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Standard stop Salzburg in their tracks

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 21.30CET
R. Standard de Liège 3-2 FC Salzburg
The Belgian side staged a dramatic second-half comeback to end the visitors' 100% UEFA Europa League record.
Standard stop Salzburg in their tracks
Igor De Camargo celebrates his equaliser in Liege ©Getty Images

Match statistics

StandardSalzburg

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target18
 
15
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
6
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed9
 
24
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 21.30CET

Standard stop Salzburg in their tracks

R. Standard de Liège 3-2 FC Salzburg
The Belgian side staged a dramatic second-half comeback to end the visitors' 100% UEFA Europa League record.

R. Standard de Liège scored three goals in 16 second-half minutes to take the initiative in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie against FC Salzburg.

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The only team with an unblemished group-stage record, Salzburg had initially carried on from where they left off in December, taking the lead through Marc Janko after only four minutes. The prolific Austria striker then added a second before half-time, heaping further misery on Domenico D'Onofrio in only his second game in charge of Standard. Axel Witsel breathed life into the game with a second-half penalty, however, and he added another from open play following Igor De Camargo's equaliser to turn the tie on its head.

Exposed by his defence after the match's first incisive cross, Standard goalkeeper Sinan Bolat – whose dramatic goal against AZ Alkmaar ensured his side's participation in this competition – was left flat-footed as Janko side-footed in from close range to put the visitors in front. Bolat was called upon to repel Christoph Leitgeb and Somen Tchoyi but increasingly became a spectator as the hosts regained their composure to dominate the remainder of the half.

Dieudonné Mbokani hooked Steven Defour's free-kick against the post as Standard's superiority went unrewarded. They were duly punished before the break when Eliaquim Mangala was left bamboozled by the spin of a botched clearance – and Janko pounced with characteristic aplomb. An intermittent threat once again after the break, Standard received the slice of fortune they needed on 66 minutes, Franz Schiemer felling Moussa Traore and Witsel doing the necessary from the spot.

Bolat's acrobatic stop to deny Nikola Pokrivač proved even more pivotal with ten minutes left, when De Camargo unleashed a fierce, dipping shot from 30 metres to restore parity. The turnaround was complete two minutes later as Witsel nimbly headed in Defour's cross.

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

salzburg

Salzburg

38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
1
GustafssonEddie Gustafsson (GK) (C)
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
Yellow Card52
5
AfolabiRabiu Afolabi
3
Victor RamosVictor Ramos
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
Yellow Card60
8
DefourSteven Defour (C)
13
TchoyiSomen Tchoyi
9
MbokaniDieumerci Mbokani
Substitution90+1
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
Yellow Card65
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo
Yellow Card75
Goal80
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
22
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
Substitution84
23
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Substitution90+3
19
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Substitution74
26
NicaiseBenjamin Nicaise
21
JankoMarc Janko
Goal4
Goal45
Substitution88
28
WitselAxel Witsel
Goal66
Goal82
23
SekagyaIbrahim Sekagya
55
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
Substitution85
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Yellow Card90+3

Substitutes

1
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
33
ArzbergerHeinz Arzberger (GK)
7
DalmatWilfried Dalmat
Substitution90+3
8
AugustinussenThomas Augustinussen
11
DuferGrégory Dufer
9
NelisseRobin Nelisse
Substitution88
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
10
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
Substitution74
19
SarrMohamed Sarr
14
OpdamBarry Opdam
20
TraoreMoussa Traore
Substitution90+1
25
VladavićAdmir Vladavić
25
GershonRami Gershon
Substitution85
39
WallnerRoman Wallner
Substitution84

Coach

Domenico D'Onofrio (ITA) Huub Stevens (NED)

Referee

Cristian Balaj (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), George Adrian Vidan (ROU)

Fourth official

Teodor Crăciunescu (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Augustus Constantin (ROU), István Kovács (ROU)

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