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Herrera strike in Salzburg puts Athletic through

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 21.02CET
FC Salzburg 0-1 Athletic Club
Ander Herrera struck in the first half to send Marcelo Bielsa's side into the round of 32, the Spanish outfit now being guaranteed a top-two finish in Group F.
by Andy James
from Stadion Salzburg

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Match statistics

SalzburgAthletic

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
2
Corners4
 
3
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed22
 
18
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 21.02CET

Herrera strike in Salzburg puts Athletic through

FC Salzburg 0-1 Athletic Club
Ander Herrera struck in the first half to send Marcelo Bielsa's side into the round of 32, the Spanish outfit now being guaranteed a top-two finish in Group F.

A solitary first-half strike from Ander Herrera was enough to earn Athletic Club a 1-0 UEFA Europa League Group F victory at FC Salzburg as the Spanish side confirmed their last-32 place.

Herrera's cool finish shortly before the interval was a cruel blow for Salzburg, who had not conceded a goal in any of their previous four home matches in this season's competition and dominated for much of the opening period. Chances remained scarce in the second half, however, allowing Athletic to move on to ten points. They are certain to reach the round of 32 as neither ŠK Slovan Bratislava nor Salzburg – who have an inferior head-to-head record – can now catch them.

After relinquishing a two-goal lead in the reverse fixture two weeks ago, there was an element of unfinished business for the hosts and Ricardo Moniz's charges began with purpose, controlling possession early on and almost taking the lead with their first shot on goal. A good run by Dušan Švento culminated in a fine first-time strike from Franz Schiemer, but Gorka Iraizoz was equal to it in the Athletic goal.

Simon Cziommer was also denied from the angle as Salzburg continued to probe, but the visitors' technical class meant wasted chances were likely to prove costly. The home side's fears were confirmed eight minutes before the break as the Bilbao side broke with pace. The counter looked to have fizzled out, but Iker Muniain resurrected the move and threaded through for Herrera to slot past Eddie Gustafsson into the corner.

Salzburg's second-half game plan largely revolved around picking out Stefan Maierhofer up front, but the away defence marked the towering striker diligently. Martin Hinteregger's rasping effort brought a superb save from Iraizoz and substitute Roman Wallner blazed over late on, yet otherwise there was little threat to the visitors' advantage. Salzburg now face a crucial clash at home to second-placed Paris Saint-Germain FC on December 1, when Los Leones meet Slovan.

Last updated: 27/11/12 12.24CET

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Lineups

salzburg

Salzburg

athletic

Athletic

1
GustafssonEddie Gustafsson (GK) (C)
1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
3
AurtenetxeJon Aurtenetxe
8
PasanenPetri Pasanen
6
San JoséMikel San José
9
MaierhoferStefan Maierhofer
Yellow Card31
8
A. IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
Yellow Card58
Substitution68
14
JantscherJakob Jantscher
Yellow Card2
Substitution61
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
10
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
Yellow Card85
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Substitution88
19
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Substitution69
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola (C)
23
SekagyaIbrahim Sekagya
Yellow Card33
Substitution85
19
MuniainIker Muniain
Substitution46
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Yellow Card55
21
Ander HerreraAnder Herrera
Goal37
Yellow Card48
36
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
24
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
Yellow Card87

Substitutes

33
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
13
RaúlRaúl (GK)
7
WallnerRoman Wallner
Substitution69
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution46
Yellow Card64
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
5
AmorebietaFernando Amorebieta
Substitution68
22
HierländerStefan Hierländer
7
David LópezDavid López
30
LeonardoLeonardo
Substitution61
11
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
35
OffenbacherDaniel Offenbacher
17
Íñigo PérezÍñigo Pérez
Substitution88
39
TeiglGeorg Teigl
Substitution85
28
Ibai GómezIbai Gómez

Coach

Ricardo Moniz (NED) Marcelo Bielsa (ARG)

Referee

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Ventsislav Gavrilov (BUL), Nikolay Angelov (BUL)

Fourth official

Anton Genov (BUL)

Additional assistant referees

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL), Georgi Yordanov (BUL)

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