Sturm Graz 1 – Midtjylland 0: Visitors unable to get win at Merkur Arena

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SK Sturm Graz started on the right in the new Europa League Group Stage season with victory against FC Midtjylland. Today’s result, Sturm Graz are now in 2nd place, with 3 points from 1 match, while Midtjylland sit in 3rd, with 0 points from 1.

Sturm Graz started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Emanuel Emegha found the net, at 8 minutes, and they saw out the first half 1-0. The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Sturm Graz included Mohammed Fuseini, Albian Ajeti, Dominik Oroz and Ivan Ljubic for William Boving Vick, Emanuel Emegha, Jon Gorenc-Stankovic and Tomi Horvat, respectively. Midtjylland brought on Kristoffer Olsson, Emiliano Martinez, Mads Dohr Thychosen and Edward Chilufya for Oliver Sorensen, Pione Sisto, Paulinho and Henrik Dalsgaard.

The referee booked seven players. Emanuel Emegha, Stefan Hierlander, Ivan Ljubic, Jusuf Gazibegovic and Albian Ajeti from Sturm Graz, who saw yellow cards and Stefan Hierlander (2 yellow cards), sent off with a red, as well as for Midtjylland Gustav Isaksen also seeing yellows.

In the second round of action in the Europa League Group Stage Sturm Graz will travel to play Feyenoord Rotterdam and Midtjylland will play Lazio at home.

Technical card:
SK Sturm Graz:Jörg Siebenhandl, Jusuf Gazibegovic, David Affengruber, Gregory Wuthrich, Amadou Dante, Tomi Horvat (Ivan Ljubic, min.79), Stefan Hierlander, Alexander Prass, Jon Gorenc-Stankovic (Dominik Oroz, min.78), Emanuel Emegha (Albian Ajeti, min.69) and William Boving Vick (Mohammed Fuseini, min.62)
FC Midtjylland:Jonas Lossl, Henrik Dalsgaard (Edward Chilufya, min.81), Erik Sviatchenko, Juninho, Paulinho (Mads Dohr Thychosen, min.81), Anders Dreyer, Evander, Oliver Sorensen (Kristoffer Olsson, min.57), Pione Sisto (Emiliano Martinez, min.70), Sory Kaba and Gustav Isaksen
Stadium:Merkur Arena
Goals:Emanuel Emegha (1-0, min. 8)