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Hibernian   2 - 3   NK Maribor (agg 2 - 6)

Hibernian v NK Maribor
Brazilian forward Marcos Tavares opened the scoring at Easter Road

Hibernian exited Europe after stumbling to defeat against NK Maribor in the Europa League qualifier at Easter Road.

An already difficult task following a 3-0 defeat in Slovenia was made nigh on impossible when Marcos Tavares headed the visitors in front after 20 minutes.

Edwin De Graaf pulled Hibs level, deflecting the ball into the net.

However, Dejan Mezga converted a penalty and Tavares added a third for Maribor before De Graaf scored a late consolation for John Hughes's side.

Hughes made four changes for the second leg, with Sol Bamba brought back into the squad after being forced to train with the youth team following his late return from the World Cup.

Graeme Smith started in goal with Graham Stack injured, and Hughes restored strikers Derek Riordan and Anthony Stokes to his starting line-up.

Hibs started positively, but, despite plenty of early pressure, their forward line failed to carve out a clear opportunity.

NK Maribor celebrate Dejan Mezga's goal in front of the Hibs fans
Hibs struggled to cope with Maribor on the counter-attack

Dutch winger De Graaf looked to provide a creative spark when he rocketed a shot from just outside the box, but his rasping effort flew just wide of the post.

De Graaf then played the ball into Riordan, but the forward's effort was blocked by the Slovenian defence.

Former Netherlands B international De Graaf was proving influential as Hibs dominated, but he spurned a great chance, shooting straight at goalkeeper Marko Pridigar.

And Maribor punished Hibs soon after, with forward Tavares heading the ball past Smith to make it 4-0 on aggregate.

Hibs began to look nervous as Maribor began to dictate the pace of the game, with the home defence looking vulnerable at set pieces.

Dalibor Volas then pierced the Hibs defence, but his dipping long-range effort flew harmlessly over the bar.

Mezga then spurned a great chance to double Maribor's lead, but he hit the post with a bending effort with the Hibs defence all at sea.

Smith then had to look lively to put a shot from Armin Bacinovic past the post as the Slovenes took control of the match.

Hibs signalled their intent early in the second half when Riordan fired in a looping effort but it failed to trouble Pridigar.

De Graaf pulled a goal back for Hibs out of nowhere when he deflected a Stokes effort past Pridigar to restore parity.

Colin Nish was then set up perfectly in the box, but headed weakly wide with the goal at his mercy.

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A good build-up by Hibs then led to Stokes being played through in the box, but the Irishman's shot across the face of goal was smothered at the second attempt by Pridigar.

Hibs' faint hopes were extinguishedwhen Kevin McBride brought down Mezga in the box with the referee pointing to the spot.

The Croatian midfielder converted the penalty, sending Smith the wrong way.

As the game tailed off Hibs gave the ball away in midfield and the Slovenes made the counter-attack count, with Tavares drilling the ball home to make it 6-1 on aggregate.

De Graaf restored some pride back for Hibs when he lashed the ball into the roof of the net after a fine knock down from Nish.


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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Europa Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 2-3 NK Maribor FT
(HT 0-1)(agg 2-6)
  • De Graaf 54
  • De Graaf 89
  • Tavares 19
  • Mezga (pen) 67
  • Tavares 73

Hibernian

  • 21 Smith
  • 02 Hart (Danny Galbraith 70)
  • 04 Hogg
  • 06 Murray (David Wotherspoon 70)
  • 26 Bamba
  • 08 De Graaf
  • 17 McBride yellow card
  • 33 Miller
  • 09 Nish
  • 10 Riordan
  • 18 Stokes yellow card

Substitutes

  • 31 Mark Brown,
  • 05 Stephens,
  • 15 Thicot,
  • 20 Hanlon,
  • 11 Rankin,
  • 22 Danny Galbraith,
  • 24 David Wotherspoon

