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Club Brugge progress with Braga draw

Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 23.01CET
Club Brugge KV 1-1 SC Braga
Despite having a one-man advantage for 74 minutes, the hosts endured late pressure before earning the point needed to join Braga in the last 32.
by Nick Foster
from Jan Breydelstadion

Match statistics

Club BruggeBraga

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners9
 
2
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed20
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
1

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 23.01CET

Club Brugge progress with Braga draw

Club Brugge KV 1-1 SC Braga
Despite having a one-man advantage for 74 minutes, the hosts endured late pressure before earning the point needed to join Braga in the last 32.

Club Brugge KV reached the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with a 1-1 draw against SC Braga, who had already qualified for the knockout phase.

Björn Vleminckx broke the deadlock at the start of the second half against a Braga side down to ten men since the 16th minute, but last season's UEFA Europa League finalists levelled with an opportunistic Ewerton strike. There were chances at both ends in the closing minutes of an increasingly open encounter, but a draw was enough to see Club Brugge through as Group H winners.

Braga's own designs on top spot received a big setback when defender Elderson was sent off for tripping Club Brugge's Vadis Odjidja, who had been given a clear run on goal by Ryan Donk's superlative 40-metre pass. Five minutes later the Belgian side almost made their numerical advantage count when Vleminckx headed over the bar from close range with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Braga responded by defending in depth, with Hélder Barbosa dropping to left-back to fill Elderson's vacated position. After 38 minutes Nuno Gomes had a chance to put Braga ahead but, with the Club Brugge defence caught napping, could not properly connect with a long free-kick.

With Birmingham City FC, their rivals for the second Group H qualifying spot, beating NK Maribor, Club Brugge started the second half brightly. They scored within five minutes of the restart as the ball broke to Vleminckx, who fired it low into the back of the net from the middle of the area.

A powerful Odjidja drive struck the Braga post and Leandro Salino tested Vladan Kujović from distance before Ewerton diverted a low Hugo Viana shot into the Club Brugge goal with a flick of his heel. Braga sensed their chance but the home side held on.

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Lineups

club brugge

Club Brugge

braga

Braga

33
KujovićVladan Kujović (GK)
1
QuimQuim (GK)
Yellow Card90+3
2
HøgliTom Høgli
5
EwertonEwerton
Goal65
3
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
10
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Substitution79
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens (C)
Yellow Card38
18
LimaLima
6
ZimlingNiki Zimling
20
EldersonElderson
Red Card16
9
VleminckxBjörn Vleminckx
Goal50
Substitution88
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
Substitution60
10
DirarNabil Dirar
22
DjamalDjamal
13
VázquezVíctor Vázquez
25
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
Yellow Card61
18
DonkRyan Donk
30
AlanAlan (C)
19
MeunierThomas Meunier
Substitution46
44
DouglãoDouglão
Yellow Card90+3
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Yellow Card22
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
Substitution86

Substitutes

1
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
32
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
8
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Substitution46
2
Rodrigo GaloRodrigo Galo
15
AkpalaJoseph Akpala
Substitution88
8
MossoróMossoró
Substitution86
20
Van AckerThibaut Van Acker
9
Paulo CésarPaulo César
Substitution60
24
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
17
MéridaFran Mérida
26
DeschilderFries Deschilder
48
NuninhoNuninho
27
De JongheJimmy De Jonghe
83
CarlãoCarlão
Substitution79

Coach

Christoph Daum (GER) Leonardo Jardim (POR)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Assistant referees

Ljubomir Krstevski (MKD), Marjan Kirovski (MKD)

Fourth official

Dejan Jakimovksi (MKD)

Additional assistant referees

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

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