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Group stage - Group D

Maribor - Wigan
2-1
 

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Filipovič stunner sends Maribor through

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 21.09CET
NK Maribor 2-1 Wigan Athletic FC
The Slovenian outfit secured second spot in Group D as a win eliminated the Latics in Uwe Rösler's first game in charge.
Filipovič stunner sends Maribor through
Željko Filipovič celebrates after scoring Maribor's winner ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Maribor
Wigan

2

Goals scored

1

36

Possession (%)

64

13

Total attempts

14

5

on target

6

7

off target

6

1

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

6

1

Offsides

3

5

Yellow cards

4

1

Red Cards

1

12

Fouls committed

13

11

Fouls suffered

12

325

Passes

571

242

completed

494

Lineups

maribor

Maribor

wigan

Wigan

33J. Handanovič (GK)1Carson (GK)
5Filipovič
Goal59
6Rogne
Yellow Card88
6Milec7McCann
Yellow Card20
Red Card42
8Mezga
Penalty43
Goal43
Substitution82
14Jordi Gómez
Goal41
9Tavares (C)
Yellow Card54
Substitution77
15McManaman
Substitution46
17Fajić
Substitution85
16McArthur (C)
Substitution75
26Rajčevič18Espinoza
Yellow Card19
28Viler
Yellow Card83
19Powell
Substitution65
39Bohar22Beausejour
44Arghus
Yellow Card40
24Perch
70Mertelj
Yellow Card65
Red Card74
25Barnett

Substitutes

12Pridigar (GK)13Nicholls (GK)
7Mejač3Crainey
11Zahovič4Shotton
14Mendy
Substitution85
8Watson
Substitution46
16Vukliševič17Boyce
Substitution75
20Cvijanovič
Substitution77
32Fortuné
Substitution65
92Črnic
Substitution82
48Meadows

Coaches

Ante Šimundža (SVN) Uwe Rösler (GER)

Referee

Szymon Marciniak (POL)

Press kits

Last updated: 12/12/2013 21:13 CET

Standings

Last updated: 13/12/2013 08:47 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 21.09CET

Filipovič stunner sends Maribor through

NK Maribor 2-1 Wigan Athletic FC
The Slovenian outfit secured second spot in Group D as a win eliminated the Latics in Uwe Rösler's first game in charge.

NK Maribor came from behind to beat ten-man Wigan Athletic FC and secure a place in the knockout stages for the first time in their history.

Jordi Gómez's penalty put Wigan ahead, but the hosts drew level after Chris McCann had been sent off, Dejan Mezga scoring from the spot at the second attempt. Željko Filipovič's second-half stunner then proved the difference for the hosts, who qualify due to their superior head-to-head record with SV Zulte Waregem, beaten 2-0 home by section winners FC Rubin Kazan.

The English side dominated the opening half-hour and Gómez came closest to breaking the deadlock when his curled free-kick cannoned back off a post. He did not need long to make amends, however, giving Wigan the lead via a cool penalty after Nick Powell had been fouled.

Just two minutes later, though, Maribor were level and Wigan founds themselves playing with ten men. McCann was the man to go, given a second booking for handball in the box, and although Scott Carson saved brilliantly from Mezga's penalty, the midfielder was able to score into an empty net as the ball bounced back off the post.

The visitors took full advantage of their extra man early in the second half when Filipovič arrived unchallenged at the edge of the area to expertly curl Mezga's cutback past a diving Carson. Damjan Bohar should have sealed things when he beat the Wigan offside trap but rolled his shot just wide, before Mertelj was dismissed for a second bookable offence to even the numbers.

Wigan pushed forward and Leon Barnett flashed a shot just over the bar, while substitute Marc-Antoine Fortuné had a goal ruled out for offside. Despite those efforts, the visitors were helpless to stop their first foray into European competition coming to an end.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.02CET

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