NK Maribor

  • 12 Pridigar
  • 26 Rajcevic
  • 66 Andelkovic
  • 07 Mejac
  • 08 Mezga (Cvijanovic 90+1)
  • 21 Bacinovic
  • 27 Ilicic
  • 28 Viler
  • 70 Mertelj
  • 09 Tavares
  • 17 Volas (Plut 90+3)

Substitutes

  • 13 Radan,
  • 36 Majer,
  • 10 Pavlicic,
  • 20 Cvijanovic,
  • 29 Dodlek,
  • 11 Jelic,
  • 14 Plut
Ref: TurpinAtt: 12,504
HIBERNIAN
NK MARIBOR

Possession

  • Hibernian 43%
  • NK Maribor 57%

Attempts on target

  • Hibernian 10
  • NK Maribor 6

Attempts off target

  • Hibernian 3
  • NK Maribor 7

Corners

  • Hibernian 5
  • NK Maribor 7

Fouls

  • Hibernian 15
  • NK Maribor 13
  • Final Result
  • 93:00 The referee gets the match started.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:50 Defending throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 90:00+2:11 Substitution Vito Plut is brought on as a substitute for Dalibor Volas.
  • 90:00+1:42 Attacking throw-in by Derek Riordan (Hibernian).
  • 90:00+0:36 Substitution Goran Cvijanovic replaces Dejan Mezga.
  • 90:00 The referee ends the match.
  • 88:24 Assist by Colin Nish.
  • 88:24 GOAL - Edwin De GraafHibernian 2 - 3 NK Maribor Edwin De Graaf grabs a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Hibernian 2 (2)-(6) 3 Maribor.
  • 87:59 Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).
  • 86:58 Foul by Derek Riordan on Ales Mejac, free kick awarded. Ales Mejac takes the direct free kick. David Wotherspoon fouled by Dejan Mezga, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
  • 86:22 Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).
  • 85:22 Inswinging corner taken by Josip Ilicic from the right by-line.
  • 84:46 Attacking throw-in by Ales Mejac (Maribor).
  • 84:30 David Wotherspoon delivers the ball.
  • 83:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Edwin De Graaf. Marko Pridigar takes the indirect free kick.
  • 82:15 Josip Ilicic takes the inswinging corner, Graeme Smith makes a clearance.
  • 81:43 Dejan Mezga takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Hogg.
  • 81:31 Attacking throw-in by Dejan Mezga (Maribor).
  • 80:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Josip Ilicic on Derek Riordan. Free kick taken by Colin Nish. Colin Nish concedes a free kick for a foul on Sinisa Andelkovic. Direct free kick taken by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 79:04 Derek Riordan takes a inswinging corner.
  • 78:24 The ball is delivered by David Wotherspoon.
  • 77:46 Dalibor Volas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith. Liam Miller takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Mitja Viler. David Wotherspoon delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 76:39 Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).
  • 74:38 Attacking throw-in by Liam Miller (Hibernian).
  • 72:52 Dalibor Volas provided the assist for the goal.
  • 72:52 GOAL - Marcos TavaresHibernian 1 - 3 NK Maribor Marcos Tavares grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1 (1)-(6) 3 Maribor.
  • 72:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Sinisa Andelkovic. Free kick taken by Edwin De Graaf.
  • 71:27 Defending throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 71:11 Defending throw-in by Derek Riordan (Hibernian).
  • 71:05 Defending throw-in by Ales Mejac (Maribor).
  • 70:26 Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).
  • 69:04 Substitution Michael Hart leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Galbraith.
  • 69:04 Substitution (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with David Wotherspoon coming on for Ian Murray.
  • 68:02 Chris Hogg fouled by Marcos Tavares, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Hogg restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:48 GOAL - Dejan MezgaHibernian 1 - 2 NK Maribor Dejan Mezga scores a placed penalty. Hibernian 1 (1)-(5) 2 Maribor.
  • 65:36 Booking The referee shows Kevin McBride a yellow card.
  • 65:27 Kevin McBride concedes a Penalty for a foul on Dejan Mezga.
  • 65:08 Attacking throw-in by Ales Mejac (Maribor).
  • 64:38 Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Blocked by Ales Mertelj. Drilled right-footed shot by Anthony Stokes. Blocked by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 64:18 The ball is swung over by Derek Riordan, Ales Mertelj manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:20 Drilled right-footed shot by Anthony Stokes. Save made by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 62:20 Edwin De Graaf concedes a free kick for a foul on Ales Mertelj. Free kick taken by Ales Mertelj.
