falk-olanderMarcus Falk-olander
Substitution85
17
Javi VentaJavi Venta
Substitution77
19
BjörckFredrik Björck
20
Fabricio FuentesFabricio Fuentes
25
KurbegovićElmin Kurbegović
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
Substitution60
33
BerglundFredrik Berglund
Substitution82

Coach

Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) Magnus Haglund (SWE)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Aurel Oniţă (ROU)

Fourth official

Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

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