EL Grp B
Date: 5:55 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
1 - 2
FT

Sean Murray 35' -
Scored: 35'


Scored: 62'
- Etzaz Hussain 62'

Scored: 72'
- Ohi Omoijuanfo 72'

Live Updates for Dundalk -v- Molde FK

Updates by Dave Donnelly

90' + 8'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Dundalk and Molde FK.

90' + 7'

Bjombak awarded a free kick for a very soft foul by Gartland and that will be that.

90' + 7'

Dummigan's shot is blocked and Dundalk work it back in the box. It breaks to Cleary unmarked at the back post but he can't control it!

90' + 6'

Dundalk bombard the Molde box with crosses but everything is repelled.

90' + 5'

The sub Brynhildsen runs the ball into the corner and forces the corner, and that may be it for Dundalk.

90' + 4'

Substitution

Ola Brynhildsen (in) - Ohi Omoijuanfo (out) (Molde FK).

90' + 4'

Another free kick pumped in from deep and again Molde deal with it well.

90' + 3'

Molde have dealt well with every Dundalk set piece and Colovic's corner is cleared as far as Mountney, and his well-struck shot is blocked.

90' + 2'

Lovely cross from Brian Gartland but it's just too high for Cleary.

90' + 1'

Six minutes to be added on here.

90'

Another stoppage as Omoijuanfo is caught accidentally by Shields.

88'

Important header from Boyle, at the expense of a corner, as Knudtzon looks to get on the end of Omoijuanfo's cross.

87'

Dundalk have a chance to get players forward as Cleary is cut down by Hussain in midfield. The big men come up from the back but Mountney's cross is badly overhit.

85'

It looks like McEleney will be able to continue - a big relief for the Lilywhites.

85'

From bad to worse for Dundalk, who may have to finish with ten men as Patrick McEleney is caught late by Knudtzon and looks in quite a bit of pain.

82'

Omoijuanfo has a half-chance to seal the win but he can't wrap his foot around the ball and slices it wide.

81'

Substitution

Martin Ellingsen (in) - Magnus Wolff Eikrem (out) (Molde FK).

79'

Substitution

Stefan Colovic (in) - Michael Duffy (out) (Dundalk).

77'

Substitution

Cameron Dummigan (in) - Darragh Leahy (out) (Dundalk).

77'

Substitution

Andy Boyle (in) - Sean Murray (out) (Dundalk).

77'

Substitution

David McMillan (in) - Sean Gannon (out) (Dundalk).

73'

Hussain in search of his second of the game as he nicks the ball away from Shields and shoots, but it whistles wide of the post.

72'

GOAL!

Ohi Omoijuanfo (Molde FK) scores. Gary Rogers goes the right way but the centre forward, who has been very quiet, places the ball perfectly in the corner.

71'

A lovely little ball from Omoijuanfo finds sub Knudtzon bursting inside and he's fouled by Sean Gannon.

71'

Penalty to Molde...

69'

Substitution

Erling Knudtzon (in) - Mathis Bolly (out) (Molde FK).

69'

We've seen him do it at the other end of the pitch and this time it's a terrific defensive header from Murray as Eikrem swings in another pinpoint ball.

67'

Molde have been much the better side in the second half and they look more comfortable still since drawing level. Dundalk have barely touched the ball.

64'

Substitution

Patrick McEleney (in) - Greg Sloggett (out) (Dundalk).

62'

GOAL!

Etzaz Hussain (Molde FK) scores. This goal has been coming, and it comes again from one of those wide overlaps. Pedersen gets in on the right and has loads of space to pick out the run of Hussain. He does brilliantly to get his foot over the ball and volley and it goes in off the back of Sean Gannon.

60'

Free kick in a good position for Dundalk and Murray clips it in dangerously, but once again it's very well-defended and headed clear.

55'

Sustained period of pressure from Molde around the Dundalk box. They appeal for a penalty as Rogers clashes with Gregerson in the air but it looks like the keeper was entitled to go for it. Eventually, Bolly shoots from the edge of the box but it deflects wide off Gregerson.

55'

Sustained period of pressure from Molde around the Dundalk box. They appeal for a penalty as Rogers clashes with Gregerson in the air but it looks like the keeper was entitled to go for it. Eventually, Bolly shoots from the edge of the box but it deflects wide off Gregerson.

50'

48'

Molde finally manage to work Gary Rogers as Ohi Omoijuanfo gets on the end of a cross. The keeper saves the header well but the flag is up regardless.

47'

Good start to the second half for Molde and Hestad looks to slip in Haugen, only for Duffy to cut out the pass at the crucial moment.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Dundalk and Molde FK has started.

45'

Half time and it's that man again, Sean Murray, scoring with his head for the third Europa League game in succession. Patrick Hoban had the ball in the net earlier but was called back for a foul, but there was no doubt about Murray's emphatic finish ten minutes before the break.

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Dundalk and Molde FK.

44'

Molde have looked at their most dangerous from corners and another one, this time from the right, breaks as far as Pedersen and again he tries his luck from outside the box, but this time it's well wide.

39'

Molde a little bit unsteady since the concession and Haugen, who has been excellent, shows this by miscontrolling another one of those inch-perfect diags.

35'

GOAL!

Sean Murray (Dundalk) scores. What a goal! Brilliant interplay between John Mountney and Sean Gannon, the latter playing his winger in on the right and he whips in a terrific cross that Murray meets with a glancing header into the bottom corner. Dundalk lead in Tallaght!

33'

The subsequent corner breaks to Pedersen 25 yards out and he sends a fantastic strike inches wide of the post with Rogers beaten all ends up.