  • 62:00 Mitja Viler takes a shot. Graeme Smith makes a comfortable save.
  • 61:34 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
  • 60:16 Liam Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Dejan Mezga. Josip Ilicic crosses the ball in from the free kick, Liam Miller makes a clearance.
  • 59:32 Goal kick taken long by Marko Pridigar (Maribor).
  • 57:27 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Derek Riordan from the left by-line.
  • 56:51 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
  • 53:16 GOAL - Edwin De GraafHibernian 1 - 1 NK Maribor Edwin De Graaf finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 1 (1)-(4) 1 Maribor.
  • 49:00 Goal kick taken long by Marko Pridigar (Maribor).
  • 48:44 Liam Miller sends in a cross, Colin Nish has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
  • 48:18 The ball is sent over by Derek Riordan, save by Marko Pridigar.
  • 47:55 Defending throw-in by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
  • 47:40 Shot from 25 yards from Derek Riordan. Save by Marko Pridigar.
  • 47:18 Josip Ilicic takes a shot. Save by Graeme Smith.
  • 47:12 Dejan Mezga delivers the ball.
  • 46:42 Attacking throw-in by Ian Murray (Hibernian).
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:20 Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marko Pridigar.
  • 45:00+0:46 Edwin De Graaf concedes a free kick for a foul on Josip Ilicic. Mitja Viler takes the free kick.
  • 45:00 The first half comes to an end.
  • 44:27 Unfair challenge on Aleksander Rajcevic by Ian Murray results in a free kick. Mitja Viler takes the direct free kick.
  • 43:49 Defending throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 42:22 Ian Murray produces a cross.
  • 41:55 Foul by Armin Bacinovic on Liam Miller, free kick awarded. Chris Hogg takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:49 Attacking throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
  • 40:58 Derek Riordan sends in a cross, Colin Nish takes a shot. Save by Marko Pridigar.
  • 40:03 Armin Bacinovic fouled by Colin Nish, the ref awards a free kick. Armin Bacinovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:46 Goal kick taken long by Marko Pridigar (Maribor).
  • 37:47 Short corner taken by Derek Riordan from the right by-line. Liam Miller sends in a cross, save made by Marko Pridigar. Corner taken short by Derek Riordan.
  • Correction - 36:36 Aleksander Rajcevic challenges Colin Nish unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Derek Riordan, clearance by Sinisa Andelkovic.
  • 36:36 Foul by Aleksander Rajcevic (Maribor) on Colin Nish (Hibernian). Free kick crossed right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 36:22 Goal kick taken long by Graeme Smith (Hibernian).
  • 35:23 Effort on goal by Armin Bacinovic from 25 yards. Save by Graeme Smith. Inswinging corner taken by Dejan Mezga from the right by-line.
  • 34:18 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Dejan Mezga goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 32:58 Marcos Tavares takes a shot. Save by Graeme Smith.
  • 31:46 Colin Nish challenges Sinisa Andelkovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sinisa Andelkovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:44 The ball is delivered by Derek Riordan, Sinisa Andelkovic manages to make a clearance. The ball is crossed by Michael Hart.
  • 30:06 Shot on goal by Dalibor Volas from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 27:45 Free kick taken by Armin Bacinovic.
  • 27:45 Booking Caution for Anthony Stokes.
  • 27:32 Kevin McBride gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Armin Bacinovic.
  • 27:10 Goal kick taken long by Marko Pridigar (Maribor).
  • 26:20 Unfair challenge on Ales Mejac by Derek Riordan results in a free kick. Mitja Viler takes the free kick.
  • 24:56 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dejan Mezga, Sinisa Andelkovic has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
  • 22:47 Unfair challenge on Ian Murray by Dejan Mezga results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Derek Riordan.
