4 - 1
FT

Kristoffer Haugen 45' + 1' -
OG: 45'


Sheriff Sinyan 62' -
OG: 62'


Nicolas Pépé 69' -
Scored: 69'


Joe Willock 88' -
Scored: 88'


Scored: 21'
- Martin Ellingsen 21'


Europa League Report: Rapid Vienna 4 - 3 Dundalk

Thu, Nov 05 2020

None Credit: UEFA / SK Rapid Wien

Close but no cigar, as Dundalk fail to stop the count in a devastating defeat to Rapid Wien.

Goals from Patrick Hoban and a pair of David McMillan penalties were not enough to even secure a point as Dundalk’s European goalkeeping woes continued.

It was the dream start for the Lilywhites, a searching ball down the right from Sean Hoare found Sean Gannon. The wing-back laid it back to Chris Shields who delivered a first-time cross toward Hoban. The Galwegian outmuscled centre-half Maximilian Hofmann and headed his effort into the ground which bamboozled Paul Gartler in the Rapid the goal and nestled in the bottom corner.

Dundalk took confidence from their start and aimed to play through the lines, keeping possession. Shields was at the heart of everything good for the Louth-men, he quarterbacked the attacks while simultaneously shielding the back three.

Rapid, like the Town have failed to pick up any points so far in the group. The onus was now on the Austrians to push forward and so they did.

Christoph Knasmuller glanced wide after 14 minutes, but in the 22nd minute the Austrians were level.

Darragh Leahy cleared but could only manage to send the ball 40 yards up the pitch. Rapid took possession inside the opposition half and the ball found its way to skipper Dejan Ljubicic.

Ljubicic approximately 35 yards out unleashed an absolute howitzer which flew over the head of Aaron McCarey and kissed the underside of the crossbar before finding the net. The Monaghan shotstopper ought to have done better.

Even with parity restored, the away side continue to cause Rapid problems. A swift Dundalk counterattack saw a beautiful switch of play from the left to the right. Jordan Flores timed his pass perfectly into the path of Michael Duffy whose touch let him down as he bore down on goal and could only muster a weak effort on goal. Opportunity missed.

Ten minutes before the half, Hoare whistled a header just past the back post from a Duffy corner as Dundalk looked dangerous every time they went forward.

For all Dundalk’s attacking play, Rapid caused just as many problems in a game that was end to end. Five minutes later Ercan Kara nodded wide when left unmarked in a second phase of play after a Rapid set piece.

Right on the half, McCarey was grateful when a Knasmullner volley from 9 yards out was straight at him as he parried well. An entertaining half finished how it had started.

The second period started in similar vein to the first, both teams looking to play on the front foot and deploy a high press.

The flow of the game was broken up after Mateo Barac was on the receiving end of his own keeper’s glove, his nose planted across his face.

Just after the hour mark a floated cross to the back stick was met by Andy Boyle who couldn’t nudge it across the goal.

A few minutes later, Flores found Duffy on the diagonal, but he could only volley into the side netting as he was closed down by Mario Sonnleitner.

Perhaps the brightest spark for the Austrians was Thorsten Schick. Schick found too much space before going back onto his left and striking toward goal. Hoare blocked once more.

The Viennese were in the ascendency. McCarey had to be alert to a succession of chances, saving well from Sonnleitner, Knasmuller and Yusuf Demir.

McCarey who had recovered well after the concession of the first goal could do nothing about the second. A raking ball from left to right was volleyed by Schick and saved well by McCarey, however he could only divert it into the path of Kelvin Arase who nodded into an empty net. Gut-wrenching with just over ten minutes remaining.

Nathan Oduwa, Sean Murray, and McMillan had all been introduced to refresh the team. Just three minutes after going behind Oduwa picked up the ball and surged in field. He slipped in John Mountney, but the ball was intercepted, McMillan pounced on the loose ball before being taken out by Sonnleitner. Penalty for Dundalk.

McMillan stood up to take it and went low to the ‘keeper’s left where he got two hands on it but could only pushed it into the net. Another poor effort from the keeper but Dundalk didn’t mind.

Gregg Sloggett should’ve put them ahead just two minutes later, heading wide from 6 yards after being left unmarked.

Could the Lilywhites hold out now for an important away point? No was the answer. A minute after missing the guilt-edge chance Dundalk were punished. A short corner was taken, a cross from the right, McCarey nowhere near it, and Hofmann heads into an empty net. Sickening.

A minute into injury time, wonderkid Yussuf Demir hit a beautiful low left-footed finish into the far corner as Dundalk had pushed on trying to get the equaliser. Game over 4-2.

Oduwa continued to dazzle, his footwork is different class. He again was taken down inside the box in the 95th minute. McMillan stepped up and put it away, but it was too little too late.

Dundalk score three goals away from home and still fail to pick up points, plenty of positives but unfortunately just not good enough.

