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Group stage - Group C

Elfsborg - Esbjerg
1-2
 

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Esbjerg edge Elfsborg thanks to Andreasen double

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.00CET
IF Elfsborg 1-2 Esbjerg fB
Captain Hans Henrik Andreasen scored in each half to earn the Danish visitors victory and a five-point cushion in second spot in Group C.
Esbjerg edge Elfsborg thanks to Andreasen double
Hans Henrik Andreasen is congratulated after the first of his two goals against Elfsborg ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Elfsborg
Esbjerg

1

Goals scored

2

61

Possession (%)

39

19

Total attempts

16

6

on target

3

11

off target

7

2

blocked

6

1

against woodwork

0

12

Corners

6

5

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

18

17

Fouls suffered

9

472

Passes

302

370

completed

206

Lineups

elfsborg

Elfsborg

esbjerg

Esbjerg

1Stuhr-Ellegaard (GK)1Rønnow (GK)
6Jönsson
Goal69
2Hansen
7J. Larsson3P. Ankersen
Yellow Card47
8A. Svensson (C)6Lekven
Substitution50
9Nilsson9Van Buren
Substitution79
12Holmen10Lyng
15Klarström
Substitution75
11Bakenga
Substitution90
16Claesson
Yellow Card49
19J. Ankersen
23Hult
Yellow Card63
20Andreasen (C)
Goal7
Goal67
24Ishizaki23Knudsen
25Rohdén
Substitution64
33Askou

Substitutes

30Hassan (GK)16Højbjerg (GK)
3S. Larsson4Drobo-Ampem
4Jørgensen5Bergvold
Substitution50
11Mobaeck15Laursen
14Keene
Substitution75
17Nielsen
18Bangura
Substitution64
24Diouf
Substitution90
19Hedlund31Rasmussen
Substitution79

Coaches

Klas Ingesson (SWE) Niels Frederiksen (DEN)

Referee

Michael Oliver (ENG)

Press kits

Last updated: 24/10/2013 23:09 CET

Standings

Last updated: 25/10/2013 09:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.00CET

Esbjerg edge Elfsborg thanks to Andreasen double

IF Elfsborg 1-2 Esbjerg fB
Captain Hans Henrik Andreasen scored in each half to earn the Danish visitors victory and a five-point cushion in second spot in Group C.

Esbjerg fB now enjoy a five-point cushion in second spot in Group C following a 2-1 victory at IF Elfsborg.

Elfsborg had got the better of another Danish side, FC Nordsjælland, in this season's play-offs, but Esbjerg proved too strong. A header from captain Hans Henrik Andreasen in each half proved sufficient, though Jon Jönsson's fearsome free-kick made for a nervy closing period.

Much of the game may have been punctuated by clear openings for Elfsborg, but it was the visitors who constantly showed a more clinical edge. Jonas Knudsen's cross from the left looked speculative, for example, but Andreasen climbed highest at the back post and headed past Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard.

The hosts' Lasse Nilsson had been far more profligate moments earlier, shooting over after an exquisite first touch. It was not until six minutes before the break that Esbjerg goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow was given his first real test, in fact, saving instinctively with his legs to thwart Johan Larsson's deflected free-kick.

Rønnow was then beaten by Sebastian Holmen's thumping header, but defender Magnus Lekven hooked off the line. Mushaga Bakenga's jinky run nearly resulted in Niels Frederiksen's side doubling their lead, yet he shot wide and Elfsborg were handed a reprieve. They struggled to threaten until the introduction of Mohamed Bangura, however, the Sierra Leone striker going close with a header barely a minute after coming on.

Esbjerg did not require a second warning and looked to have given themselves breathing space when Andreasen headed in Peter Ankersen's flighted free-kick. Their sense of relief did not last long, as Klas Ingesson's team halved the deficit courtesy of Jönsson's emphatic effort only two minutes later.

Bangura and Nilsson both went close to finding an equaliser with headers from corners but were denied by Rønnow and the frame of the goal respectively. Svensson then showed a lack of composure late on as Esbjerg clinched the points.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.05CET

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