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2014/15 UEFA Europa League, 2014 First Round
  • Moisés (25')
  • Andrej Kramaric (34' PEN)
  • Dino Arslanagic (33')

Rijeka 2-0 Standard Liege

Rijeka knocked 10-man Standard Liege out of the Europa League with a 2-0 win at Stadion Kantrida.
With Feyenoord beating Sevilla, defeat for either side would have spelled elimination in Group G and it was the Belgian side who blinked under pressure.
Brazilian striker Moises had already put the Croatians ahead when Dino Arslanagic was sent off while conceding a penalty that Andrej Kramaric finished off.
Moises missed with a pair of early openings for Rijeka but it was the visitors who came closest taking a lead in the first 10 minutes.
Igor de Camargo looked to have the beating of Ivan Vargic when he took aim from 12 yards but the goalkeeper recovered well to save with feet.
Moises continued to make a nuisance of himself before Kramaric struck the post from 20 yards.
It was a corner that delivered the inevitable opener, Mato Jajolo finding Moises, who planted his header past Yohann Thuram-Ulien.
Things nosedived for Standard nine minutes later when Arslanagic bundled over Kramaric in the penalty area.
The defender was sent off, while Kramaric returned to his feet to convert from the spot.
Standard swapped Camargo with Tortol Lumanza-Lemb in an attempt to rebalance at half-time.
Rijeka stuttered in pursuit of a third and might have conceded as the hour mark approached had Laurent Ciman not headed over from a corner.
Paul-Jose M'Poku and Tony Watt both worked Vargic as Standard defied the numerical disadvantage to press forward again in the final stages but there was no comeback.
Instead the home side should have extended their margin of victory in the 82nd minute.
Marko Leskovic had two presentable headers in a matter of seconds but put one straight at Thuram-Ulien and the other high over the bar.
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