32'

Eikrem's corner is met at the near post by a Hussain header and Hoban manages to turn it behind. 

32'

Molde having more joy with the long diagonal to Haugen but this is more dangerous as he barrels into the box, but Mountney this time gets back to ckear at the expense of a corner.

30'

Hoban shows he's more than just a threat in the opposition area with a fantastic headed clearance from another inviting Eikrem corner.

30'

Molde making full use of the width of the pitch as Eikrem picks out Haugen on the overlap, and Gannon has to turn his cross behind for a corner.

24'

Dundalk have the ball in the net but it won't count. Michael Duffy plays in a great ball from the left and Haugen does brilliantly. Hoban heads the loose ball into the net but the Finnish referee has no hesitation giving a free kick for what looked to be a fair challenge for the ball.

23'

Safe to say on the basis of the first quarter that Molde are by far the best team Dundalk have faced in this competition.

20'

Yellow Card

Stiane Rode Gregerson (Molde FK) is booked.

The big centre-back catches Murray and rightly goes into the book. 

20'

Centre half Gregerson picks up an early yellow for a needlessly aggressive challenge on Murray.

19'

The game hasn't been enthralling so I'm hoping to tempt faith and say that this game has 0-0 written all over it.

16'

Four Dundalk players line up behind a free kick 25 yards out. It's eventually struck by Mountney but he drills it into the ground and it rolls harmlessly wide. Poor effort.

16'

Mountney strikes it well but nowhere near on target.

15'

Dundalk have settled into the game now, free kick awarded 35 yards from goal.

15'

The game has become a little frantic with both teams looking to play quick, one-touch football and possession changing hands regularly.

12'

Molde almost their own worst enemies as they look to play out from the back and a poor pass out from the keeper is picked off by Duffy. Hoban can't resist picking up the loose ball but he does so from an offside position.

12'

Molde nearly get caught by Duffy and Hoban for playing out from the back, a questionable flag saves the Norwegians.

10'

Molde starting to find a hole or two and Eikrem picks out Hestad wide on the right, and Darragh Leahy does well to anticipate the cutback and clear.

10'

Opening ten minutes, quite cagey from both sides. 

9'

Tidy play from Dundalk sees Sloggett pick out the lateral run of Murray. He lays it off to John Mountney, but the winger's cross is too close to the keeper.

8'

Eikrem swings in a very good corner from the left and Gary Rogers is perhaps a touch fortunate to be awarded the free out as he deals with the ball in.

8'

Gary Rogers making his 50th european appearance tonight is fouled from the corner, free kick Dundalk.

7'

Corner for Molde.

6'

Leahy crosses from the left and Pedersen does well to head away at the near post.

5'

Plenty of possession for Molde as they try to pick apart the Dundalk backline but the home side stand strong and earn some respite as Pedersen strays offside.

4'

Haugen gets down left and crosses dangerously but nobdy on the end of it for Molde.

2'

Good pressure from Dundalk this time, Hoban forcing the keeper into a rushed clearance and Sean Murray wins possession and breaks towards the box, but his pull-back is poor.

1'

Dundalk look to set up in their traditional 4-3-3, Molde look to be in a 4-2-3-1 shape. 

1'

We're underway in Tallaght and Molde are instantly aggressive, pressing high to deny Dundalk time on the ball.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Dundalk and Molde FK has kicked off.

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Good evening and welcome to Extratime.ie's coverage of the Europa League group opener between Dundalk and Molde FK in Tallaght Stadium. I'm Dave Donnelly and I'll take you through today's action/

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Welcome to Tallaght Stadium as Dundalk begin their Europa League group stage against Norwegian champions Molde FK.

It is a perfect evening for football, the sun has gone down, the pitch is immaculate and the temperature remains cool.

Updates throughout the evening with myself, David Wilson with a report to follow. 



Photo Gallery for Dundalk -v- Molde FK



Dundalk
Gary Rogers 1
Goalkeeper
Brian Gartland 3
Defender
Sean Gannon 2
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Defender
Daniel Cleary 21
Defender
Darragh Leahy 15
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Defender
Sean Murray 16
35Scored: 35'
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Chris Shields 5
Midfielder
Greg Sloggett 10
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Midfielder
Patrick Hoban 9
Forward
Michael Duffy 7
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Forward
John Mountney 8
Forward

Substitutes
Daniel Kelly 27
Forward
Sean Hoare 4
Defender
Jordan Flores 6
Midfield
Cameron Dummigan 23
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Defender
Stefan Colovic 22
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Andy Boyle 44
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Defender
Aaron McCarey 20
Goalkeeper
Patrick McEleney 11
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Midfield
David McMillan 29
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Forward
Jamie Wynne
Midfield
Molde FK
Andreas Linde
Goalkeeper
Marcus Holmgren Pedersen
Defender
Kristoffer Haugen
Defender
Stiane Rode Gregerson
Defender
20Booked: 20'
Ruben Bjombak
Defender
Fredrik Aursnes
Midfielder
Etzaz Hussain
Midfielder
62Scored: 62'
Magnus Wolff Eikrem
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Eirik Hestad
Forward
Mathis Bolly
Forward 69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Ohi Omoijuanfo
Forward
72Scored: 72'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'

Substitutes
Martin Ellingsen
Midfield
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Alexandre Craninx
Goalkeeper
Tobias Christensen
Midfield
Ola Brynhildsen
Midfield
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Erling Knudtzon
Midfield
69Subbed On: 69'
69'
Mattias Mostrom
Midfield
Mathias Ranmark
Goalkeeper
Birk Risa
Defender
Sheriff Sinyan
Defender
Eirik Ulland Andersen
Midfield