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Rohdén own goal gifts Esbjerg knockout berth

Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 21.22CET
Esbjerg fB 1-0 IF Elfsborg
Marcus Rohdén's own goal secured the three points for the Danish side in Group C, guaranteeing progress to the knockout phase.
by Pelle Rasmussen
from Sport og Event Park Esbjerg
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Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 21.22CET

Rohdén own goal gifts Esbjerg knockout berth

Esbjerg fB 1-0 IF Elfsborg
Marcus Rohdén's own goal secured the three points for the Danish side in Group C, guaranteeing progress to the knockout phase.

Marcus Rohdén's own goal secured a single-goal triumph for Esbjerg fB against IF Elfsborg to seal a place in the knockout phase for the Danish side, while ending their opponents' hopes in the competition.

A 2-1 win in Boras a fortnight ago gave Niels Frederiksen's men a five-point advantage over the Swedish outfit in Group C, and Rohdén's unfortunate intervention in the 71st minute made that gap insurmountable. Esbjerg's focus will turn to usurping FC Salzburg at the top of the section, with a three-point gap currently separating the two leading clubs.

The home side dominated a scrappy first half, but it was the visitors who were closest to going ahead as Kian Hansen's mis-hit clearance lobbed over his goalkeeper, Frederik Rønnow, only to bounce to safety off the crossbar. At the other end, both Jakob Ankersen and Emil Lyng failed to test Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard when well-placed, Elfsborg's No1 nonetheless doing well to deny Davidson Drobo-Ampem and block Mushaga Bakenga's close-range header before the half.

After a quiet opening to the second period, Esbjerg's Lyng crashed a powerful strike against the post from 25 metres, while Peter Ankersen was denied twice in quick succession. Simon Hedlund's low strike fizzed past Rønnow's post at the other end, and the home side's dominance finally paid off as Rohdén deflected Peter Ankersen's left-wing cross into his own goal under pressure from substitute Mick Van Buren. Frederiksen's charges had chances to make it safe but were almost denied the three points when Viktor Claesson shot just wide in the dying moments.

Last updated: 07/10/14 3.12CET

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Lineups

esbjerg

Esbjerg

elfsborg

Elfsborg

1
RønnowFrederik Rønnow (GK)
1
Stuhr-EllegaardKevin Stuhr-Ellegaard (GK)
2
HansenKian Hansen
6
Jonsson                       Jon Olafur Jonsson
3
P. AnkersenPeter Ankersen
Yellow Card90+3
7
J. LarssonJohan Larsson
4
Drobo-AmpemDavidson Drobo-Ampem
8
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson (C)
Yellow Card22
5
BergvoldMartin Bergvold
Substitution88
9
NilssonLasse Nilsson
Substitution46
8
J. AndersenJeppe Andersen
11
MobaeckDaniel Mobaeck
10
LyngEmil Lyng
15
KlarströmAndreas Klarström
Yellow Card42
11
BakengaMushaga Bakenga
Substitution62
16
ClaessonViktor Claesson
19
AnkersenJakob Ankersen
20
LundqvistAdam Lundqvist
Substitution65
20
H. AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen (C)
Substitution50
25
RohdénMarcus Rohdén
Goal71
Substitution77
23
KnudsenJonas Knudsen
Yellow Card74
26
BeckmannMikkel Beckmann
Yellow Card30

Substitutes

16
HøjbjergJeppe Højbjerg (GK)
30
HassanAbbas Hassan (GK)
9
Van BurenMick Van Buren
Substitution50
3
S. LarssonStefan Larsson
15
LaursenRyan Laursen
4
JørgensenJoackim Jørgensen
Substitution77
17
NielsenCasper Nielsen
12
HolmenSebastian Holmen
21
LucenaJerry Lucena
19
HedlundSimon Hedlund
Substitution65
24
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution62
21
HaugerHenning Hauger
33
AskouJens Berthel Askou
Substitution88
24
IshizakiStefan Ishizaki
Substitution46

Coach

Niels Frederiksen (DEN) Klas Ingesson (SWE)

Referee

Serhiy Boiko (UKR)

Assistant referees

Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR), Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)

Fourth official

Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)

Additional assistant referees

Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR), Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)

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