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Standard edge past ten-man Wisła

Published: Thursday 23 February 2012, 20.56CET
R. Standard de Liège 0-0 Wisła Kraków (agg: 1-1, Standard win on away goals)
The Belgian side secured their place in the round of 16 after being held by a Wisła side down to ten men for most of the second half.
Standard edge past ten-man Wisła
Wisła's Ivica Iliev (left) competes with Standard's Yoni Buyens ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Standard LiègeWisła

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners4
 
2
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed16
 
18
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 23 February 2012, 20.56CET

Standard edge past ten-man Wisła

R. Standard de Liège 0-0 Wisła Kraków (agg: 1-1, Standard win on away goals)
The Belgian side secured their place in the round of 16 after being held by a Wisła side down to ten men for most of the second half.

R. Standard de Liège advanced to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 on away goals after a 0-0 draw against ten-man Wisła Kraków in Belgium.

Gohi Bi Cyriac's first-half header was the only incident of real note before Gervasio Núñez picked up his second yellow card for bringing down Réginal Goreux on 63 minutes. Standard controlled the game thereafter and, despite missing chances to clinch the tie, kept a clean sheet to reach the last 16. They will now face Hannover 96 after the Bundesliga outfit eliminated another Belgian side, Club Brugge KV.

After a cautious start from both sides, it took until just past the half-hour mark for the first meaningful attempt on goal. Cyriac, scorer of Standard's penalty in the first leg, stole a march on Júnior Díaz but headed Sébastien Pocognoli's free-kick harmlessly past the right-hand post.

The hosts struggled to break down a resilient Wisła defence with Mohamed Tchite's 58th-minute effort from distance, which failed to trouble Sergei Pareiko, a sign of their growing frustration. Indeed, the Belgian outfit were in the ascendency when Núñez received his marching orders just past the hour for bringing down Goreux. The Standard skipper's own booking ten minutes earlier means he will be suspended for the round of 16 first leg.

The hosts failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage and seal the tie, with Cyriac wasteful on the counterattack and substitute Michy Batshuayi spurning good chances late on. Wisła replacement Andraž Kirm's scuffed shot from Maor Melikson's centre was the closest Kazimierz Moskal's men came to a winning goal as Standard held on.

Standard will play the first leg of their last 16 tie at home on 8 March before the return in Hannover a week later.

Last updated: 25/02/12 0.09CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

wisła

Wisła

38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
25
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux (C)
Yellow Card53
Substitution88
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
Yellow Card63
3
BelhocineKarim Belhocine
4
O. ChávezOsman Chávez
5
FelipeFelipe
5
MeliksonMaor Melikson
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
10
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
10
TchitéMohamed Tchité
Substitution84
11
NúñezGervasio Núñez
Yellow Card32
Red Card63
11
CyriacCyriac
Yellow Card80
Substitution90+3
15
Júnior DíazJúnior Díaz
15
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
18
GenkovTsvetan Genkov
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
22
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
Substitution76
32
BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
Yellow Card32
28
WilkCezary Wilk (C)
Yellow Card55
Substitution87
55
GershonRami Gershon
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution67

Substitutes

18
MorisAnthony Moris (GK)
1
JovanićMilan Jovanić (GK)
4
OpareDaniel Opare
Substitution90+3
6
BunozaGordan Bunoza
23
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Substitution84
13
PaljićDragan Paljić
41
ZennaroFranco Zennaro
16
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
Substitution87
44
CisseIbrahima Cisse
17
KirmAndraž Kirm
Substitution67
49
HendrickxJonathan Hendrickx
20
BitonDavid Biton
Substitution76
77
GakpeSerge Gakpe
Substitution88
Yellow Card90+4
31
LameyMichael Lamey

Coach

José Riga (BEL) Kazimierz Moskal (POL)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Igor Radojčić (SRB)

Fourth official

Vlado Glodjović (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Milenko Vukadinović (SRB), Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

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