Europa League

December 6, 2012



2 - 1

Club Brugge

Group D

18:00 +00:00, December 6, 2012

Estadio dos Barreiros, Portugal

Referee: Sergei Boiko

Consolation victory for Maritimo

Maritimo picked up their first Europa League win of the campaign with a 2-1 victory over Club Brugge at the Estadio dos Barreiros.

The Portuguese side headed into the tie at the foot of of Group D but victory over Georges Leekens' side ensured it was their Belgian opponents who finished bottom.

Nuno Goncalo Abreu put Maritimo in front but Lior Rafaelov levelled from the spot with a little over five minutes remaining before a Ramos Heldon header won the game two minutes later.

It was the visitors who created the first opportunity, when after five minutes, Bjorn Vleminckx was played in by Birger Verstraete, but he shot straight at Romain Salin from 12 yards out, with the keeper able to make a comfortable catch.

The visitors were made to pay for not making the most of their early dominance as Maritimo took the lead in the 18th minute. Miguel Luis Olim's outswinging corner was headed home by Nuno Goncalo Abreu.

Determined to not end their tournament on a low note, Brugge came out strongly in the second period and Vleminckx forced a decent save from Salin just a minute after the restart.

Then the drama unfolded in what was a frantic last five minutes. First, Nuno Briguel was penalised for handball in the 86th minute, with the spot kick converted by Rafaelov.

However, any hopes Brugge had of getting a draw were quickly dashed as Heldon headed home Branco Igor Rossi`s cross to seal the win.

Scoring Summary

Maritimo Club Brugge
Gonçalo Abreu (19')Lior Rafaelov (pen 86')
Héldon (87') 


Maritimo Club Brugge
77 Romain Salin39 Bojan Jorgacevic
21 Nuno Miguel Pereira de Sousa Briguel22 Jordi Figueras Montel
18 Miguel Andrade Luis OlimTom Hogli
IgorMichael Almeback
44 Leme Joao Guilherme11 Jonathan Blondel
27 Rodrigo AntonioLior Rafaelov
28 Luis Ruben Brigido20 Thibaut Van Acker
7 Sergio Semedo41 Birger Verstraete
8 Gonçalo AbreuMohamed Tchite
26 Cassama AdilsonBjorn Vleminckx
17 Leocisio Sami19 Thomas Meunier
37 Abel Ricardo FerreiraVladan Kujovic 33
3 Nascimento RozarioSven Dhoest 50
41 Ferreira RubenCarl Hoefkens 4
5 Conceicao Rafael MirandaRyan Donk 18
10 HéldonVadis Odjija Ofoe 32
9 Philipe FidelisJesper Jorgensen 10
30 Leandro Danilo DiasMaxime Lestienne 16
Héldon for Gonçalo Abreu (54)
Vadis Odjija Ofoe for Jonathan Blondel (70)
Conceicao Rafael Miranda for Leocisio Sami (63)
Ryan Donk for Mohamed Tchite (74)
Leandro Danilo Dias for Luis Ruben Brigido (75)
Maxime Lestienne for Thibaut Van Acker (74)
Yellow Cards
Luis Ruben Brigido (28)
Thomas Meunier (44)
Romain Salin (90)
Vadis Odjija Ofoe (81)
 Tom Hogli (90)
· Squads: Maritimo | Club Brugge