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Sparkling Braga put five past Maribor

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 23.20CET
SC Braga 5-1 NK Maribor
Two goals in the opening seven minutes propelled the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League finalists to an impressive success, with the Group H situation looking desperate for Maribor.
Sparkling Braga put five past Maribor
Paulo Vinícius scored one of Braga's late goals against Maribor ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BragaMaribor

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners12
 
2
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 23.20CET

Sparkling Braga put five past Maribor

SC Braga 5-1 NK Maribor
Two goals in the opening seven minutes propelled the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League finalists to an impressive success, with the Group H situation looking desperate for Maribor.

Quick-fire doubles in the opening and closing stages helped give SC Braga a convincing 5-1 victory against NK Maribor, with defeat leaving the Slovenian champions six points adrift at the foot of UEFA Europa League Group H.

Lima and Alan put the hosts into a commanding early lead inside seven minutes at the Estádio Municipal de Braga, and Elderson made it 3-0 before the break. Dalibor Volaš pulled one back just after the hour, but it proved to be little more than a consolation goal for the visitors as late strikes from from Paulo Vinícius and Fran Mérida sealed a comfortable victory for Braga.

Aided by some costly individual errors, Braga got off to the perfect start as they caught their guests cold. Jasmin Handanovič spilled Alan's fourth-minute corner and Lima was left with a simple tap in from centimetres out. Maribor's miserable start worsened three minutes later when Alan skipped away from Dejan Trajkovski's challenge and curled the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box to make it 2-0.

The 2010/11 UEFA Europa League runners-up effectively killed the game with a third goal seven minutes before the interval when Maribor failed to deal with another Alan corner, and Elderson was on hand to head in from close range.

When Volaš neatly volleyed in Martin Milec's cross in the 62nd minute, the visitors momentarily saw a way back into the game, but Paulo Vinícius (85) and Mérida (90+1) struck in the closing stages to confirm a comfortable victory for the hosts, who are now level on seven points with Club Brugge KV and Birmingham City FC, who come to Portugal on matchday five.

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Lineups

braga

Braga

maribor

Maribor

1
QuimQuim (GK)
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
5
EwertonEwerton
6
MilecMartin Milec
Yellow Card61
8
MossoróMossoró
Substitution65
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Yellow Card35
Substitution63
10
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Yellow Card77
Substitution78
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
15
BaianoBaiano
17
VolašDalibor Volaš
Goal62
18
LimaLima
Goal4
Yellow Card39
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
20
EldersonElderson
Goal38
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
22
DjamalDjamal
31
LesjakZoran Lesjak
Substitution80
26
Paulo ViníciusPaulo Vinícius
Goal85
32
BeričRobert Berič
Substitution65
30
AlanAlan (C)
Goal7
44
ArghusArghus
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
Substitution87
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj (C)

Substitutes

32
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
2
Rodrigo GaloRodrigo Galo
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Substitution80
9
Paulo CésarPaulo César
Substitution78
9
TavaresTavares
Substitution65
17
MéridaFran Mérida
Substitution87
Goal90+1
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Substitution63
25
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
Substitution65
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
44
DouglãoDouglão
36
MajerAleš Majer

Coach

Leonardo Jardim (POR) Darko Milanič (SVN)

Referee

Leontios Trattou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Michael Soteriou (CYP), Charalambos Charalambous (CYP)

Fourth official

Marios Tsaggaris (CYP)

Additional assistant referees

Marios Panayi (CYP), Marios Stamatis (CYP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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