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Utaka comes good as OB edge past Wisła

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 23.05CET
Wisła Kraków 1-3 Odense BK
Goals in the last ten minutes from Peter Utaka and substitute Rasmus Falk earned the Danish visitors a richly deserved triumph in Poland.
Utaka comes good as OB edge past Wisła
OB celebrate the opener from Andreas Johansson (2nd L) ©Getty Images

Match statistics

WisłaOB

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
8
Corners9
 
4
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed21
 
12
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group K

PPts
1Odense BK OB13
2FC Twente Twente11
3Fulham FC Fulham11
4Wisła Kraków Wisła10
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 23.05CET

Utaka comes good as OB edge past Wisła

Wisła Kraków 1-3 Odense BK
Goals in the last ten minutes from Peter Utaka and substitute Rasmus Falk earned the Danish visitors a richly deserved triumph in Poland.

Peter Utaka made amends for a host of missed chances with the decisive goal as Odense BK claimed an impressive UEFA Europa League Group K victory against Wisła Kraków.

The Nigeria striker's radar was off all evening at the the Stadion Miejski, a catalogue of snatched opportunities and offside decisions. Yet when it mattered most he homed in on his target ten minutes from time, restoring an advantage the visitors had deservedly claimed through Andreas Johansson on 35 minutes before Andraž Kirm equalised at the start of the second period. Substitute Rasmus Falk made it 3-1 late on.

Utaka, younger brother of John, ought to have been on the scoresheet 70 minutes earlier when, amid a promising start from OB, he escaped his marker before glancing a header too finely. It took a desperate intervention from Michael Lamey to deny Johansson soon after; it was all too easy.

A chink of light appeared for the home fans when Stefan Wessels was brought scurrying off his line to block on the edge of the box before the half-hour, but that quickly disappeared. Sergei Pareiko pulled off a stunning reflex save to keep out a deflected Utaka effort, but could do nothing when Johansson collected Chris Sørensen's pass seconds later.

It was more of the same either side of the interval when, from nowhere, Wisła fashioned an equaliser. Maor Melikson provided the brawn with a run through the middle which David Biton intelligently took off his toes to find Kirm in space on the edge of the box. There was less to celebrate about the goalkeeping as Wessels allowed a weak shot to squirm beneath him.

It sparked an absorbing, end-to-end spell. OB began peppering Pareiko's goal, Biton fired a golden chance straight at Wessels before Utaka had an effort chalked off for offside – him, inevitably. He atoned within two minutes, lashing in from close range after Tore Reginiussen's header across goal following a free-kick. Falk rounded things off on the break in added time.

Last updated: 29/09/11 21.01CET

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Lineups

wisła

Wisła

ob

OB

25
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
2
RuudEspen Ruud
4
O. ChávezOsman Chávez
Yellow Card79
4
H. AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen
5
MeliksonMaor Melikson
5
Møller ChristensenAnders Møller Christensen
7
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski (C)
Yellow Card67
Substitution87
7
UtakaPeter Utaka
Goal80
Substitution82
11
NúñezGervasio Núñez
Substitution84
8
ReginiussenTore Reginiussen
13
PaljićDragan Paljić
Yellow Card83
10
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Goal35
Yellow Card56
17
KirmAndraž Kirm
Goal54
15
SørensenChris Sørensen (C)
20
BitonDavid Biton
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
31
LameyMichael Lamey
Yellow Card76
21
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Substitution90
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution84
22
MendyBernard Mendy
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
JovanićMilan Jovanić (GK)
17
ToppelMads Toppel (GK)
10
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
Substitution84
9
FalkRasmus Falk
Substitution46
Goal90+2
15
Júnior DíazJúnior Díaz
Substitution87
11
SkouboMorten Skoubo
16
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
23
LarsenOliver Larsen
19
MałeckiPatryk Małecki
Substitution84
25
Christian SørensenChristian Sørensen
Substitution90
22
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
26
HøeghDaniel Høegh
28
WilkCezary Wilk
99
FallDjiby Fall
Substitution82

Coach

Robert Maaskant (NED) Henrik Clausen (DEN)

Referee

Sascha Kever (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Devis Dettamanti (SUI)

Fourth official

Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Nikolaj Hänni (SUI), Patrick Graf (SUI)

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