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Club Brugge coast to Maribor success

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 23.10CET
Club Brugge KV 2-0 NK Maribor
First-half goals from Vadis Odjidja and Nabil Dirar secured a comfortable win for the hosts in their opening Group H assignment.
Club Brugge coast to Maribor success
Club Brugge goalscorer Vadis Odjidja shields the ball from Maribor's Aleš Mertelj ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Club BruggeMaribor

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners7
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 23.10CET

Club Brugge coast to Maribor success

Club Brugge KV 2-0 NK Maribor
First-half goals from Vadis Odjidja and Nabil Dirar secured a comfortable win for the hosts in their opening Group H assignment.

Club Brugge KV got their UEFA Europa League campaign off to a fine start, with Vadis Odjidja and Nabil Dirar scoring in their 2-0 Group H victory against NK Maribor.

Odjidja put the hosts ahead on seven minutes with a fine near-post finish after skilfully turning his marker. Dirar then made it 2-0 midway through the first half, beating defender Mitja Viler and firing in an unstoppable shot from ten metres.

The home side dominated the opening period from start to finish and had several chances to put the game out of the reach of the Slovenian champions. Joseph Akpala could have had a first-half hat-trick, twice missing golden opportunities at the near post, and firing straight at Maribor goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovič with his right foot, when he might have done better with his left.

It took 38 minutes for the visitors to muster their first attempt at goal, Brazilian striker Marcos looping a shot over from the edge of the penalty area. They started the second half brightly, however, Dejan Mezga firing straight into goalkeeper Colin Coosemans' hands from a free-kick. Aleš Mejač then fizzed a shot over from the edge of the box.

Club Brugge were never under any great threat, though, and Akpala was to add to his growing catalogue of missed chances, heading Odjidja's fine cross straight at the keeper from close range after 77 minutes.

Maribor's Aleksander Rajčević was dismissed for a reckless tackle on Akpala on 85 minutes, but the game was already lost.

Last updated: 17/09/11 0.13CET

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Lineups

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Club Brugge

maribor

Maribor

1
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
2
HøgliTom Høgli
Substitution90+1
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Yellow Card3
3
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
7
MejačAleš Mejač
Substitution81
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens (C)
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
6
ZimlingNiki Zimling
Yellow Card83
9
TavaresTavares (C)
8
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Substitution73
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Yellow Card64
Substitution65
10
DirarNabil Dirar
Goal24
17
VolašDalibor Volaš
13
VázquezVíctor Vázquez
Substitution71
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
Yellow Card10
Red Card85
15
AkpalaJoseph Akpala
28
VilerMitja Viler
18
DonkRyan Donk
44
ArghusArghus
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Goal7
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Substitution74

Substitutes

50
DhoestSven Dhoest (GK)
13
RadanMatej Radan (GK)
11
BlondelJonathan Blondel
Substitution71
Yellow Card76
6
MilecMartin Milec
Substitution81
16
LestienneMaxime Lestienne
Substitution90+1
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
19
MeunierThomas Meunier
Substitution73
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Substitution74
20
Van AckerThibaut Van Acker
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
24
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
31
LesjakZoran Lesjak
27
De JongheJimmy De Jonghe
32
BeričRobert Berič
Substitution65

Coach

Adrie Koster (NED) Darko Milanič (SVN)

Referee

Fırat Aydınus (TUR)

Assistant referees

Serkan Ok (TUR), Alek Tascioglu (TUR)

Fourth official

Hakan Ceylan (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Barış Şimşek (TUR), Ozgur Yankaya (TUR)

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