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Ten-man Maribor pick up first points

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.10CET
SV Zulte Waregem 1-3 NK Maribor
The ten-man visitors rekindled their qualification hopes after coming from behind to claim their first points in UEFA Europa League Group D.
Ten-man Maribor pick up first points
Matic Črnic celebrates scoring Maribor's second goal with a brilliant strike ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.10CET

Ten-man Maribor pick up first points

SV Zulte Waregem 1-3 NK Maribor
The ten-man visitors rekindled their qualification hopes after coming from behind to claim their first points in UEFA Europa League Group D.

NK Maribor came from a goal behind and held on to record their first win in UEFA Europa League Group D, despite having Martin Milec sent off in the second half away against SV Zulte Waregem.

Davy de Fauw gave the hosts the lead, but Maribor drew level just nine minutes later through Matic Črnic, with Aleš Mertelj's superb volley putting the Slovenian club ahead before the break. Dejan Mezga made it 3-1 to start the second half before the visitors were reduced to ten men when Milec received a second booking, but Zulte Waregem could not take advantage.

Maribor had the leakiest defence in the group stage going into the game and fell behind after just 12 minutes. Thorgan Hazard fired in a swerving free-kick which Jasmin Handanovič fumbled into the path of captain De Fauw, who poked in for the Belgian club's first goal of the group stage.

Maribor were gifted a response soon after, however, when Steve Colpaert surrendered possession to Črnic on the edge of the penalty box. The 21-year-old promptly curled a fine first-time effort past Sammy Bossut – and an even better finish then gave Maribor the lead before the break, Mertelj's first-time volley from outside the area flying into the top corner.

They extended their lead four minutes after the interval when Mezga slotted in Tavares' low cross, but Ante Šimundža's troops suffered a huge setback when Milec saw red on 57 minutes. De Fauw shot over from close range in the 74th minute and the hosts continued to press, with Idrissa Sylla and Habib Habibou both threatening. Raphaël Cacérès hit the post in the final minute, yet Maribor survived to leapfrog their opponents.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.05CET

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Lineups

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Zulte Waregem

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Maribor

1
BossutSammy Bossut (GK)
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
2
De FauwDavy de Fauw (C)
Goal12
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Yellow Card59
3
ColpaertSteve Colpaert
6
MilecMartin Milec
Yellow Card54
Red Card57
7
HabibouHabib Habibou
Yellow Card51
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Goal49
Substitution86
8
KumsSven Kums
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Substitution90
10
T. HazardThorgan Hazard
Substitution46
14
MendyJean-Philippe Mendy
14
NaessensJens Naessens
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
Yellow Card84
17
ContéIbrahima Conté
Substitution72
28
VilerMitja Viler
18
DuplusFrédéric Duplus
Substitution46
44
ArghusArghus
Yellow Card57
24
D'HaeneKarel D'Haene
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Goal34
28
MalandaJunior Malanda
92
ČrnicMatic Črnic
Goal21
Substitution59

Substitutes

22
BruzzeseSébastien Bruzzese (GK)
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
11
SyllaIdrissa Sylla
Substitution46
16
VukliševičDamjan Vukliševič
13
N'DiayeMamatou N'Diaye
Substitution72
17
FajićNusmir Fajić
19
CacérèsRaphaël Cacérès
Substitution46
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Substitution59
20
MendyFormose Mendy
21
DerviševičAmir Derviševič
Substitution90
21
GodeauBruno Godeau
25
MoravacRanko Moravac
Substitution86
23
TarfiMehdi Tarfi
45
MevljaNejc Mevlja

Coach

Francky Dury (BEL) Ante Šimundža (SVN)

Referee

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Assistant referees

Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI), Sladan Josipović (SUI)

Fourth official

Johannes Vogel (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Alain Bieri (SUI), Stephan Klossner (SUI)

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