 

Rapid Wien: Paul Gartler (GK); Maximilian Hofmann, Mateo Barac (Mario Sonnleitner 55) Filip Stoijkovic; Christoph Knasmullner (Yusuf Demir 72), Dejan Ljubicic (C), Dejan Petrovic (Srdjan Grahovac 72), Thorsten Schick, Maximilian Ullman; Ercan Kara, Kelvin Arase.

Unused Substitutes: Richard Strebinger (GK), Leo Greiml, Melih Ibrahimoglu, Koya Kitigawa.

Booked: Maximilian Hofmann (20), Filip Stoijkovic (27), Mario Sonnleitner (81), Thorsten Schick (89).

 

Dundalk FC: Aaron McCarey (GK), Sean Hoare, Daniel Cleary, Andy Boyle; Sean Gannon (John Mountney 65), Chris Shields (C), Gregg Sloggett, Jordan Flores (Sean Murray 76), Darragh Leahy (Cameron Dummigan 65); Patrick Hoban (David McMillan 76), Michael Duffy (Nathan Oduwa 72).

Unused Substitutes: Gary Rogers (GK), Jimmy Corcoran (GK), Brian Gartland, Daniel Kelly, Jamie Wynne, Stefan Colovic.

Booked: Sean Hoare (27), Daniel Cleary (45 +2), Cameron Dummigan (82).

 

Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta).

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Chris Shields (Dundalk).


Arsenal
WOct. 29, 2020
Arsenal 3 - 0 Dundalk
WNov. 5, 2020
Arsenal 4 - 1 Molde FK
WNov. 26, 2020
Molde FK 0 - 3 Arsenal
WDec. 3, 2020
Arsenal 4 - 1 Rapid Wien
WDec. 10, 2020
Dundalk 2 - 4 Arsenal
Bernd Leno
Goalkeeper
David Luiz
Booked: 58'
Defender
Sead Kolasinac
Defender
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
63'
63Subbed Off: Cédric Soares 63'
Defender
Shkodran Mustafi
Defender
Dani Ceballos
80'
80Subbed Off: Mohamed Elneny 80'
Midfielder
Willian
63'
63Subbed Off: Bukayo Saka 63'
Midfielder
Nicolas Pépé
Scored: 69'
Midfielder
Granit Xhaka
80'
80Subbed Off: Kieran Tierney 80'
Midfielder
Eddie Nketieh
Forward
Joe Willock
Scored: 88'
Forward

Substitutes
Alexandre Lacazette
Forward
Rob Holding
Defender
Mohamed Elneny
80'
80Subbed On: Dani Ceballos 80'
Midfield
Gabriel
Defender
Héctor Bellerín
Defender
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Forward
Matt Macey
Goalkeeper
Thomas Partey
Midfield
Runar Alex Runarsson
Goalkeeper
Bukayo Saka
63'
63Subbed On: Willian 63'
Booked: 77'
Midfield
Cédric Soares
63'
63Subbed On: Ainsley Maitland-Niles 63'
Defender
Kieran Tierney
80'
80Subbed On: Granit Xhaka 80'
Defender
Molde FK
WOct. 29, 2020
Molde FK 1 - 0 Rapid Wien
LNov. 5, 2020
Arsenal 4 - 1 Molde FK
LNov. 26, 2020
Molde FK 0 - 3 Arsenal
WDec. 3, 2020
Molde FK 3 - 1 Dundalk
DDec. 10, 2020
Rapid Wien 2 - 2 Molde FK
Andreas Linde
Goalkeeper
Kristoffer Haugen
Defender
OG: 45'
Stiane Rode Gregerson
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: Sheriff Sinyan 46'
Ruben Bjombak
Defender
Henry Wingo
Defender
Etzaz Hussain
Midfielder
Fredrik Aursnes
Midfielder
Magnus Wolff Eikrem
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: Ola Brynhildsen 74'
Martin Ellingsen
Forward
Scored: 21'
86'
86Subbed Off: Mattias Mostrom 86'
Mathis Bolly
Forward 63'
63Subbed Off: Erling Knudtzon 63'
Ohi Omoijuanfo
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: Leke James 74'

Substitutes
Marcus Holmgren Pedersen
Midfield
Alexandre Craninx
Goalkeeper
Tobias Christensen
Midfield
Ola Brynhildsen
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Magnus Wolff Eikrem 74'
Leke James
Forward 74'
74Subbed On: Ohi Omoijuanfo 74'
Erling Knudtzon
Midfield 63'
63Subbed On: Mathis Bolly 63'
Mattias Mostrom
Midfield 86'
86Subbed On: Martin Ellingsen 86'
Mathias Ranmark
Goalkeeper
Birk Risa
Defender
Sheriff Sinyan
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Stiane Rode Gregerson 46'
OG: 62'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2020/2021 Europa League Group B

Date: 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 2020

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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