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Alan at the double as Salzburg see off Esbjerg

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 23.16CET
Esbjerg fB 1-2 FC Salzburg
Alan scored twice to help Roger Schmidt's visitors build a three-point lead at the top of Group C with a convincing victory over Esbjerg fB.
Alan at the double as Salzburg see off Esbjerg
Roger Schmidt's Salzburg made it two wins from two in Group C ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 23.16CET

Alan at the double as Salzburg see off Esbjerg

Esbjerg fB 1-2 FC Salzburg
Alan scored twice to help Roger Schmidt's visitors build a three-point lead at the top of Group C with a convincing victory over Esbjerg fB.

FC Salzburg kept up their 100% start to Group C as two goals from Alan earned Roger Schmidt's side a 2-1 victory over Esbjerg fB in Denmark.

The Austrian Bundesliga leaders were quick out the blocks, and took just six minutes to open the scoring after Alan rounded Frederik Rønnow to slot the ball into the empty net. The Brazilian got the better of the Esbjerg keeper nine minutes before the break to double the visitors' lead, scoring on the rebound after his initial shot was saved. Pape Paté Diouf pulled a goal back in the 89th minute to set up a nervous finish, but it proved a mere consolation.

Jonatan Soriano, who scored a hat-trick for Salzburg against IF Elfsborg on matchday one, turned provider for Alan on the west coast of Denmark, playing the precise reverse pass that led to the opener. The goal sparked Esbjerg to life, and Jakob Ankersen tested Péter Gulácsi with a cross-shot on 12 minutes.

The Austrian side gradually took control, and were rewarded for their dominance on 38 minutes. Alan's second strike was a similar one to his first, and the visitors could have scored more before the break, with Sadio Mané and Kevin Kampl going close.

Esbjerg were transformed in the second half with the Danish side utilising the long throwing talents of Jonas Knudsen. On 50 minutes the defender launched a ball in to Hans Henrik Andreasen, who headed over unmarked. Substitute Diouf gave his side hope in the closing stages, but Salzburg closed out the game to seal victory.  

Last updated: 05/10/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

esbjerg

Esbjerg

salzburg

Salzburg

1
RønnowFrederik Rønnow (GK)
31
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK)
2
HansenKian Hansen
5
André RamalhoAndré Ramalho
3
P. AnkersenPeter Ankersen
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
6
LekvenMagnus Lekven
Yellow Card60
Substitution83
10
ManéSadio Mané
Substitution62
9
Van BurenMick Van Buren
Substitution58
14
Val. BerishaValon Berisha
Substitution86
10
LyngEmil Lyng
Substitution55
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
11
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
26
Jonatan SorianoJonatan Soriano (C)
Yellow Card31
19
AnkersenJakob Ankersen
Yellow Card90+2
27
AlanAlan
Goal6
Goal38
Substitution71
20
H. AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen (C)
29
RodneiRodnei
23
KnudsenJonas Knudsen
36
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
33
AskouJens Berthel Askou
44
KamplKevin Kampl
Yellow Card52

Substitutes

16
HøjbjergJeppe Højbjerg (GK)
33
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
4
Drobo-AmpemDavidson Drobo-Ampem
8
KleinFlorian Klein
5
BergvoldMartin Bergvold
Substitution83
13
IlsankerStefan Ilsanker
Substitution62
8
AndersenJeppe Andersen
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
15
LaursenRyan Laursen
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
24
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution55
Goal89
22
HierländerStefan Hierländer
Substitution86
31
RasmussenJesper Rasmussen
Substitution58
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Substitution71

Coach

Niels Frederiksen (DEN) Roger Schmidt (GER)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Rui Tavares (POR)

Fourth official

Nuno Pereira (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Artur Dias (POR), Marco Ferreira (POR)

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