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Nilsson lifts Elfsborg to first win at Standard

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 20.50CET
R. Standard Liège 1-3 IF Elfsborg
Lasse Nilsson scored two and laid on a third as the Swedish side came from a goal down to earn a first win in UEFA Europa League Group C.
Nilsson lifts Elfsborg to first win at Standard
Lasse Nilsson (right) takes the acclaim after scoring twice ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 20.50CET

Nilsson lifts Elfsborg to first win at Standard

R. Standard Liège 1-3 IF Elfsborg
Lasse Nilsson scored two and laid on a third as the Swedish side came from a goal down to earn a first win in UEFA Europa League Group C.

Lasse Nilsson claimed two goals and an assist as IF Elfsborg posted a 3-1 comeback win at R. Standard Liège for their first victory in UEFA Europa League Group C.

Locked on one point apiece before the game, both teams were desperate to chalk up a win, and it showed in an entertaining contest. After taking the lead, Standard Liège were put to the sword by Nilsson, who scored either side of the interval and set up a third as Elfsborg consigned their hosts to a bottom-place finish.

The traffic was initially all one-way towards Elfsborg's goal. First, Frédéric Bulot rattled the crossbar with a glancing header and then a clean-through Igor De Camargo fired off-target. De Camargo squandered another excellent chance midway through the half, heading wide as a miscued clearance dropped invitingly his way.

On 31 minutes, the experienced No10 was bailed out by a debutant; 19-year-old Yannis Mbombo wrapped his foot around a loose ball on the edge of the area and curled into the top-right corner. On 41 minutes, though, Nilsson latched onto a defence-splitting pass from Viktor Claesson and slammed the ball into the bottom-right corner to ensure punch-drunk Elfsborg went in at the break on level terms.

Inspired after the restart, the visitors were in front within 30 seconds, Nilsson crashing in his second after a cleared cross fell at his feet. The forward then turned provider on 52 minutes, his right-wing cross met by a fine Mikkel Beckmann volley, which skipped off the turf and past Yohann Thuram-Ulien.

A flying Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard made an improvised save with his leg to deny Bulot as Standard snapped out of their dazed state. Substitute David Biton whipped a shot against the base of a post and had an effort tipped wide, but Elfsborg's No1 was not to be beaten again.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

elfsborg

Elfsborg

30
Thuram-UlienYohann Thuram-Ulien (GK)
1
Stuhr-EllegaardKevin Stuhr-Ellegaard (GK)
2
IandoliAlessandro Iandoli
7
J. LarssonJohan Larsson
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
Substitution54
8
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson (C)
8
StamRonnie Stam
9
NilssonLasse Nilsson
Goal41
Goal46
Substitution78
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo (C)
12
HolmenSebastian Holmen
11
BulotFrédéric Bulot
Substitution76
15
KlarströmAndreas Klarström
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
16
ClaessonViktor Claesson
Yellow Card86
Substitution90+1
26
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
19
HedlundSimon Hedlund
44
CisseIbrahima Cisse
22
LansAnton Lans
45
MarquetFrançois Marquet
Substitution64
25
RohdénMarcus Rohdén
52
MbomboYanis Mbombo
Goal31
26
BeckmannMikkel Beckmann
Goal52
Yellow Card59
Substitution62

Substitutes

28
HubertGuillaume Hubert (GK)
30
HassanAbbas Hassan (GK)
3
FioreCorentin Fiore
2
FridgeirssonSkúli Jón Fridgeirsson
19
ZhukovGeorgy Zhukov
11
MobaeckDaniel Mobaeck
Substitution90+1
20
BitonDavid Biton
Substitution64
18
BanguraMohamed Bangura
Substitution62
36
ArslanagicDino Arslanagic
Substitution54
20
LundqvistAdam Lundqvist
Substitution78
53
MilosevicDeni Milosevic
Substitution76
27
SōderbergTom Sōderberg
56
YasarAli Yasar

Coach

Guy Luzon (ISR) Peter Wettergren (SWE)

Referee

Steven McLean (SCO)

Assistant referees

Martin Cryans (SCO), William Conquer (SCO)

Fourth official

Graham Chambers (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Brian Colvin (SCO), Andrew Dallas (SCO)

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