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Club Brugge rally from 3-0 down to sink Maribor

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 20.59CET
NK Maribor 3-4 Club Brugge KV
Ryan Donk made amends for an earlier own goal with a 90th-minute winner as the visitors, 3-0 down after 73 minutes, completed a turnaround.
Club Brugge rally from 3-0 down to sink Maribor
Ryan Donk struck a 90th-minute winner in Slovenia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MariborClub Brugge

Goals scored3
 
4
Attempts on target10
 
6
Attempts off target9
 
8
Corners7
 
4
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
17
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 20.59CET

Club Brugge rally from 3-0 down to sink Maribor

NK Maribor 3-4 Club Brugge KV
Ryan Donk made amends for an earlier own goal with a 90th-minute winner as the visitors, 3-0 down after 73 minutes, completed a turnaround.

Club Brugge KV are on the verge of a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after coming from three down with 17 minutes remaining to beat NK Maribor 4-3.

Four goals in 16 second-half minutes earned Christoph Daum's men the Group H points, after a Dalibor Volaš double and Ryan Donk's own goal seemed to have given the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Björn Vleminckx crashed a header off the crossbar early on and it looked a costly miss when Volaš put Maribor ahead, firing into the top left corner after Michael Almebäck's clearance was charged down. Five minutes into the second half the hosts doubled their lead, a sliding Donk turning Dejan Trajkovski's low centre beyond his own keeper.

Maribor made it 3-0 on 68 minutes. Dejan Mezga's corner was flicked on at the near post by Marcos Tavares, and Volaš stabbed the ball over the line for his fourth of the group stage.

However, that goal stung Club Brugge to life, and Nabil Dirar was prominent in the visitor's fightback. On 74 minutes the Moroccan international coolly tucked Jimmy De Jonghe's back-post cross into the far corner before his deflected low drive from the edge of the area wrong-footed Jasmin Handanovič three minutes later.

Joseph Akpala scored the equaliser with eight minutes left, smartly controlling a chipped pass with his first touch and firing into the top corner with his second. With the home crowd restless and confidence draining from the hosts, Club Brugge completed a remarkable turnaround on 90 minutes. Vleminckx headed Niki Zimling's deep free-kick back across goal and Donk headed in emphatically from close range.

There was still time for Volaš to hit the post after a goalmouth scramble, but the Maribor striker could not complete his hat-trick to snatch a draw.

Last updated: 06/12/12 18.07CET

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Lineups

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Maribor

club brugge

Club Brugge

33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
33
KujovićVladan Kujović (GK)
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
3
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution87
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens (C)
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Substitution75
6
ZimlingNiki Zimling
17
VolašDalibor Volaš
Goal11
Goal68
Goal77
8
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Yellow Card35
Substitution59
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Yellow Card49
Substitution85
9
VleminckxBjörn Vleminckx
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
10
DirarNabil Dirar
Goal74
Yellow Card90
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
18
DonkRyan Donk
Yellow Card45+2
Goal51
Goal90
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
19
MeunierThomas Meunier
44
ArghusArghus
27
De JongheJimmy De Jonghe
Yellow Card42
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Yellow Card89
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Substitution74

Substitutes

12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
1
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
4
VidovičJovan Vidovič
13
VázquezVíctor Vázquez
Substitution74
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
15
AkpalaJoseph Akpala
Substitution59
Goal82
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
Substitution85
20
Van AckerThibaut Van Acker
31
LesjakZoran Lesjak
Substitution75
24
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
32
BeričRobert Berič
Substitution87
26
DeschilderFries Deschilder
36
MajerAleš Majer
28
VansteenkisteJannes Vansteenkiste

Coach

Darko Milanič (SVN) Christoph Daum (GER)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Krystof Mencl (CZE), Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Fourth official

Tomas Kocourek (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Matějek (CZE), Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

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