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Sheriff finally triumph against Tromsø

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.00CET
FC Sheriff 2-0 Tromsø IL
First-half headers from Cadu and Ismail Isa earned the Moldovan champions their first win in Group K, condemning Tromsø to last place.
Sheriff finally triumph against Tromsø
Sheriff coach Veaceslav Rusnac saw his side earn a first victory in Group K ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.00CET

Sheriff finally triumph against Tromsø

FC Sheriff 2-0 Tromsø IL
First-half headers from Cadu and Ismail Isa earned the Moldovan champions their first win in Group K, condemning Tromsø to last place.

FC Sheriff triumphed 2-0 at home against Tromsø IL to record their first win in UEFA Europa League Group K.

First-half headers from Cadu and Ismail Isa combined with an impressive showing from goalkeeper Vjekoslav Tomić helped the Moldovan champions double their points tally in the section and condemn Tromsø to last place.

Though second spot was always out of their reach, Sheriff played with real purpose from the outset and took a fourth-minute lead. Cadu stooped to head in at the back post after Luvannor Henrique had flicked on Benjamin Balima's cross from the right. Only the awareness of Benny Lekström prevented Tromsø going 2-0 down soon after, with the keeper blocking smartly from point-blank range after Isa had been picked out in space.

Stirred into action, the visitors went on the offensive and it was the turn of Sheriff's Tomić to step into the spotlight. The keeper twisted in the air to paw Ruben Kristiansen's swerving long-range shot onto the bar and dived at full length to palm Zdeněk Ondrášek's curler past the left post as Tromsø turned the screw.

In response, Sheriff capitalised on their keeper's heroics and doubled their lead before half-time. Isa atoned for his earlier miss, gobbling up another excellent deep cross from Balima and planting a downward header past Lekström.

Tomić again showed his reflexes after the interval, making a fine low save from Adnan Сausevic's instinctive header after Magnus Andersen's flicked pass. That was the custodian's last act, however, as Tomić was replaced on the hour by 22-year-old Dmitri Stajila. The substitute enjoyed a quiet outing as Sheriff eased to victory, the margin of which could have been even greater had an unmarked Luvannor not fired into the side netting late on.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.06CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

tromsø

Tromsø

77
TomićVjekoslav Tomić (GK)
Substitution60
27
LekströmBenny Lekström (GK)
6
MelliMelli
4
KristiansenRuben Kristiansen
7
FurduiValentin Furdui
5
MoldskredMorten Moldskred
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
Substitution68
6
СausevicAdnan Сausevic
15
MetouaMarcel Metoua
8
BendiksenThomas Bendiksen (C)
20
CaduCadu
Goal4
10
DrageThomas Drage
Yellow Card87
21
MoyalKobi Moyal
Substitution56
13
OndrášekZdeněk Ondrášek
Substitution57
22
PayeDjibril Paye
14
NorbyeHans Norbye
Substitution74
26
SamardžićMiral Samardžić (C)
15
AndersenMagnus Andersen
Substitution81
29
IsaIsmail Isa
Goal36
17
R. JohansenRemi Johansen
90
LuvannorLuvannor Henrique
Yellow Card43
23
AntonsenKent-Are Antonsen

Substitutes

12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
Substitution60
12
BakkelundFredrik Bakkelund (GK)
8
BîrdanValentin Bîrdan
7
KoppinenMiika Koppinen
16
PaireliVadim Paireli
16
L. JohnsenLars Gunnar Johnsen
Substitution81
24
LisaVeaceslav Lisa
19
FrantzenWilliam Frantzen
Substitution74
88
StanojevićMarko Stanojević
Substitution56
20
M. JohnsenMathias Johnsen
89
A. PaşcencoAlexandru Paşcenco
Substitution68
28
HelmkeHendrik Helmke
99
JhulliamJhulliam
30
EspejordRunar Espejord
Substitution57

Coach

Veaceslav Rusnac (MDA) Steinar Nilsen (NOR)

Referee

Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)

Assistant referees

Yves De Neve (BEL), Frederick Stalport (BEL)

Fourth official

Frank Bleyen (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Luc Wouters (BEL), Jonathan Lardot (BEL)

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