  • 22:21 Defending throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 21:30 Defending throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 21:11 The ball is crossed by Derek Riordan, save made by Marko Pridigar.
  • Correction - 20:02 Colin Nish challenges Sinisa Andelkovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marko Pridigar takes the free kick.
  • 20:02 Foul by Colin Nish (Hibernian) on Sinisa Andelkovic (Maribor). Indirect free kick taken by Marko Pridigar (Maribor) from own half,
  • Correction - 18:59 Assist on the goal came from Dejan Mezga.
  • Correction - 18:59 GOAL - Marcos TavaresHibernian 0 - 1 NK Maribor Marcos Tavares scores a headed goal from close range. Hibernian 0 (0)-(4) 1 Maribor.
  • Correction - 18:47 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dejan Mezga,
  • 18:47 Assist (cross) by Dejan Mezga (Maribor) from right wing.
  • 18:47 GOAL - Marcos TavaresHibernian 0 - 1 NK Maribor headed goal by Marcos Tavares (Maribor) (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (6 yards).Hibernian 0-1 Maribor.
  • 18:47 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Dejan Mezga (Maribor) to centre,
  • 17:40 Ian Murray takes a shot. Effort on goal by Michael Hart from 18 yards. Save by Marko Pridigar. Derek Riordan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marko Pridigar takes the indirect free kick.
  • 17:14 Anthony Stokes fouled by Armin Bacinovic, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Hart takes the free kick.
  • 17:03 Attacking throw-in by Derek Riordan (Hibernian).
  • 16:17 Derek Riordan produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Ales Mertelj. Derek Riordan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mitja Viler.
  • 15:13 Dejan Mezga takes a shot. Save by Graeme Smith.
  • 13:01 Attacking throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 12:45 Armin Bacinovic challenges Derek Riordan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Derek Riordan takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:28 Goal kick taken long by Marko Pridigar (Maribor).
  • 12:14 Effort from inside the area by Edwin De Graaf misses to the right of the goal.
  • 10:58 Mitja Viler crosses the ball, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
  • Correction - 10:49 The ball is sent over by Dejan Mezga.
  • 10:49 Cross by Edwin De Graaf (Hibernian), resulting in open play.
  • 10:33 Attacking throw-in by Dejan Mezga (Maribor).
  • 9:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ales Mertelj on Colin Nish. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
  • Correction - 8:46 Effort from the edge of the area by Josip Ilicic goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 8:46 Shot by Josip Ilicic (Maribor) drilled right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed left.
  • 8:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dejan Mezga by Chris Hogg. Free kick crossed by Dejan Mezga, clearance by Michael Hart.
  • 7:49 Defending throw-in by Ales Mejac (Maribor).
  • 7:32 Liam Miller fouled by Dejan Mezga, the ref awards a free kick. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ales Mejac by Colin Nish. Direct free kick taken by Sinisa Andelkovic.
  • 7:00 Shot from just outside the area by Josip Ilicic misses to the left of the target.
  • 6:37 Ales Mertelj takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba.
  • 5:57 The official flags Derek Riordan offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marko Pridigar.
  • 4:58 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
  • 4:15 Centre by Dejan Mezga, Ian Murray gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Dejan Mezga from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
  • 2:24 The ball is swung over by Anthony Stokes, save by Marko Pridigar.
  • 1:47 Defending throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 1:33 Defending throw-in by Mitja Viler (Maribor).
  • 0:15 Colin Nish challenges Mitja Viler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marko Pridigar takes the direct free kick.

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see also
Hughes upbeat despite Euro exit
05 Aug 10 |  Hibernian
Hughes left to rue Hibs collapse
30 Jul 10 |  Hibernian
NK Maribor 3-0 Hibernian
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