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Molde see off Stuttgart with room to spare

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 22.55CET
Molde FK 2-0 VfB Stuttgart
An early substitute, Jo Inge Berget showed himself to be a man after his own coach's heart, before Daniel Chima rubber-stamped the win late on.
Molde see off Stuttgart with room to spare
Daniel Chima takes the plaudits after his late second ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MoldeStuttgart

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
11
Corners4
 
3
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed5
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 12/10/2012 16:43 CET

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 22.55CET

Molde see off Stuttgart with room to spare

Molde FK 2-0 VfB Stuttgart
An early substitute, Jo Inge Berget showed himself to be a man after his own coach's heart, before Daniel Chima rubber-stamped the win late on.

Molde FK beat VfB Stuttgart 2-0 to get off the mark in UEFA Europa League Group E.

Following the example of his coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær – a man who made a career out of scoring as a substitute – Jo Inge Berget headed in his side's 58th-minute opener after being beckoned from the bench in the first half. That punctured Stuttgart's attempts for victory before Daniel Chima's late second ended their resistance once and for all.

A scorer himself on matchday one, Pape Paté Diouf could have picked up from where he left off after just four minutes. Free in the inside left channel, he shot too close to Sven Ulreich, however.

That reprieve appeared to kick Stuttgart into gear and they ought to have gone in front just two minutes later. Molde goalkeeper Espen Bugge Pettersen failed to deal with a seemingly harmless cross and Ibrahima Traoré struck first time against the bar. Granted a second bite at the cherry, he subsequently missed the target altogether.

Vedad Ibišević and Tamás Hajnal then combined intricately on the edge of the box, before Martin Harnik slashed the ball across the face of goal. Equally culpable of profligate finishing was Hajnal, who fired over after Ibišević's delivery deflected into his path.

Stuttgart pressed again immediately after the break as Harnik's surge through the heart of Molde's defence warranted a finish to match, but Ibišević fired over and the hosts never looked back.

Martin Linnes epitomised their renewed vigour and it was his charging run and beautifully flighted cross which allowed Berget the simplest of back-post headers. Chima nearly added another from Magnus Eikrem's free-kick, but the left-hand post came to Stuttgart's rescue. Although Berget reacted quickest, his first-time rebound, remarkably, struck the opposite upright.

Chima had no such misfortune in the closing stages, finishing sublimely with the outside of his foot to rubber-stamp the win.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.11CET

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Lineups

molde

Molde

stuttgart

Stuttgart

1
Bugge PettersenEspen Bugge Pettersen (GK)
1
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
3
SteenslidBørre Steenslid
5
TasciSerdar Tasci (C)
5
ForrenVegard Forren
Yellow Card71
6
NiedermeierGeorg Niedermeier
Yellow Card65
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad (C)
7
HarnikMartin Harnik
Yellow Card77
7
EikremMagnus Eikrem
8
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
9
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
15
StamnestrøMagnus Stamnestrø
Substitution46
16
TraoréIbrahima Traoré
Substitution67
16
HussainEtzaz Hussain
Substitution81
20
GentnerChristian Gentner
18
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
21
MolinaroCristian Molinaro
27
ChimaDaniel Chima
Goal88
24
RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
Substitution81
29
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution30
30
HajnalTamás Hajnal
Substitution67

Substitutes

12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
33
WeisAndré Weis (GK)
2
VatshaugKristoffer Vatshaug
4
KvistWilliam Kvist
9
MoströmMattias Moström
Substitution46
13
BahMamadou Bah
11
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution30
Goal58
14
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
17
EkpoEmmanuel Ekpo
15
BokaArthur Boka
Substitution81
22
GattJoshua Gatt
Substitution81
18
CacauCacau
Substitution67
23
K. RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
26
HolzhauserRaphael Holzhauser
Substitution67

Coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR) Bruno Labbadia (GER)

Referee

Kristo Tohver (EST)

Assistant referees

Hannes Reinvald (EST), Silver Koiv (EST)

Fourth official

Jaanus Mutli (EST)

Additional assistant referees

Hannes Kaasik (EST), Roomer Tarajev (EST)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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